Manchester Walking Football September 2017
The Manchester Walking Football September 2017 session of the Autumn league saw five new teams entering the league and one dropping out. AFC Blackpool Very Senior Seasiders were the ones to drop out of the league and the five new teams joining us were Bolton Wanderers B, Bury Relics, Nash Bees, Roach Dynamos and Wakefield Wanderers.
A decision had to be made on which team would top up Division 2 and Roach Dynamos were the lucky, or unlucky, whichever way you look at it, team picked out of the hat. A combined Blackpool and Fleetwood team will complete Division 3 in October.
The Manchester Walking Football September 2017 session saw us enjoy a day of sunshine and some excellent walking football. All the guys I spoke to seem to have enjoyed the occasion and are looking forward to the rest of the Autumn programme.
In the 26 matches played in this Manchester Walking Football September 2017 session, twelve games finished 0-0 draws and five games were won by just one goal scored. A total of thirty goals were scored on the day.
Rochdale AFC Strollers top Division 1 with 10 points from three wins and a draw. Already with a five point advantage over second placed Chadderton FC WF, they are going to take some catching. Nash Amblers are in third place with five points. My own team Vintage Celtic, winners of the Spring league, despite having a nineteen match unbeaten run in the league, with only one goal against, sit in fourth place with four points from four 0-0 draws. Rochdale Striders sit at the bottom of Division 1 with one point and a goal difference of -9 due to Chadderton’s 6-0 demolition job, the biggest score we have had in the league to date.
In Division 2, AFC Blackpool Senior Seasiders, a strong side, top the table with eight points from two wins and two draws. If I was a betting man, which I am not, my money would be on them to get promotion to Division 1 in December. They have an excellent goalkeeper in Steve Hyde, one of many in the league. Fleetwood Town Flyers and Bolton Wanderers A are second and third respectively with six points each. New boys Roach Dynamos are on three points and Maccabi Old Codgers are bottom on two points.
Division 3 looks interesting with only three points separating the top three teams. Bury Relics top the table with seven points from two wins and a draw. Wakefield Wanderers are second on five points from one win and two draws. Nash Bees third on four points from one win, one draw and one loss. Bolton Wanderers B are bottom with no points and a goal difference of -7 from three losses. The fifth team joining in October, name not yet confirmed but the ‘Flying Seasiders’ seems appropriate, will start at a disadvantage having played three games less than the other four sides.
There seems to be some confusion regarding promotion and relegation from some of the comments I heard last Friday. The Spring season saw us with a policy designed to create a level playing field. With teams initially being allocated divisions out of the hat when we started the league, we decided that promotion and relegation after each monthly session would be the ideal way of ensuring that all teams found their playing level. I don’t think anyone can argue that this didn’t work as the stronger teams are in Division 1 and so on.
Just to be clear, promotion and relegation from all divisions will be decided at the END of the Autumn season in December 2017.
Thanks to all our excellent referees, without who this league wouldn’t prosper. Also to Barry Woodburn for his usual efficient registration duties and of course Paul Gardner who manages the venue and match day tasks.
Please pass this page link on to all your players as they must be interested in how they are progressing in the league. All the results and tables can be found HERE, or on our FA Full Time website HERE.
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