Walking Football September 2016 – Autumn Season First Session
Walking Football September 2016 kicked off the first session of the Cheshire Walking Football Autumn Season at the Cheshire FA Headquarters in Northwich. Played in hot humid weather 7 teams took part.
With only 7 teams registering for the Walking Football September 2016 session it was decided to form just one division – the Premier. Each team played 4 matches but throughout the season they will play each other twice.
With previous Premier Division teams Helsby Old Boys, Neston Nomads and Silkmen Old Boys not fielding teams it left only 3 other teams from that division, Northgate Strollers, Vintage Celtic and Widnes remaining. These were joined by Championship teams Nantwich Barony, Northgate Rovers, 1874 Northwich and new boys Wigan Walkers to make up the 7 sides.
28 goals were scored on the day with only 2 no score draws. Only Northgate Strollers remained unbeaten on the day but surprise table toppers were Widnes with a 1 point advantage over the Strollers, both with a plus goal difference of 6. Newcomers Wigan Walkers did well finishing in 3rd place with 7 points. Vintage Celtic, last season’s runners, up once again showed that although good defensively, by only conceding 2 goals, their ongoing downfall is in finding the opposition’s net.
1874 Northwich impressed with a total of 5 points, while Nantwich Barony, last season’s Championship winners, finished bottom with 4 defeats and only 1 goal scored and 9 conceded. Northgate Rovers gained 4 points and finished second from bottom in the Walking Football September 2016 session.
As usual it was a well organised day, with a big thanks to our own George Brady who did his usual professional job of overseeing the tournament. Also to Adam Doyle’s staff who made sure the day went without any hitches and not forgetting the referees who once again made the session a great success.
Finally a big welcome to the Cheshire Walking Football Steering Group to new treasurer Bill Tynan and Referees Secretary Paul Maddock.