Joe Malkin - scored two goals (1)

Nantwich Town beat Winnington Avenue 94 3-1 in the Crewe & District FA Cup match at the Weaver Stadium, writes Jonathan White.

Joe Malkin (pictured) bagged a brace and Kallam Boyle scored the other as a youthful Dabbers side ensured there was no giant killing act.

Anasse Ataya with a consolation from the spot for the visitors.

Manager Dave Cooke was able to rest a number of senior players to keep them fresh as they look to push towards the summit of the Evo-Stik Premier League.

The Dabbers bounced back defeat to Matlock to claim a convincing 4-1 away win at North Ferriby United on Saturday, and are now in second place and closing in on leaders Scarborough.

Cooke said: “I’m really pleased we have got back on track, the lads have to take the credit as we had two good training sessions in the week and talked about the game last Saturday.

“The run was always going to end one day, we surrendered poorly in the second half, but the lads couldn’t wait to get back on the pitch to get back and gain three points which we did very well to do.

“I was disappointed that we gave away the goal as I said to the lads at half time, if we go in at 3-0 then its pretty much game over.

“We gave them a lifeline and you could see that in the second half for 10-15 minutes they came out with a lot of energy.

“But the fourth goal put it to bed and we could have won by a lot more in the end.

“I’m really pleased, it’s another win, another game chalked off and we will go again next week at Bamber Bridge.”

The Dabbers next match is this Saturday November 17 (3pm kick-off) away at Bamber Bridge in the Evo-Stik League Premier Division.

Nantwich Town: James Hawkins, Jake Phillips, Kallam Boyle, Joel Kuzam, Clayton McDonald (captain), Niall Cope, David Neligwa, Danny Griggs, Joe Malkin, Sam Croft, Tom Jackson. Subs: Jack Higginbotham, Oliver Hawkins (GK), Josh Cross, Declan Colclough, Cobi Bateman.

Winnington Avenue 94: Luke Baiton, Ash Bottrill, Aaron Gee, Ben Lambert, Mike Chubb, Steve Rowlands, Craig, Humpries, Tom Chubb (captain), Sam Didsbury, Steven Hamill, Anasse Ataya. Subs: Joel Hind, Jack Duffy, Ste Harris, Kyle Williams, Kieran Wright.

(pics by Jonathan White)

Winnington Avenue 94 player goes in with a heavy tackle (1)

Winnington Avenue 94 penalty - Anasse Ataya scores a consolation goal (2)

Winnington Avenue 94 penalty - Anasse Ataya celebrates his goal (1)

Nantwich Town on the ball (2) (1)

Both teams fight for the ball (1)

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