The over 65’s go through to the next round, but the over 70’s are controversially knocked out as the Relics enter the Walking Football League Alliance National Cup for the first time.
The over 65’s first round tie was against Preston.
The over 70’s first round was a mini league between, The Relics, Manchester Corinthians and Salcom on 30th March 2023
Over 65’s – 29th March 2023
For the over 65’s it was one way traffic with birthday boy Graham Walton having a particularly good day scoring all four goals for the Relics in a 4 – 0 victory.
Over 70’s – 30th March 2023
Due to the number of teams entering the ove 70’s section the first round was a mini league between The Relics, Manchester Corinthians and Salcom.
First game was Salcom with the Relics running out 2 – 0 winners.
Relics were straight on after the Salcom game against Corinthians. In a tough game Relics went down 0 – 1 but were controversially denied an equaliser by the referee who spotted an infringement even though both sets of players thought the goal should have stood.
Final game was Salcom v Corinthians. The relics needed Salcom to win to go through to the next round, the final score was a 2-2 draw which meant that Corinthians win the group to go through. Bitter disappointment for the Relics.
Over 65’s Gallery
Over 70’s Gallery
Well done to both sets of players
Over 65’s:- Pete Shev; Graham Walton; John Wardle; Eddie Ford (GK); Alan Blackley; Dave Lutkevitch; Tony G. and manager Ken Buggie
Over 70’s:- Pat Fitgerald; Tex; John W; Keiran T; JoMo; Bob D; Keith B and manager Keith S
Thanks to Kodak Keith Hayes for the photo’s
For all the 2023 fixture and results see the Match Centre page here …