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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.”

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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…

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