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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

Reds break ground for new Manchester Health Academy five-a-side pitch

FA press release (1)Manchester United star Daley Blind and former midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger officially broke the ground for a brand new full-sized all-weather pitch, and floodlit 5-a-side Multi Use Games Area, at Manchester Health Academy in Baguley

The £1m project into improving the Academy’s sports facilities has been supported by a £386,000 grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation.

Manchester Health Academy’s site currently benefits from a community gym, sports halls, large playing field, an all-weather pitch and Brooklands Public Library, with on-site parking for Academy staff and users of the community facilities.

The next phase of work will see the addition of the new full-sized all-weather pitch and floodlit 5-a-side Multi Use Games Area, plus additional parking opening in the Autumn. This is great news for the area and local amateur clubs, to whom the facility will open outside school hours.

The support from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund builds upon its significant investment in Manchester towards grassroots sports facilities, which the Fund replicates in all regions across the country. Since 2000, the Football Foundation Funding Partners’ investment has provided 65 grants worth £16m towards grassroots sports projects worth over £37m across the whole of Manchester. Nationally, the Foundation has helped invest more than £1.4bn into the grassroots game.

Principal Damian Owen said: “Securing funding for these new facilities is something that I’m very proud of.  Manchester Health Academy strives for excellence in teaching, learning and facilities.  The plans for these new pitches meet FA criteria, allowing our students and the local community to enjoy their sports on top class, professional standard pitches.”

The Academy is currently investing £10 million to transform its estate, including a new dedicated English and maths block and new dining room to welcome new students into the Academy as part of their expansion programme.

Wythenshawe Town come from behind to notch up another victory

untitledWythenshawe 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 title push continues after win against Crewe

untitledWythenshawe 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.

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