CWF League February 2017 – First Session Of The Spring Season
The CWF League February 2017 was the first session of the Spring season. The teams were increased to 2 divisions of 5 teams.
Nantwich Barony were promoted to the Premier Division and Vintage Celtic, now fielding an over 60’s side, were relegated to the Championship Division. New team Crewe Alexander and former members Helsby Old Boys were welcomed by the Cheshire Walking Football League chairman Dave Powell.
On a day of almost Spring like weather each division would play 10 fixtures spread over the 3 pitches. In the Premier Division only 9 goals were scored. There were 4 no score draws, 3 1-0 wins, a 1-1 draw and Helsby Old Boys suffered 2 2-0 defeats. Perhaps the biggest shock of the day was 2 times former champions Northgate Strollers going down twice to 1-0 defeats.
Last season’s champions Wigan Walkers top the Premier Division on 6 points, leading Widnes on goal difference. Only 2 points separate the 5 teams in this division.
In the Championship Division there were 4 no score draws, 3 2-0 wins, a 1-0 and a 2-1 win. The biggest score on the day was a 3-0 win by Neston Nomads over 1874 Northwich. 13 goals were scored in this division. Neston Nomads top the table on 7 points, leading Vintage Celtic Over 60’s on goal difference. New boys Crewe Alexander prop up the table on 2 points and equipped themselves well on their introduction to the league.
The day was marred by a serious injury to one of the Crewe players and an ambulance was called to take him to hospital. We all give him our best wishes and hope he makes a speedy recovery.
Thanks to the 3 referees who officiated on this CWF League February 2017 session and to the Cheshire FA staff who all made the occasion a big success. A special thanks to the Cheshire Walking Football League Treasurer Bill Tynan who oversaw the days events and stood in for our secretary George Brady who was on holiday.