Jimmy Quinn the former Reading, Bournemouth, West Ham and Northern Ireland Striker was appointed manager in March 2011.
The 2011/12 season saw the club embark on its most successful run in the FA Cup, reaching the First Round Proper for the first time in the club’s history. Victories over Ramsbottom United, Northwich Victoria, Kendal Town and Nuneaton Town gave Nantwich an enticing tie at MK Dons and although the Dabbers went down 6-0 on the day, their brave performance earned many plaudits. The club also won their 2ndCheshire Senior Cup in 4 years, beating Stalybridge Celtic to pick up their 4th honour in the competition.
When the club parted company with Quinn in March 2013, Darren Moss had a spell as Caretaker Manager as the Dabbers finished the season in 14th place in the 2012/13 season. Danny Johnson was appointed Manager ahead of the 2013/14 campaign and the former Ashton United boss quickly named Earl Davis as Player/Assistant Manager. They finished 19th that season.
For the 2014/15 campaign, former Stalybridge Celtic striker Phil Eastwood stepped up from his role as coach to replace Earl Davis as Assistant Manager, but following a poor run of results and with the club fighting relegation, Danny Johnson was relieved of his duties in early February 2015. Former player Phil Parkinson was appointed the new manager on 4th February 2015. Parkinson had become a club hero during his time as a player, as he was part of the side Nantwich Town to FA Vase victory in 2006 and had been a integral player of the team as they won back-to-back promotions only a few years earlier.
Parkinson appointed Neil Sorvel as assistant manager, Danny Griggs as first team coach and Chris Parkes as goalkeeping coach. The management team turned things around in the 2nd half of 2014/15 season, gaining enough points to remain in the NPL Premier Division relatively comfortably with a few games remaining.
Parkinson and his management team were able to develop and build upon the strong end to the 14/15 season with an excellent 2015/16 season. They started the season in terrific form, scoring an incredible 41 goals in their first 12 games and picking up 24 from a possible 36 points from the first 2 months of the season. They carried their good league form over into the cup competitions, progressing to the FA Trophy 1st round with wins over Salford, Kings Lynn and Stockport.
The Dabbers league form took a slight dip in January and February, but their FA Trophy run kept going. They progressed past Ashton, Matlock and Stourbridge to reach the Quarterfinals of the competition for the first time in their history. In front of a crowd of 892 at the Weaver Stadium, the Dabbers beat Conference Premier side Dover 2-1 with a late winner from Liam Shotton to progress to the Semi-Finals and sit just 2 games away from a trip to Wembley.