Young 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…
Poynton 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.
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 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 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…
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.
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 5 – 0 Kartel Sports
Wythenshawe Town powered their way to the Altrincham Cup final with an impressive display of fire-power.
Thanks to everyone who came down to the game today. The attendance was 117. Hope to see you at Ericstan Park soon and at the final. #WTFC
— Wythenshawe Town FC (@Wtfcopenage) March 7, 2015
An Ericstan Park crowd saw their team put five past the visitors, with a brace from Remi Williams and and goals from Dean McGregor, Ben Connolly and Ben Brooks, on a sunny afternoon in Wythenshawe.
Williams opened the scoring following some great work by Brooks on the right who pulled it back for the striker to fire in a low shot.
The home team dominated with McGregor doubling the lead before Williams struck again to take them into half time with a three goal advantage.
Town maintained their pressure forcing a good save from the Kartel keeper shortly after the interval and then Connolly made it four, firing low across the keeper into the far corner.
The fifth came courtesy of a penalty resulting from a hand-ball on the line. Paul Whalley’s header hit the bar rebounded down to strike the defender’s arm. Brooks stepped up for the penalty to put the tie beyond doubt.