Nantwich travel to Stafford Rangers on Easter Monday looking to extend their unbeaten sequence to five matches. Saturday’s goalless stalemate against Frickley was a disappointment to Nantwich boss Jimmy Quinn after his side controlled the game for long spells. But the visit to Marston Road gives the Dabbers an early opportunity to get that game out of their system as Nantwich make their first league visit to Stafford for over 40 years. Stafford themselves had a disappointing result on Saturday with a 2-1 defeat at Whitby Town.
There are likely to be a number of familiar faces in the Rangers line-up with ex-Dabbers Adam Allcock, Danny Reade, Paul Donnelly, Ryan Dicker, Kevin Street, Peter Heler, Michael Carr, Alan Nagington and Glynn Blackhurst all amongst the home ranks. Co-incidentally, it is exactly 120 years to the day – 9th April 1892 - that the clubs first met in league action at Stafford (Rangers won the Shropshire League encounter 2-0).
Quinn is likely to have a full squad to choose from for the Bank Holiday fixture though centre half Mat Bailey is a doubt with a groin strain. A goal for Michael Lennon would see the Dabbers marksman become the club’s joint 3rd highest goalscorer in the modern era with 105 Nantwich goals. Kick off at Marston Road is at 3pm.
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