3rd November 2022.
GMWFL match day 3, another 4 tough fixtures faced the Relics over 60’s whites who were two points behind leaders Bolton at the start of the day. At the close of play the Relics were unbeaten on the day and had made up the two points to sit in second place on goal difference. Everything left to play for on the final day of the season next month.
The first two games were frustrating for the Relics with a lot of possession and shots but not being able to turn that into goals.
Relics 0 – 0 Bolton Wanderers Blues
Preston North End 0 – 0 Relics
Next up for the Relics were Carlisle, who were still tough opponents even though they had started the day at the foot of the table. The game could have gone either way with Eddie in the Relics net pulling off some great saves.
There was controversy when, following a good passing move, Dog’s shot was parried out by the keeper back to Dog who calmly chipped over the keeper into the net, only for the ‘goal’ to be disallowed by the ref saying that Dog had been in the goal area. Decide for yourself, inside or outside the area? watch the video here and study the VAR photo below.
The Relics got the win through a penalty from Graham following a clumsy foul on Dog as he was bearing down on the Carlisle goal
Final score Carlisle 0 -1 Relics
The Relics were on top right from the start in the final game of the day against Blackpool and went 1 – 0 up early on in the game, but Blackpool kept pressing and eventually got the equaliser.
Relics got the winner from Dog following a good spell of possession and passing from the Relics.
Final score Relics 2 – 1 Blackpool
All the games were played at a really fast pace. Well done to the whole squad for solid performances in all games.
Edd (gk), Wayne, Keith S, Graham W, Ian McC, Gordon ‘Dog’, Alan Blackley, and manager Ken Buggie.
For all the Greater Manchester Walking Football League Autumn fixtures and results see the Match Centre page here …