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Report 15/01/2018

Bamford Arms stay top of Division One on goal difference after seven games, but with a game in hand on Manor Vets and Salford Victoria, however, Barr Hill in fourth place are just one point behind and have three games in hand after having their game with Salford Waggon postponed.

Daz Smith scored a brace for Bamford while Paul Sykes, Danny Stokes and Paul Brown added one apiece to give them a 5-2 home win over Irlam Steel for whom Ste Bates and Paul Wheelie were on target.

Daniel Abucewicz scored a hat-trick and A.Otutu made it four for Manor Vets to outscore Queen Lizzy’s Jerome Lloyd and R.Fox to win their rearranged game 4-2.

Salford Victoria kept in touch at the top with a 3-1 home win over struggling Bar Lane Bowling Club thanks to two goals by Alan Houghton and one by Tony Weall while Greg Richardson scored for Bar Lane.

In Division Two, Turton Vets moved to just one point behind leaders Radcliffe Old Boys A who didn’t have a game, but who now have a couple of games in hand. Stewart Williams scored two, Daren Holt, Andrew Clarke and Andy Burns one each to give them a 5-1 victory over bottom side Tavern Vets who are still looking for their first point despite John Coogan scoring.

Radcliffe Vets stay top with games in hand after Paul Broom and Mark Ayres scored to give them victory over Old Boltonians and go above their opponents on goal difference.

Bolton Lads & Girls Club moved three points clear of Heaton Vets after beating them 3-1. Stewart Vasalya scored two and Matty Fairclough one for the win while Damian Smith scored a consolation goal for Heaton Vets.

Dobbies B narrowed the gap at the top of Division Three with a 7-3 home victory over Vulcan Walkden. Mark Longshaw scored two as David Cosgrave, Martin Budworth, Andrew Benjamin, Mikel Longsdale and Darren Kiley scored one apiece while two from Mark Morris and one from James Mears kept Vulcan in the game.

Third placed Horwich St Mary’s Victoria had a 3-0 win over fourth placed Radcliffe Town thanks to goals from Macdonald, Richards and Clarke and have played fewer games than the teams above them

It was one-way traffic at Morning Star as they were thrashed 6-0 by Wigan Town Vets. Glen Muddiman scored a hat-trick as Martin Hastings, Dean Ainscough and Paul Flemings weighed in with one each.

The top two in Division Four shared a 3-3 draw.Heaton Casuals lead on goal difference but have played a game more than Bolton Wyresdale. Macarthy scored two and French one for the home side, but two by Rob Walsh and a Tony Macormick effort levelled for Heaton Casuals.

Atherton Town went above Radcliffe Old Boys B on goal difference after their 3-2 away win. Nathan Cormley and Andy Hall scored for Radcliffe, but Scott Mulcrow, Mark Bretherton and Peter Higgins goal gave Atherton the points.

Bury Seniors are still without a point after crashing to a 5-1 defeat at Ainsworth B. Michael Jefferson (2), Gareth Harrison, Alan Holdsworth and an own goal gave Ainsworth the points while Lee George scored for the visitors.

Deans Youth and Ladies stay bottom, but came close to earning their first point when they lost by the odd goal in seven to P.F. Bury. Noel Coleman (2), Rob Lowe and Martin Kodjer scored the Bury goals while Mark Rogers (2) and Mark Brady scored for Deans.

Results for 14 January 2018

Division One
Bamford Arms 5 Irlam Steel Vets 2         Salford Victoria Vets 3 Bar Lane Bowling Club FC 1         Queen Lizzy 1 Manor Vets 2

Division Two
Bolton Lads & Girls Club 3 Heaton Vets 1         Radcliffe Vets 2 Old Boltonians AFC 0         Turton Vets FC 5 Tavern Vets FC 1

Division Three
Horwich St Mary's Victoria 3 Radcliffe Town Vets 0         Morning Star Vets 0 Wigan Town Vets 6         Dobbies B 7 Vulcan Walkden Vets FC 3

Division Four
Ainsworth B 5 Bury Seniors FC 1         Radcliffe Old Boys B 2 Atherton Town Vets 3         Bolton Wyresdale AFC 3 Heaton Casuals 3         P.F. Bury 4 Deans Youth & Ladies 3