Jordan Davies holds off a Wrexham player

Nantwich Town notched a fine win over National League side Wrexham AFC at the Weaver Stadium.

The Reds had won their previous five pre-season matches but lost by a Jordan Davies goal to the Dabbers.

Dave Cooke fielded a number of teenagers for the Dabbers who helped them to an excellent win over their illustrious opposition by a single goal.

Nantwich took the lead through a superb Davies effort and despite constant pressure from the visitors, Cooke’s side defended heroically to win.

It was a bright start from Nantwich in front of nearly 1,000 supporters, as Aaron Hassall and Jordan Davies both came dangerously close to scoring early on.

And on 12 minutes they found the breakthrough.

Harry Clayton weaved his way through the Wrexham defence, and a short tap of the ball across the front of the box found Davies.

A Wrexham throw in in front of the Baker Wynne and Wilson Stand

His right-footed shot fired into the top-left-hand corner, past the outstretched hand of Dibble and into the Wrexham net.

Jordan’s second in the last two games with this time Harry Clayton assisting rather then scoring his side kick.

Wrexham then built constant pressure but Fabien Speiss and his defenders denied the visitors time and time again.

The Dabbers broke clear on occasions after the break to pose a threat, but Cooke will be delighted with the rearguard action shown by his team.

He said after the match he was “proud to see his team, with three of the back four teenagers” play so well.

Manager Dave Cooke has game face on prior to kick-off

Nantwich are next in action on Tuesday night when they host Rhyl Town at the Weaver Stadium, kick off 7.45pm.

Until losing at Nantwich, Wrexham had won at Lex Glyndwr, Cefn Druids, Louletano Desportos Clube (Portugal), Stafford Rangers, and Warrington Town.

They play also away at Altrincham and Chorley before their first National League fixture, which is at home to Macclesfield Town on August 5.

(pics by Jonathan White)

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