09 Jul 2018 in News
Ericstan Park will host Warrington Town on Saturday 14th July, in Wythenshawe Town's first home match of pre-season. The fixture against the Evostick Premier side will kick off at 1:30pm.
Last season ended in playoff heartbreak for the Yellows, with a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Grantham ending their dreams of promotion to the National League. However, while the season ended in such cruel fashion it cannot be ignored that Warrington Town’s 3rd place finish was the highest in the Club’s history.
Formed in 1949 by Jimmy Drinkwater, the club was initially named Stockton Heath Albion. During the 1950’s the Yellows were one of the strongest teams in Cheshire Football with several players going on to play in the Football League, including World Cup winner Roger Hunt.
In 2014-15 Warrington reached the First Round Proper of the FA Cup, where they defeated League Two Exeter live on the BBC, before falling to a 2-0 loss against Gateshead in the yet again televised next round.
Wythenshawe Town played at the 2,500 capacity Cantilever Park last season against Warrington Town Reserves amid a torrential downpour. The weather was not conducive tl high quality football and an early Dylan Glass header proved to be all that separated the two sides and sent Town home empty handed.
After a record breaking 2017-18 season Warrington Town are a club looking to push on this term and will, just like those who play at Ericstan Park each week, be looking to make history this season.