Stretford Paddock look to continue their run of form from the past couple of weeks as they take on East Manchester FC in the Manchester County Cup. East Manchester currently sit in 4th place in Division One of the Manchester Football League having played 6 games in the league, winning 2, drawing 3 and losing 1. They should prove a decent test on the weekend as in cup competition, in a one off game, anything can happen – so it will be paramount that the lads don’t underestimate their opposition and put their best foot forward. A sentiment that’s backed up by East Manchester’s recent performances in cup competition, they have historically been cup specialists, particularly in the Manchester County Cup, as they have featured in the last two finals in the competition so they come into this game carrying a fair amount of pedigree, and are not to be taken lightly.

No team has been able to shut out Stretford Paddock this season, as the talent going forward is clear to see, Josh Smith in particular with his 7 G/A’s in just 4 games this season will look to continue his supreme form on the weekend. When the clean sheets begin to materialise, Paddock have all the makings of contending in any competition they step foot in. The game will be played at Dalberg St, Manchester M12 6BN at Nichols Community Football Centre and is open to the public so come down and support the lads as they begin their cup campaign.

Ronaldo Brown

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