Match Preview: Halesowen Town vs Nantwich Town

By Ryan Batty:

Nantwich Town are back on the road this weekend as they take on Halesowen Town in Northern Premier Division action. The Dabbers were unsuccessful in their last league fixture as they fell to a 5-1 defeat at the hands of Hednesford Town; Halesowen as well fell to a defeat in their last game, as they lost to Grantham.

Match Details

Halesowen Town vs Nantwich Town
Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division
The Grove, Halesowen
Saturday 13th January 2018

Ticket Prices

Adults: £10

Last Time Out

Five second half goals from Hednesford Town condemned Nantwich to a 5-1 defeat at the Weaver Stadium, despite the Dabbers leading at the break. A fortieth-minute penalty from Harry Clayton gave Nantwich a half-time lead. However, the Pitmen came out in the second half all guns blazing, as James Lawrie grabbed two and Callam Mendez-Jones, Tom Thorley and Danny Glover all got one apiece.

The Opposition

Halesowen come into this game with seven points from their last six games, their last win coming on New Year’s Day as they defeated Sutton Coldfield 1-0. The Yeltz have picked up four wins at the Grove this season, so it should be a tightly contested game this weekend. The Dabbers will be desperate to return to winning ways and a victory will do them the world of good heading into a difficult period where they face Lancaster twice as well as trips to Coalville and Witton.

Key Man – Jordan Goddard

Jordan has plenty of experience in midfield despite his short career. The twenty-four-year-old was released by Bristol Rovers at the tail-end of the 2013-14 season, and has since zig-zagged between a few different clubs, such as Leamington, AFC Telford and Sutton Coldfield. Despite only one goal this season for the Yeltz, the attacking midfielder is always a threat, and will be a tough challenge for the Dabbers’ defence.

Away Fans’ Guide

You can find a detailed page about how to get to The Grove here.

Our Last Meeting

A 0-0 draw away from home with Halesowen was significant for Nantwich as they confirmed their place in the Northern Premier Division play-offs back in April. Despite chances from Curtis Jones, Josh Hancock and Andy White, Nantwich Town lacked a cutting edge in the final third, and the three points eluded them, but a place in the playoffs was confirmed.

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