FA Cup heartache for Town
NANTWICH TOWN 1MORPETH TOWN 0Morpeth suffered FA Cup heartache when they lost 1-0 at Nantwich Town. Joe Mwasile was the hero for the Dabbers when he poked the ball home in the final minute of added time at the Weaver Stadium.
The opening few minutes were disrupted by a series of fouls that set the tone for the rest of the game.
On 12 minutes, debutant Liam Noble had the first real effort of note when he took a free kick which he curled up and over the wall, but it was straight at Gregory Hall in the Nantwich goal.
Five minutes later and there was a slight moment of danger for Town when Sean Cooke spotted Dan Lowson off his line and tried an audacious effort with a free kick from half-way that cleared the crossbar.
Sean Taylor then looked looked to break through, but his dinked cross eluded Hall and also cleared his crossbar, whilst at the other end Cooke had a free kick which clipped the woodwork.
The second half started in the same fashion as the first had with Morpeth seeing a lot of the ball without creating a clear cut opportunity.
Cooke lifted the ball over the bar after a free kick had been clipped into the box.
The home side continued to press as they looked to snatch a winner. Joseph Malkin teed up Cooke on 70 minutes but the shot whistled well wide, whilst Malkin turned smartly 30 yards from goal but his shot was straight down the throat of Lowson.
As the game ticked into added time, Joseph Davis was able to deliver a cross into the box. Malkin challenged for the ball in the air and it broke kindly for their substitute Joe Mwasile who was able to poke the ball home sparking wild celebrations amongst the home supporters.
MICKLEOVER SPORTS 1
MORPETH TOWN 1
On Tuesday, Morpeth Town left Mickleover with a point following a 1-1 draw at the Don Amott Arena.
Liam Henderson glanced the Highwaymen ahead before Mason Warren equalised from the spot. Shabz Mohammed saw a deserved red late on as Morpeth took a share of the spoils.