Manchester Walking Football May 2022
GMWF 60s League
Divisions 1 & 2 were played on 5th May. Club Kingsmaid increased their lead at the top of Division 1 to four points with one win and three draws. Also with a better goal difference, unless they have a disastrous session in the June fixtures, they look odds on to be the new Champions.
In second place, last seasons Champions, Manchester Corinthians, only picked up three points from three draws and one loss. Third spot goes to Wakefield Wanderers who are four points behind the Corinthians. The Wanderers collected six points from one win and three 0-0 draws.
Rochdale AFC Strollers drop from third to fourth, three draws and one loss giving them another three points on the day. Bury Relics remain in bottom spot adding another five points to their April five. The Relics are on the same points as the Strollers but with an inferior goal difference.
Whichever team gets relegated this season must be favourites to bounce back up again, such is the strength of this division.
In Division 2 April leaders Blackpool FC Senior Seasiders drop from top spot to third, picking up only four points today from one win, a draw and two defeats. The new table toppers are Fleetwood Town Flyers, having a great day with three wins and a draw, giving them a three point lead over second placed Preston North End Senior Whites. The Whites had two wins and two draws today.
In fourth and fifth spots respectively, Bolton Wanderers Walkers and Manchester Corinthians Whites, remain in the same positions although the gap has narrowed from five points to two points. The Wanderers collected one point from a draw and three defeats, while the Corinthians added four points from one win, a draw and two defeats.
Divisions 3 and 4 were played on 12th May and the sixteen fixtures resulted in eight 0-0 draws, with only eleven goals scored. In Division 3 all places remain the same as they were after the April fixtures. Carlisle SOA, despite not having the best of days by their standards, still increased their lead at the top from three to five points over Purple Panthers and look certainties for promotion to Division 2. Carlisle had one win and three 0-0 draws, while the Panthers had four 0-0 draws.
Rochdale Striders are now three points behind the Panthers after one win and three draws. In fourth spot Salcom picked up five points from one win, two draws and one loss. Maccabi Old Codgers prop up the table, three points adrift of Salcom after two draws and two losses.
In Division 4 Garstang WFC, third placed in April, move to the top of the table after two wins and a draw and have a three point lead over second placed Moston Brook FC, who had three draws today. Burnley Clarets picked up two points with two draws and one defeat and drop from second spot to third. Roach Dynamos had similar results to the Clarets and with a five point deficit to the Clarets look likely candidates for relegation to Division 5 in the Autumn league, unless new teams join us.
Division 5 was played on the 18th May and the six fixtures produced four 0-0 draws. Winstanley Walkers FC remain top of the table despite their first loss in this division. Two draws added two points to their April fourteen and they lead Bury Relics by five points and a superior goal difference.
The Relics move from third to second place after one win and two draws. Ribble Valley WFC are now third after three 0-0 draws. Wakefield Wanderers Whites remain in bottom spot despite doubling their points total total today. A win, over leaders Winstanley, a draw and one defeat leaves them two points adrift of the Ribble Valley side.
GMWF 65s League
Divisions 1 and 2 were played on 19th May. Leaders Manchester Corinthians Reds had their four point lead at the top cut to two points after one win and three draws. On their tails are Bury Relics who picked up eight points from two wins and two draws. It’s down to the last session in June as to which of these sides come out on top.
Still third placed are Manchester Senior Citizens despite only drawing one and losing three today. Two points behind the Citizens are Preston North End Senior Whites with one win, two draws and the one loss. Former champions Rochdale AFC Strollers are bottom placed on nine points with four draws today.
In Division 2 Club Kingsmaid are already champions with one league session remaining. A fourteen point lead means that they cannot be caught. They won all four fixtures today and have a massive thirty one points from twelve fixtures only dropping five points to date.
Fleetwood Town Flyers are in second spot with one win and three losses. Third placed are Salcom, two points behind the Flyers after having one win, one draw and two defeats. Blackpool Senior Seasiders lie in fourth position with one win, two draws and one defeat. Purple Panthers, six points adrift of the Seasiders, look likely candidates for relegation to Division 3 despite having one win, a draw and two defeats today.
Divisions 3 and 4 were played on 26th May. In Division 3 Bolton Arena remain top despite only picking up three points from one win and three defeats, although their ten point lead in April is now reduced to six points.
Rochdale Wanders and Moston Brook FC swap places in second and third positions, both are now on seventeen points with the Wanderers having a superior goal difference. The Wanderers had two wins and two draws today while Moston had two wins, a draw and one loss.
Fourth and fifth spots are also swapped with both Rochdale Striders and Chester Northgate on ten points, the Striders having a better goal difference after a win, two draws and a loss. Chester had a win, a draw and two losses.
In Division 4 Wakefield Wanderers move from third to top after two wins and one defeat. Man City In The Community remain second with one win, a draw and one defeat. Burnley Clarets, top of the table in April, had a poor day only adding one point to their April ten after one draw and two losses and are now in third spot.
Manchester Corinthians Whites remain bottom despite two wins and one loss, although they are only three points adrift of leaders Wakefield Wanderers and one point adrift of the Clarets and the City teams. Anything can happen in this division and the June session will be interesting to see who finally finishes top.
GMWF 70s League
Division 1 was played on 4th May. March leaders by five points, Rochdale AFC Strollers, had a bad day by their standards, only picking up two points from two draws and two losses. The Strollers now lie in second spot, two points adrift of Bury Relics who jump from third to top after three wins and a draw today.
Blackpool FC Senior Seasiders had a decent day and move up from fourth to third with two wins, a draw and one loss.
Second placed last month, Manchester Senior Citizens, drop from second spot to fourth after two draws and two losses. The only constant in this division is Preston North End Senior Whites who stay in bottom spot picking up four points from four draws.
Division 2 was played on 11th May and once again revealed what a great sporting division this is. In March Manchester Corinthians were down to five players for two games and both Tameside Striders Blues and Tameside Striders Stripes agreed to play only five players themselves.
This generous gesture was repeated today when Moston Brook FC were down to five players after an injury. Pete Hampson of Corinthians left the pitch in this game in order to even the sides up. In the fixture between Corinthians and Tameside Striders Stripes, a Stripes player went down injured and Ray Richards of the Corinthians stopped when he could have scored to make sure the Stripes player was OK. Referee Mike Willmore got all the players together after this game and said it was the most sporting game he had ever refereed.
All positions in Division 2 remained the same after todays fixtures. Tameside Striders Blues still have a one point advantage and a better goal difference over Manchester Corinthians at the top of the table. Both teams won two and drew two. Salcom are third, four points behind the Corinthians after winning one, drawing two and losing one.
Tameside Striders Stripes picked up just one point with a draw and three losses. Moston Brook FC had one win, a draw and two losses and their deficit from the Stripes is now one point from the four points deficit in April.
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