Joshua Gordon, against Kidsgrove

Nantwich Town wrapped up their pre-season campaign with a comfortable 4-0 win over Kidsgrove Athletic.

Dabbers boss Phil Parkinson made several changes, with stand-in keeper Danny Read replacing Dave Parton.

Curtis Jones partnered Mat Bailey in defence, with White and Touray started at full back.

Sam Hall and Wayne Riley once again started in midfield, with a front four of Theo Stair, Ryan Jackson, Sean Cooke and the returning from holiday Josh Gordon.

And Gordon (pictured) had the first chance of the game, as he shot over from 25 yards.

Cooke then shot straight at Burzynski from just outside the area.

After 12 minutes, Cooke crossed for Jackson, but Lee Pickerill won the header with the ball coming back off the bar.

The home side suffered a blow on 22 minutes when captain Ryan Austin was forced off after rolling his ankle.

Nantwich enjoyed the lion’s share of territory and possession.

After half an hour, Gordon had the best chance of the game as his free header from a corner was sent straight at Burzynski from five yards out.

Just before half time, a header from Kidsgrove was picked up by Burzynski, but the referee judged he had dropped and picked it back up.

Cooke’s free-kick hit the wall, but he seized on the rebound and was brought down for a Dabbers penalty which he converted for 1-0.

Nantwich started the second half brightly.

Ryan Jackson had chances but 10 minutes into the second half he was replaced by Jonny Kapend.

On 62 minutes, the Dabbers scored the goal they had been threatening.

Osebi Abadaki forced his way into the penalty area and his cross found Ibou Touray, who smashed home his second in three games.

Kidsgrove had their chances, with Lindsey shooting straight at the keeper.

Trialist Glen Matthews came on for Touray and youth teamer Cal Jones came on for Hall.

With just over 10 minutes to go, the Dabbers wrapped up victory with a third.

Kapend crossed for Dave Walker, who slotted in to bag his first goal since returning to the Dabbers.

Kidsgrove’s best chance fell to Joe Woolley, but he could only send a well placed free kick over.

Abadaki, Matthews and Cal Jones all saw attempts go well wide for the Dabbers.

But they added gloss to the scoreline with a fourth.

Build up play from Abadaki, Stair and Kapend saw Walker freed and he fired under Burzynski for his second.

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