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Battle of the Bishops

Battle of the Bishops

Bishop's Stortford vs Sale FCThis weekend it’s the Battle of the Bishops! On Saturday, the men travel to Bishop’s Stortford where it’s 3rd vs 9th and the men are looking to gain ground on the top two teams in the fight for promotion. Sale FC 1861 vs Bishop AucklandThen, on Sunday, potentially the season defining game for the women. In a battle of 2nd vs 1st, Undefeated Sale FC 1861 take on Bishop Auckland who’ve only been beaten once in two seasons. The KO is at Heywood Road on Sunday 2pm. Get down and cheer on the women to victory! The women snatched a narrow victory away at Bishop’s Auckland in the last minutes of the game winning 27-25. They’ll need to be strong to hold out the team from the North East! If you can’t get down to the first Bishop game, make sure you’re at Heywood Road for the second half of the Battle of the Bishops!


Thomas Walsh scores in the corner for Sale FC

Match Report and Photos Sale FC vs Plymouth Albion


Plymouth Albion were the visitors to Heywood Road on a warm, humid day with the boys looking to bounce back from their disappointing defeat at Tonbridge the previous week.

The positive intent was clear from the off and the dogs took the lead in the 3rd minute when an attempted clearance kick was charged down, leaving Stone Priestley-Nangle to pick up the loose ball and dive over; Chris Johnson converting.

Sale 7 Plymouth 0

The visitors bounced back within minutes as ex-Sale FC centre, Jeremy Toa, made a fine break from midfield, offloading for winger, Alex Ducker, to score in the corner.

Undaunted, the dogs attacked again with pace and precision, Tom Walsh ending a superb move with an acrobatic finish in the corner and Chris Johnson kicking a fine conversion. Read More Here