Manchester Walking Football October 2018
Manchester Walking Football October 2018 was the second session of the Over 60’s Autumn League. Although rain was forecast, fortunately the weather remained dry while the fixtures were played.
Thirty one goals were scored, only seven in Division 1, fourteen in Division 2 and ten in Division 3. Of the thirty fixtures, twelve resulted in scoreless draws.
The full compliment of five teams in three divisions completed the fixtures. In Division 1 a depleted Chadderton FC WF lost their top of the table position to Rochdale AFC Strollers, who now lead the division by one point over Wakefield Wanderers.
Chadderton FC WF picked up four points from three scoreless draws and a 1-1 draw. Leaders Rochdale AFC Strollers added six points to their seven in September with one win and three scoreless draws. In second place are Wakefield Wanderers who added another six points to their September six with a win and three draws.
Nash Amblers, who only picked up two points in the September session had a better day with four draws and are now in fourth spot swapping places with bottom placed AFC Blackpool Senior Seasiders, who had a bad day with two defeats and two draws.
In Division 1, only one point separates the top three teams with goal difference almost the same. It’s still all to play for and picking the champions in December would be a difficult task at this stage.
Division 2 saw a cluster of goals with three scored in two of the games and two scored in three of the ten fixtures.
Fleetwood Town Flyers have replaced Chorley FC CT at the top of the table. The Flyers leading by three points with three wins and a loss in this Manchester Walking Football October 2018 session.
Chorley FC CT had two wins and two losses to take second spot on thirteen points. Draw specialists Bolton Wanderers, who were in fourth spot in September on four points, move up to third with another five points from one win, two draws and a loss. Out of eight fixtures played so far, Bolton have drawn six of them.
Bury Relics drop down to fourth spot with just two points gained on the day from two draws and two losses. Roach Dynamos, who found themselves in bottom spot in September with a solitary point, were much improved with a win, two draws and a loss, to take their points total to six. However they still retain bottom position, three points behind Bury Relics.
In the opinion of many and certainly me, Division 3 is as strong as Division 1, with some excellent footballing sides in it. I do not say that because my own team, Manchester Corinthians, are in this division but because it’s a fact.
Manchester Corinthians retain their top of the table spot, adding another eight points to their September eight with a similar two wins and two draws in this Manchester Walking Football October 2018 session. Close behind are Man City 60’s on thirteen points with two wins and two draws in this session.
Northgate Strollers, in third spot on five points in September, drop to fourth after a win, a draw and two defeats. The ever improving Maccabi Old Codgers, in second spot and also on a similar five points in September added another five points with a win, two draws and a loss and now find themselves in third spot.
Bottom placed Rochdale Striders, on two points in September, remain in that position with only one point added to their total from one draw and three defeats.
All the September table positions and report can be found HERE.
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