COMPETITION -FA Vase 2nd Round Replay
DATE - Tuesday 5th November 2019.
VENUE - Ericstan Park, Wythenshawe
LINE-UP Vics’ -
S Reed, Kenny, Barski, P Doran , Whyte, Clarke (Dorney 68') , Winder , J Reed, Kilifin ( Greenop 46'), Henderson
Un-used subs’ - Henry, Wilson, Vinten
Bookings for Vics : P Doran 74'
GOALS - Wythenshawe T : Byrne 10' , Myers 63'
Northwich Vics : Barski 45'
Vics crashed out of the FA vase after an insipid second half display at Ericstan Park.
The match started slowly before in the 8th minute, Town's Jerome Wright was set free down the left by Myers but his fierce shot was wide of the goal. However, a minute later, a ball over the top from Matty Roberts found Brad Byrne down the right who beat his man, and fired a shot past Scott Reed via a slight deflection to give Town the lead. Vics at last got into the game, and in the 20th minute , Saul henderson laid the ball across goal from the goal line and it looked certain that Kilifin would score but somehow Jakovlevs in the Town goal got back to block his effort. So close ! 5 minutes later, a cross from Joe Camozzi was met by a looping header from Jamie reed but it fell wide of the goal. Vics were pressing more now, and in the 37th minute, Phil Doran found space down the left, and sent a dangerous ball across goal which just evaded Henderson at the far post. Vics finally got the equaliser they deserved in the final minute of the first half, when a corner found its' way to the far post where Brandon Barski turned his man and smashed a shot into the net from close range. A strikers' finish from the defender.
HALF-TIME : Wythenshawe Town 1 Northwich Vics 1
Vics started the second half on the front foot, and earnt a free kick when Michael Clarke elbowed Ben Greenop in the face as he beat him for pace down the right right infant of the Liner ( Assistant Referee !) , but somehow Clarke escaped with just a Yellow card . Myers was also booked for not retreating the 10 yards at the same time. The free kick came to nothing . In the 55th minute, a cross was played in being Jamie reed who tried an audacious overhead kick, but he didn't make a good connection and it went well wide. In the 63rd minute, Town took the lead again when Wilson found Myers in acres of space in the middle of the box, and he cooly picked his spot to score. A minute later, Town could only clear a ball in to Henderson on the edge of the box but his well struck volley was straight at the keeper, anywhere else and it would have been a goal. Vics had now run out of ideas and were indebted to 2 excellent saves from Reed to keep them in the game, first from Byrne and then from a Timmons header. Vics were now resigned to throwing long balls upfield and hoping for something to happen...but it didn't !
FULL TIME : Wythenshawe Town 2 Northwich Vics 1