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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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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.

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 bid for semi-professional status within striking distance

wythtownWythenshawe 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…

New manager announced for Wythenshawe Town FC

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 Invincibles take on Oldham Athletic in pre-season test

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.

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