FC United were given a lesson in finishing by as they suffered a third successive Evo-Stik Premier defeat in front 1,343 at Gigg Lane last night.
The Rebels, missing several key players through injury, would have led at the break had it not been for Dabbers keeper Jonathan Brain, who produced fine saves to foil Michael Carr and then Danny Grimshaw.
But it was Nantwich who then proceeded to take control with three goals in eight minutes sending Karl Marginson’s men crashing 3-1.
Michael Lennon tapped in Town’s first 10 minutes after the restart before Sean Cooke and Nial Maguire both struck from long-range.
FC’s stalwart captain Dave Chadwick managed to reduce the arrears with 13 minutes left, pouncing to convert a Richard Battersby cross, but there was to be no way back.
Nantwich might even have snatched a fourth goal in stoppage-time but Spencer saved superbly.
Meanwhile, Garry Flitcroft’s Chorley returned to second spot, with Adam Roscoe scoring twice in their 4-1 romp at Burscough.
Ashton United fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Whitby.
September 15, 2011