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Report 19/02/2018

And so it goes on…... The weather struck again and only six BSF Over 35s Football matches were played with ten postponed.


In Division 1, Bar Lane Bowling Club moved above Irlam Steel as a result of their 4-1 away win. Ian Marshall scored two as Mark Slone and Adam Howarth added one each. Mike Weedon scored the only goal for the home side.


Bamford Arms went back to the top on goal difference over Manor Vets whose game was postponed. Fiyaz scored for home side Salford Waggon, but they were blitzed by seven Bamford goals with Paul Sykes scoring four and Daz Smith, Sean McCann and Mark Whiteside contributing one apiece.


The only game in Division 2 resulted in a 4-1 home victory for bottom side Tavern Vets over fellow strugglers Hindley Town, but stay at the foot of the table on goal difference. John Coogan (2), Carlton Jordan and Simon Hayes earned Tavern the points while Ste Riley scored a consolation goal for Hindley.


Like Division 2, just a single Division 3 game beat the conditions, but it produced nine goals as Vulcan Walkden thrashed bottom side Morning Star who have yet to pick up a point. Four goals by Jason Mears and one each from Des Morris, Mark Morris and Dan Wright ensured a comfortable win for Vulcan although James Dunn and Gary Partington were on target for the visitors to make the final score 7-2.


One point separated Heaton Casuals and Radcliffe Old Boys B at the start of their Division 4 match, but that did not change as they fought out a 4-4 draw. Two goals for Heaton’s Chris Sutcliffe, bolstered by one apiece from Clint Hibbert and Rob Walsh were cancelled out by a Nathan Connelly double and one each by Mark Owen and Jamie Glenhill for Radcliffe.


A narrow 2-1 for Bolton Wyresdale over Ainsworth B saw them go a point clear to lead Division 4 as Grundy and Carney scored for them in the game played at the ESSA pitch.

Results for 18 February 2018

Division 1
Irlam Steel Vets 1 Bar Lane Bowling Club 4           Salford Waggon 1 Bamford Arms 7
Division 2
Tavern Vets FC 4 Hindley Town 1
 Division 3
Vulcan Walkden 7 Morning Star 2
 Division 4
Heaton Casuals 4 Radcliffe Old Boys B 4           Bolton Wyresdale 2 Ainsworth B 1