ONLY three games survived the weather in the BSF Over-35s League on Sunday as waterlogged pitches caused cancellations.

But the lack of games did not mean a lack of goals as 20 were scored.

The top two teams in Division One both lost away from home to leave the top of the table unchanged.

Paul Murray scored for Division One leaders Radcliffe Old Boys A, but it proved merely a consolation as Queen Lizzy struck four on the 3G pitch at Little Lever to elevate themselves to third in the table after eight games.

While Lizzy’s position looks good, unbeaten Barhill Vets have played just four games.

Salford Victoria are third from bottom but pulled off a 5-4 home victory over second-placed Rochdale Sports Club and, with two games in hand, have the potential to rise.

Marc Bailey scored a hat-trick and Carl O’Malley a brace, but they could not relax as Andy Clegg netted two while Daz Smith and Paul Sykes struck one apiece for Rochdale.

There were no matches played in Divisions Two and Three, but the only game in Division Four produced eight goals. Steve Lockett and Mark Brady scored for home side Deans Youth, but leaders Ainsworth maintained their perfect record by scoring six.

Rob Wilcox scored two while Kevin Bares, Gareth Harrison, Michael Jefferson and Danny Coyle weighed in with one each for victory.


Division One: Queen Lizzy 4 Radcliffe Old Boys A 1, Salford Victoria 5 Rochdale Sports 4.

Division Four: Deans Youth 1 Ainsworth FC 6.