08 Mar 2020 in Match Reports
Another 3 points in the bag
Town come from behind twice to beat Abbey Hey, thanks to goals from Matty Bryan, Brad Byrne and Liam Myers.
589 fans greeted the return of football at Ericstan Park, many of whom were groundhoppers.
Little did they know they'd be in for a five-goal thriller.
Wythenshawe Town's defence has been one of the best in the league, but little signs of rustiness were displayed. Miscommunication between the defence and goalkeeper gifted Abbey Hey the opening goal, after seven minutes.
But Wythenshawe Town's captain, Dom Smalley was having none of it; weaving his way down the right, through Abbey Hey's defence, he drilled a low cross through the six-yard box for Matty Bryan to tap in.
1-1 after 14 minutes. Yet seven minutes later, Abbey Hey were awarded a penalty.
A nudge by Callum Jakovlevs on an Abbey Hey player was deemed enough for Callum to receive a booking, and offered former Town player, Grant Spencer, the chance to put Abbey Hey back in front. Which he did.
Brad Bryne dragged a shot narrowly wide, just before the interval, as Town trailed going into half-time.
Town spang to life in the second half; it took only four minutes for the Blues to draw level again.
Liam Myers collected Jerome Wright's throw-in neatly, before sliding in Jack Timmons whose low effort was parried straight into the path of Brad Byrne, who simply couldn't miss.
Myers completed the turnaround after he beat the Abbey Hey offside trap to latch onto Brad's through ball.
Ryan Livesey came out to meet him, but such was Myers' composure that he simply slotted it past him into the empty net.
7th, 14th, 21st, 49th and now 56th. Clearly both sides agreed to only score on a multiple of 7.
It would've been 3-3, had it not been for Jan Palinkas, Matty Roberts and Jerome Wright throwing their bodies in front of fierce shots that were destined for goal.
A clear demonstration of the commitment and desire in the league's best backline.
Adam Farrand made his long-awaited return to the pitch following an extended spell on the sidelines. A delightful sight for the Town faithful.
Another versatile option at Kinsey's disposal.
Wythenshawe Town take on Cheadle Heath Nomads next Tuesday, looking to tighten their grip on a top 4 place.