Wythenshawe Town 0 v 1 Vauxhall Motors
In-form Motors maintained their amazing winning sequence at Wythenshawe Town On Tuesday night, to move to within four points of leaders FC Oswestry with as many games in hand, as they recorded their ninth straight away victory and eleven in total.
This was always going to be another testing away fixture for the Motormen and so it proved. In a tight game, the hosts looked lively early on, going close twice without testing visiting keeper Ryan Crump. Motors weathered that early thrust and on 12 minutes Karl Noon was only inches away with a fierce shot from the edge of the area.
Seven minutes later, Motors were celebrating the persistence of winger Joe Brandon. He bulldozed his way through three challenges on the left before squaring the ball powerfully across goal, only for inrushing defender Mike Clarke to turn the ball into his own net.
The match remained close and chances were at a premium. After the interval, Haydn Cooper tested home keeper Callom Jakoleus from distance and Glenn Rule was just wide with a free kick. With time running out, the home keeper was dismissed when bringing down Noon who was clean through on goal in injury time.
Vauxhall manager Mick McGraa was naturally “delighted with the result” and praised his back four. “I thought our defence were superb tonight. This is a hard place to get a result, so I’m absolutely delighted with the outcome.”
Vauxhall: Crump, Scarisbrick (Gardner 63), Drummond, Carlin, Mitchell, Heath, Brandon, Rule, Noon, Cooper, Burkey. (Cross 82). Subs not used: Cox, Willingham, Davey.