Match Preview: Manchester Central vs Walshaw Sports

Daniel Burns Celebration

Manchester Central will look to extend their unbeaten run to 12 games when they take on Walshaw Sports this Saturday at The Manchester College (KO:15:00). 

Last time out, Central defeated Manchester Gregorians 3-0 with a brace from Dan Burns and a goal from Josh Frith.

This came after a 1-0 win over Heyside in the Quarter Finals of the Gilgryst Cup, Burns scored a 93rd-minute equaliser to send Central through where they now face Beechfield United in the semi-finals next month.

Walshaw Sports actually lost to Heyside last weekend 3-1, top scorer Lee Gaskell scored Walshaw’s only goal during the first half. Gaskell has 10 goals in 11 apps so far this season.

Saturday’s visitors have a better home record than away, losing just five out of 13 home games but eight out of 13 away games, they have currently lost four out of their last seven games.

Their inconsistent form sees them sit 11th in the league with 25 points, having played 24 games. They could do with picking up some more points having played two extra games than Chadderton Reserves and Old Altrinchamians, who both sit just below Walshaw.

Central meanwhile are 5th with 44 points, their incredible run of form has seen them climb the table in recent months and they have a huge chance at climbing even further win a win this weekend.

Central have only played 22 games, compared to Hindsford who are top who have played 26 games, sitting on 55 points. If Central were to win their 4 games in hand, they could eventually overtake some of the sides above them including Hindsford.

Form has been no problem for Central in recent weeks and they have both a superb home and away record, at home they have only lost three out of their 15 games, scoring 39 goals and only conceding 26.

November was the last time Central lost a league game and they will be aiming to keep that run going, you can come down and support the lads at The Manchester College to help keep this incredible run going – M12 6BD.

You can watch manager Paul McGuire’s post match interview from the win over Manchester Gregorians below






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