National Cup – Relics 65’s in Regional Final

Following victory over Oakwood Glossop in round 3 on the 8th June 2022 the Relics over 65’s have progressed into the Regional Final of the Pharmacy2U WFA National Cup. The Relics will play the GMWFL Division 2 winners, Club Kingsmaid away in the Regional Final, date, time and venue to be confirmed, but the tieContinue reading “National Cup – Relics 65’s in Regional Final”

GMWFL Spring 2022 – Bury Relics over 60’s Stripes miss out on a runners up finish by one goal

Apparently, a mini-heatwave is predicted for this weekend, and it had made an early start at Heywood today, ergo there was not the usual wind and rain that usually greets us. Hopefully, this was a prelude to good football. This was the final set of spring league fixtures for the stipes over 60’s team butContinue reading “GMWFL Spring 2022 – Bury Relics over 60’s Stripes miss out on a runners up finish by one goal”

GMWFL Spring 2022 – Bury Relics over 60’s Whites go down fighting

Bury Relics over 60’s versus KingsmaidJust like last season, the division 1 over 60’s team are in danger of being relegated, with both the Relics and Rochdale teams looking over a cliff edge. As I drive up, Bury Relics and Kingsmaid have just kicked off. Meanwhile, in another area of Manchester, Gaz the keeper hadContinue reading “GMWFL Spring 2022 – Bury Relics over 60’s Whites go down fighting”

GMWFL Spring 2022 – Bury Relics over 70’s win the league

After recently purchasing a Spotify subscription, I drove up to a puddle laden Heywood Sports Village car park, listening and humming along to Iron Maiden’s Running Free classic, but what I should have been listening to, was We are the Champions! At that time, I could not predict the Relics were going to be championsContinue reading “GMWFL Spring 2022 – Bury Relics over 70’s win the league”

A fabulous and well-deserved win for the over 65’s in the National Cup

Bury Relics v Wigan Winstanley Walkers in the 2nd round of the National Cup. For me it was a straightforward drive to Wigan via 2 motorways, without any particular hazard to impair my progress. Compare that to the team, they had to endure roadworks and diversions around Wigan. However, the sun was shining and allContinue reading “A fabulous and well-deserved win for the over 65’s in the National Cup”

A brave effort by Bury Relics over 60’s in round 2 of the National Cup

Match report from Bury Relics v Fleetwood Town Flyers in the 2nd round of the National Cup. When turning into the carpark today for this match, I had to check I was not dreaming, as the carpark was full of cars and there were lots of people milling about; I had to check that IContinue reading “A brave effort by Bury Relics over 60’s in round 2 of the National Cup”

GMWFL Spring 2022 – Bury Relics over 60’s Stripes’ valiant efforts

The sun has got his hat on, hip-hip-hooray! I drive up and am welcomed into Heywood by the sun wearing Ray-ban sun glasses and 2 trees in full pink blossom glory. These were good conditions for the Bury Relics stripes to produce high quality walking football, to build on their solid start they made lastContinue reading “GMWFL Spring 2022 – Bury Relics over 60’s Stripes’ valiant efforts”

GMWFL Spring 2022 – Bury Relics over 70’s Blues remain unbeaten

Bury Relics over 70’s versus Blackpool.Just like the previous round of fixtures, angry clouds, cold wind and incessant rain turned up in Heywood, to provide atrocious conditions for both footballers and supporters alike. However, the Relics started the game well and smoothly, like a Mercedes engine where all moving parts gave precise movement and theContinue reading “GMWFL Spring 2022 – Bury Relics over 70’s Blues remain unbeaten”

GMWFL Spring 2022 – a good start for the new Over 60’s Stripes team

Bury Relics over 60’s Stripes versus Ribble Valley WFC.What a glorious and sun-shining day that greeted the inaugural over 60’s Stripes first ever set of fixtures. In the bright light, the team looked like it had walked out of a Persil advert, with their new brilliant white and blue striped gleaming kits. The Relics tigersContinue reading “GMWFL Spring 2022 – a good start for the new Over 60’s Stripes team”