The first season of the newly formed Wiltshire County Walking Football League came to a close on Sunday 25 July. The league began in October 2020, but lockdowns meant that the league had to be extended in order to reach its conclusion. However, despite the difficulties it was able to run its 5 Match Days, which culminated in a nail-biting finish last weekend.
The Over 60s Division was won comfortably by Highworth Walking Football. However, 4 teams vied for second place at the start of day and with just 3 points in it, Calne Walking Football eventually sealed second spot.
In the Over 50s Division New Boys were in pole position going into the final set of fixtures, but Amesbury Whites followed close behind. The teams below in the table were clearly trying to impact proceedings at the top, with first Melksham holding New Boys to a 1-1 draw, allowing Amesbury Whites to lead the table, before Amesbury themselves were held to a draw by Bustards. However, the drama was not finished there, and a healthy crowd gathered to watch the final games as Amesbury Whites held onto win, whilst Bustards shocked New Boys to claim a 2-0-win, meaning that it was Amesbury Whites who triumphed in the end.
The day was another great advert for Walking Football with 15 teams from across the County playing some excellent walking football in good spirits. Congratulations to Highworth and Amesbury for winning their respective divisions and to all teams for a fantastic first campaign.
The League has agreed to run as a summer league for the 2021/22 season so as not clash with neighbouring county leagues. If you would like any more information on the league, please visit: https://www.wcwfl.co.uk/ or email league secretary Kevin Turner on: firstname.lastname@example.org
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