Saturday, 28 November 2015

Matchday #13: Results and Updated League Tables


Audenshaw Dynamo 4  Manchester Central 1
Dynamo Burnley 1  Liverpool St Helens 2
Excelsior Marlow 3  Gainsborough Trinity 2
Hungaria 3  Blyth Spartans 2
Red Star Mossley 4  Hartlepool Petrochemical 3
Spartak-Slavia 3  Locomotive Crewe Alexandra 1
Stalybridge Celtic 3  Northwich Victoria 0
Wrexham 2  Marine 0

Second Division

Atletico Espanol 1  Merthyr Tydfil 4
Crystal Palace 2  Excelsior Benelux 0
Manchester Newton Heath 0  Bradford Park Avenue 1
Marxist Polytechnic 2  Hendon Hotspur 2
Newcastle Blue Star 2  Inter-Italiano 1
Sheffield Wednesday 3  Bohemians 2
South Liverpool Red Star 2  Newcastle-Gateshead Dynamo 0
Torpedo Tranmere 1  Caledonia Thistle 0


Marine’s impressive ten-match unbeaten run ran aground at gale- and rain-lashed Wrexham, the hosts adapting to the inclement weather conditions much the better and prevailing through the storm by 2 – 0, a vast improvement on their previous 7 – 1 trouncing at Manchester Central.
Stalybridge Celtic and Spartak-Slavia, thrice-scoring victors both, consequently advance to a mere point adrift of the Mariners, with fellow winners Liverpool St Helens, Hungaria and Red Star Mossley tied two points further behind.
Central, meanwhile, were as abject in a 1 – 4 derby defeat at Audenshaw Dynamo, ultimately fortunate to get away so lightly, as they had been irresistible in thrashing Wrexham. Similarly disappointing were Gainsborough Trinity, succumbing 2 – 3 at Excelsior Marlow, who were only a point and a place outside the relegation places, already a sixth defeat in a season Trinity had hoped would see them mount a concerted challenge for the Championship after last term’s runners-up finish and Cup triumph but currently sees them lagging behind in sixth, two points behind Mossley, whose topsy-turvy 4 - 3 victory over Hartlepool Petrochemical plants the losers firmly at the bottom of the pile.

Such is the congested nature of matters towards the top of the Second Division, Bohemians’ narrow 2 – 3 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday saw them drop from second to fifth position, being replaced by their conquerors in the process, the Owls now just a point behind leaders Marxist Polytechnic after the students’ draw with Hendon Hotspur. Torpedo Tranmere and Crystal Palace are third and fourth after victories, whilst a fifth game without defeat sees Bradford Park Avenue in sixth.
In the battle of the bottom two, Merthyr Tydfil’s conclusive 4 – 1 win at Atletico Espanol enabled the Welshmen to climb a heady five places to tenth, such is the tight nature of things at the wrong end of the table too: five points separate seventh-place Hendon and Inter-Italiano in eighth, marking a distinct division between those seeking to gain promotion and those battling to remain within the national set-up.


Saturday, 21 November 2015

Matchday #12: Results and Updated League Tables


Blyth Spartans 2  Dynamo Burnley 0
Excelsior Marlow 1  Audenshaw Dynamo 3
Gainsborough Trinity 4  Red Star Mossley 1
Hartlepool Petrochemical 2  Hungaria 2
Locomotive Crewe Alexandra 0  Stalybridge Celtic 4
Manchester Central 7  Wrexham 1
Marine 3  Spartak-Slavia 2
Northwich Victoria 2  Liverpool St Helens 3

Second Division

Bohemians 4  South Liverpool Red Star 1
Bradford Park Avenue 2  Crystal Palace 0
Caledonia Thistle 1  Sheffield Wednesday 2
Hemdon Hotspur 4  Newcastle Blue Star 1
Inter-Italiano 1  Manchester Newton Heath 3
Marxist Polytechnic 6  Atletico Espanol 1
Merthyr Tydfil 1  Torpedo Tranmere 3
Newcastle-Gateshead Dynamo 2  Excelsior Benelux 3

 Another win for the 'Marine machine' maintains their position at the top of the Championship, stretching their unbeaten run to an impressive ten matches and their lead to three points, whilst only a second victory in six moves reigning champions Stalybridge Celtic up to second place, leapfrogging Spartak-Slavia, vanquished at Marine, and Red Star Mossley, hit for four by Gainsborough Trinity.
Towards the other end of the table, Manchester Central's thrashing of hapless Wrexham stands out, obviously, whilst Audenshaw Dynamo's win at Marlow enabled them to move above Excelsior and rendered Blyth Spartans' defeat of Dynamo Burnley more crucial still, plunging the latter into the relegation places with Marlow only a point clear of such a fate. A rare point for Hartlepool Petrochemical after sharing the spoils with Hungaria does little to help their plight at rock-bottom.
In the Second Division, top versus bottom went as league positions suggested it should, with the Marxist Polytechnic hitting Atletico Espanol for six, whilst good wins for Bohemians, Sheffield Wednesday and Torpedo Tranmere allowed them to move in behind, above Crystal Palace, who started the day in second place but fell to defeat at Bradford Park Avenue.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Matchday #11: Results and Updated League Tables


Audenshaw Dynamo 2  Wrexham 3
Dynamo Burnley 5  Hartlepool Petrochemical 3
Hungaria 2  Gainsborough Trinity 1
Liverpool St Helens 3  Locomotive Crewe Alexandra 1
Northwich Victoria 4  Blyth Spartans 2
Red Star Mossley 2  Excelsior Marlow 1
Spartak-Slavia 3  Manchester Central 1
Stalybridge Celtic 2  Marine 2

Second Division

Atletico Espanol 2  Torpedo Tranmere 2
Crystal Palace 5  Inter-Italiano 2
Excelsior Benelux 0  Bohemians 4
Manchester Newton Heath 1  Hendon Hotspur 2
Newcastle Blue Star 2  Marxist Polytechnic 8
Newcastle-Gateshead Dynamo 0  Bradford Park Avenue 4
Sheffield Wednesday 4  Merthyr Tydfil 2
South Liverpool Red Star 3  Caledonia Thistle 1

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Matchday #10: Results and Updated League Tables


Excelsior Marlow 3  Hungaria 3
Gainsborough Trinity 3  Dynamo Burnley 2
Hartlepool Petrochemical 2  Northwich Victoria 2
Locomotive Crewe Alexandra 1  Blyth Spartans 1
Manchester Central 1  Stalybridge Celtic 0
Marine 7  Liverpool St Helens 1
Red Star Mossley 3  Audenshaw Dynamo 0
Wrexham 2  Spartak-Slavia 3

Second Division
Bohemians 3  Bradford Park Avenue 3
Caledonia Thistle 4  Excelsior Benelux 2
Hendon Hotspur 1  Crystal Palace 4
Inter-Italiano 8  Newcastle-Gateshead Dynamo 0
Marxist Polytechnic 5  Manchester Newton Heath 4
Merthyr Tydfil 2  South Liverpool Red Star 1
Newcastle Blue Star 3  Atletico Espanol 0
Torpedo Tranmere 4  Sheffield Wednesday 3