27 Aug 2019 in Match Reports
Dwyer on fire
Spencer finds scoring touch
Myers off the mark
Aaron Dwyer hit a hat-trick as Town decimated Cheadle in a seven-goal whitewashing.
Dwyer was forced off the pitch in the first half against Cammell Laird on Saturday due to illness but showed no signs of fatigue yesterday as he dominated proceedings from the beginning until the final whistle.
The left winger was the catalyst of Town’s attacking flair as he opened the scoring on 14 minutes-something that has been a rarity in Town’s previous six games.
He added his second after the interval in spectacular style before claiming the match ball in stoppage time.
Scott Spencer scored his first goals in Town blue when he came off the bench as a second half substitute to grab a brace after being unused on Saturday.
Town may well have rubbed further salt into the wounds of Cheadle but top scorer Stuart Wellstead hit the post from the penalty spot after already converting from the same distance twice before this season.
Brad Byrne attempted to follow up after the woodwork was struck but placed his first-time effort agonisingly wide.
Jan Palinkas scored his first goal for Town and Liam Myers got himself off the mark for the season when he added Wythenshawe’s second of the afternoon.
How the match panned out
So often the case this season has been Town dominating early on, only to find themselves a goal behind- today was not the case.
The fruits of Town’s labour were eventually bore when Dwyer scored Town’s starter for seven following Callum Jakovlevs launch downfield towards Wellstead who’s flicked header found the onrushing forward who rounded the keeper and managed to slot home from a narrow angle.
Town added their second on the half hour mark when Dean Warburton’s corner was nodded on by Byrne to Myers who managed to swivel and squeeze his close-range effort in off the post.
Top scorer Stuart Wellstead was brought down in the Cheadle Town penalty area but side-footed the resulting spot-kick onto the right-hand post before Byrne, who was the sharpest to react, planted the follow up wide.
Shortly after the resumption of play, Jan Palinkas netted for the first time when a short corner routine saw Byrne’s cross catch out Whiting in goal and the Czech Republican had the simplest of tasks to prod home with his knee.
Dwyer added his second and Town’s fourth of the afternoon as he made one of his trademark surging runs down the left flank to cut inside and fizz a rasping effort of the crossbar and in, leaving the frame of the goal still rattling along with the keeper.
The former New Mills man then turned provider for substitute Scott Spencer who had pulled away into space in the 18-yard area to fire past the keeper, despite getting his body behind the ball.
Cheadle were then hit for six when Dwyer completed his rout when he cut inside from the bye-line to tease the defence for the umpteenth time before coolly sliding home to reign in the adulation from his team-mates and crowd alike.
Byrne was then felled in the area, giving Town a second crack from 12 yards and this time Scott Spencer made no mistake as he placed it to perfection, just out of reach of the despairing dive.
A huge win that sees us gain some much-needed ground on our rivals after claiming just one point from a possible nine in the opening three games. And the goal difference has been given a slight boost too.
James Kinsey- “We spoke before the game about how disappointed we were to only take one point from Cammell Laird on Saturday but we knew if we got the win against Cheadle it would have been a good weekend.
“The funny thing is everybody kept saying a result like this was coming. We have been dominating games and missing chances. With the greatest of respect to Cheadle, it could have easily been double figures. We have hit the bar, missed a penalty and the keeper has made a couple of great saves. But I’m most happy with the clean sheet.
“Jan Palinkas stepped in for his opportunity with Clarkey (Michael) not being available and he was superb. Keeping clean sheets is vital as I always feel we will score. We have scored in every game this season and have scored sixteen in the last four games so the lads have to take massive credit for being disciplined and working hard defensively.
“I think it is clear to see we have a good squad, but that doesn’t mean anything. You’ve got to go and work hard in every game in this league because there are no easy wins. We just need to keep the momentum going in the league now.
“There’s a big cup game coming up on Saturday against Goole which will be a tough test but one which I have told the lads to enjoy. It is a welcome break because it has been a busy start to the league. If we play like we have been in this past four games then we don’t fear anybody.”