18 Nov 2019 in News
Kinsey gives Vauxhall verdict
Wythenshawe Town have to brush off the events of Saturday as a visit from in form Vauxhall Motors lies in wake.
An afternoon of mixed emotions around Ericstan park as an amalgamation of devastation and uncertainty still leaves a sour taste lingering, festering in the wounds left from the weekend.
Tom Wilson’s second half injury saw the game against West Didsbury & Chorlton abandoned after an ambulance was called, despite Town holding a comfortable 2-0 advantage.
Kinsey said “We’re gutted. It’s hard to feel anything else. We’ve worked so hard, especially after going down to ten men. What should have been a great result has been pulled because the referee feared there would be more rough challenges to follow. It seems unfair and the pressure is on as we are sat in tenth.
“It doesn’t matter how many games in hand we have, we are tenth. If we want to continue in the cups, we have to deal with it and make sure we are consistent.
“The lads were great though so the momentum is still there. We were 2-0 up and never looked troubled.”
The visitors are perched at the top of the form table, having lost just one out of their ten NWCFL fixtures but Kinsey knows that form can go out of the proverbial window when it comes to crunch matches.
“We fear nobody. This league is very competitive and they are going well. But our record is speaking for itself.
“We are flying at the minute and what’s good, is that I know lads can dig in when it gets tough. Tomorrow there will be moments like that, but I know we have the fitness to outwork teams and get through it.”
Notwithstanding the sheer confidence that seems to be oozing from this Town side, Kinsey remains wary of what strengths the opposition can bring to the table.
“They have improved significantly. You only have to compare the squads to see that. Glenn Rule, Ryan Cox etc. But we have as well. Two sides who are on top form so it’s set to be a great game.”
Last time these sides met, Town were dealt a heart breaking sucker-punch as Vauxhall equalised through a Matty Roberts own goal, seconds from time.
However the manager is reassured by what has changed since the last encounter.
“Our defensive unit. We conceded through a last-minute own goal in that game but we weren’t in control so it was coming.
“I think now we look solid. Last year we always felt we would have to score two to win. I think this year teams know they’re up against it if we score first. We are very resilient.”
Kinsey has continuously eased the pressure off his players shoulders and is giving them license to play their game with freedom.
“For me, it’s a free hit. If you finish above Vauxhall this year you are winning the league in my opinion. We just go and put in the work. If we do that, it should make for a very exciting game.”