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Nantwich Town 2-0 Stourbridge - Match Report

5 days ago By Steven Coney

The Glassboys’ poor Evo-Stik Premier form continued with defeat at NANTWICH TOWN.

A goal in either half saw Nantwich pick up the three points at the Weaver Stadium and the result sees Stour drop to 11th in the league table.

Nantwich were well on top for much of the first half and the first chance fell to the hosts after 5 minutes with Clayton McDonald’s header needing to be palmed away by Matt Gould.

David Forbes then had an effort cleared off the line after a free-kick into the box had fallen to his feet, which beat Gould but it looked to be cleared off the line by McCone.

Nantwich thought they had taken the lead in the 12th minute as Harry Clayton’s shot hit the underside of the bar and bounced down but no goal was given.

The home side did go ahead eight minutes later, however, as Clayton was played through on goal through the left channel area and he slotted well past Gould.

Benbow tried an overhead kick just after the break which went wide and boss Gary Hackett then introduced returning winger Matt Dodd who replaced the limping Stuart Pierpoint.

Matt Bell went close with an effort for Nantwich but the Dabbers doubled their lead in the 67th minute.

Substitute Jordan Cole received the ball on the edge of the penalty area and curled his shot past Gould.

Curtis Strong went close to a third goal for the hosts, but his low shot was cleared off the line by Paul McCone.

Josh Green replaced Benbow and Josh Cooke came on for Kyle Perry but the Glassboys were unable to get back into the game.

Play-off hopefuls Farsley Celtic are next up for Stour as they visit the War Memorial Ground on Saturday, kick-off is at 3pm.

Stourbridge: Gould, Westlake, Christophorou, McCone, Pierpoint (Dodd 50), Forde, Tonks, Broadhurst, Perry (Cooke 79), Benbow (Green 71), Shearer. Subs not used: Marsh, Collingridge.

Attendance: 208

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

The Glassboys are at home on Saturday, 9th December, when we will entertain first-time visitors Farsley Celtic in an Evo-Stik Premier fixture (3.00 pm kick-off).

We then travel to Leamington on Saturday 16th December in the Buildbase FA Trophy First Round (3.00 pm kick-off).

The Club is willing to run a supporters coach to Leamington, subject to demand, leaving the ground at 12.30pm.

Seats can be booked by contacting Jim McComish on 07966 568767 (after 5.00pm on weekdays), or at the Club Shop on match days. The fare for this match will be £10 (under 16s £5). The closing date for bookings is 6.00pm on Thursday 14th December.

YOUTH & ACADEMY

The Youth Team are away to Bromsgrove Sporting in a Midland Floodlit Youth League fixture on Wednesday, 6th December (7.45 pm kick-off).

Meanwhile, our Academy team welcome Kidderminster Harriers to the War Memorial Ground also on Wednesday, 6th December (2.00 pm kick-off) looking to emulate their result against the same opposition last week with Paul Ravenhall's side picking up their first victory of the season with a 3-2 win at the Harriers Centre of Excellence. Admission is FREE.

STOURBRIDGE LADIES

The Glassgirls make the very short trip to Gornal Ladies on Sunday, 10th December, buoyed by two successive League wins. Kick-off is at 2.00 pm at Mile Flat Stadium (former home of Handrahan Timbers FC), Enville Road, Kingswinford DY6 0AX.

Updated 20:40 - 9 Dec 2017 by Nigel Gregg

Where next?

Glassboys' FA Cup heroics released on DVD for Christmas Worrying about what to get your Stour mad loved ones? Worry no more as we have created a special DVD from last season’s FA Cup run!
Farsley Celtic match POSTPONED Our scheduled Evo-Stik Premier fixture against Farsley Celtic at Amblecote this afternoon (Saturday 9th) is OFF.

Fixtures
Sat 16 Dec
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Cup 15:00
Sat 23 Dec
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1st Team Whitby Town
League 15:00
Tue 26 Dec
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1st Team Stafford Rangers
League 15:00

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