GMWFL Autumn 2022 – Relics over 70’s Double top for 2022

7th Dec 2022: Following on from their league title success in the GMWFL Spring 2022 season in June 2022, The Relics over 70’s made it Back-to-Back title wins in 2022 by claiming the Autumn Season title on goal difference from Rochdale.

On another tense day at Heywood the Relics over 70’s started the day on top of the table with a 7-goal, goal different advantage over Rochdale, knowing that the Rochdale game was the last game of the day, so the pressure was on to get wins in the other two games,

First game, and the Bury nerves were calmed early in the game when the Relics went ahead in the first 2 minutes with a goal from John W. Relics were playing lovely football with Blackpool hardly getting any possession. Relics were soon 2 goals ahead with that man again John W getting a second goal. Half time 2 – 0 to Bury. The second half continued with the Relics dominating possession. Ed in the Relics goal not having much to do, at the other end the Blackpool keeper was being kept busy with a number of shots the best of which was a shot from Keiran that had the keeper diving to his right to pull off a remarkable save. Relics couldn’t add to the score though, and the final score ended
Blackpool 0 – 2 Bury Rochdale also won their first game 1 – 0

Game two, and another win is required, pressure continues for the Relics. This game followed a similar pattern to the Blackpool game with the Relics playing really well, having the majority of possession and shots. A cracking left foot goal from Bob put the relics in front. Followed soon after by a second goal when the keeper parried a shot to the left edge of the area where Keiran was waiting to pounce, with the keeper advancing out to block Keiran’s shot he passes the ball across the area to JoMo who calmly passes the ball into the empty net. 2 – 0 to the Relics. Relics third came from a pass from JoMo on the right that found Keiran at the edge of the box, he found John W who scored to make it Relics 3 – 0
Final Score Tameside 0 – 3 Relics. Rochdale also won their second game 3 – 0

The final game of the day, the final game of the season. Relics and Rochdale on the same number of points, but the Relics have a far superior goal difference. That didn’t matter now, Rochdale only needed a 1 – 0 win, and the title was theirs. On the other hand, a draw for th Relics would be enough. In a close game the Relics continued to play good football. The game was close, with not too many attempts on goal from either team although the Relics had a scare when Ed blocked a powerful shot onto the outside of his right-hand post which, for a second, looked like it was going to creep behind Ed into the net, but the ball went out for a corner.

Final score Rochdale 0 – 0 Relics and The Relics are back-to-back Champions.

Congratulation to all the Relics involved on the day,: Ed (GK), DaveMo, Bob, Tex, John W, JoMo, Keiran, Keith B, and Manager Ken B. Also to all the supporters that came along.

For all the Greater Manchester Walking Football League Autumn fixtures and results see the Match Centre page here …