Paris Bateman, Nantwich Town loanee

By Robert Summerscales
Nantwich Town boss Jimmy Quinn is keen to put the 3-0 drubbing at Hednesford behind them and look ahead to their next match.

The Dabbers were well beaten by promotion hopefuls who included ex Nantwich favourites Michael Lennon and Dave MacPherson.

Quinn’s men fell behind after just 48 seconds in Staffordshire, when Ben Bailey headed home from Jamey Osborne’s long throw.

Elliot Durrell doubled the Pitmen’s lead midway through the first half with another goal that originated from a throw-in, before Sam Barnes completed the scoring with a late tap-in.

“I was very disappointed with the first couple of goals we conceded – two identical goals from long throws,” said Quinn.

“I wish it were that easy for us to score.

“We could have defended better. It is hard work when you concede a goal in the first 10 minutes, particularly away from home to a team second in the league.

“We’ve got a bit of work to do. We’re on a bad run at the minute and the only way to change that is to get on the training field and to do a bit of hard work in the week.

“We have a home game against Whitby next Saturday and we need to do well against them. The focus is now on a couple of days’ hard work in training.”

Full-back Paris Bateman (pictured), who joined Nantwich on a two-month loan from Crewe Alexandra earlier this week, made his Dabbers debut at Keys Park.

Quinn was impressed by the 20-year-old’s performance, which was one of the highlights of an otherwise frustrating afternoon.

“He did very well,” added Quinn. “It is difficult for a lad that’s coming into a team that concedes a goal after 30 seconds.

“He wants to come in a make a good impression and make a contribution towards a good result.

“We’ve lost the game, but I thought he did well. He’s a good lad and he did himself credit.”

(pic courtesy of Nantwich Town FC)

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