17 Aug 2019 in News
Brad Byrne opens the scoring for Town!
Stuart Wellstead in action for Town!
Town double their advantage!
Brad Byrne grabs his second of the afternoon!
Wythenshawe Town got their first win of the season as they ran out clear and comprehensive 3-0 winners against Eccleshall. Town’s newest recruit Stuart Wellstead was put straight into the starting eleven and the striker could have been on the scoresheet in the opening minute. Winger Jamal Branker picked out Brad Byrne who played a terrific ball to the far post which Wellstead met but his powerful header went just over the top of Louis McCarthy’s crossbar.
Moments later the visitors went on the attack and Callum Jakovlevs was called into action. A corner was played to the far post and Lewis Dunn met but his powerful header was well kept out by the Wythenshawe shot stopper who got down low and managed to palm clear.
Town had another terrific opportunity to take the lead and it was that man Wellstead again. After a period of sustained pressure Dom Smalley played a terrific ball to the far post and Wellstead met but his header rebounded back off the post. Town’s pressure and dominance did pay off on 25 minutes when Matty Roberts played a low ball into the area and Brad Byrne was on hand to smash home from close range!
Town didn’t stop coming forward on the attack, and just before the break doubled their lead. Liam Crellin-Myers played a ball through the Eccleshall defence into the path of Wellstead but just as the striker was about to pull the trigger, the visitors captain Callum Thomas slid in and knocked the ball beyond his own goalkeeper.
Halftime: Wythenshawe Town 2-0 Eccleshall FC
After the break it was all Town again and on 54 minutes had a glorious opportunity to add to our lead. Stuart Wellstead blocked an attempted clearance from the Eccleshall defence, and the ball fell into the path of Liam Crellin-Myers, but his effort was straight at McCarthy.
Just after the hour mark Brad Byrne grabbed his second and Town’s third of the afternoon. A ball was played into Crellin-Myers who knocked it down into the path of Byrne and the winger hit a powerful effort into the bottom corner giving McCarthy absolutely no chance. The Town striker could have had a hattrick as he was picked out just inside the penalty area, but his low effort went inches wide of the far post.
Town substitute Scott Spencer had a great opportunity to grab his first goal for the club when he was picked out by Matty Roberts before turning his marker and striking, but his effort went just wide of the upright.
Fulltime: Wythenshawe Town 3-0 Eccleshall FC