Second half goals secure quarter final cup place for Wythenshawe Town

Warrington Town Reserves 0  –  2  Wythenshawe Town 

Wythenshawe Town continued their excellent form with victory over Warrington Reserves to make it through to the quarter finals of the J A Walton Challenge Cup.

The game opened very scrappily with neither side managing to take a grip of the match. 16 minutes saw the first chance when Remmi Williams crossed the ball to the edge of the box where it was met by a Ben Connolly volley; the ball span just over the goal. A minute later after good work on the left wing, the ball was cut back to Lee McGregor who fired well over from far out.

On 26 minutes Warrington had a free-kick in a dangerous position out wide, on the edge of the box. The ball was whipped in low and took a great tackle to put the ball out for a corner. Warrington began to get more into the game and a through ball on 35 mins required  a quick run from his line, from debutant Aaron Gibbs.

Half-time came and both sides struggled to get clear cut chances out of the game. 0-0

Wythenshawe started the second-half quickly and broke the deadlock after just 6 minutes, Dean McGregor ran out wide into the box, the defender and keeper failed to get the ball away and the ball was cut back to Ben Brooks who slotted home. Advantage Wythenshawe.

Warrington Town responded well to the goal, pinning the visitors back for a spell of the match. Wythenshawe nearly went two in front through a free-kick but the header was well saved. Then the hosts nearly equalised when a ball over the top was headed just over.

On 85 minutes the ball was fired across the home side’s box, no one could clear and Ben Connolly slid in to put the ball just wide. With just a minute left Warrington had a free-kick but it was cleared away and with the final kick of the game, Steven Crane shot home from the edge of the box to secure a quarter-finals place for Wythenshawe Town.

Next up for Wythenshawe is a trip to Club AZ in the Altrincham FA Senior Cup on December 6th (13:15ko).

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