Manager Phil Parkinson was left feeling delighted after seeing his Nantwich Town side comfortably beat Grantham Town.

Sean Cooke’s first half hat-trick and a late strike from Theo Stair ensured the Dabbers nantwich town badgecontinued their unbeaten run on the road and Parky feels his side were fully deserving of all three points.

He said: “I’m absolutely delighted, in the first half I thought we were outstanding and we stamped our mark on the game with our fluent passing and the way we were getting in behind their defence, we looked a constant threat. Our front three were outstanding again, the midfield were rock solid and the back four have another clean sheet and they never really looked in any danger.

“The second half was a little bit disappointing, they matched us up and we got a little bit lazy. But after making changes we got more impetus in the game as what Grantham do well is break things up and make it really difficult for you as they are a really physical side. Overall I’m delighted with the 4-0 scoreline.”

Cooke opened the scoring early on with a superb free kick before adding two more late on in the second half and Parkinson was full of praise for the midfielder’s performance.

“Sean has been a revelation from the dead ball and that’s what we expect from him. It’s where he’s at his best and he can hurt teams from there and from open play and he’s done both of that today.

“You’ve seen that bit of quality from Sean from free kicks and from Theo as well this season. We’ve got some real good players in those areas. It’s a fantastic attribute to have and a fantastic piece to our armoury and great to unless Sean in that way” he said.

Victory continued the side’s unbeaten run away from home and despite the poor start at home, the manager believes his team have overcome their bad patch.

“We’ve played three home games very early on, the Mickleover game we didn’t deserve to win. The two other games we were very unlucky and I didn’t have a full strength team. Since Ashton last week it was the first chance to field my full strength team, but then again I am still missing Josh Hancock and Tim Sanders.

“We’ve had our bad patch and I don’t think we can have another bad patch over the next couple of months. We’ve got to win as many games as we can and take as many points as we can. I look at the group of players now, and I said to Neil last week I’m so confident when everyones fit that we have a chance of winning any game we go into.

“I honestly mean that if players apply themselves correctly and play as well as they can then we have a real chance of doing something this season. It’s down to them to show me what I know and I think they are relishing that prospect.

People wrote us off early on because of that poor start with three home games, but let them write us off beause thats the fire in my belly I need to motivate my players with” he added.


Follow us on Twitter

Contact Us

Editor: Chris Brookes
t: 0191 442 1001
HYPoint, Saltmeadows Road, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear. NE8 3DA

Get in touch

7 + 6 =

© 2021 Baltic Publications Limited