02 Feb 2020 in Match Reports
Fantastic team performance
Wythenshawe ended Cheadle’s eight match unbeaten run, where a goal and an assist from Aaron Dwyer proved too much for the visitors to handle.
And his return couldn’t have got off to a better start. A goal inside two minutes decided the theme with Cheadle constantly chasing that equaliser.
It all came from a defensive error. Kial Callacher lofted the ball down the field only for Cavel Coo to miss his header.
And whilst missing his header the ball fell straight to Dwyer who then showed his true qualities.
He instantly made a bursting forward run from halfway to create a one-on-one chance in which the winger calmly dispatched his opportunity.
Just two minutes went-by on his return and Dwyer already had his goal.
But it didn’t stop there. Wythenshawe kept pushing to try and kill off this resilient Cheadle side, who have shown their immense quality since the Christmas period.
Jack Timmons almost doubled the scoring after 37 minutes following a delightful Matty Roberts ball over the top.
Timmons got on the receiving end of the pass to quickly take a touch and then shoot from eighteen yards, but his left foot curling shot went narrowly wide.
Dwyer then almost doubled his tally just on the brink on half-time.
He received the ball on the sideline to then dribble across and fire a powerful shot from twenty-five yards.
But this shot forced Marcus Burgess into a strong left-handed save putting it over the crossbar to end the half.
It was a terrific performance from Wythenshawe and one which deserved more than just a one-goal lead.
But after a double booking for Cheadle’s James Dean and various opportunities looking for that second goal, it finally arrived through Brad Byrne.
Dwyer had the ball on the left in which he delivered a low driven cross into the six-yard box for Byrne to tap it in at the near post.
Link-up play from both wingers to its finest for the second.
And with twenty minutes to be played following Byrne’s goal, it was comfortable and controlling for Wythenshawe here-on out.
They were comfortable in possession and first to every second ball. They were clinical in attack and solid in defence as they managed to see out their two goal lead.
With a win as big as this, Town now situate just three points outside the promotion places with West Didsbury and Chorlton in fourth.
But Wythenshawe have played three less and are in the driving seat for promotion come the end of the season – it is theirs to lose.
Town now face a midweek hosting of next to bottom, Barnton, and a win here could see them leapfrog into the top four.
Wythenshawe starting XI:
C. Jakovlevs, D. Smalley (c), J. Wright, L. Gregory, K. Callacher, M. Roberts, B. Byrne [85’ B. McIntosh], J. Timmons, L. Myers, S. Yarwood [72’ J. Pickering], A. Dwyer [77’ J. Burton]
By Edward Hardy