Town vs Abbey Hey: Preview

12 Oct 2020 in News

Yarwood gives his thoughts

Tomorrow night, Wythenshawe Town host Abbey Hey FC in our first league match at home since March 7th.

Incidentally, it was tomorrow evening’s visitors that last graced the Ericstan Park turf before the league was unceremoniously halted, ending with an enthralling 3-2 encounter where the Blues came out as victors.


Former Abbey Hey man, Steven Yarwood, spoke to us about what makes this fixture in particular so special to him.


“I have loads of friends who play for them so it’s a buzz when we beat them. I was out with a couple of them last night, Pud and Cam and I could tell they were very nervous for this one.”


After an unfortunate defeat in their NWCFL opener followed by a late victory against Stone Old Alleynians and an emphatic 3-0 win against Avro in the FA Vase, Yarwood is all too aware of the danger they pose.


“I Watched them in the first game of the season and I thought they should’ve won the game and on Saturday against Avro they were very good - could have been six or seven!”


Despite his friendships off the field, Yarwood is tunnelling his vision and focussing on the job at hand.


“They are always a tough game for us so we need to be on it from the first minute. We can’t let them get into the game and get confidence.”


Sibling of Town right-back Dom Smalley, Dean, inscribed himself onto the Abbey Hey scoresheet on Saturday afternoon, so if we are to keep him at bay, there will be absolutely no room for brotherly sentiment tomorrow night.


-Harry Shephard


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