Wythenshawe Town Under 15s started their Timperley & District League Division 1 season with a 1-1 draw away to old foes Fletcher Moss Yellows.
In a match they dominated for large parts of the 80 minutes, on a really hot day on a really awful pitch, Town just couldn't seem to find their scoring boots.
The first 20-25 minutes of the match was completed dominated by the team from Wythenshawe, there was 23 minutes on the clock before their goalkeeper even touched the ball, however despite this dominance they failed to overly work the Fletchers keeper.
Chances came and went but some good defending seemed to stop the threats. A couple of half chances were dealt well with by the keeper, and a couple of decent looking free kicks came to nothing and Joe was unlucky as he broke through the defence but was just pushed out to wide giving the keeper a chance to save the ball from a tight angle.
Just as it was looking only a matter of time before Town scored a Fletcher corner on 33 minutes from the left-hand side floated direct into the goal at it was 1-0 to the hosts.
From kick off Wythenshawe carried on and attacked, more half chances and another one on one were squandered, however as the away team pushed forward it left more space at the back and Fletcher's playing with more confidence 1-0 up looked dangerous going forward.
A promising breakaway was cut short when the referee blew for half time must to the dismay of the visitors as they looked set to get another chance on goal. So, despite dominating for most of the half Town went in 1-0 down this despite looking like they were breaking away.
Fletcher's started the second half very well and were unlucky as the ball just flew past the woodwork within the first 2 minutes. With Wythenshawe pressing for a goal and Fletcher's very dangerous on the attack it made for a very entertaining second half.
Eventually 9 minutes into the second half the Wythenshawe Town pressure finally paid off when Joe Meek scored a fantastic solo effort with a run and shot which finished in the top corner, from the left-hand corner of the area.
The game really opened with both teams having chances, Fletchers left numbers up and were very dangerous whilst Wythenshawe pressed hard, both teams had a half chances and then Town broke through one on one but again were denied.
As the match went on players from both teams tired with the heat, both teams picked up knocks and injuries most notably Wythenshawe’s captain Danny who hurt his knee in a challenge and was forced off.
Despite all the pressure and chances the game ended 1-1 with the referee again blowing his whistle whilst Town were in a great position, waiting to take a corner, this despite waiting over 3 minutes, lined up whilst an injured Fletcher's player, who had just made a fantastic goal saving tackle to concede the corner, lay receiving treatment.
A very entertaining game with lots of fine performances on the day from the Wythenshawe Town U15 side, however Man of The Match went to Codi for a fine performance after he was introduced.