East of the M60 looks at the results from the group stages and the next round

In the Real World World Cup that is taking place in Russia, we had a few surprises. Germany going out was quite whereas England put six past Panama. England are through to the next stage despite losing 1-0 to Belgium.

In the World Cup of Greater Manchester Bus Routes, there had been few surprises. The 343 and 237 bus routes made their journey to the last sixteen. There was comfortable group stage wins for Yorkshire Tiger’s X58 route and two of Transdev’s routes (the 481 and the X43).

Qualifying Teams:

  • Group A (McGuinness): 1 [Blackburn], 8 [Manchester];
  • Group B (Formby): V1 [Manchester], 600 [Leigh];
  • Group C (Stansfield): X58 [Halifax], 464 [Accrington];
  • Group D (Garvey): 481 [Blackburn], X43 [Skipton];
  • Group E (Sidebottom): 247 [intu Trafford Centre], 53 [Pendleton];
  • Group F (Manford): 199 [Buxton], 192 [Manchester];
  • Group G (Moorhouse): 343 [Oldham], 237 [Glossop];
  • Group H (Walton): 184 [Huddersfield], 350 [Ashton-under-Lyne].

Group winners in orange, runners-up in brown.

League Tables:

Group A

Team P W D L F A Pts
1 [Blackburn] 3 2 1 0 4 2 7
8 [Manchester] 3 1 1 1 3 3 4
582 [Leigh] 3 1 0 2 3 4 3
535 [Belmont] 3 1 0 2 1 2 3

Group B

Team P W D L F A Pts
V1 [Manchester] 3 2 1 0 9 4 7
600 [Leigh] 3 1 2 0 6 5 5
362 [Chorley] 3 1 0 2 5 5 3
113 [Preston] 3 0 1 2 4 8 1

Group C

Team P W D L F A Pts
X58 [Halifax] 3 2 1 0 11 8 7
464 [Accrington] 3 1 1 1 8 8 4
17 [Manchester] 3 0 3 0 6 6 3
471 [Bolton] 3 0 1 2 6 9 1

Group D

Team P W D L F A Pts
481 [Blackburn] 3 2 1 0 7 4 7
X43 [Skipton] 3 2 1 0 5 3 7
474 [Ramsbottom] 3 0 1 2 4 6 1
524 [Bolton] 3 0 1 2 3 6 1

Group E

Team P W D L F A Pts
247 [intu Trafford Centre] 3 1 2 0 6 4 5
53 [Pendleton] 3 1 2 0 6 5 5
CAT5 [Warrington] 3 1 2 0 5 4 5
11A [Stockport] 3 0 0 3 5 9 0

Group F

Team P W D L F A Pts
199 [Buxton] 3 2 1 0 7 3 7
192 [Manchester] 3 1 1 1 5 4 4
358 [Hayfield] 3 1 0 2 4 4 3
327 [Denton] 3 0 1 2 3 6 1

Group G

Team P W D L F A Pts
343 [Oldham] 3 3 0 0 10 6 9
237 [Glossop] 3 1 1 1 6 6 4
219 [Manchester] 3 0 2 1 6 7 2
389 [Hyde] 3 0 1 2 5 8 1

Group H

Team P W D L F A Pts
184 [Huddersfield] 3 2 1 0 12 7 7
350 [Ashton-under-Lyne] 3 2 1 0 10 6 7
409 [Rochdale] 3 1 0 2 5 5 3
415 [Middleton] 3 0 0 3 5 8 0

Group Stage Results:

14 June

  • Group A: 535 (Bolton – Belmont) v. 1 (Bolton – Blackburn): 0 – 1.

15 June

  • Group A: 8 (Bolton – Manchester) v. 582 (Leigh – Bolton): 2 – 1;
  • Group B: V1 (Leigh – Manchester MRI) v. 362 (Wigan – Chorley): 3 – 1;
  • Group B: 600 (Wigan – Leigh) v. 113 (Wigan – Preston): 2 – 2.

