Opposition Guide: Manchester Gregorians

We take a look at Manchester Gregorians ahead of the 2019/20 season

Full name:  Manchester Gregorians Football Club

Nickname: Gregs

Founded:  1959 (60 years ago)

2018/19 finish:  Premier Division 7th

Star Man: Last seasons star man was their top goalscorer Mahal Shereen who scored 14 goals in 24 games. He scored some pretty crucial games against Heyside and Old Alts which Gregs won by one goal. Mahal has been at Manchester Gregorians since the beginning of the 2016/17 season and has scored 20 goals in 43 appearances

Stadium: Belle Vue Sports Village

Distance from the Manchester Communications Academy: 15-minute drive (4.5 miles)

Getting to the ground: You can get to Belle Vue Stadium by Bus, Train or Lightrail. These are the lines and routes that have stops nearby – Train: NORTHERN; Bus: 168, 203, 53.

Head to Head: The two sides have met 3 times with Central claiming all 3 victories, two victories being in the league and one in the Murray Trophy

Last Meeting: Manchester Gregs 0 Manchester Central 3 (2 March 2019): Goals from Josh Frith and two from Dan Burns gave Central a comfortable win, which saw them move into third in the league. The match only sprang into life in the second half after a fairly even first half. It took Dan Burns 30 seconds of the second half to break the deadlock with a calm finish from a tight angle. Josh Frith added a second goal eight minutes later and then Dan Burns got his second in the 69th minute to wrap up the victory.

Did you know: Defender Paul Riley used to play for Manchester Gregs back in 2014/15. During his time he made 16 appearances for then scoring one goal.

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