Bolton Sports Federation
Over 35 Veterans' Football League

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This week's Report (20/01/2015)

Another weather affected day for the BSF Over 35s Football League with only three of the ten scheduled games being played.


The much delayed Division 3 Cup preliminary round game between Bolton Wyresdale and Failsworth Home Guard has been awarded to Failsworth because Wyresdale chose not to travel in “bad weather”.


The Divisional Cup game between Ainsworth A and Chorlton Sports was switched from snow-bound Ainsworth to sub-tropical Chorlton and Ainsworth deserve credit for offering to switch to get the game out of the way, although they did lose 9-2.


A Dave Baker brace and a Noel Coleman double gave Chorlton four in the first half although Paul Hardy scored to keep Ainsworth’s hopes alive. After the interval, Chorlton increased their lead through a Damian Hilton 25-yard screamer and a 15-yard thunder bolt whilst Daniel Abucewicz and Kenny McWalter added one each and Noel Coleman completed his hat-trick. Ainsworth kept going and Chris Sturdwick scored their second, but they were guilty of missing chances which could have made the result much closer.


Two rearranged league games were played and Turton Bay Mare have gone top of Division 1 by winning away to Salford Waggon. They are one point ahead of Atherton Town, but have played more games than the four teams below them. Turton won 3-1 thanks to an Adam Burke penalty, one by Stewart Williams and an own goal.


Mitchells Unicorn made a massive difference to the Division 2 goal differences as they thrashed bottom side PF Bury by ten goals to nil. Their goal difference is now a massive 43 whilst PF Bury have plunged to -36. Scorers for Mitchells were John Firth and Steve Lockett (2 each), Jonathan Palmer (hat-trick) and Paul Strich, Stephen Bates and Mark Galbraith with one apiece.

Result for Sunday 18/01/2015


Division 1 Cup
Chorlton Sports 9 Ainsworth A 2


Division 1

Salford Waggon 1 Turton Bay Mare 3

Division 2
Mitchell Unicorn 10 PF Bury 0