Photo Credit: Salford City
It feels much longer than six weeks since Salford City Lionnesses announced themselves to the world (and unfortunately twitter trolls) with an emphatic 13-0 win over Urmston Meadowside in their first ever game. Including that game the Lionesses have swatted aside everyone in their path winning seven games, scoring 70 goals and conceding just once in the process and look a safe bet to making their debut in the NWWRFL next season.
On Sunday they host the return fixture against Urmston Meadowside with the visitors hoping that they’ll be able to demonstrate progress made since that original meeting six weeks ago. However, they head into the weekend with a solitary win from their five league games.
There are two teams who could be in second spot come Sunday dinner time as Barr Hill look to build on their 4-2 win away to Sale last weekend when they host Bolton Lads & Girls. They’re currently second, two points ahead of Rochdale who’ve played a game more but Bolton L&G are coming off a solid 6-1 win at home to Urmston Meadowside last weekend.
Rochdale will be looking to bounce back from an 11-0 defeat to Salford City when they take on Langho this weekend. Rochdale could leapfrog Barr Hill if results go their way and they face a Langho team who’ve not played a league game since a 4-2 win against Bolton L&G on October 7th.
Its first meets third on Sunday as Swinton host West Didsbury & Chorlton Development. Swinton sit top of the league with 13 points from their first seven fixtures as they welcome a West side who’ve taken 12 from their first five. West recorded their biggest win to date last weekend as they rattled 13 past Flixton with no less than three different players netting hat-tricks.
However, it was Heyside who emerged victorious from their game against Swinton winning 5-3 and will be looking for three more points away to AFC Oldham to keep the pressure on the top teams. They start the day in fourth but a win and serious swing in the goal difference could see them as high as second. AFC Oldham were defeated 2-0 by Tameside last weekend who sit this weekend out.
The final game see’s Boltonian Ladies host Flixton Ladies at the Lee Pavillion. Its been a tough season to date for the two sides as they’ve collected just three points from nine games between them. Hopefully it will be an enjoyable weekend for one of those teams.