16 Oct 2020 in News
St Martins vs Town
After an important 2-0 home win on Tuesday against a strong Abbey Hey side, Wythenshawe Town travel to St Martins on tomorrow afternoon.
The last time these two sides met was to play out a 0-0 draw, hosted by St Martins. However, Town will be going into this game flooded with confidence, after two wins out of two in the league, against New Mills and, of course, Abbey Hey.
St Martins have had a longer break than most sides in the league, having had their midweek game against Ellesmere Rangers postponed due to a coronavirus related incident. However, their previous league game was a 0-3 defeat at home to Cheadle Heath Nomads.
Having earned six points out of six in the league so far, manager James Kinsey expressed his pleasure at the start Town have made to the season.
“We’re delighted with the start so far. We kept the majority of the squad together and added a few bits of quality so we hoped we would pick up where we left off last season. So far, so good.
“It is important we maintain the levels we have set. On Tuesday we weren’t great in the first half, but in the second half we dominated. We are two from two, so we are obviously happy with that.”
When looking ahead to the game on Saturday, Kinsey admitted that St Martins are somewhat an unknown force for Town.
“I don’t really know what to expect with St Martins. I’ve not had chance to watch them this season, and they’ve changed management in the summer, so we are going into the unknown. We’ve just got to go and work hard.
“There can’t be any elements of complacency from our good start and we just need to keep doing what we are good at.”
One man for Town who will be keen to continue his good form is new signing Darius Palma. The winger has scored two goals in his first two games for the club. Kinsey has been impressed but not surprised with the start the 22-year-old has made.
“Darius has started exactly how we expected him to. Two goals in two games and playing very well. He’s still learning how we play but he has fitted in with no problems. He was involved straight away with the lads so its not taken him long to bed in.”