Bolton Sports Federation
Over 35 Veterans' Football League

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Teams please note that John Riley's contact number is now  07946 449040  (16/03/2023)


Three teams have 13 points at the top of the BSF Over 35s Football League, but Bury FC Vets hold the advantage with a better goal difference and two games in hand. Previous leaders Salford Waggon were without a game and drop to third on goal difference after Bury and Rochdale Sacred Hearts drew three apiece. Lee O’Brien scored two and Tom Hughes one for the home side while Daz Smith, Mick Kearney and Ashley Ward each scored one for Rochdale.


Atherton Town strengthened their grip at the top of Division Two with a 3-1 away win over Home Guard Vets for whom Paul Lewis scored but Atherton triumphed thanks to a Dom Shinks strike and a Paul Atherton double.


It was a good away-day for Old Boltonians Vets as they crushed Radcliffe FC 5-1 with five different players scoring their goals. The Old Bolts marksmen were Ryan Hardwidge, Marcus Carroll, Vinny Hulton, Leon Farrimond and Adam Lavin.


BLGC had an even high-scoring game in which they beat Stoneclough 5-3 at home. Gary Ash scored a brace as Andrew Kitchen, Kane Anderson and Fahid Anuar added one each, but Stoneclough did not just roll over and stayed in touch with goals from Gary Glynn, Glen Pearson and Larry Dosunnu.


North Walkden went top of Division Three on goal difference with one-sided 4-0 home win over Astley & Tyldesley Vets who drop to third, below Turton Vets who didn’t play. Chris Lynch scored all the goals.


AFC Dobbies and Radcliffe Rangers took a point apiece from a draw in which Gary McShane scored one for Dobbies and Ian Teasdale levelled for Rangers.


Deans Youth Vets are in the top half of the table on 14 points, but have played more games than the teams immediately below them, However, they have the points and had a satisfying 2-0 away win over Bolton Wyresdale thanks to strikes by Mark Brady and Stuart McKee.

Scores for Sunday 26th November 2023


League Division One:
Bury FC Vets 3 Rochdale Sacred Heart Vets 3
League Division Two:
Radcliffe FC 1 Old Boltonians Vets 5           Atherton Town 3 Home Guard Vets 1           Stoneclough 3 B.L.G.C. 5
League Division Three:
Bolton Wyresdale 0 Deans Youth Vets 2           North Walkden Vets 4 Astley & Tyldesley Vets 0           AFC Dobbies 1 Radcliffe Rangers 1