05 Oct 2020 in Match Reports
New Mills vs Wythenshawe Town Preview
After 219 days without a league fixture, Town’s 2020/21 campaign finally gets underway with an away trip to New Mills.
But unfortunately it will be in the same league as last season (NWCFL Division One South), after the campaign was abruptly ended due to coronavirus.
Yet Town were situated inside the promotion places when the league was null and voided.
But this all came despite a poor start to the season, so manager James Kinsey is challenging his players to turn that around beginning with the league opener.
“We had a poor start last season and it gave us a job to do, so we are looking to change that this time around,” he said.
“We picked up one point from our three opening games, so it isn’t the be all and end all. It’s just nice to get off to a good start.
“It sets a good standard for the season and gives positive momentum. But we don’t look further than the next game.
“We just take each game as it comes, and if we play to our potential, we will be alright. The lads know their capabilities.”
However doing that is easier said than done, as Kinsey is expecting a stern challenge against an energetic New Mills side.
“They’ll be fit, physical and they can play good football too,” he added. “They’ve got some good individual players and a management team that have been around the block a few times.
“We know that they’ll be a good side this season, so we are looking forward to the test!”
In the last encounter between these two sides, Wythenshawe came out on top in a 4-2 victory which gave Town the double over New Mills last season.
- Edward Hardy