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This week's Report (13/04/2015)

The BSF Over 35s Football League made a dent in the list of outstanding fixtures with the first evening match on the season played last Wednesday and 13 games on Sunday.


In the mid-week match, a Barry Massey hat-trick for Salford Waggon gave them a 3-0 victory at Radcliffe Old Boys A, but their luck ran out on Sunday when they lost 5-1 away to Turton Bay Mare. Stuart Williams scored twice for Turton with one each by Dave Eatock, Stuart (The Mighty Olympian) Stokes and Andrew (The Ghost) Clarke.


Queen Lizzie completed their fixtures with a 4-0 win over bottom side North Walkden and sit top of Division 1 by two points, but the four teams below them have enough games in hand to overtake them. Rod Owen, Chris Rothwell, Justin Hughes and Trevor Hill scored the goals.


Moorside Rangers are one of the title-chasing group and had a 2-1 win away to Radcliffe Old Boys A. Colin Doherty scored for the home side as Matt Little and Lee Murray scored for Moorside.


Chris Burrows, Chris Burnett, John Burnham and Scott Taylor scored for Daten as they beat Cheers Bar for whom Paul Costello scored their only goal.


Although they have four games left, Division 2 leaders Mitchells Unicorn are almost certainly champions. The chasing teams could match their 38 points, but are unlikely to match their impressive goal difference, Second placed Digmoor delayed the inevitable on Sunday with a 2-2 draw. John Carroll and John Stalker scored for Digmoor whilst Stephen Bates and Paul Stritch ensured a point for Mitchells.


Golborne Parkside recorded their third victory of the season as the beat BLGC. Jamie Yeates and Chris Hardman scored their goals with Allen Mitchell replying for the visitors.


Radcliffe Old Boys B maintained their third place above Chorlton Sports, by drawing 2-2 at Chorlton. Mark Enthistle opened the scoring for Radcliffe, but Noel Coleman equalised ten minutes later then Daniel Abuecwicz struck to give Chorlton a 2-1 lead at the interval. With time running out, Ian Newton, levelled the match just five minutes from the end.


Ainsworth A did not suffer from having their match switched to PF Bury. Tony Reid scored a brace and Chris Strudwick, Trevor O’Grady and Kevin Lewis one each as they ran out 6-2 winners.


The other Division 2 game ended in a goalless draw between Old Boltonians and Ashtonians.


Division 3 leaders Broadway Vets beat Cross Guns 3-1 to stay two points clear with a game in hand, but still have four match to play. Martin Jordan scored for Cross Guns, but Nick Moores, Dave Fahey and John Gilmartin earned the points for Broadway.


Breightmet United are two points behind the leaders following their 3-2 away win over Failsworth Home Guard for whom Dan Stokes scored twice. Damian Smith and Paul Whenlock scored the Breightmet goals.


Bolton Wyresdale beat Whitefield Cons 2-1 with goals from Ste Carney and Lane Anderson whilst Dave Hanlon scored for Whitefield.


The highest scoring game of the day was Ainsworth B’s 7-2 home win over Elton Liberals. Jimmy Bamber scored a hat-trick. Paul Ramlaul added two as Mickey Jefferson and Andy Woods grabbed one each.

Result for Sunday 12/04/2015


Division 1
Radcliffe Old Boys A 0 Salford Waggon 3        Daten FC 4 Cheers Bar Vets FC 1        Queen Lizzie 4 North Walkden 0
Radcliffe Old Boys A 1 Moorside Rangers 2        Turton Bay Mare 5 Salford Waggon 1

Division 2
Golborne Parkside Vets 2 BLGC 1        Digmoor FC 2 Mitchells Unicorn FC 2        Chorlton Sports Vets 2 Radcliffe Old Boys B 2
Old Boltonians AFC 0 Ashtonian Vets 0        PF Bury Vets 2 Ainsworth A 6.
Division 3
Ainsworth B 7 Elton Liberal FC 2        Failsworth Home Guard Vets FC 2 Breightmet United 3
Bolton Wyresdale AFC 2 Whitefield Con Club FC 1        Cross Guns 1 Broadway Vets AFC 3