In their first season in the NWCFL, Wythenshawe Town certainly had a season to remember as they finished fifth in the First Division South.
28-year-old manager James Kinsey is one of the youngest managers in the league and was in a reflective mood, "Last season was exactly as we expected. In the summer we got rid of everybody except one player so we practically started from scratch as the squad we inherited wasn't able to compete as we would expect. With that comes teething problems. There were games before Christmas where we were dominating but dropping points due to shape issues. We seemed to click in the new year. We only lost three games after the new year and one of the losses was to the eventual champions, Rylands."
"We have to improve defensively. We conceded far too many last season. You can't score ninety-plus goals in a season and finish fifth. So we have targeted that this summer. We've bought in some very good options defensively and with a lot of work on shape, I think we can iron them issues out. Clean sheets are key. The rest will follow."
On the future, Kinsey is ambitious, "We have an unbelievable catchment area here. The plan is to get to The Northern Premier League but that's easier said than done. We have built solid foundations off the pitch, now it's about ensuring that we implement that on the pitch consistently. There is huge potential here, the sky is the limit, which is what makes it an exciting project to be involved in. People in the community are buying into what are doing and that is key."