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Match Preview :- Nantwich Town - Monday April 16th, 2018 (19:45:00)

On Monday, Celtic travel to Nantwich Town in the Cheshire Senior Cup Semi-Final (kick off 7:45pm). Nantwich are currently eleventh on fifty-seven points, ten places and twelve points above Celtic having played three more games. There will be a match centre and Twitter feed for the game.

After losing to Celtic in the opening match, Nantwich improved with one loss in their next eight. the season well, with two losses in their opening thirteen propelling them to the play-off spots. They have had small runs of wins, but nothing consistent. Their last five home games have seen them win one (against Warrington), draw one and lose three, including losing to Celtic in March. They have only actually lost one in their last seven games, their most recent game 2-1 at home to Rushall, but have had three wins and three draws in that time. Nantwich have got to the semi-final after beating Sandbach away 2-0 and Crewe Alexandra at home 2-1.

Harry Clayton is set to overtake the now departed Sean Cooke (he went to AFC Fylde) for the top scorer for Nantwich, with thirteen goals each. Between them, they have scored nearly half of the fifty-nine goals Nantwich have scored in the league this season. Thirty-one of those fifty-nine have come at home a rate of 1.5 goals per game (1.4 overall). They have conceded sixty-one goals, thirty-five at home, at a rate of 1.7 goals per game at home and 1.5 overall. Five of their twelve clean sheets have come at home, and they have failed to score eight times, but only twice at home.

Nantwich's last match was Saturday, when they lost 2-1 at home to Rushall Olympic. In that match they lined up as:
1. Krystion Burzynski
2. Jamie Morgan
3. Kallam Boyle
4. Declan O'Riordan
5. Clayton McDonald
6. Casper Hughes
7. Nathan Cotterell
8. Matt Bell
9. Harry Clayton
10. Jordan Davies
11. Danny Griggs

Celtic's last match was the 4-1 away loss to Stourbridge. In that match, we lined up as:
1. George Sykes-Kenworthy
2. Harrison Holgate
3. Alex Honeyball
4. Danny Morton
5. Luke Ashworth
6. Jack Taylor
7. Jake Charles
8. Oli Roberts
9. Liam Dickinson
10. Matty Wolfenden
11. Connor Hughes

Celtic will most be without Ross Killock and Tom Brown through injury whilst Greg Wilkinson could be back after his layoff.

We have played and beaten Nantwich twice this season, 1-0 at home in the opening game thanks to Alex Honeyball's first half goal, and again at Nantwich when we won 3-2 thanks to Matty Wolfenden's stoppage time winner after Connor Hughes and Wolfenden had twice given Celtic the lead. In the last thirty years, we have met Nantwich five times in the Cheshire Senior Cup, including the final in 2012. Nantwich have won four of them, with Celtic last beating them in the competition back in 2004, when we won 4-0.

Table
P Pts
9 Barwell 41 59
10 Buxton 41 58
11 Nantwich Town 42 57
12 Stafford Rangers 43 57
13 Stourbridge 42 56
Results
Mon 16 Apr 2018Stalybridge Celtic4-3
Sat 14 Apr 2018Rushall Olympic1-2
Tue 10 Apr 2018Warrington Town0-0
Sat 07 Apr 2018Warrington Town2-1
Mon 02 Apr 2018Sutton Coldfield Town3-1
Goal Scorers
Cooke, Sean13
Clayton, Harry13
Bell, Matthew7
Forbes, David4
Mwsaile, Joseph3
Previous Meetings
Saturday August 14, 2021
3
2
Saturday September 26, 2020
3
0
Saturday January 25, 2020
0
2
Saturday March 02, 2019
4
2
Saturday October 27, 2018
1
0
Records
Home win Lancaster City3-0Sat 20th Jan
Away win Coalville Town0-3Sat 3rd Feb
Home defeat Hednesford Town1-5Sat 6th Jan
Away defeat Altrincham5-1Tue 3rd Oct
Home score Hednesford Town1-5Sat 6th Jan
Away score Altrincham5-1Tue 3rd Oct
Games Since... Overall Home Away
Last Scored 212
Last Conceded 212
Last Won 212
Last Drew 423
Directions
Distance: 53
Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes

From the M67 join the M60 towards Stockport.
After 7 miles, leave the M60 at Junction 4 (Chester, M6) to join the M56 Stay on the M56 for 7 miles, coming off at junction 7 (Northwich, M6) to join the A556.
The roundabout can be avoided by using the slip road.
Stay on the A556 for 5 miles to the roundabout with the M6.
Join the M6 southbound (Birmingham) avoiding the roundabout by using the slip road.
Stay on the M6 for 18 miles to Junction 16 (A500, Crewe and Nantwich).
At the roundabout at the end of the slip road, turn right (3 of 4) onto the A500.
Stay on the A500 for one mile to a roundabout with the A51, cross the roundabout (2 of 4) onto the A51 into Nantwich.
After a mile and two roundabouts (first exit off each), cross the roundabout by the station onto the A530 (Water Lode).
Follow Water Lode round for half a mile, and the club is on the right hand side.

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