THE ORGANISERS HAVE ANNOUNCED ANOTHER OVER 65’S TOURNAMENT – NOVEMBER 10th.
STOP PRESS ! = Colin Fielding and Bill Lancashire confirm interest – chuck yours truly into the mix and we almost have a team….if not quite a squad.
Alan Brodie and Barry Smith have already expressed interest…we need six more names minimum to get the more senior Badgers’ back on the road into competition at Heywood.
Harking back to June…A slightly disappointing day for the Strider’s but were we dejected ? Only a little bit.
Widnes beat us 1 – 0 <video>
Chadderton WFC 0 – 0 <video>
Rochdale Strollers 0-1 <video>
Blackpool Senior Seasiders 1-0 <video>
The Final ROCHDALE STROLLERS v. WIDNES (incomplete) – <TheFinal>
password required for the Final footage ‘worthywinners’
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NOTE: COMMENTARIES ARE NOT IMPARTIAL – except in the case of the Final.
STRIDER’S DAY : P.4 W.1 D.1 L.2 F.1 A.2
Organisers account: <read>
I started the day deflated. As the radio alarm kicked in I learnt that what was a relatively secure and stable country a few weeks ago had been plunged into a political maelstrom by May.
They didn’t really. Although I was more disheartened by the politics than the walking football we never really got going at Heywood today. True, we looked magnificent in our retro black and white but the team photo was perhaps the most successfully structured part of our day.
Widnes got their noses in front, and as we barely summoned a threat to their goal we have to admit they deserved the win.
Team: Pearce (Capt.) / Cooper / Fielding / Partington / Smith / Jarvis
Team: Pearce (Capt.) / Nixon / Richards / Lancashire / Smith */ Jarvis Sub. Partington*
In the third match we found ourselves up against Rochdale Strollers once more. A good passing team but they certainly did not shame us. Edging us out one-nil in the end. The addition of David Wilson up front didn’t improve our goal threat.
Team: Pearce (Capt.) / Fielding / Cooper / Lancashire* / Wilson / Jarvis
Team: Pearce (Capt.) Nixon / Fielding / Jarvis / Wilson */ Richards */ Smith / Partington
Thanks to Tony Cravagan for his sterling filming ( I’m looking forward to the commentaries)and to Mike Conroy for coming out to support and taking some photographs. Great work Mike.
Perhaps we will be back next year – we may have a stable Government by then but don’t bank on it.
The semi-finals featured Vintage Celtic, who lost three-nil to Rochdale Strollers and Widnes, who beat Blackpool VERY Senior Seasiders by two goals to nil. It must be remembered that some of these teams had wafer thin squads of just six or seven. We had the luxury of having ten players, but of course that brings its own dilemmas, it’s own problems with the nature of our group.
The final was decided on penalties when Williams and Charlton converted both their spot kicks for Rochdale Strollers with Widnes missing twice.
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FRIDAY JUNE 9th….REMEMBER YOU NEED PHOTO I.D PROVING YOUR DATE OF BIRTH
AND UNLIKE WIGAN – A BUS PASS WILL NOT DO.
no i.d. YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO PLAY
THE ORGANISERS HAVE BEEN HANDED A CHEQUE AND A COMPLETED OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM FOR THIS COMPETITION. £3 per player payable on the day (may vary according to turnout)
TAMESIDE STRIDERS Provisional squad – maximum TEN.
Barry Smith * David Partington * Colin Fielding * Gordon Nixon * Alan Richards *
David Wilson * Garry Pearce (guest ‘underage’ goalkeeper 64yrs.335 days- ish) *
Peter Jarvis * Bill Lancashire * Hadge Cooper *
If more want to take part we could field two teams with another three or four names.
MEET AT KING STREET DENTON 9.6.17 9-30am. OR be at Heywood Sports Village for 10-15am. please.
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TOURNAMENT TAKES PLACE JUNE 9TH