23 Oct 2020 in News
Abbey Hulton vs Town: Preview
Wythenshawe Town have been simply sensational this season, convincingly hurdling every obstacle in their path and now, Abbey Hulton find themselves in the Blues’ crosshairs.
Winless from their first four matches, tomorrow’s hosts provide a stark contrast to Town’s scintillating form but after last year’s 9-0 demolition, Russell Leadbetter will not allow his side to make Drayton Beaumont Park a pleasant away trip.
One of the players who has been at the forefront of our early success is new arrival, Darius Palma, who has added an extra touch of flair down the left chipping in with four goals in consecutive games.
So, what has made his transition from Curzon Ashton to Town so seamless?
“From the first training session I had there I settled in straight away, all the lads have been top with me and that just made it a lot easier for me to relax within the group.”
A flawless beginning to his Ericstan Park career spells promising signs for things to come for the youngster and he certainly has every right to be anticipant for the future.
The camaraderie he shares with the rest of the group has been a key factor in Palma’s rapid ascension within Town’s ranks and everyone in and around the squad knows exactly what he is capable of.
“I think being here could benefit my career a lot in the long run. We’ve got a top set of lads who believe in me and game in, game out scream at me to go and express myself when I get the ball in the right areas and that helps a lot with my confidence. Also I’m enjoying myself as well and that brings out the best performances.”
Despite our ruthlessness in front of goal, only three out of the 18 scored have come in the first half of games – frighteningly, there is still vast room for further improvement.
“I think we just need to apply ourselves from minute one and do what we have been doing in the second half of games for the full 90 and personally I don’t think teams will live with us.
“Kinsey just tells us exactly what he sees and how it is, when we perform not as well in the first half, he will tell us we need to step up a few gears and if we do that then teams won’t get anywhere near us and it’s proving right so far.”
Lofty ambition without complacency are keys to any successful team’s philosophy but Palma has got the ultimate prize lined within his sights.
“We’re definitely pushing to win the league, if we don’t manage that then promotion is definitely what we want!”
A game that guarantees goals is edging ever nearer and if we’re to continue this rich vein of form, the team from Manchester will need to step up a tier or three.