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This week's Report (17/11/2014)

Bolton Sports Federation Over 35s League Division 1 leaders Atherton Town dropped points away to Moorside Rangers but are still top on goal difference, ahead to Queen Lizzie who won at home to Astley Bridge who are just one point behind in fourth place.


Atherton were two ahead 2-0 at the interval, but Moorside fought back to draw 3-3. Tony Weall, Richard Jackson and Paul Wheeling scored for Moorside whilst David Fashou, Mickey O’Neil and Stuart Rudd levelled the match.


Neil Callow from inside his own half, Lee Whiteley, Rodley Owen and Paul Cameron goals for Queen Lizzie were enough to secure three points, with Ian Marshall and Colin Entwistle on target for Astley Bridge. Queen Lizzie centre-half Matt Stancliffe has been an occasional player, but he may be called on more frequently after being named Man-of-the-Match for an outstanding performance.


Third placed Radcliffe Old Boys A could have gone top of the table, but lost 2-0 at home to Daten for whom Chris Burnett scored both goals.


North Walkden remain bottom of the Division, but are now level on points with Cheers Bar whom they beat 3-1. Steve Williams scored two and John Morrison the other whilst Graham Peek scored for Cheers.


In Division 2, late starters Digmoor, having already played and lost to Golborne Parkside 5-0, played them again in the match scheduled for the end of the season and had a much closed game, winning 2-1. Scorers were Robbie Rea and Ian Luck for Digmoor and Jamie Munro for Golborne.


Unbeaten Division 2 leaders Mitchells Unicorn had a field day at home to Chorlton Sports, winning 8-1 to take their goal difference to 30, 21 better than Radcliffe B. Chorlton’s goal was a penalty, put away by David Abucewitz, but they were no match for Mitchells. Stephen Bates scored a brace and Paul Stritch, John Firth, Stephen Lockett, Jonathan Palmer, Mark Galbraith and Daniel Butters all scored one.


Bottom side PF Bury lost 1-3 at home to Ainsworth A, Mark Crowther scoring for Bury and Martin Jones and Michael Fitzsimmons (2) for the visitors.


Ashtonians and Radcliffe Old Boys B also finished 1-3, but all four goals were netted by Radcliffe players. Richard McLaughlin, Andy Spensley and Gaz Bradshaw scored for Radcliffe whilst the other was an own goal.


The match between Old Boltonians and BLGC was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, as were the Division 3 games at Elton (against Dobbies) and Failsworth against Broadway Vets.


Cross Guns and Whitefield Con Club shared the points from a 2-2 draw, Karl Duncan and Phil Heyes scoring for the home side and Mark Glynn and Gary Moss for Whitefield.


Radcliffe Old Boys C won their first league game of the season, but remain bottom of Division 3 on goal difference. They visited Bolton Wyresdale and came away with a resounding 5-0 victory thanks to one each by Mike Oldroyd, Noel Shine, Kris Taylor, Ste Godridge and an Anthony Garnett penalty.

Result for Sunday 16/11/2014

Division 1
Moorside Rangers 3 Atherton Town FC 3       Radcliffe Old Boys A 0 Daten FC 2       North Walkden 3 Cheers Bar Vets FC 1       Queen Lizzie 4 Astley Bridge Vets 2

Division 2
Digmoor FC 2 : Golborne Parkside Vets 1       Mitchells Unicorn FC 8 Chorlton Sports Vets 1       PF Bury Vets 1 Ainsworth A 3       Ashtonian Vets 1 Radcliffe Old Boys B 3

Division 3
Cross Guns 2 Whitefield Con Club FC 2          Ainsworth B 2 Breightmet United 3          Bolton Wyresdale AFC 0 Radcliffe Old Boys C 5