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Nantwich Town coach Parkes eager for Stockport …

Nantwich Town goalkeeping coach Chris Parkes is looking forward to the FA Trophy tie against Stockport County, writes Liam Roe . The Dabbers will travel to Edgeley Park for the Third Qualifying Round of the competition, following a 5-1 victory over King s Lynn at the Weaver Stadium in the last round. As well as Parkes relishing the chance of playing against a team a league higher, he believes the squad will be looking to make their mark and prove a point too.

He said: We re most definitely looking forward to that game it s a massive game not just for the club but for the boys as well. They ll all be up for that sort of game at a former and recent league stadium. So we re really looking forward to that and I think it will be a really good day out for everyone and hopefully we come back with the right result.

Preparations for the game didn t go to plan last Saturday when Nantwich suffered a 4-2 defeat at Hurst Cross against Ashton United on a pitch hampered by the weather. Despite the loss, Parkes says the side will be going about their business as usual. We will prepare as thoroughly as we normally do for every game.

We ll certainly keep our preparation at a high level like we do every week, Parkes stated. I don t think there was a great deal we did wrong against Ashton, it s not as if we can pick out particular parts of our game. The Dabbers travelling support has been constant this season and it was no different on Saturday despite the scoreline.

I thought the supporters were great at Ashton, Parkes explained. And when the lads needed a lift they were there with the songs and the drums and it s always nice for them and it gives them a lift. There will be a coach, organised by the club, taking supporters to and from the game on Saturday.

I hope we fill the coach, added Parkes.

Plus you will have the faithful guys who stand behind the goal every week and sing their hearts out for the boys in all weathers and all scorelines. (pic by Simon J Newbury Photography)

Nantwich Town to face Stockport County in FA …

Nantwich Town will visit National League North side Stockport County in the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy. The Dabbers will travel to the former League side after easing past Kings Lynn 5-1 at the Weaver Stadium on Saturday. A second-half hat-trick by hot-shot Liam Shotton saw off the East Anglia team.

Steve Jones had given Nantwich a 10th minute lead, and Shotton bagged his first on the hour mark for 2-0. Sam Gaughran pulled one back for the visitors on 75 minutes, but the Dabbers killed the tie with two goals in two minutes when Lewis Short then Shotton scored on 77 and 79 minutes. Shotton earned the match ball when he fired home an 82nd minute penalty.

The third round draw, made this lunchtime (November 16), has pitted the two Cheshire clubs at Edgeley Park on Saturday November 28, kick off 3pm.

It also means Nantwich s scheduled home league match against Mickleover Sports on the same day will be re-arranged for a new date.

Nantwich Town to face Stockport County in FA Trophy third …

Nantwich Town will visit National League North side Stockport County in the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy. The Dabbers will travel to the former League side after easing past Kings Lynn 5-1 at the Weaver Stadium on Saturday. A second-half hat-trick by hot-shot Liam Shotton saw off the East Anglia team.

Steve Jones had given Nantwich a 10th minute lead, and Shotton bagged his first on the hour mark for 2-0. Sam Gaughran pulled one back for the visitors on 75 minutes, but the Dabbers killed the tie with two goals in two minutes when Lewis Short then Shotton scored on 77 and 79 minutes. Shotton earned the match ball when he fired home an 82nd minute penalty.

The third round draw, made this lunchtime (November 16), has pitted the two Cheshire clubs at Edgeley Park on Saturday November 28, kick off 3pm.

It also means Nantwich s scheduled home league match against Mickleover Sports on the same day will be re-arranged for a new date.

Brine Leas students help with Nantwich shoebox …

Brine Leas pupils have teamed up with Nantwich Rotary Club for this year s Christmas shoebox campaign aimed at Eastern Europe. Youngsters have filled their charity shoe boxes with festive gifts that children in impoverished areas would not normally receive. Some selected toys for the younger members, others focussed on cosmetic items for teenagers and the rest donated goods for the household.

Brine Leas 1 students are pictured with some of the 100 filled boxes, which are now on their way to Tirana in Albania, Iasi in eastern Romania and Odessa in Moldova. Katie Batten co-ordinated the project with Tony Coxhill, the former president of Nantwich Rotary Club 2 and Michael Parrott, chair of their International Committee. Katie said: We would like to thank the Rotary Club for inviting us to take part in this splendid project.

It helps our students appreciate that there are many young people not as fortunate as others.

Pictured are Ewan Watkinson and Patrick Nevill surrounded by some of the 100 boxes that were donated, Patrick Nevill, Sam Spencer, Hannah Fradley, Emily Wrigley and Maddie Ashbrook carrying boxes to the collection point, and David Cunningham and Eleanor Reading with boxes at the delivery van.

References ^ Brine Leas (www.brineleas.co.uk) ^ Nantwich Rotary Club (www.rotary-ribi.org)

Nantwich Town Council objects to Morrisons …

Nantwich councillors have hit out at plans by a town centre supermarket to open and sell alcohol from 6am to midnight every day including Sundays. Morrisons on Station Road, Nantwich, has applied to Cheshire East Council to vary its premises licence, the town council was told last night (November 9). The proposed variation from Morrisons states: To vary the hours of the supply of alcohol and opening to 0600 to 2400 on Mondays to Sundays inclusive .

It comes as the Government bids to relax current Sunday trading laws, which prohibit large stores from opening more than six hours on a Sunday. The current laws date back to the 1994 Sunday Trading Act. But Nantwich councillors have voiced concern over the Morrisons application because of its location and impact on smaller shops.

Cllr Arthur Moran said: I ve already spoken to residents living near there who are very concerned about this. We should oppose this as a council. We already have 10 empty shop units in Nantwich town centre, this is something we should be looking at, and longer supermarket opening hours will not help.

Cllr David Marren added: These opening hours would be resented by neighbours of the store. If a store opens at 6am, the delivery lorries will be arriving earlier than that, and this will be noisy and disturb people at that hour. I would be concerned by this plan.

Nantwich Town Council 1 clerk Ian Hope told councillors Morrisons had made a similar application to vary its licence at its other stores in Cheshire. The council agreed to lodge an objection to Cheshire East Council 2 over the plan. A Morrisons spokesperson said: We want to make shopping trips easier for customers over the busy Christmas period.

The application to extend our opening hours from 6am to midnight will mean shoppers can visit the store at a time to suit them.

References ^ Nantwich Town Council (www.nantwichtowncouncil.gov.uk) ^ Cheshire East Council (www.cheshireeast.gov.uk)