Oswestry vs Town: Preview

20 Sep 2019 in News

Kinsey gives his thoughts

Wythenshawe Town face potentially their sternest examination so far this season as a trip to Shropshire sees us clash with second placed Oswestry Town.

But if ever there was a phrase to settle your nerves before a game it might your manager describing it as a “free hit”.


Perhaps it is a ploy to spark a more relaxed free flowing style of football and to keep expectations off the shoulders in a Ranieri-esque way.


“Tomorrow is a free hit for us. In terms of going for the league it’s a real competitive game so early in the season on paper, but we don’t see it like that. We’re just going to play for another three points towards our tally.”


“We’ve been in unbelievable form recently but it is important that performance levels stay high. Playing on a 3G should suit us. The way we play the pitches can often cause us problems but tomorrow there will be no excuse with the ball running true.


“We have to be at our best because Oswestry are a good side. We fancy ourselves against anybody at the minute so we just have to turn up and do the basics. The result will take care of itself if we do.”


Juxtaposing results may be understating the truth when referring to last season’s encounters between these two outfits- with Oswestry dishing out a 5-0 schooling at Ericstan in retaliation to our 4-0 demolition in the west midlands. The latter would be preferable tomorrow.


Despite a terrific start to the campaign, our hosts haven’t been completely impenetrable, being punished by Sandbach in a 4-0 home rout-something to certainly be encouraged by as an attacker within our roster who have been on fire thus far.


Stuart Wellstead and Brad Byrne currently sit perched on seven and six goals respectively as part of this storming run and both scored to help turn Town’s fortunes in our spectacular FA Vase win against Skelmersdale United.


Coming off the back of an astounding cup win last Friday, Kinsey has no concerns of a potential hangover within the ranks.


“The cup is our respite from the league but we went about our business as normal. There was no drastic changes and it was just another game. For us the momentum is rolling.”


As the old adage goes, you can be the victims of your own success and with Town’s dreams of promotion very much alive as well as extending their cup runs, can the Blues keep this momentum flowing? Only time will tell- How very cliché.


-Harry Shephard


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