18 Sep 2020 in Match Reports
Wythenshawe Town vs Lower Breck
Town manager James Kinsey has challenged his squad to be at their best for the whole 90 minutes in tomorrow’s pre-season friendly against Lower Breck F.C.
This will be Wythenshawe’s eighth pre-season encounter with a 5-2 win against Heyside being the most recent one.
However, Town entered half time in that game 5-0 up before conceding 2 consolation goals.
So against Lower Breck, Kinsey wants to see a more all-round quality performance from his players, who have won 5 of their 7 pre-season matches thus far.
“We are looking for a complete performance,” he said. “We’ve been playing well, but it’s been in halves that we have been at our best. We need to get back to playing at our best in both halves.”
But why is it that the players have struggled to maintain their highest possible standards for the entirety of a match?
“We’ve had good leads at half time in a lot of games so it’s natural that the second half is a bit flat,” Kinsey added. “[Against] Sandbach we started slow [in the Playermatch.com cup semi-final], but then in the second half we dominated. It will come good.”
Nevertheless, Kinsey is still impressed from what he has witnessed during pre-season and is happy with the stage they are currently at.
“We’re at good levels of fitness now,” he added. “There’s a couple of weeks to top them up a bit but we’re happy there. It’s just match sharpness now. Keeping clean sheets, constant pressure etc. We are close to where we want to be.
“We have three tough games left in pre-season so this will enable us the opportunity to get to our best. We’ve scored 25 goals in pre-season. If we can tighten up defensively, then we will be absolutely fine!”
Lower Breck are a Liverpool-based club, who play in the North West Counties north division and tomorrow will be free entry at Ericstan Park.
Gates will open at 1pm for kick-off two hours later, as Town prepare for their first league fixture on the 3rd October against F.C. Isle of Man.
- Edward Hardy