Evo-StikNPL, Saturday 28 September 2013

 By Gary Owen

Town boasted six different scorers to epitomise their team performance in this comfortable victory for Danny Johnson’s men.

The game was virtually secured inside a six minute first half spell that saw the visitors score three times. The first came just after the half hour mark when former Blood Aaron Burns got a defining touch to ex-Ashton United midfielder Adam Carden’s strike to steer the ball past YannickNlate.

Max Harrop then found acres of space on the Droylsden left to run at the home defence and place his shot beyond the exposed Nalte, before Russ Courney looped a header over the Droylsden keeper after the home defence had failed to deal with a Town free kick.

The hosts pulled a goal back moments before the break when Domaine Rouse’s shot was blocked, and Daniel McLoughlin fired home the loose ball from a tight angle.

Droylsden started the second half brightly and a home goal at that stage could have proved interesting, but Nantwich regained control with a classic counter attack that saw skipper Alex Frost, of all people, notch their fourth.

Town then had appeals for a penalty ignored by the officials when Ben Hampson appeared to have mauled Burns in the box, and Thomas Moore also struck the woodwork as Nantwich continued to express their dominance.

Two late goals confirmed Town’s superiority, as Matt Bailey beat two before scoring, and in added time Bailey turned provider for Moore to complete the rout.

With a Droylsden victory continuing to look elusive, The Bloods still languish at the foot of the table, and need to be careful they don’t leave too big a points’ gap to haul back should they find some form.


DROYLSDEN – Nlate, Clarkson (Kinsella, 77’), Hibbert, Grant, Hampson, Holden, Wolstenholme (Walton, 74’), Silvero (Maloney, 50’), Ahmadi, Rouse, McLoughlin. Subs not used – Headlam, Hall.

NANTWICH TOWN – Smith, Frost, Wilson, Devenney, Davis, Courney, Carden, Davidson, Burns (Moore, 76’), Harrop (O’Neill, 66’), Johnson (Bailey, 62’). Subs not used – Clayton, Amadi.

Referee:                                Mr. Nicholas Barnara

Attendance:                          111

Category: Match Reports