By Andy Martell
Nantwich Town extended their unbeaten run but were held to a successive 0-0 draw by league strugglers Frickley Athletic at the Weaver Stadium.

The Dabbers applied early pressure to the visitors, but failed to capitalise on their advantage.

The first ten minutes saw an early shot from Michael Lennon saved by Stephen Dickinson then Mat Bailey shot just wide past the left-hand post.

Both teams enjoyed even possession for much of the first half without either keeper being severely challenged.

Nantwich found it difficult to penetrate a Frickley team playing deep, especially on set pieces.

As the first half drew to a close, Dave McPherson was fouled just outside the box by Stuart Ludlam. Andy White drilled the free-kick low but hitting the left hand post.

Both teams were unchanged for a livelier start to the second half.

Within minutes, McDonald pressed forward, avoiding opposition challenges to get his left-foot shot on target but straight at keeper Dickinson.

Substitutions by both managers injected pace into the game, but it wasn’t until the final ten minutes that Nantwich began to gain the upper hand finding particular success on the left hand side with White and Foster combining well.

The best chance of the match came for Nantwich just before the final whistle when Matt Lowe crossed into the Frickley box.

Lennon and Si Everall forced keeper Dickinson to pull off an impressive double save to deny them a goal.

Nantwich play their next match away against Stafford Rangers on Easter Monday.

Nantwich Town: Brain, Lowe, White, Hughes, Bailey (cap, Moss, 75), McDonald, Urwin (Cooke,59), MacPherson (Flynn, 71), Everall, Lennon, Foster.

All pics courtesy of Simon J Newbury Photography

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