Bolton Sports Federation
Over 35 Veterans' Football League

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Report 23/05/2016

The BSF Over 35s Football League is on track to complete a difficult season next Sunday when seven games are scheduled following ten in mid-week.

Division two leaders Mersey Valley need to win at Golborne on Wednesday to be sure of the championship after they were beaten by BLGC on Sunday. Wes Gallagher scored the only goal of the game to give BLGC victory and leave Mersey Valley nervously awaiting the result of Barr Hillís final match at Ashtonians on Tuesday. Barr Hillís 4-2 win at Golborne puts them in second place, one point behind the leaders, but they need to beat Ashtonians  and hope Mersey Valley lose because the latter have a much superior goal difference.

Alan Hall and Mark Glover scored for Golborne on Sunday, but one each from Bryan Love and Stephen Hughes, plus a brace by Stephen Raymond kept Barr Hill in the championship race.

Breightmet United A completed their season with a 3-1 home win over Ashtonians thanks to two goals by Damian Smith and one from Austin Hurst.

Astley Bridge finished their season on a high with a 4-1 win away to Ainsworth A and finish third in the table. Tony Reidís goal for the home team was overshadowed by a Mark Sloan hat-trick and a Dez Wilcox goal for Astley Bridge.

Spotland Social are run-away winners of Division three with 50 points and a game to play. They played at bottom side Bury Seniors on Sunday and netted five goals to take their tally to 94 and their goal difference to 56. Dan Stokes scored a hat-trick and Alan Green Wood two while Ste Fawcett scored a consolation for Bury. Spotlandís final match is on Sunday at Bolton Wyresdale who will be trying to prevent them hitting the 100 goal mark for the season.

Ste Carney and Simon Darcy scored for Wyresdale to earn a point at home to Homeguard Vets Failsworth for whom Lee Donoghue and Paul Lewis scored. Failsworth are second with one match remaining against AFC Dobbies next Sunday, but could be overtaken by Cross Guns who play Breightmet United B on Tuesday and Ainsworth B on Sunday. These two drew one apiece on Sunday.

Cross Guns hammered Radcliffe Old Boys C 6-1 on Sunday as Ste Anderton scored a hat-trick with Martin Jordan Andy Buckley and Matt Deane grabbing one each. Paul Drennan scored the consolation effort for Radcliffe.

Division 2
BLGC 1 Mersey Valley 0           Breightmet United A 3 Ashtonians 1           Golborne Park Side 2 Barr Hill Priory 4           Ainsworth A 1 Astley Bridge 4.
Division 3
Breightmet United B 1 Ainsworth B 1          Bury Seniors 1 Spotland Social 5          Bolton Wyresdale 2 Homeguard Failsworth 2          Cross Guns 6 Radcliffe Old Boys C 1