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Report 20/02/2017

The BSF Over 35s Football League managed to play the nine outstanding Divisional Cup Quarter-finals on Sunday which were originally scheduled for 20th November.


In a Division 1 Cup game, Digmoor, second bottom in the league, knocked out title chasing home side Bar Hill with goals by Alan Brady, John Power and Ian Jones despite Barry Massey and Ste Hughes scoring for home side Bar Hill.


Salford Victoria, also chasing the title, made no mistake against bottom team Turton Bay Mare, thrashing them by nine goals to one. Tony Weall scored five while Marc Bailey and Carl O’Malley weighed in with two apiece.


Mersey Valley A hosted North Walkden who are a point behind them in the league table, but two Michael Coates goals and one each from Andy Macintosh and Craig Stevens was enough to win the game despite Morris and Morrison netting for North Walkden.


Bamford Arms and Mitchells Unicorn completed the Division One ties and home side Bamford progressed to the semi-finals by winning 4-2. Nicky Hands and Darren Smith each scored two while Arnold scored for Mitchells and an own goal gave them their second.


Both games in the Division Two Cup saw Radcliffe teams progress. Paul Murray (two), Ian Shoreman and Abiduwdin gave Radcliffe Old Boys A a four-nil victory over Golborne Parkside and Radcliffe Vets also scored four in beating BLGC. Damian Keegan and Tom Dawson scored one each and Adam Greenhalgh a brace for their four-one victory.


In the Division Three Cup, Atherton Town went to Ainsworth B and won five-one as Ste Anderton scored a hat-trick with Martin Jordan and Pete Carson scoring one each while Gareth Harrison netted a consolation for Ainsworth.


The other Division Three games were close. Radcliffe Old Boys B won at Home Guard Failsworth thanks to a Paul Bentley penalty, but the game at Bolton Wyresdale saw nine goals and went to extra time before Elton Liberals won by five goals to four, however, Lee Connell scored two, Jack and Owen Coyle one each for Failsworth, but the odd goal, which made the difference, was an own goal.


Four league matches were fitted in and a Division One game brought forward from next week saw Hindsford Vets stay top after a comfortable 6-0 win over Queen Lizzy. Dave Fashou and Kev Gall each score twice with Ian Bentley and Dave Hart making it six.


Astley Bridge stretched their lead in Division Two as Mark Sloane, Paul Fletcher and Tony Beech scored while Dean scored a consolation effort for Old Boltonians.


Heaton Vets showed no mercy against luckless Deans Youth & Ladies and won 8-1. Chris Sutcliffe scored six as Glenn Miller and John Armour added one each.


It was not a good day for Bury Seniors in their Division Three game although Steve Goodridge and Noel Worsley were on target, but a Tommy Cannon hat-trick plus goals from David Mulqueeny and Carl Tollady gave Heaton Casuals victory to keep them second in the table.

Results for 19 February 2017

Division 1 Cup Quarter-finals
Bar Hill JFC 2 Digmoor FC 3       Salford Victoria 9 Turton Bay Mare 1       Bamford Arms 4 Mitchells Unicorn 2       Mersey Valley A 4 North Walkden 2

2 Cup Quarter-finals
Radcliffe Old Boys A 4 Golborne Park Side 0       Radcliffe Vets 4 Bolton Lads Girls Club 1

Division 3 Cup Quarter-finals
Ainsworth B 1 Atherton Town 5       Bolton Wyersdale 4 Elton Liberals 5       Home Guard Failsworth 0 Radcliffe Old Boys B 1

League Division 1
Hindsford Vets 6 Queen Lizzy 0

Division 2
Astley Bridge 3 Old Boltonians 1       Heaton Vets 8 Deans Youth & Ladies 1

Division 3
Bury Seniors 2 Heaton Casuals 5