After a scoreless draw at the Giant Axe against Lancaster City on Saturday, the Dabbers return to action as Dave Cooke’s men host FC United of Manchester in another top-of-the-table six-pointer.

The Opposition 

Name: FC United of Manchester
Nickname: The Red Rebels
Managers: Neil Reynolds
Stadium: Broadhurst Park
Position: 4th (BetVictor Northern Premier League)

Match Details

Match: Nantwich Town vs FC United of Manchester
Competition: BetVictor Northern Premier League
Date: Tuesday 25th February 2020
Kick Off: 7.45pm
Stadium: Weaver Stadium
Admission: £11/£8/£3

A Famous Meeting

Nantwich Town reached the semi-finals of the Presidents Cup with an emphatic 51 win over FC United back in 2008.

A crowd of 873 turned up at the Weaver Stadium to see the Dabbers reach the final four in style.

Recalled Adam Beasley was the star of the show as Nantwich totally shocked their UniBond First Divison North opponents.

His 22nd-minute header was quickly cancelled out by Jerome Wright but Nantwich regained the advantage thanks to a neat move.

Nick Farquharson thread the ball through to Beasley who put the ball beyond the keeper.  Paul Taylor’s free-kick gave them an instant two-goal cushion after the break and the Dabbers went on to dominate.

Phil Parkinson made it fourth with a firm header on 75 minutes before Alex boss Steve Holland saw Farquharson wrap things up with his fifth in three.

Last Time Out 

Nantwich Town solidified their position in the BetVictor Northern Premier League with a 0-0 draw with Lancaster City at the Giant Axe. The Dabbers came the closest during the game with a close strike through Sean Cooke that went just wide of the post.

Cooke also hit the crossbar with a free-kick from distance, as the Dabbers secured a strong point away at one of the top challengers in the league.