Wythenshawe Town 3-1 Garswood United
Wythenshawe Town came from behind to win 3-1 against bottom of the league Garswood United at the weekend.
The hosts began the game the stronger team, but it was the visitors who could have taken the lead after just seven minutes when a corner taken by Martin Seddon and was met by Matthew Rochford but his header was cleared off the line by the Wythenshawe defence.
Just a minute later Wythenshawe won a penalty after Niall Rhodes was upended by Garswood goalkeeper Stanley Keane, after he latched onto a long ball from captain Richard Gresty. But Keane made up for his error as he saved Antonio Dinchin’s penalty low down to his right. Read More…
Wythenshawe Town are in action at home again this weekend to Garswood United, hoping to follow up their recent victory against Crewe with another win to keep them in contention for the league championship.
A very competitive game saw Wythenshawe Town run out 1-0 winners over Crewe FC on a foggy afternoon at Ericstan Park last week.
The first chance of the game fell to the visitors after just seven minutes, when Captain Nathan Southern picked the ball up on the edge of the Wythenshawe area and spread the ball wide to Ian Carr who was in space just inside the area but he pulled his shot wide of Ben Daniels post in the Wythenshawe goal.
Wythenshawe’s first chance came after eleven minutes when Niall Rhodes picked the ball up 25 yards out but he fired wide of Wes Newton’s goal. The hosts kept the pressure on and after a good spell of possession the ball fell to fullback Vash Dixon 30 yards out but his effort went wide of the Crewe goal.
The best chance of the first half fell to Wythenshawe Town when David Moreno beat the right fullback Nick Farrington and his cross was met by Antonio Dinchin but his shot was saved by the legs of Wes Newton.
Crewe had a chance to take the lead on the stroke of half time when David Lowellette met a cross from Steve Parker but headed wide of Ben Daniels near post.
The hosts started the second half on the front foot and Ash McGrath picked the ball up and ran at the Crewe defence only to see his 25-yard effort go wide of the upright.
Just one minute later Crewe had a great chance to take the lead when they had a throw in deep in the Wythenshawe half and the ball fell to Nick Farrington who’s curling effort whistled just over Ben Daniels crossbar.
On the hour mark Wythenshawe Town took the lead when David Moreno played a through ball to Cyril Owalabi and he cut inside his marker and beat Crewe keeper Wes Newton at his near post from 15 yards. Just eight minutes later Wythenshawe had a chance to double there lead when a corner was defended by the Crewe defence, but the header fell to Niall Rhodes who fired wide from 8 yards.
On 70 minutes Crewe had their best chance of the half to equalise when they caught Wythenshawe on the counter attack and the ball fell to Danny Lowellette who managed to round the on coming keeper Ben Daniels but saw his shot cleared off the line by Vash Dixon.
Wythenshawe ended the game the stronger team and could of doubled their lead when Niall Rhodes twisted and turned his man but shot high and wide of the Crewe goal.
Some Liverpool fans have expressed concern over the appointment of Wythenshawe-born referee Anthony Taylor to officiate in their clash with Manchester United on Monday night.
The Empire of the Kop fanzine says the appointment is a “huge controversy”, given the referee’s Wythenshawe roots.
Taylor now lives in Trafford and according to the Liverpool Echo, claims to be an Altrincham supporter.
The controversy follows fan fury in April when the FA ignored protests from Everton supporters when Taylor their FA Cup semi-final clash with United at Wembley.
Some Liverpool fans are apparently not convinced by assurance of Taylor’s impartiality, although it was been pointed out that Taylor’s roots could just as easily make him a City fan as a red.
Wythenshawe Town face Ashton Reserves on Saturday in the second round of the MCFA Challenge Trophy and will be hoping their winning streak continues.
The cup tie is a break from league action in which they have maintained their top spot in the in the Cheshire League Premier Division, following an impressive 4-2 victory against Altrincham Reserves last weekend.
The Ericstan Park side have started their campaign in great form, playing fantastic football. But behind the scenes, the club developments are just as exciting. Read More…
The Wythenshawe Town FC success story continued at the weekend when they were crowned champions of Cheshire League One.
The club could not quite repeat the stunning exploits of last season when they were promoted from League Two unbeaten, earning the title of the Wythenshawe Invincibles.
But Town, who secured promotion last week, finished top of League One, having lost just three games this season.
Massive thank you and appreciation to all our sponsors, supporters and volunteers we are so grateful to each and everyone of you thank you
— Wythenshawe Town FC (@Wtfcopenage) May 8, 2016
And the Ericstan Park club secured the championship in style with two thumping successive victories this week. They started with a 6-0 win at home against Grappenhall Sports as James Green scored four goals to add to his already impressive tally for the season.
And the title was finally clinched by two points on Saturday with a 5-1 win away at Tarporley Victoria.
Altrincham Reserves finished as league runners up as they beat Middlewich Town 4-0 at home.
Wythenshawe-born goalkeeper, Alex Brooks will be between the sticks tonight as Everton Ladies get their season underway.
The Manchester City Ladies keeper is currently on loan with the Toffees, who face Aston Villa at home in the first game of the season.
She made her full debut for the Merseyside club earlier this month in the FA Cup when they beat Nottingham Forrest.
The shot-stopper had been with Manchester City since she was eight and joined Everton on loan in January.
It’s finally here, first game of the season in my new journey on loan at Everton Get down and show your support! pic.twitter.com/XYLhZZ5u4n
— Alex Brooks (@alexbrooks12) March 24, 2016
— Wythenshawe Amateurs (@wythenshaweafc) January 16, 2016
Wythenshawe Amateurs had a special guest at their fixture this weekend when Manchester United legend Paul Scholes put in an appearance.
The former United mid-field dynamo was at the game on Saturday to watch his son’s team Royton Town beat the Ammies 4-2.
Scholes’ son Arron, was on the bench for the game, played at St Paul’s High School in Newall Green.
The defeat leaves Wythenshawe in 11th place in the FBT Manchester Football League Premier Division with Royton in second place, level on points with leaders Prestwich Heys.
Wythenshawe’s next game is at home to AFC Monton on Saturday (January 23).
Wythenshawe Town, currently second in Cheshire League 1 did not play this weekend.