Match Preview: Halesowen Town vs Nantwich Town

By Ryan Batty:

Nantwich are back on the road this weekend as they travel to Halesowen in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division. Goals from Harry Clayton and new man Jordan Cole fired The Dabbers to a 2-0 win at home to Stourbridge on Tuesday, while two goals from on-loan John McAtee gave Halesowen their first victory in eight games as they came from behind to beat Whitby.

Match Details

Halesowen Town vs Nantwich Town
Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division
The Grove, Halesowen
9th December 2017

Ticket Prices

Adults: £10
Concessions: £7
U16s: £3
U12s: Free

Last Time Out

A solid performance all around, helped by goals from Harry Clayton and Jordan Cole gave Nantwich all three points against a solid Stourbridge side on Tuesday night. Cole, who signed from Newcastle Town earlier on in the week, came on as a second half substitute and within ten minutes had doubled the Dabbers’ lead with a fine long-range effort following Harry Clayton’s first half finish. The result means Dave Cooke’s men move up to 18th.

The Opposition

Halesowen currently sit dangerously near to the bottom of the league, in 22nd position, four points above Sutton Coldfield, who sit at the bottom of the table. The Yeltz’ win a week ago was their first since October, as an eight-game winless run came to an end, much to the relief of The Yeltz faithful.

Key Man – John McAtee

John McAtee joined Halesowen on loan in September from Shrewsbury, and has made an instant impact during his short time at The Grove. Despite a patchy run of form as of late, McAtee has scored four goals in his time with Halesowen, including two on Tuesday night against a strong Whitby defence. It will be a tough job for the Nantwich backline to keep him at bay for ninety minutes.

Away Fans Guide

Find a detailed guide on 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.

Tomorrow’s game has a pitch inspection at 8.00am tomorrow morning, so make sure you keep a close eye on the Nantwich Town Twitter and Facebook accounts for any news on a postponement. Additionally, a short announcement will be posted on the website if a postponement occurs.


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