Stretford Paddock take on Denton Town Reserves in the first round of the FA Manchester Amateur Cup as they look to follow on their good start in the league with a cup run and a chance for potential silverware for Paddock.

Denton, in Reserve League 1, sits third in the table with 16 points after their first eight games. Winning five, drawing one and only losing two is an impressive start to the season that leaves them within touching distance of the top of the table.

Their most recent performance saw them face Crewe Reserves away from home and come out victorious 3-1 over their opponents, who have suffered a poor start to their season.

A tough encounter awaits Paddock, despite the opposition being the division below, with both sides performing positively from the off this season. With three wins from their last three Paddock will be hoping to build on their great start this year with the aim of finding their feet in the cup and searching for silverware. October last season saw Paddock taking on, and beating Denton Town first team in the Manchester Challenge Cup, but a re-working of the qualification rules for the Manchester Cups has seen Stretford Paddock drawn in the Manchester Amateur Cup, this season, ironically drawing Denton Town in the first round, again.

With their second away game in a row, Stretford Paddock are searching for a repeat of their game last time out, winning 4-0 over Hartford with a comfortable victory. A win tomorrow will set Paddock on their way, and allow them to build on their already positive start and spur them on for a cup run which is eagerly anticipated by all involved with the club.

The face-off between the two sides, kicks off at 2pm, at Whittles Park on Saturday 7th October. Entry is free so come along and support the boys in which is hopefully the start of a special cup run in what could be a very special season for Paddock.

Ewan Macleod

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *