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End of season awards for Dabbers

Club Secretary Carl Thorpe is congratulated by the squad for 500 matches at Nantwich Town FC

NANTWICH Town has paid tribute to its stars of the season in its annual awards ceremony.

Defender Joel Stair, pictured above with Mayor Arthur Moran, was named as the club’s Player of the Year.

Fellow defender Troy Bourne took the Player’s Player of the Season and the Manager’s Player of the Season awards.

Nantwich boxer takes pro title


Nantwich boxer Nathan Gorman collected his first title as a professional with a clinical first round stoppage of Sheffield’s David Howe.

Nathan, who is trained by Ricky Hatton, picked up the vacant Central Area heavyweight crown in just 127 seconds at Fenton Manor in Stoke and clearly underlined his potential for the top.

At 6ft 8ins and some 14 pro fights under his belt, Howe presented Gorman’s toughest test to date in terms of both experience and stature.

Nantwich fighter on Fury-Klitschko undercard


Nantwich heavyweight Nathan Gorman is to appear on the undercard of Tyson Fury’s mammoth heavyweight title rematch with Wladimir Klitschko.

Fights are coming thick and fast for the Ricky Hatton-trained 19-year-old as he has racked up four victories with three knockouts since turning professional in December.

Last month Nathan, floored Poland’s Kamil Sokolowski three times en route to a fifth round stoppage and just two weeks earlier he wiped out Hrvoje Kisicek in just one session at London’s Copper Box Arena.

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The Nantwich Town Squad Photo for 2014-15

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Photo courtesy of Simon J. Newbury Photography.

Nantwich boy signs with Liverpool

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8 year old Frankie Phillips, son of ex Crewe keeper Steve Phillips, has just signed with Liverpool.
Following in his fathers footsteps Frankie has specialised as a goalkeeper and since the day he could walk has received top quality training from his biggest fan, his dad.  However Steve feels it is now time for Frankie to move to the next level.

Nantwich Town 1-1 Blyth Spartans match report

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By James Briscoe

It was a win that got away for Nantwich after Alex Meaney’s first half strike was the only conversion of a wealth of chances in an albeit handsome performance allowing Arjun Purewal’s header to steal a Spartans point.

Dabbers loanee Nick Haughton was the shining light with exciting footwork and skill but even he spurned a great chance in the second period.

Nantwich started brightly with crosses threatening to pick out Aaron Burns in dangerous positions.

Nantwich Town 2–1 Frickley Athletic match report

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By James Briscoe

Nantwich: Steven James, Andrew Pearson, Andy White, Andy Keogh, Alex Frost (c), Mat Bailey, Nick Haughton, Oliver Devenney, Aaron Burns (Steve Foster 65), Ben Deegan (Sam Wilson 79), Max Harrop (Alex Meaney 83). Subs: Josh Eastwood, Harry Clayton.

Frickley: Ben Simpson, Kaspar Amdal, Andy Villermann, Jake Picton, Sam Denton, Luke Jeffs, Fernando Moke, Joe Wilcox, Luke Hinsley (Gareth Grant 79), Gavin Allott (c), James Ghaichem. Subs: Stephen Gardner, Leon Osborne, Lee Stratford, Thomas Woodhead.

A red card for each team had less impact on the result than strong wind at the Weaver Stadium as a gust forced Frickley keeper Ben Simpson in to a mistake leading to Ben Deegan’s winner.

From word go it looked like the Dabbers had a plan to stop tricky Frickley winger James Ghaichem who won two penalties in the reverse fixture.

Nantwich Town 3-1 Stamford

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By James Briscoe

Dabbers hotshot Steve Foster scored a header after just 28 seconds (main photo), in a game the hosts controlled, to set the Dabbers on the way to their first win in four games on an emotional night for the club.

Before kick off there was a minute’s applause for Frank Hope a Nantwich Town fan who sadly passed away the night before the game.

Nantwich looked to get the ball forward straight from kick off and Stamford seemed shell-shocked. Steve Foster took advantage with a brilliant header from a cultured Andrew Pearson cross on 28 seconds.

Nantwich Town fan Frank Hope passes away


By James Briscoe

We woke to the sad news that Nantwich Town fan, Frank Hope, passed away last night (Monday) at 66-years-old. Frank was a familiar face and character at the Weaver Stadium and one of the Club’s most loyal fans, always travelling away to watch his beloved Dabbers.

Frank was heavily involved with the Nantwich Town Independent Supporters’ Association, attending meetings to discuss the future of the Club with fellow fans.

Took too soon I am sure you will agree, we will miss you, Frank.

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