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PDFL Walking Football League 50+ Division 1 Match Day 3

Tough day at the office for Strollers

Strollers struggled to maintain their early season form at Nene Valley Community Centre today.

Going into the day second in the table with three wins form four, The reds faces stiff opposition with games against Harborough Hornets Yellows, last seasons runners up, and Norwich City A, one of the leagues impressive newcomers this season.


Harborough Hornets Yellow 4, Strollers 3 (Hellawell, Batty, Tillen)

This was a tight game throughout but all the points finally slipped away from Strollers due to a freak second half own goal driving the final nail to give Harborough their win.

This was perhaps a game that could have been won with Strollers having much of the play, but ultimately it wasn’t to be.

Norwich City A 3, Strollers 1 (Hellawell)

The second game of the day was a much closer matchup than the score line suggests.

Norwich started the game playing some neat passing football, but Strollers fine defensive effort denied them any clear scoring opportunities.

As the half progressed Strollers got more and more into the game. It ended up being a very even first half, evidenced by the half time score of 1-1.

In the second half Strollers started the brighter of the two teams and started to create more opportunities than their opponents but the canaries managed to claw themselves back into the game as the half progressed.

With three minutes to go in what was now a very even game it was looking likely that the game would end in a creditable draw for both sides, but Norwich ended the game with two quick goals to give the score line an unrepresentative appearance.


Despite the two losses, Stamford played some great football on the day and it was noted that many of the goals conceded were as a result of mistakes made whereas the goals scored by Strollers came from some excellent approach play.

Much then to be learned from and to be optimistic about going into the remainder of the season.

Well done to all those who played. Upwards and onwards to next month and hopefully a return to winning ways

Squad for Matchday

Paul Newiss (GK) Iain Ross Tim Marsden Lee Tillen Tillen Jay Hellawell Richard Batty Colin Barrett-Treen

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