Bolton 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)


The second round Sam Ashworth Trophy games in the Bolton Over 35s Football League should have been played on Sunday, but six were postponed because of waterlogged pitches. These will now be played on Easter Sunday, 31st March as the next three weeks are devoted to the first round of the Divisional Cups. Any team failing to play their fixture on Easter Sunday will be eliminated from the competition because time is running out and there is a big backlog of outstanding games.


The Sam Ashworth games played on Sunday saw Turton Vets, currently second in league Division Three, lose 2-3 at home to Salford Waggon, currently second in Division One. Phil Keefe scored for Turton while Stuart Davies, Keir Jones and Mathew Scanlon gave Salford their narrow victory. BLGC of Division Two beat Division One side Salford Victoria 2-1 in the other game as an Andy Kitchen effort and an own goal saw BLGC through to the next round.


The only other match was a Division Three league game at leaders North Walkden who suffered only their second defeat of the campaign as visitors Royal AFC triumphed 2-1 thanks to goals by Paul Ashton and Adam Signy.

Scores for Sunday 25th February 2024

Sam Ashworth Trophy second round:
Royal AFC 3 Bolton Wyresdale 1                                     Salford Victoria 1 BLGC 2

League Division Three:
North Walkden 1 Royal AFC 2