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Report 16/10/2017

Sundayís BSF Over 35s Football League games were two Sam Ashworth preliminary round matches plus half a dozen rearranged league fixtures.

The Sam Ashworth match between Division Two high flyers Radcliffe Vets and Radcliffe Old Boys B, joint leaders of Division Four, failed to produce a giant-killing result as the Vets romped to a 5-0 victory. Tom Dawson, Cael Beswick, Mark Westhead, Mike Peake and Adam Greenhalgh scored one each to book their place against Dobbies A in the next round on 5th November.

By contrast, Division Four side Heaton Casuals, who are joint top, beat Morning Star, bottom to Division Three, and will now meet Division One Salford Waggon. Salfordís form is still a mystery as they have played (and lost) just one game this season and were postponed again on Sunday. Dunn and Dolan scored for Morning Star, but were blown away by a six-goal barrage from Heaton. Rod Walsh scored four with Tony McCormick and Mark Swails adding one apiece.

In a Division One rearranged league game, Bamford and Salford Victoria fought out a 3-3 draw. Daz Smith scored a brace and Amir Azir one for Bamford whilst Tony Weall, Mark Bailey and Mike Bsuldh were on target for the visitors.

Queen Lizzy retained third place despite losing to joint leaders Barr Hill, but are just two points ahead of Bamford and have played three more matches. Clint McLaughlin scored for the home side, but a Barry Massey hat-trick and a Brian Love strike maintained Barr Hillís perfect record 

Heaton Vets in Division Two are the only side in the League to have played six matches and hosted leaders Turton Vets in a match advanced from Week 12 of the season. Having won at home a couple of weeks ago, Turton again triumphed thanks to goals by Stu Williams and Matthew Plano.

Wigan Town and Radcliffe Town brought forward their Division Three game from week 7 and shared the points with one goal each. Ainscow scored for Wigan and John Ryder for Radcliffe.

Atherton Town visited joint top Bolton Wyresdale for a Division Four game and won 4-1. Grundyís goal for Wyresdale was negated by a Mark Bretherton goal and a Peter Carson double for Atherton.

Also in Division Four, bottom side P.F. Bury suffered their third straight defeat when they were hammered 1-7 by leaders Ainsworth B. Although Martin Kojer scored for the Bury side, Dale Wilson hit a hat-trick, Michael Jefferson weighed in with two as Gareth Harrison and Rob Wilcox added one each.

Results for 15 October 2017


Sam Ashworth Preliminary Round

Radcliffe Vets 5 Radcliffe Old Boys B 0           Morning Star Vets 2 Heaton Casuals 6

Rearranged League Games
 Division 1
Bamford Arms 3 Salford Victoria Vets 3                      Queen Lizzy 1 Barr Hill 4

Division 2
Heaton Vets 0 Turton Vets FC 2

Division 3
Wigan Town 1 Radcliffe Town Vets 1

Division 4
Bolton Wyresdale AFC 1 Atherton Town Vets 3                               P.F. Bury 1 Ainsworth B 7