Manchester Walking Football October 2021
GMWF 60s League
Manchester Walking Football October 2021 kicked off the second session of the Autumn league on the 7th of the month. Divisions 1 & 2 of the over 60s took part on this day.
In Division 1, the first three places stay the same. Manchester Corinthians increased their lead at the top of the table to four points with two wins and two draws. Wakefield Wanderers stay second with one win and three draws. In third place Rochdale AFC Strollers had one win, one draw and two losses and are now five points adrift of the Wakefield side.
Bolton Wanderers Walkers overtake Bury Relics to take fourth spot. The Wanderers added five points to their September single point with one win, two draws and one loss. Bury with only two points in September added another two from two draws and two losses.
As in Division 1, in Division 2 the top three places remain the same. Club Kingsmaid remain top of the table, adding seven points to their September twelve with two wins, one draw and one loss. Blackpool FC Senior Seasiders, are in second spot still three points behind Kingsmaid with two wins, one draw and one loss.
Fleetwood Town Flyers are now four points behind the Seasiders with two wins and two losses. Purple Panthers WFC, with zero points in September, had a good day with two wins, one draw and one loss and now overtake Manchester Corinthians Whites who prop up the table and could only gain one point with one draw and three losses.
In Division 3, Rochdale Striders, the September leaders with a three point advantage over Preston North End Senior Whites has seen that lead reduced to two points after todays fixtures. The Striders won two and lost one, while the Whites won two and drew one.
Bottom in September with one point, Maccabi Old Codgers picked up four points today with one win, one draw and one loss and leapfrog Salcom who lost all three fixtures and are now bottom still with only one point.
In Division 3, Moston Brook FC and Roach Dynamos, both on the same points and goal difference in September stay in positions one and two on ten points with Moston top having a better goal difference of one. Both teams only picked up three points each today with a win and two losses each.
Carlisle SOA, who didn’t play in September due to a Covid outbreak and forfeited their three games with 1-0 defeats certainly bounced back today with three wins and a maximum nine points, leaving them just one point adrift of the Moston and Roach teams. I said to Paul Gardner before the fixtures today that Carlisle would win this division despite their setback and todays performances justified that claim. They play an excellent passing game and look a very strong side.
Rochdale Wanderers picked up three points with one win and two losses and find themselves propping up Division 4, three points behind Carlisle.
GMWF 65s League
September Division 1 leaders Bury Relics increased their lead at the top of the table from two points to four points with two wins and two draws. Manchester Corinthians jump from third spot to second with a one goal difference advantage over Rochdale AFC Strollers. The Corinthians gained seven points from two wins, one draw and one loss. The Strollers started badly with two losses but came good with two wins.
Manchester Senior Citizens take fourth spot on seven points with two wins, one draw and one loss. Salcom are now bottom of the table with no points gained today. They conceded eight goals without reply and look almost certain to be relegated for next years Spring season. Sixteen goals were scored in Division 1 today.
Division 2 saw Preston North End Senior Whites take top spot with three wins and the one loss. Two points adrift of September leaders Fleetwood Town Flyers, the Whites now have a four point lead at the top. Blackpool FC Senior Seasiders jump from third to second with two wins and two draws.
Fleetwood Town Flyers had a disastrous day, picking up just two points from two draws and two losses and are now in third spot. Fourth spot is retained by Purple Panthers who added four points to their September three with one win, one draw and two losses. Rochdale Striders with one point in September, added three points from three draws and one loss. In Division 2 today a miserly six goals were scored in the ten fixtures.
Division 3 was played on 28th October and Bolton Arena increased their lead at the top to three points with one win and four draws. Three points behind remain Club Kingsmaid who had one win, three draws and one loss. Chester Northgate remain in third spot with one win, two draws and two losses.
Rochdale Wanderers, joint bottom of the table in September, had a much improved day picking up eight points, the best haul on the day, with two wins, two draws and the one loss, they now lye in fourth position in the table. Wakefield Wanderers drop one position after one win, three draws and one loss. Moston Brook FC, joint bottom in September with Rochdale Wanderers, grabbed four points from four draws and the one loss and remain in bottom spot.
With nine 0-0 draws today, only six goals were scored in the fifteen fixtures in Division 3.
GMWF 70s League
in Division 1 Rochdale AFC Strollers increased their five point lead in September to eight points with two wins and one draw. Bury Relics lying bottom with one point in September had a good day gaining another seven points with two wins and one draw and are now in second spot. Preston North End Senior Whites only managed three points today after one win and two defeats and remain in third position. Blackpool FC Senior Seasiders, who were in second spot last month had a disastrous day after three defeats and are now bottom of the table.
Manchester Senior Citizens in second position last month, one point behind leaders Tameside Striders, now head the table in Division 2, with a two goal advantage over the Striders. The Citizens had two wins and a draw today. Tameside Striders won two and lost one. Salcom remain in third spot picking up two points from two draws and one loss. Moston Brook remain in bottom position on one point from their one draw and two losses.
At least there was some goal scoring in the 70s divisions today with thirteen goals from the twelve fixtures.
The full results and tables for all October sessions are on the website drop down menu for each age category.
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