18 Feb 2022 in News
Saturday 19th February, 3pm
Wythenshawe vs Northwich Victoria preview
Wythenshawe host Northwich Victoria at Ericstan Park on Saturday, as Town attempt to maintain form.
This weekend, Town take on Northwich Victoria, in an anticipated clash which could see James Kinsey’s side move just two points behind Skelmersdale in 2nd place, after their midweek defeat at Avro.
Wythenshawe conquered their promotion rivals, Skelmersdale, last time out in the Northwest Counties Premier Division 2-1 at Ericstan park. On the back of defeating Leicester’s Anstey Nomads in the FA Vase, helping the club reach the quarter finals, there is a belief within the players as well as the fans that something extraordinary could be achieved at the end of the season by James Kinsey’s side.
The string of impressive victories as of late extends James Kinsey’s sides unbeaten run to 9 matches. It is impressive form showcased by Town in recent weeks which will surely makes Town full of confidence as they take on 7th placed Northwich Victoria on Saturday, who come off the back of a 2-0 away defeat to Skelmersdale.
The consistency Wythenshawe have achieved, in which manager James Kinsey has orchestrated, has certainly given the fans a boost heading into the business end of the season with both the league and Cup competition still to play for. And in a recent catch up with the manager, Kinsey highlighted how impressed he has been with the team this season yet suggests how if certain scenarios had played out different, it could have been even better for his side’s promotion aspirations:
“We was happy with our form before Christmas but also very frustrated as it seemed no one was fit, and we couldn’t gain any momentum. However, since the turn of the year, everyone has been excellent, we have had one or two knocks recently, but hopefully there won't be any more issues and we can keep pushing on”.
Despite the success on the pitch, Kinsey stressed the importance of the fans, and the need for supporters to maintain their support until the end of the season: “Off the pitch has been unreal in terms of the fans. We are aware of the potential the club has, and we see so many regular faces attending now. It really makes it worthwhile. We need those numbers to keep growing as they are our twelfth man”.
With the recent run of 9 games unbeaten, and the club remaining in contention for a cup triumph at Wembley stadium, as well as riding high in the league, the manager also advocated the importance for his players to finish the season strongly, and that much of the hard work is still required: “Promotion is not even in our minds. I know some will say I’m lying, but we have always had the target of finishing in the top 6. We are trying to achieve this aim, and we will see what we can do from there should we achieve the initial aim”.
The support from the fans and the community in recent weeks has been phenomenal and continues to grow, helping the team maintain their current run of form. We hope this run continues and that we see as many of our fans present for Saturday’s crunch fixture with Northwich Victoria.