15 Nov 2017 in Match Reports
Wythenshawe Town fell to their first defeat in four games as they lost 2-3 to Congleton Vale at Ericstan Park on Saturday.
The visitors started the game the stronger team and had a glorious opportunity to take the lead in the opening couple of minutes when they broke away down the left and a ball was played into the area which Brian Barton managed to get onto the end of but his effort went just wide of Ben Daniels upright.
After the games opening chance it was a very tight affair with neither goalkeeper really tested until on 25 minutes when Wythenshawe should have drawn level. Striker Godfred Amankwaa beat the Congleton fullback and squared the ball across goal to Kayle Power who was unmarked but his effort from close range well kept out by Jack Goode in the Congleton goal.
After a let off at the other end, the visitors pushed forward and just after the half-hour mark they were awarded a penalty when the referee adjudged to have seen a foul in the penalty area from a set piece, and Richie Booth stepped up and sent Ben Daniels the wrong way to give Congleton a halftime lead.
Halftime: Wythenshawe Town 0-1 Congleton Vale
The start of the second half saw most of the play in the middle of the pitch with neither side being able to find any quality in the final third, that was until Kayle Power found Syrone Allen in the clear down the right and his powerful cross was met by Godfred Amankwaa who slammed home to draw the hosts level.
Wythenshawe were only level though for 8 minutes though, as a terrific pass from deep found Brian Barton in the area and he managed to find space from his marker and cross across goal and Dan Beuhler was on hand to convert from close range and regain the visitors lead.
Beuhler wasn’t finished there though as just 5 minutes later he got his second and Congleton’s third goal of the afternoon, as again a ball came in from the left and he met it on the volley giving Ben Daniels no chance in the Wythenshawe goal.
After falling further behind Wythenshawe bought on Dan King, and with a minute left on the clock his long throw found Godfred Amankwaa on the edge of the area, who inturn found his strike partner Syrone Allen inside the area and he managed to spin his marker and fire beyond Goode to half the deficit.
After the goal, Wythenshawe tried to find that all-important equaliser but the Congleton defence stood strong and held out to ensure they took all 3 points from the game and went to within 3 points of Wythenshawe in the league table.
Fulltime: Wythenshawe 2-3 Congleton Vale