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By Ashley Houghton
Nantwich Town went down to a late winner as Worksop won their first game since Boxing Day at the Weaver Stadium.

Massiah McDonald latched onto Jamie Jackson’s through ball to hammer a 75th minute winner past Jon Brain in the Dabbers goal.

Nantwich had the better of the chances in the early stages as Dabbers debutant David Lynch found Jordan Connerton inside the area but the striker, on loan from Crewe Alexandra, shot wide.

Lynch, who signed for Nantwich on loan from Burnley, went close on the half hour mark but his free kick was saved by Jon Worsnop.

The Dabbers’ best chance of the half came just before half time as Matt Lowe’s free-kick was headed just over by Mat Bailey.

Worksop did go close with the final attack of the first half but Luke Shiels headed wide of Brain’s left hand post.

Nantwich, playing in front of 420 fans, went close again just after half time as good interplay between Dave Macpherson and Connerton created an opening for Lowe who shot wide.

The Tigers could have taken the lead just after the hour mark when McDonald battled down the right and cut back for Jackson only for the striker’s shot to be cleared off the line by Darren Moss.

Worksop went close again shortly after and it was Jackson causing all the problems as his left footed chip nearly caught Brain out but the ex-Macclesfield keeper recovered well to claim.

The decisive goal came 15 minutes from time when Chris Flynn was caught in possession by Jackson and the striker fed through his strike partner, McDonald, who smashed home to give his side their first win since Boxing Day.

The Dabbers went close in the final stages through Michael Lennon but his overhead kick trickled wide.

Nantwich: Brain, Lowe, White, Moss, Bailey, McDonald, Lynch (Cooke, 73), Flynn (c) (Maguire, 90), Connerton (Everall, 73), Lennon, MacPherson. Subs: Foster, Mitchell.

Worksop: Worsnop, Young, Wood, Sharry, Shiels, Cotterill (c), Beeson (Nightingale, 90), Hudson, King, Jackson (Taylor, 90), McDonald. Subs: Alali, Powell, Jepson.

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