Wythenshawe Town vs North Ferriby preview

30 Oct 2020 in Match Reports

Town start action in the FA Vase

After a strong start to the league season, Wythenshawe Town have their sights firmly set on North Ferriby in the FA Vase this Saturday.

Town are finding the back of the net with ease so far this season, scoring 23 goals and conceding just two; encouraging signs throughout the whole team. Matthew Bryan alone has already bagged himself eight goals, a league high so far.

North Ferriby, who play in the Northern Counties East Football League Division One, sit fourth in their league, having picked up a total of 19 points so far this season. They have knocked out St Helens Town, 0-2, and Northwich Victoria, 3-2, to reach the first round of the cup against Town.

Last season, Town reached the third round, before losing in a replay away to Consett AFC. If Town can get a good run together, there is every chance of progressing further, especially considering the start that has been made this season.  

After a flawless start to the season in the league, Town manager James Kinsey expressed his delight at the performances being put in but insists they must not get ahead of themselves.

“The performances have so far have been unreal”, said Kinsey. “We’ve been ruthless and have worked hard. But all of that now means nothing.

“We must take it one game at a time. We have not peaked yet, which is crazy on the back of our results, but I still do not think we’ve been at our best. The lads are improving every week, it’s just important we don’t get complacent and keep working hard.”

When asked about Saturday’s opposition, Kinsey confessed there is an element of the unknown.

“North Ferriby are a bit unknown for us. There is a lot of history linked with them, and they were in the National League not long ago, when they were called North Ferriby United. We had somebody at their game on Tuesday, and we are expecting a physical, fit side to turn up. But we know its all down to us now. We have to go and work hard, compete and not be complacent. If we don that we are confident against anybody.”

When quizzed on a potential cup run, Kinsey insisted the team are just taking each game as it comes.

“Of course, we would like a good cup run in this competition. The league is definitely our priority, but we are just taking it one game at a time, regardless of the competition. We go into every game to win, so we will see how we end up.”

- Joe Nuttall

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