27 Oct 2018 in Match Reports
Wythenshawe Town continued their fine form as they made it four wins in five matches, after beating Vauxhall Motors 3-1 at Ericstan Park on Saturday afternoon.
It was the visitors who started the game the brighter of the two teams and took the lead on four minutes after Kevin Exell won possession in the host's penalty area before pulling it back for Luke Edwards who saw his shot take a deflection off Conor Brotherton and loop over Jake Aldred in the Town goal.
Town responded to going behind as they went straight up the other end and Dylan Stringer-Moth stung the fingertips of Kristofer Leich. After being picked out wide right by Brad Byrne, Stringer-Moth cut inside his marker before firing a terrific left-footed effort goalwards but Leich was on form to deny the Town winger. Just four minutes later though Town did draw level after Brad Byrne disposed a Vauxhall defender and ran into the penalty area before calmly slotting past the oncoming Leich.
After drawing level, Town were in the ascendency and forced Leich into a couple of saves in quick succession. First, Conor Brotherton was picked out by Brad Byrne but his effort from 25 yards was straight at the Vauxhall goalkeeper. Moments later Dylan Stringer-Moth picked out Ben Steer at the far post, but his effort was again straight at Leich. On the half-hour mark, Vauxhall had a glorious opportunity to go ahead after Joe Brandon was played in behind the Town defence but his effort from inside the penalty area was well saved by Jake Aldred.
On the stroke of halftime, Ben Steer had a terrific opportunity to put Town into the lead. A cross from the right by Stringer-Moth was met by Steer but his header across goal went just wide of the upright.
Halftime: Wythenshawe Town 1-1 Vauxhall Motors
The second half was dominated by Town and on 53 minutes they took the lead. A corner from the left by Grant Spencer was picked up by Ben Steer on the far side of the penalty area and he delivered straight back into the danger area where Chris Middleton met and powerfully headed home.
Just after the hour mark substitute, Sam Marshall delivered a terrific free-kick into the area, only for Vauxhall to head clear but it was only as far as Ben Steer but he saw his effort go over the top of the crossbar. Vauxhall had a chance to draw level on 70 minutes after a Luke Edwards corner was headed clear by Middleton but only as far as Haydn Cooper but he saw his effort go wide of the upright.
Town bought on fresh legs after this with Charlie Fuller coming on to make his Town debut and also Matthew Landregan came on up front, with the latter turning provider for the final Town goal. After a good move from Town, Landregan spun his marker and played Dylan Stringer-Moth in behind the Vauxhall defence before he poked home beyond the oncoming Kristofer Leich.