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Wythenshawe Cricket Club boss in the running for People’s Champ accolade

Wythenshawe Community Cricket Club chairman, Mike Dean is in the running for the Manchester Sport Award’s People’s Champion.

Mike has  been central to the club’s success for the last  43 years bringing together sport and community activity in the town.

He is club chairman and manager of the facility, as well as a fully qualified coach s

The Club is a now a venue for a range of sports and activities, including martial arts, fitness sessions, local group meetings, disability sessions and football match days.

The venue also has a range of social events and next month will host a reunion for employees of Wythenshawe’s famous Golden Garter Club.

To support Mike, visit the Manchester Evening News site and cast your vote.

Previous Wythenshawe successes have included Hilary Moran from Northenden Community School, who was crowned People’s Champion last year.

And in other categories in the Sports Awards last year, Wythenshawe Community Rugby FC won club of the year and Catherine Pollit from Wythenshawe Swim Cub won the Community Coach award.

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Wythenshawe man quids in after England World Cup delight

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England fans at Wythenshawe Town clubhouse were celebrating along with the rest of the country as Panama were hit for six.

It was an extraordinary  display by the Three Lions with talisman, Harry Kane scoring a magnificent hatrick in England’s best ever World Cup performance.

But when Panama’s Baloy scored their team’s only goal of the game, there was one proud England fan who was praying his team would not increase their lead.

Steve McArthur had backed a winning score for England of 6-1 at odds of 80-1. So there was joy when Panama’s goal went in followed by an anxious 12 minutes till the final whistle.

And when the game finished, a delighted Steve said: “My only regret is only putting three quid on it.

“It was a great result. And it’s great that England can now relax for the Belgium game.”

England top Group G as they have fewer yellow cards than Belgium. If they draw the final game it will go down to disciplinary records to decide who finishes first – and if that is level lots will be drawn.

In case you’re wondering, Steve’s prediction for England’s last group game on Thursday is a 2-2 draw.

New management team takes over at Wythenshawe Town FC

Wythenshawe Town FC have appointed a new management team at Ericstan Park. James Kinsey and Daniel Whiteside take over as First Team and Assistant Managers

James Kinsey and Daniel Whiteside take over as First Team and Assistant Managers

at the club and will be in charge for the game against Altrincham FC Reserves on Saturday.

The pair join Town from East Manchester FC, currently in third place in the Premier Division.

Chairman Kenny Hope said on the club’s website: “I am delighted with the qualities of our new management team, they have the qualities needed to take our club forward. James and Daniel are both very passionate, full of hunger and are determined to take Wythenshawe Town to the next level.”

With skills gained from managing the Manchester County FA team, as well as involvement with the management teams at Stalybridge Celtic and New Mills AFC, Kinsey brings with him vital experience of North West football.

“I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to lead a club that has such huge potential. It was a difficult decision to leave East Manchester at this point in the season but once I had sat down with the club it quickly become apparent that this is a club that wants to go far, which made the decision easy. We have an excellent set up here and everybody who works tirelessly behind the scenes has big plans for this club to climb the football pyramid.” said Kinsey.

“It is now down to myself and my team to match that desire on the pitch and I’m sure we will reach the targets that have been set. We will look to bring in a couple of new faces and get some wins in before the season finishes. I’ll also be adding Daniel Whiteside to my coaching team as my assistant who is an instrumental part of all that I do. We have worked together a lot in the past and I believe we can hit the heights that have been set. I can’t wait to get started.”

FOOTBALL: Wythenshawe Town endure tough test against league leaders, Knutsford

untitledWythenshawe Town 1 – 2 Knutsford

Wythenshawe Town faced a tough battle a the weekend with the league leaders edging it.

Here is how the game unfolded:

GOAL – Knutsford are allowed to cut inside too easily and they find Crellin-Myers who hits home from the edge of the area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOOTBALL: Wythenshawe Amateurs demolish Dukinfield

Wythenshawe Amateurs 4 – 0 Dukinfield Town

Wythenshawe Amateurs earned a decisive victory in a game with delivered a dominant performance in the second half from the home side.

There were three clear cut opportunities for the Ammies inside the first 15 minutes, at the Dream Arena,which couldn’t be converted.

But in the 26th minute Pat O’Brien made no mistake collecting the ball on the right and hitting a left foot shot to put Wythenshawe ahead.

O’Brien could have doubled his tally two minutes later, Joel Aikenhead won the ball in midfield found O’Brien’s head but his header just over.

With a 1-0 half time lead Ammies went on the attack from the off,  with a Wrightfree kick from his favourite position denied by the goal keeperagain by Mills.

On the hour mark, Wythenshawe got their second from a Dolan free kick from 30 yards into the far corner.

Ten minutes later it was game over when Rico Colulo won the ball put in a cross from the right to the far post which was met by Wright’s head.

And with three minutes remaining Luke Hibbert was blocked by Mills again but this time slotted the rebound past him to make it 4-0.

 

Manchester United legend Irwin launches new pitch at Health Academy

_DSC6776Young sports stars of the future rubbed shoulders with  Manchester United legend Denis Irwin when he officially opened Manchester Health Academy’s new all-weather pitch.

The veteran former Reds defender, who won 20 major honours in his 12-year stay with United, watched students playing on the pitch before taking part in a Q&A session and officially unveiling the new facility in Wythenshawe.

He said: “Unveiling this new pitch was a pleasure for me, especially seeing so many youngsters out enjoying their football. It’s a wonderful facility and will no doubt become a magnet for people to visit and enjoy playing sport at. Read More…

Ten man Wythenshawe Town settle for draw in season opener

untitledPoynton 2 -2 Wythenshawe Town 

Wythenshawe Town surrendered a 2-1 lead in the dying minutes when they shared the honours with Poynton in the opening game of the Cheshire Football League season.

With the score level at half-time Wythenshawe lost their captain, Joe Yarwood following a late challenge. Despite going down to ten men, the visitors edged ahead when Leon Grandison lobbed the Poynton keeper.

But there was heartache for Wythenshawe when Poynton pulled one back in 89th minute to level the score.

Full match report.

Town’s first home game of the season will be on Saturday August 12 when they face Malpas FC. Kick 3pm at Ericstan Park.

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