U21s in last 16 of Saturday Amateur Cup

28 Nov 2017 in News

U21s in last 16 of Saturday Amateur Cup U21s in last 16 of Saturday Amateur Cup

Town's U21s side have made it through to the last 16 of the Manchester FA Saturday Amateur Cup and will face Irlam Tiger Reds on Saturday 2 December 2017, a 13:30pm kick off at Ericstan Park. 

While league form has proved challenging, Wythenshawe Town's U21s side under the management of Paul Jones and Leo Kirk have made it through to the fourth round of the County Cup, a home draw being played this Saturday. 

The first round, played back in September saw the U21s travel to Chorltonian Athletic where they came away with a very convincing 7-2 win.  That followed in October with another away tie, this time to Newton Athletic and Wythenshawe's young team came away with a closely fought 2-1 win.

The third round in November was the Town U21's first home game in the Cup run, a match against local team Trafford United Seconds and another convincing win; Wythenshawe Town 6 - 1 Trafford United Seconds.
As Assistant Manager Leo Kirk explained after the game, "We started really well and got that early goal, literally within a matter of minutes, and that's great when you have a team of young players as we do.  An early goal settles them down and gives them that extra little bit of confidence to take into the rest of the game.  And we played some great football, using the pitch well, passing the ball out wide."
What impressed the coaches after that game also was the fact the team played all the way to the end; from scoring in the very first minute and despite having a substantial lead towards the end of the game, they continued their attack and were rewarded with the sixth goal in the 90th minute of play. 

Saturday's fourth round tie against Irlam Tiger Reds will be a tough one, the visiting team being made up of former Irlam FC and Irlam Steele players (Irlam Steele of course who beat the Wythenshawe Town FC first team in the County Cup final at FC United in the 2015/16 season). It wil very much be a case of men versus boys with the substantial age difference between the two sides and with Irlam Tiger's prowess of winning four Cup finals and the league, it could also be a case of David vs Goliath. 

Whatever happens, it promises to be a great game of FREE football and one not to be missed.
Come down and support the lads this Saturday - kick off is 1.30pm and the bar will be open from 12noon. Entry will be FREE so bring the family and enjoy some quality football this Saturday afternoon. 



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