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.
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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.
Wythenshawe Town FC have a new manager after it was announced Lee McGregor has quit the role.
Lee Bennett has been named as the new boss at Ericstan Park, taking over from McGregor who has stepped down to focus on playing for Wythenshawe this coming season, after leading the club to an incredible league championship and cup treble.
The club said: “Lee Bennett brings great experience to the club. Prior to joining WTFC, he has been Old Alts, Hindsford and Maine Road manager. He’ll be in charge for the club’s away match at Fleetwood Town XI and we’ll have more reactions from Lee Bennett & McGregor in the coming days.”
Club Chairman, Kenny Hope said: “Lee brings in the experience and knowledge we felt was required for the job. He’ll be the best replacement and the calibre of manager the club have attracted speaks wonders for the club’s personal stature. We look forward to even more successful times with the club.”
Lee McGregor’s assistants, Paul Williams and Gary Brown have also stepped down and have left the club. The club has thanked them and wished them luck for the future.
FOOTBALL: Wythenshawe Town keep their “invincibles” tag after victory over Oldham Athletic youngsters
Match Action: Ben Connolly challenging for the ball. pic.twitter.com/4pGyUBFS5M
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Wythenshawe Town 3-1 Oldham Athletic XI
Wythenshawe Town have retained the right to call themselves the “Invincibiles” as they notched up another victory in pre-season friendly against Oldham Athletic’s youth team.
Latics brought with them a sizeable and noisy crowd to help make for a great atmosphere in the blazing July sunshine at Ericstan Park.
Played in three 30 minutes periods, the game proved to be a good test for Wythenshawe who move into Cheshire League 1 this season, having won the league and three cups, winning every game.
And it appears Town have lost the habit of losing, with a 3-1 victory over the young Oldham side.
Following a number of exchanges early in the game, Wythenshawe took the lead with a superb strike from the edge of the box by Jimmy McCarthy.
And the the home side could have doubled the lead but for a fantastic save by the Oldham keeper from a Jake Williams header.
The second goal came in the second half before adding a third, courtesy of a penalty, expertly slotted away by Jason Walley.
The visitors mounted a strong challenge in the third period and managed to pull one back and had it not been for some wasted chances in the final third, there could have been a grandstand finish.
But the victory was well deserved, and Wythenshawe must surely be looking forward to the new season.
Wythenshawe Town begin their preparations for the new season with a tough friendly against Oldham Athletic’s youth team on Saturday (July 4).
Town made history last season by winning every competitive game, securing promotion to Cheshire League Division 1 and winning four cups, earning the title the Wythenshawe Invincibles.
But their first friendly before the new season kicks off will be a difficult test for the team which will giving a run-out to new signings to take on Tony Philliskirk’s young Latics.
The game will kick-off at 1pm, and the admission for the game will be £2 for adults, £1 for concessions and free for U16’s.
Wythenshawe Town have finished their season in style having won every game in all competitions to win regional and national plaudits in the Manchester Evening News and the Daily Mirror, and earn the title of “Wythenshawe Invincibles.”
And it was that man, Ben Brooks who was the star of the show again today, scoring five goals in Sheareresque fashion in a 7-1 demolition of Moore United.
Wythenshawe is not only Cheshire League Division 2 champions and the winner of three cups, they are also top of the league table of none league clubs thanks to their incredible record.
The club has won the Manchester FA Amateur Cup, the JA Walton Challenge Cup and the Altrincham FA Senior Cup and are already planning the next stage of their strategy to become Wythenshawe’s first ever semi-professional club.
It was Remmi Williams who opened the scoring today and it looked as though it might be a close affair as the Warrington-based opponents equalised from the spot. But the rout began with Brook’s first goal of the day followed by a penalty just before half time, put away by Jason Walley.
And in the second half it was the Ben Brooks show.The Wythenshawe wizard scored another four, bringing his total for the day to five and and his tally for the season up to an amazing 51 – just two short of Lionel Messi.
Players and manager Lee McGregor will no doubt be partying tonight and will enjoy a well-earned rest before they plan for their campaign in Cheshire League 1 with a number of pre- season friendlies in the summer.