Thursday, October 08, 2009

Dabbers slump to defeat

Source: This is Staffordshire

Thursday, October 08, 2009, 08:40

FC United 4

Nantwich Town 0

NANTWICH Town missed a penalty for the second game running in crashing to a 4-0 defeat at FC United of Manchester last night.

Play was fast and furious from the start and Nantwich had the opportunity to strike the first blow after 15 minutes.

Dave Whittaker found Michael Lennon, who was brought down in the box. United keeper Ashton parried the spot-kick by Lennon, who clipped the bar with his second attempt.

Nantwich were to rue the miss as United took a two-goal lead into the interval.

A long clearance by Ashton led to Simon Carden racing into the area where he crossed to the far post for Phil Marsh to head past Lee Jones on 25 minutes.

Eight minutes later Marsh added his second when Nantwich again failed to deal with another downfield ball.

Jerome Wright went close to adding a third, but that honour went to Marsh, who completed his hat-trick on 63 minutes.

Nantwich's misery was completed six minutes from time when Jamie Mack scored United's fourth in front of a crowd of 1,650 for a game that was transferred from Bury to the Hyde United ground.