Town run riot!

19 Feb 2020 in Match Reports

The perfect night!

The perfect night!

The perfect night!

The perfect night!

The perfect night!

The perfect night!

The perfect night!

Wythenshawe Town made it seven league games unbeaten with a thumping 5-0 victory against Cheadle Heath Nomads in a controlled and dominant display.

And it was a performance which showed why they are the divisions’ most in form team. It is now six consecutive league victories for the side with only two goals conceded in that time.

In which this win now means that Town are back into the promotion places [following their last match being called off] having played two less than Abbey Hey in fifth.

Matthew Bryan ‘opened the floodgates’ inside 15 minutes before Liam Myers, Jerome Wright and Brad Byrne [with a brace] all got in on the goalscoring act.

But it wasn’t just in attack that Town were impressive whilst making it 68 goals for the season, second behind Vauxhall Motors on 69, with the side equally as impressive in defence.

Now four clean sheets in six games, Town have the best defensive record in the league with just 23 goals conceded in 26 matches.

A back four of skipper, Dominic Smalley, Matthew Roberts, Jan Palinkas and Jerome Wright were as impressive as ever – but not forgetting the man between the sticks, Callum Jakovlvevs.

It was also a non-stop engine-like performance in midfield from Lee Gregory and Jack Timmons.

The energy and consistency provided by this partnership continues to prove integral for the side week in, week out with Ste Yarwood playing in the advanced midfield role – a creative diamond in this match against Cheadle Heath.

When Town are playing at their best, they are impressively scary!

The goals

It was a quick start from Town with it only taking 15 minutes before they got their opening goal.

Ste Yarwood got his first assist of the night as his lofted cross from deep found Matthew Bryan on the left at the back post, who headed in from close range to give Town the lead.

But this would start a theme in the match that once Wythenshawe got a goal, then they’d go through a quick-fire period to pile on the misery.

Just six minutes later and they had another through a tremendous team goal.

Yarwood delivered a perfectly weighed pass from deep to a rushing Matthew Bryan in behind Cheadle’s back line, who ended up with the ball near the byline.

And then first time of asking, the goal scorer gave a low drilled cross to Liam Myers in the box who took a touch and then calmly slotted away with his right to the keeper’s left.

But as mentioned before, in this match Town would go through two periods of quickfire goals as six minutes after the second, Jerome Wright got his goal.

It was great linkup play between the scorer and Brad Byrne in which a quick ‘one-two’ just past halfway on the left wing, ended up with Wright in behind the defence.

He continued his bursting, forward run into the box as he cut in on his right to take it past both keeper and defender at once, to then place the ball into an empty net.  

What a start it was for Town, three goals in the space of 11 minutes!

The next period of goals then didn’t arrive until the second half, but they occurred in an even shorter space of time than the first three.

Brad Byrne scored on the 65th minute before getting another just two minutes later.

For his first it was a delightful assist from Yarwood who, 25 yards out, chipped it over the entire Cheadle back line giving Byrne a one-on-one with the keeper.

He then calmly slotted away a half volley from close range to make it 4-0, but in a moment of madness just a minute later, a penalty was awarded for a sliding challenge on Liam Myers by Cheadle’s keeper Aaron Tyrer.

Byrne was then the man to step up for the penalty as he sent the keeper the wrong way placing low to his right.

This was the final goal of the match as Wythenshawe continued their impressive form placing them third in the league with Alsager Town at Ericstan Park up next.

 

By Edward Hardy  

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