Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Nantwich..5 FC United..1
By Toby Robinson

NANTWICH Town reached the semi-finals of the Presidents Cup with an emphatic 5-1 win over FC United last night.

A record 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.