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Report 22/11/2015

The weather again disrupted the BSF Over 35s Football League programme on Sunday, but five games did survive. Fortunately, one was the outstanding Divisional Cup Preliminary round match between Crossguns and Ainsworth B.

Crossguns won 2-1 and will now play Heaton Casuals on Sunday 20th December when the first round games postponed on Sunday may also be scheduled. Karl Duncan and Pete Carson scored for Crossguns and James Bamber for Ainsworth.

Bolton Wyresdale reached the second round of the Division 3 Cup thanks to Ste Carney and Simon Darcy giving them a 2-0 victory at Bury Seniors. The other Division 3 Cup game to finish was switched to Spotland Social’s ground and they recorded a 5-1 win over Homeguard Failsworth for whom Paul Tasker scored a consolation, but Dan Stokes, Ryan Hill and Mark Whiteside scored one apiece whilst Darren Bradburn struck two.

It was one-way traffic in the Division 1 Cup game when Radcliffe Old Boys A put five past their “B” team without reply. Lee Coldridge, recently transferred from the “B” team, and Andrew Torkinson each scored two and a Gaz Clarke goal made it five.

The only league action was a Division 3 game between AFC Dobbies and Heaton Casuals, brought forward from January because Dobbies had an open date and Heaton were awaiting the outcome of the delayed Preliminary round Cup match. Although Tommy Cannon scored two for Heaton, they were swamped by a rampant Dobbies side who scored eight. Dave Malius scored a hat-trick, Dale Fielding and Anthony Healey netted two each and Gary Davenport scored one.

Results for Sunday 22/11/2015

Division 1 Cup 1st Round
Radcliffe Old Boys B 0 Radcliffe Old Boys A 5

Division 3 Cup Preliminary Round
Crossguns 2 Ainsworth B 1

Division 3 Cup 1st Round

Spotland Social 5 Home Guard Failsworth 1                 Bury Seniors 0 Bolton Wyresdale 2
League Division 3

AFC Dobbies 8 Heaton Casuals 2