13 Dec 2017 in Match Reports
An entertaining game between Wythenshawe Town and Greenalls Padgate saw 5 goals and 2 red cards on Saturday afternoon at Ericstan Park.
It was a very even start to the match with neither goalkeeper really troubled until on 7 minutes when Wythenshawe debutant Isaac Graham saw his shot from 25 yards out beat Jack Trubshaw in the Greenalls goal but rattled the crossbar.
The hosts continued to apply pressure and had another chance to take the lead on 21 minutes when Godfred Amankwaa freed himself in the area but his shot was well saved by Trubshaw but he could only parry into the path of another debutant in Andy Robertson but his close-range effort was saved again by Trubshaw to keep the scoreline level.
On 40 minutes the visitors had a glorious opportunity to take the lead, after a great run down the right, the ball was pulled back to Dan Toone who was unmarked six yards out but he saw his effort go well over the top of the Ben Daniels goal.
Just a minute later though Greenhall’s won a penalty and Toone stepped up and converted to ensure the visitors went into the break with the lead.
Halftime: Wythenshawe Town 0-1 Greenalls Padgate St Oswalds
Just 8 minutes into the second half and Wythenshawe were awarded a penalty kick after Godfred Amankwaa was brought down, Andy Robertson stepped up and powerfully struck home beyond Trubshaw to draw the hosts level.
Just 10 minutes later and Wythenshawe took the lead after a long ball downfield found Godfred Amankwaa and the striker slammed the ball beyond the oncoming Trubshaw from the edge of the area.
The lead lasted only 4 minutes though as Tom Lees drew the visitors level from close range. This was after Ben Daniels made a terrific save to deny Alex Hardman from the edge of the area, but he could only parry the ball into the path of Lee’s who headed home the rebound.
That wasn’t the end of the action though as on 79 minutes Andy Robertson turned provider as he found Joao Eduardo unmarked in the area and he slammed home from close range to grab a goal on his debut and ensure all 3 points were wrapped up for the hosts.
Both sides ended the game with ten men though, firstly Ryan McHugh received a second yellow for a late challenge and then in the 89th minute Greenhall’s Chris Hardman received his marching orders for going head to head with a Wythenshawe player.
Fulltime: Wythenshawe Town 3-2 Greenalls Padgate St Oswalds