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Report 17/10/2016

Week six of the BSF Over 35s Football league fixtures and Hindsford Vets top the tables, but are the only side to have played six matches. They are two points ahead of Salford Victoria who, however, have two games in hand.

Hindsford dropped points on Sunday as they drew at fourth placed Mersey Valley A. Gary Rowbotham scored for Mersey Valley and Adam Guy for the league leaders.

Mark Bailey and Carl O’Mally scored for Salford Victoria in a 2-0 home win over bottom side Digmoor to narrow the gap at the top and go three points ahead of Mitchells Unicorn who lost to Barr Hill by the only goal of the game when S.Raymond was on target for Barr Hill.

Queen Lizzie’s poor start to the season continued despite Mark Whiteley and Clint McLaughlan goals, but they lost 2-6 to Bamford Arms for whom Smith netted four with Stokes and Sykes adding one each.

North Walkden won for the first time with a 2-1 victory over Turton Bay Mare who as yet have only one point, but have only played three games. Mark Morris and Ste Williams were on target for North Walkden while Peter Howarth scored for Turton.

Astley Bridge are unbeaten at the top of Division Two following a 4-0 home win over Golborne Parkside. Craig Emmry scored a brace while Matty Hyland and Lee Murgatroyd weighed in with one apiece and they kept a clean sheet.

Radcliffe Old Boys A are also unbeaten, two points behind the leaders with a game in hand and have a superior goal difference, boosted by their 9-0 thrashing of Ainsworth A. Mark Fitton scored four, Carl Beswick and Mark Colins struck two each and Lee Goldridge added the other.

Radcliffe Vets crushed luckless Deans Youth & Ladies FC 5-1 (not 7-0 as originally reported) with Tony Banks and Tom Dawson each netting twice.

The score-line was the same in BLGC’s home match against Heaton Vets, but it was the visitors scoring seven, comprising an Andy Buckley hat-trick, a Damian Smith double plus one apiece by Andy Powell and Danny Brett.

It was a more modest score in the other Division Two game, but again only one team scored goals. Third placed Old Boltonians moved three points ahead on Mersey Valley B thanks to a 3-0 home win, but Mersey Valley have a game in hand. Dean, Stokes and Fielding scored to give Old Bolts their fourth win in six matches.

AFC Dobbies retained top place in Division Three and maintained their perfect record, but fourth placed Home Guard Failsworth gave them a run for their money. Lee Smith scored both goals for Dobbies while John Davidson scored for the visitors 

Second placed Heaton Casuals also had a narrow win, but, having drawn twice, are four points behind the leaders. On paper at least, Heaton could have expected a comfortable match against Radcliffe Old Boys B with just three points to their credit, but they only won by the odd goal in three as Matty Swails and David Mulqueeny strikes were countered by a Mark Owen effort for Radcliffe B.

Ainsworth B kept up the pressure as the won 6-3 against Bury Seniors. Mickey Jefferson scored five for Ainsworth and Michael Howarth the other while Taylor Madondo, Noel Shine and Ste Godridge for Bury Seniors contributed to the high-scoring game.

Ste Carney and Simon Walsh scored for Bolton Wyresdale in their 2-1 home win over Atherton Town for whom Mark Shannon replied and bottom side PF Bury picked up their first points of the season from a 3-2 victory over Elton Liberals thanks to a Tony Dunn hat-trick.

Results for 16 October 2016
Division 1
Mitchells Unicorn 0 Bar Hill JFC 1       Mersey Valley Vets A 1 Hindsford Vets 1       Salford Victoria 2 Digmoor FC Vets 0
Queen Lizzie Vets 2 Bamford Arms 6       North Walkden 2 Turton Bay Mare 1


Old Boltonians 3 Mersey Valley Vets B 0       Radcliffe Old Boys A 9 Ainsworth A 0       Astley Bridge 4 Golborne Parkside Vets FC 0
Radcliffe Vets 7 Deans Youth & Ladies FC 0       Bolton Lads & Girls Club 0 Heaton Vets 7

Heaton Casuals 2 Radcliffe Old Boys B 1       Bolton Wyresdale AFC 2 Atherton Town Vets 1       P.F. Bury Vets 3 Elton Liberal FC 2
AFC Dobbies 2 Home Guard Failsworth Vets 1       Ainsworth B 6 Bury Seniors 3