Monday, February 26, 2007

Dabbers make a point: Nantwich..1 FC United..1


By Toby Robinson

NANTWICH Town made a point against NWC Division One title-favourites FC United.

Player-manager Steve Davis was a happy man after last Saturday's 1-1 draw at Jackson Avenue.

A post-war record crowd of 1,536 saw a game of two halves as the Dabbers more than matched their now illustrious opponents.

Andy Kinsey delighted the home fans with a thoroughly deserved 26th-minute opener.

Danny Griggs played the perfect through-ball for the striker to latch on to and fire his 23rd goal of the season.

Kinsey saw two further efforts blocked while both Andy Bott and Adam Beasley could have added before the break.

But United took charge in the second half although it took a hotly disputed free-kick to assist Rory Patterson in levelling things up on 76 minutes.

Beasley almost stole it at the death but a point was about right according to Davis.

"I thought it was a fair result," he admitted.

"We had the better of the first half and they had the better in the second.

"I didn't think the referee was strong enough.

"Griggsy took a real battering and if that had been televised, cards would have been given.

"He's got a black eye and bruises all over.

"He's just joined up with the England Futsal squad and they were asking where the hell he'd been.

"But you're not always going to get the right decisions and you've got to get on with it."