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Dickinson double save thwarts Dabbers
1:07pm Thursday 12th April 2012 in Sport
Nantwich Town 0 Frickley Athletic 0
A FINE double save from Frickley’s Stephen Dickinson prevented Nantwich from taking all three points in a tense affair at the Weaver Stadium on Saturday.
Dickinson saved first from Michael Lennon and then Simon Everall as the Dabbers looked to snatch a late winner in a game they had largely dominated.
Nantwich started brightly and Lennon’s shot from Zak Foster’s cross was saved by Dickinson on just four minutes.
Frickley rarely tested Dabbers keeper Jon Brain and Ryan Mallon’s 25-yard strike was about as close as they come in the early stages.
The game struggled to gain any real tempo as both sides couldn’t get a foot on the ball, James Ashmore’s long range effort forced a save from Brain but it was as close as the West Yorkshire side came.
Nantwich pushed for a winner as the second-half progressed but they lacked a cutting edge, Matt Lowe flashed across Dickinson’s goal on the hour mark but failed to hit the target.
Sean Cooke came on for the Dabbers and he went close almost immediately, turning on to his right foot inside the penalty area and smashing just wide to ensure both sides finished with a point.
Nantwich: Brain, Lowe, White, Hughes, Bailey (C) (Moss, 75), McDonald, Urwin (Cooke, 59), MacPherson (Flynn, 71), Everall, Lennon, Foster. Subs: Maguire, Lane.
NANTWICH'S end of season dinner will have former Manchester United and England star Dion Dublin as the special guest on Friday, April 27.
The TV pundit will present the awards – including the Dabbers player of the year – in the Fairfax Suite at the Weaver Stadium.
Tickets cost £12 and are available from the club shop, from 01270 621771 or email@example.com.
Voting forms for the Nantwich Town FC player of the year can be picked up from the club shop or at the remaining home games against Frickley and Chorley.