Nantwich Town v Stalybridge Celtic – Cheshire Senior Cup Final
The Exacta Stadium, Chester, KO 7.45pm
Nantwich will be hoping to sign off their season in style tomorrow evening (Tuesday) when they meet Stalybridge Celtic from the Blue Square Conference North in the final of the Cheshire Senior Cup at the Exacta Stadium Chester.
It’s a fitting finale to the season and a great achievement for the Dabbers to have reached the final in a year which saw stiff competition from a host of League Clubs, including Crewe Alex, Tranmere Rovers and Macclesfield Town, who Nantwich beat in the semi Final and whilst Stalybridge are a tough proposition and are currently 6th in the Blue Square North, just one point and one place off the play off positions, with one game to play. The Dabbers will be confident of causing another upset and winning the trophy once again. Supporters will remember the two tough encounters in 2010 in the Cheshire Senior Cup (Dabbers won 1-0 Lennon) and FA Trophy ( lost 2-1) and whilst there is obviously a gap in league and divisions, they will be looking for a repeat of the last time they met Blue Square opposition earlier in the season when they knocked Nuneaton out of the FA Cup.
The Dabbers will be without Andy White and Caspar Hughes (not eligible), Darren Moss (Suspended) whilst Mat Bailey is also a doubt as he he still suffering from the ilness that ruled him out of Saturdays game at North Ferriby. However manager Jimmy Quinn says “We have lot’s of competition for places at the moment and whilst it’s frustrating to be without certain players, i am confident that we have the all round strength in depth to ensure that we can put in a good performance and get a result which will be a great reward for the loyalty and support our supporters have shown the team this season”. Obviously Stalybridge are a difficult proposition and have had a great season in the Blue Square North, but we have already shown this season that we can match opposition from this league with the victory over Nuneaton and it’s a one off Cup Final and the lads wont need any motivating to go out and do their best for the Club and its supporters”.
Stalybridge could have Ex Dabbers loanee Dave Sherriff who scored in the 2-1 win over Gloucester on Saturday in their ranks, as well as top scorer Phil Marsh, who Dabbers supporters may remember from his days at FC United.
Supporters coaches will be leaving the Weaver Stadium at 6.15pm tomorrow evening (Tuesday) and more details can be obtained from the Club Shop on 01270 621771