Nathan Watson 2′, Liam Hearn 14′, 25′, 43′, 45′, Zak Goodson 71′, Troy Bourne OG 86′
Callum Saunders 19′, 90′, Jamie Morgan 88′
- Kieran Preston
- Liam Bateman
- Henri Wilder
- Dom Roma
- Stefan Galinski
- Ryan Wilson
- Jack Thomas
- Matt Thornhill (c)
- Liam Hearn
- Nathan Watson
- Courey Grantham
Zak Goodson for Courey Grantham (64′)
Lewis Carr for Liam Bateman (78′)
Dennel Stokes for Kieran Preston (87′)
- James Hawkins
- Jamie Morgan
- Louis Barnes
- Joe Davis
- Toby Mullarkey
- Caspar Hughes (c)
- Troy Bourne
- Matt Bell
- Danny Glover
- Sean Cooke
- Callum Saunders
Luke Walsh for Louis Barnes (39′)
James Lawrie for Matt Bell (68′)
Ricardo Fuller for Danny Glover (68′)
Nantwich Town ended their regular league campaign with a 7-3 defeat at the hands of Basford United on a rainy afternoon in Nottinghamshire.
Basford went goal crazy in the first half as they took a 5-1 lead into half time following four goals from player/manager Liam Hearn as Callum Saunders scored the only goal for the Dabbers.
Nantwich had the better of the second period despite two more goals from the home team as Saunders netted again along with full-back Jamie Morgan who scored his fourth goal of the season.
It took just two minutes for United to take the lead as top scorer Nathan Watson headed home from close range following an in swinging corner from the left hand side.
The lead was doubled ten minutes later as Hearn broke clear on the edge of the box with his eventual effort going in through the legs of unfortunate debutant James Hawkins who was making his first start for the club.
Great work down the left hand side from Louis Barnes and Matt Bell then saw the latter pull the ball back into the six yard box for Saunders who rifled in his fifth goal in six games.
Hearn then had his second as he fired across Hawkins into the far corner after Basford had recycled the ball after the Dabbers had failed to clear Jack Thomas’ corner from the right.
Things got from bad to worse in the final five minutes of the half as Hearn completed his hat-trick and then added his fourth to give his side a 5-1 lead at the break.
However despite the game being out of sight the Dabbers began the second period brightly as Danny Glover struck the bar after the ball had fallen kindly for the striker, before Caspar Hughes fired wide from distance.
Basford substitute Zac Goodson then broke clear down the right hand side midway through the half, before slotting past Hawkins and Troy Bourne then had a moment to forget as he headed into his own net to make the scoreline 7-1.
But the Dabbers were still able to add to the scoresheet as Morgan volleyed in Sean Cooke’s cross before Saunders fired in his tenth league goal of the season to round off a forgetful afternoon for the men in green.