Manchester Walking Football May 2023
Manchester Walking Football May 2023
GMWF 60s League
Divisions 1 & 2 were played on the 4th of the month. As in April, just the one point separates the top three teams. Club Kingsmaid are in first spot, Bury Relics in second place, with a two goal difference over Wakefield Wanderers in third.
The head to heads will prove crucial next month in deciding who are the Spring league champions. All three teams collected the same six points today. Manchester Corithians Reds stay fourth, although their seven point lead in April over bottom placed Rochdale AFC Strollers is now reduced to four points. The Reds collected just a single point today, with the Strollers grabbing four points from there four draws.
In Division 2 Fleetwood Town Flyers take top spot, overtaking Bolton Wanderers Blues after gaining an excellent ten points today. The Blues, who had a three point lead over the Flyers in April, now find themselves two points adrift after gaining five points today. Again next months head to head could decide who takes the winners trophy.
Blackpool Senior Seasiders remain in third position after collecting five points. Carlisle SOA, who missed out last month due to traffic problems and had 1-0 defeats awarded against them, grabbed six points and are now just the one point adrift of the Seasiders. Manchester Corinthains Whites failed to filed a team today and suffered the same fate as Carlisle did in April. They remain bottom seven points adrift of the Carlisle team.
Divisions 3 and 4 were played on 11th May. Purple Panthers leading the table by two points in April, now have a four point advantage. Second spot goes to Burnley Clarets who have a two goal advantage over Rochdale AFC Striders who are on the same eleven points.
Preston North End Senior Whites, who were second in April, had a bad day, collecting just two points and are now in fourth spot. Garstang WFC picked up four points but remain bottom five points adrift of the Preston team.
In Division 4, Moston Brook FC stay one point ahead of Winstanley Walkers and Bolton Wanderers Whites stay third still two points adrift of the Walkers. All three teams adding five points to their April tally. Salcom, pointless so far this season, remain in that situation and are headed for relegation next season.
Division 5 was played on 24th May. All table positions remain the same as after the April fixtures.
Roach Dynamos maintained their six point lead over second placed Wakefield Wanderers Whites, both teams gaining four points today. Only a disaster can prevent the Dynamos from gaining promotion in this years Autumn league.
Ribble Valley also gained four points in third spot and Bury Relics Blues added three points to stay in bottom spot three points behind Ribble Valley.
GMWF 65s League
Divisions 1 & 2 were played on 18th May. Bury Relics, who had a one point lead over Club Kingsmaid in April, now drop to second spot after picking up five points to Kingsmaid’s ten, who now have a four point lead at the top of the table.
Preston North End Senior Whites are third after collecting three points. Manchester Corinthians Reds move up one place on goal difference while Bolton Arena drop to fifth after collecting a single point today.
In Division 2, Blackpool FC Senior Seasiders move to top spot with seven points added to their April seven. The Seasiders who were five points behind Wakefield Wanderers now have a one point advantage. The Wanderers will be disappointed after only managing one point today.
Rochdale AFC Strollers and Fleetwood Town Flyers remain in third and fourth respectively, both on nine points with the Strollers having a better goal difference. The final session of the Spring League in June will be interesting to see which teams are promoted and relegated, with little between the two at the top and the two at the bottom.
Divisions 3 & 4 were played on 25th May. Purple Panthers, with a one point lead over Manchester Citizens in April, increased that lead to three points and with a better goal difference to the Citizens must be favourites for promotion. The Panthers picking up five points to the Citizens three points.
Third placed are Burnley Clarets on seven points with three points today, closely followed by Salcom on six points with two points today.
In Division 4 April leaders Rochdale AFC Striders had a disastrous day gaining just a single point. Their one point lead at the top is now a five point deficit after new table toppers Moston Brook FC grabbed seven points to now lead the table.
Wakefield Strollers also had a good day grabbing seven points to jump from bottom spot to third. Ribble Valley WFC, like the Striders, only managed to collect a single point and move to bottom spot.
GMWF 70s League
Division 1 was played on 3rd May. Blackpool FC Senior Seasiders remain top, increasing their April two point lead to three points. Bury Relics and Manchester Corinthians follow, both on the same points and goal difference. The Seasiders picked up seven points today, with the Relics collecting six points and the Corinthians eight points.
Fourth and fifth spots remain the same, with Rochdale AFC Strollers bagging two points and Tameside Striders Blues the same. Four points still separates these two teams.
Division 2 was played on 10th May and Manchester Citizens increased their April two point lead over Preston North End Senior Whites to six points and only a disaster can prevent them being champions next month. The Citizens had three wins and one draw while Preston had two wins and two losses.
Salcom, Bolton Arena Cardinals and Tameside Striders Stripes all remain in third, fourth and fifth respectively. Salcom picking up four points, Bolton a respectable seven points and Tameside one point.
Division 3 was played on 17th May. Burnley Clarets who had a four point lead in April now find themselves three points adrift of Rochdale AFC Striders. The Striders picked up a maximum nine points, while scoring five goals from the divisions total of six goals. The Clarets only managed two points today and now drop to second spot.
Tameside Strider Greens scored the other goal and picked up four points to make third spot. Moston Brook FC, pointless to date, grabbed one point and remain in bottom spot.
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The first division has been a belter this season and the performances of Rochdale who were bottom to draw with all the teams in this round bear testimony to the fact that there is nothing much between any of the sides. All to play for – 1st June should be a terrific series of games.