A book celebrating the success of what is probably Nantwich Town’s most successful team has at long last been published.

The 2005/06 season team saw Nantwich Town win the national competition that is the FA Vase, becoming the first team in Cheshire to do so. Now 10 years on the story of how Steve Davis’ men achieved success has been turned into a book.

Former club Press Officer Richard Scott has penned a book taking a trip down memory lane and down the road of FA Vase success.

‘When Nantwich Turned The Vase Green’ contains a look at every game played by the Dabbers, as well as stats and interviews with many of the playing staff including then captain and current first team coach Danny Griggs.

As well as player-manager Steve Davis, who has since gone onto manage League One side Crewe Alexandra following the success of the Vase.

But the main stories come from not the players or the management team.

But those who witness the run first hand- the supporters.

From tales of working in the factory where the Dabbers got their suits for the final to one supporter making a dash through Birmingham to find a jersey for the keepers after a mix up just hours before the final was due to kick off, the book is full of anecdotes about the most famous team to hail from Nantwich.

Also find out where the Vase stayed following the successful capture of one of Non-league football most prized trophies.

The book will be launched officially on the 6th May when the NTISA [Nantwich Town Independent Supporters Association] who paid for the publishing of the book, are hosting a reunion night at the Weaver Stadium to celebrate the success.

Tickets are on sale for £6 and £5 for members of the NTISA and the book will be available to buy on the night, which will cost just £4 to buy. The majority of the team who starred in the run which be present on the night and will be on hand to sign books and relive the most successful season in the history of Nantwich Town FC.

Author Richard Scott said: “I’m delighted to see the book finally come out. It has been just over a year’s hard work.

“A lot of the bases for the book come from match reports which have been sourced from the Chronicle, the Sentinel and various editions of ‘The Dabber’, which is the match day programme for Nantwich Town. But the main bulk of the story comes from the tales of supporters and players who saw and played in the successful run.

“I want to thank the NTISA who have paid for When Nantwich turned the Vase green to be published and to for publishing the book. Also to Ian Garnett for organising the majority of the memorabilia that has been lent to cover the run and to Michael Chatwin whose assistance with players names and profiles have been a big help in organising stories and content for the book.

“It’s fitting that the book is on sale from the 6th May as that is of course the day the Dabbers lifted the Vase.”

Any media enquires, including obtaining copies for review or any interviews, please contact Richard Scott richard.scott@nantwichtownfc.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/WhenNantwichTurnedTheVaseGreen/

Source: Nantwich Town Press Release

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