Wythenshawe AFC Reserves 3 NOMADS 4
Cheshire Football League Division One
Cheadle Heath Nomads Reserves made it 8 victories in a row after a Josh ‘Jam’ Macklin double helped them to a 4-3 victory over Wythenshawe Amateurs.
It would be Safe to say that Nomads Reserves weren’t at the races against Whythenshaw Amateurs Res. A change of shape saw Nomads move to a back five due to personnel missing and the team looked uncomfortable from the start.
A slow start saw the visitors go 1-0 down due to a miss understanding at the back and a poor turnover in possession costing the team dearly.
The equaliser came after great work down the left by Harry Shipton and George Howarth set up Macklin who beautifully fired home with a controlled shot from the edge of the box.
More poor defending saw Wythenshawe retake the lead before and injury to centre back Ben Charlesworth forced Nomads into a tactical rethink, they reverted back to a 4-3-3 system and it had an immediate impact.
Macklin scored his second and after curling a brilliant corner straight into the goal. More great work down the left from Howarth set up striker Emmanuel Ujahchuku to make it 3-2 and with Nomads now in complete control a great run from and finish from Howarth made it 4-2.
Josh Macklin was making the difference with a superb display in the centre of the midfield, an under 18 really showning his ability and stepping up for the team when needed.
Nomads seemed to settle in the second half without really creating clear cut chances managed to get over the line to claim the 3 points.
NOMADS: Rigby, Kewley, Shipton, D Taylor, Charlesworth (Lynch), J Taylor, Price (Tinsley), MACKLIN * (Riley), Ujahchuku, Skelton, Howarth.
Unused Subs: Keigher, Walker
Manager Callum Davies had this to say.
“A day where we as a team weren’t at the races today at all. However earlier in the season we would of rolled over and not won the game. Today we did, showing signs we’ve turned a corner and shown we are getting tougher as a team mentally.
Momentum is key we have a semi final to look forward to and really believe we can push for a top 4/5 finish in the league. We take each game as it comes.
Josh Macklin was outstanding, worked with this kid for a few years now for such a young age his technical ability is so good. It’s a joy to have him and see him make the difference.
Well done lads we move onto next week against a title favorite Whalley Range.”