Bolton Sports Federation
Over 35 Veterans' Football League

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The Bolton Sports Federation Over 35s Football League successfully wrapper up the season on Sunday when the final four games were played.


In Division One Rochdale Sports and BLGC played twice, Rochdale winning the first game 5-1 as Daz Smith scored a hat-trick and Sam Butterworth scored two, then in their second match, Kristian Evans scored two while Daz Smith added one to give Rochdale victory by three goals to nil, which elevated them to third in the table, a point ahead of Horwich St Maryís.


Because of the Bank Holiday, both Horwich St Maryís and Radcliffe Old Boys A had difficulty raising a team for Sunday, so they chose to play on Friday evening. Radcliffe were already confirmed as runners-up, but Horwich still had hopes of third place should Rochdale drop points on Sunday. Horwich won the game 4-1, but Rochdale didnít slip up.


In Division Three, the title challengers were AFC Darwen Vets and Heaton Casuals. Darwen had already completed their fixtures with 34 points and a goal difference of 40. To become the champions, Heaton needed to win by at least nine goals against Eagley Vets, and they did just that, winning 10-1. Rob Howarth and Mark Murray both scored a hat-trick while Danny Hamer and Clint McLoughlin weighed in with two apiece. Over their 14 games, both sides conceded 19 goals, but finished with Heaton scoring 60 and Darwen 59.


With the 2020-21 season out of the way, the League can start preparing for what will hopefully be a better 2021-22 season.

Results for May Bank Holiday weekend 2021
Division 1
Horwich St Maryís 4 Radcliffe Old Boys A 1           Rochdale Sports 5 BLGC 1            Rochdale Sports 3 BLGC 0

Division 3
Heaton Casuals 10 Eagley Vets 1