Town vs St Martins: Preview

06 Sep 2019 in News

Town Take on St Martins

Tomorrow Town take on their next assignment in the form of St Martins at Ericstan Park.

Despite our excellent run of form recently, these visitors are not to be taken lightly as any hint of complacency will no doubt be punished.


St Martins proved to be particularly stiff customers last time they visited Wythenshawe, running out comprehensive 4-1 winners and producing a stout shift in Shropshire to force a 1-1 draw.


However, Manager James Kinsey is confident of how much things have changed since last time and is hoping to put last season’s demons to bed this time around.


“We are just taking it one game at a time. We have to remember that in the league, we lost two out of our three opening games. There was obviously a few injuries and players away but that’s not an excuse.


“Anybody can beat anybody in our league so we’ve just got to make sure that we are putting our maximum effort in for every game. We seem to have found form now and have players slowly coming back from injury but we’ve just got to stick to the basics.


“They’ve got a new manager in charge now but I know that a lot of their squad remains. They’ve made a couple of additions and they’ll be a tough team to beat. But I think we have a stronger spine than last season.


“I think we have that bit of work rate in us now that we sometimes lacked last season. They beat us comfortably at our place and we can’t allow that to happen. We have to make our home ground a horrible place to come.”


The two outfits have had polar opposite season openings- after a promising start, tomorrow’s visitors found themselves on nine points from the first three games. However, they have failed to accrue a single point in the four games since and also fell 3-0 victims to Shifnal Town in the FA Vase last Friday.


In stark contrast to Town who have taken 10 points from a possible 12 in our previous four outings following a turbulent start which saw us take just the solitary point from our opening three bouts.


Top scorer Stuart Wellstead will also be looking to add to his tally of six goals in five appearances, fresh from his brace in our storming 5-2 win over Goole AFC which saw us into the second round of the FA Vase.


One to watch for St Martins may well be David Easthope as he has amassed four goals in their opening seven league games.


Both teams will be desperate for a victory tomorrow for very different reasons, one to keep the wheels turning, the other to get them back on track.


-Harry Shephard


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