The Dabbers are back in Greater Manchester for the second Saturday running as they look to make it 5 unbeaten away at Ashton United. Let’s see what might be in store for Nantwich for this game.
Ashton- From Dean to United
After Thursday night’s special visit from a famous Ashton, Crewe legend Dean, its Ashton United next on the agenda for Dave Cooke’s side. And the signs from our opponents are nothing if not encouraging. Ashton’s only win in the league came on the opening day of the season over Matlock, which as the season goes on looks more and more like a freak result with Matlock top of the league and Ashton second bottom on 9 points.
But they can perhaps count themselves slightly unlucky as only one of their defeats so far has been by more than one goal, and there have been a couple of creditable recent 1-1 draws with both South Shields and Buxton, so nothing should be taken for granted by the Dabbers on Saturday.
Last Time Out
The last meeting of the two sides was at Hurst Cross in November 2019, and the Dabbers came out on top with a thumping 4-0 win. Jimmy Lawrie gave Nantwich the lead with a penalty in off the post, before a terrible challenge from Andrew Howarth saw him sent off. The Dabbers took charge thereafter, with a Callum Saunders brace and a wonderful solo goal by Ricardo Fuller capped thing off. You can see highlights from that one below:
Players to Watch
Nathan Ntalu had scored 3 in 2 before not being in the side through injury in recent matches, so he’s worth looking out for should he play, Also, a recent loan signing from Bolton, Adam Senior scored recently against Gainsborough and is an attacking threat from right-back.
Tickets for Ashton can be bought online here, or on the gate, prices are £10 for adults, £6 for concessions and £1 for under 12s.