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DABBERS HAND OUT DOODSON DRUBBING

4 years ago By Stevie R

Below-par Blues suffered a hammering at the hands of Premier Division Nantwich Town when they went down 5-0 at the Weaver Stadium in the Doodson Sports Cup.

After two tough away assignments in the FA Trophy, Lee Casswell made six changes to his starting line-up with Danny Smith, Ryan Dicker, Anthony Danylyk, Jordan Johnson, John Johnston and Andy Kinsey all left out of the starting line-up.

Ben Deegan gave the home side the lead with a well-taken shot from 15 yards after 17 minutes, but Mitch Husbands came close to an equaliser soon after when his curling shot just cleared the bar.

Rhys Swetnam missed a great chance on 26 minutes when he hipped in between full back and keeper but was unable to find the net from a tight angle.

Blues fell further behind on 34 minutes when Andy White's free kick flicked off Joe Evans head and lopped over Ben Chapman.

Leek had a big task on their hands and it became a mountain to climb when Andy Bratt got himself sent-off on 53 minutes following a lunging tackle and a shove on a opponent in the ensuing fracas (pictured).

From then on it was a question of how many the Dabbers would score and they added three more through Deegan with his second on 61 minutes and a late brace from Harry Clayton.

Team: Chapman, Swetnam, Evans (Johnston 51), Donnelly, Bratt, Hall, Maguire, Shelley, Grice, Husbands (Kinsey 61), Bell. Not used: Danylyk, Johnson, Stubbs.

Attendance: 82

Photo by David Hynds


Updated 13:35 - 20 Nov 2013 by Stevie R

Where next?

HELP GET THE GAME ON Blues are looking for volunteers this Sunday to help get the pitch ready for the FA Trophy tie on Tuesday night against Brackley Town.
DABBERS TEST IN DOODSON Blues kick off their Doodson Sports Cup campaign this season with a difficult looking tie at Premier Division Nantwich Town tonight.

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