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Report 26/03/2017

A lovely spring day saw a dozen matches played in the BSF Over 35s Football League, including a Division Two Cup semi-final in which goals by John Gilmartin and Leon Hamilton saw Mersey Valley B to a 2-1 home win over Radcliffe Old Boys A.


In the league games, two of the top three in Division One won. Leaders Hindsford Vets went to Bamford Arms and won 5-0 as Dave Fashou scored four and Kevin Gall the other.


Second placed Bar Hill kept up the pressure with a convincing 4-0 win at third placed Salford Victoria thanks to Massey, Hughes, Smith and Gilmartin.. They are just four points off the lead and have two games in hand.


Mersey Valley A moved five points clear of North Walkden by winning their encounter by three goals to two. Ian Mollineaux and Darren Wheeley scored for North Walkden, but Dave Fahey, Michael Coates and Wayne Barlow struck to give the visitors the points.


In Division Two, bottom side Deans Youth & Ladies FC suffered another heavy defeat when they went down 10-0 to Bolton Lads & Girls Club. Wes Gallagher scored four, Alan Mitchell and Stuart Falsaya each struck twice while Rob Knight and Lee Berry added one apiece.


Astley Bridge remained on track to win Division Two as Des Wilcox scored the only goal of the game for victory over Old Boltonians.


Danny Adamson and Mark Westhead scored for second placed Radcliffe Vets at home to Ainsworth A, but their efforts were cancelled out by Jones and Morrison, so Radcliffe missed the chance to put daylight between themselves and Mersey Valley B who were in cup action.


Heaton Vets won 3-1 at home against Golborne Parkside, but Alan Hallís goal for the visitors prevented them keeping a clean sheet.


Two of the four Division Three games finished as 8-2 home wins. Nathan Connelly and Paul Drennan each scored a hat-trick for Radcliffe Old Boys B while Mark Owen and Mark Woodford pushed the tally to eight against Bolton Wyresdale.


The same score was returned when Home Guard Failsworth Vets played host to Bury Seniors. Andy Yeomans and Lee Donaghoe each scored two, Danny McCarthy, Ben Johnson and Aaron Connelly contributed one apiece and an own goal made their total eight.


Second from top Heaton Casuals and second from bottom P.F. Bury Vets shared the points in a 2-2 draw. Tommy Cannon and Tony McCormack scored for Heaton while Brian Healey and Paul Worsley were on target for the visitors.


Ainsworth B, with six matches remaining, are just four pints behind the second placed team and Anthony Grinrod, Michael Jefferson and Paul Cannon goals gave them a comfortable 3-0 away win over bottom team Elton Liberal FC.

Results for 26 March 2017


Division 2 Cup semi-final
Mersey Valley B 2 Radcliffe Old Boys A 1

League Division 1

Bamford Arms 0 Hindsford Vets 5       North Walkden 2 Mersey Valley Vets A 3       Salford Victoria 0 Bar Hill JFC 4
League Division 2
Bolton Lads & Girls Club 10 Deans Youth & Ladies FC       Old Boltonians 0 Astley Bridge 1       Radcliffe Vets 2 Ainsworth A 2
Heaton Vets 3 Golborne Parkside Vets FC 1
League Division 3
Radcliffe Old Boys B 8 Bolton Wyresdale AFC 2       Heaton Casuals 2 P.F. Bury Vets 2       Elton Liberal FC 0 Ainsworth B 3
Home Guard Failsworth Vets 8 Bury Seniors 2