16 June

  • Group C: X58 (Rochdale – Halifax) v. 464 (Rochdale – Accrington): 4 – 2;
  • Group D: X43 (Burnley – Manchester) v. 474 (Bury – Ramsbottom): 2 – 1;
  • Group C: 17 (Manchester – Rochdale) v. 471 (Bolton – Rochdale): 1 – 1;
  • Group D: 524 (Bury – Bolton) v. 481 (Bury – Blackburn): 1 – 3.

17 June

  • Group E: CAT5 (Warrington – Altrincham) v. 247 (Trafford Centre – Altrincham): 1 – 1;
  • Group F: 192 (Hazel Grove – Manchester) v. 199 (Buxton – Manchester Airport): 2 – 3;
  • Group E: 53 (Pendleton – Cheetham Hill) v. 11A (Stockport – Altrincham): 3 – 2.

18 June

  • Group F: 358 (Stockport – Hayfield) v. 327 (Denton – Stockport): 3 – 1;
  • Group G: 219 (Stalybridge – Manchester) v. 343 (Hyde – Oldham): 3 – 4;
  • Group G: 237 (Ashton-under-Lyne – Glossop) v. 389 (Ashton-under-Lyne – Hyde): 3 – 2.

19 June

  • Group H: 184 (Huddersfield – Manchester) v. 409 (Rochdale – Ashton-under-Lyne): 5 – 2;
  • Group H: 350 (Ashton-under-Lyne – Oldham) v. 415 (Oldham – Middleton): 4 – 2
  • Group A: 8 v. 535: 0 – 1.

20 June

  • Group B: V1 v. 600: 2 – 2;
  • Group A: 582 v. 1: 1 – 2;
  • Group B: 362 v. 113: 2 – 1.

21 June

  • Group C: X58 v. 17: 3 – 3;
  • Group C: 471 v. 464: 2 – 4;
  • Group D: 524 v. X43: 1 – 2.

22 June

  • Group E: 53 v. CAT5: 2 – 2;
  • Group D: 474 v. 481: 2 – 3;
  • Group E: 247 v. 11A: 4 – 2.

23 June

  • Group G: 219 v. 237: 2 – 2;
  • Group F: 358 v. 192: 0 – 1;
  • Group F: 199 v. 327: 2 – 0.

24 June

  • Group G: 343 v. 389: 4 – 2;
  • Group H: 184 v. 409: 4 – 2;
  • Group H: 409 v. 350: 1 – 3.

25 June

  • Group A: 8 v. 1: 1 – 1;
  • Group A: 582 v. 535: 1 – 0;
  • Group B: 113 v. V1: 1 – 4;
  • Group B: 362 v. 600: 1 – 2.

26 June

  • Group C: X58 v. 471: 4 – 3;
  • Group C: 464 v. 17: 2 – 2;
  • Group D: 524 v. 474: 1 – 1;
  • Group D: X43 v. 481: 1 – 1.

27 June

  • Group F: 358 v. 199: 1 – 2;
  • Group F: 327 v. 192: 2 – 2;
  • Group E: 247 v. 53: 1 – 1;
  • Group E: 11A v. CAT5: 1 – 2.

28 June

  • Group H: 415 v. 409: 0 – 2;
  • Group H: 184 v. 350: 3 – 3;
  • Group G: 389 v. 219: 1 – 1;
  • Group G: 343 v. 237: 2 – 1.

Last 16

The last sixteen of the Greater Manchester World Cup of Bus Routes has given us some juicy ties. It has thrown together three Trans-Pennine clashes with the biggest showdown between the 343 and the 350 bus routes.

30 June

  • X58 [Halifax] v. X43 [Skipton]
  • 1 [Blackburn] v. 600 [Leigh]

01 July

  • V1 [Manchester] v. 8 [Manchester]
  • 481 [Blackburn] v. 464 [Accrington]

02 July

  • 247 [intu Trafford Centre] v. 192 [Manchester]
  • 343 [Oldham] v. 350 [Ashton-under-Lyne]

03 July

  • 199 [Buxton] v. 53 [Pendleton]
  • 184 [Huddersfield] v. 237 [Glossop]

Next in the Greater Manchester World Cup of Bus Routes…

Our regular reports from the last sixteen fixtures. Be there or be…

S.V., 29 June 2018.

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