Blues bidding for back-to-back wins

Whitby Town travel to Nantwich on Saturday looking for back-to-back wins after failing to net a victory from their first seven games, writes Andrew Snaith.

There’s been 30 goals netted in Nantwich’s last five games, after successive 4-3 defeats and a 4-4 draw.

The Dabbers currently lie one place below the Blues in 17th and Tommy Cassidy’s confident his men will keep them there if they can repeat Wednesday’s performance, when they finally won a league match, 2-0 at Stocksbridge.

He told the Whitby Gazette: “If we do the same on Saturday, pass the ball well and battle, then we’ve a great chance.

“The challenge now is getting it right at Nantwich, then we have Ashton and if we win those two games, we can go into the top 10.

“I’m not saying we will, but we have the capabilities to do that.”

The former Newcastle United star was buoyed by the midweek win at Stocksbridge Park Steels.

“I saw a difference in the supporters and the chairman, it’s such a big weight off our shoulders,” he said.

“We’ve got to get ready for Nantwich on Saturday and personally, I’m really looking forward to it.”

Ashley Lyth (calf) and Dave McTiernan (groin) limped off on Wednesday night, with Andy Campbell also carrying a rib injury, but all three have a good chance of figuring at the weekend.

An upbeat Cassidy added: “I’m not concerned about any other teams, I’m only concerned about my team.

“If we play well, we can beat any team in this league.

“And if we play well on Saturday, we will win the game.”

A supporters’ coach leaves the Turnbull Ground at 9am. Seats are priced at just £10 each with admission at Nantwich’s Weaver Stadium as follows: £9 adults, £6 concessions, £2 children.

On Sunday, a Whitby Town select XI featuring some first teamers and some triallists takes on local Sunday League side Fylingdales FC, kick-off 5pm at the Turnbull Groun - and there is no admission charge.

The Robin Hood’s Bay side are to arrive on a 56-seater bus full of fans to enjoy the afternoon local youngster Tyler Clarkson (7) is to be the mascot for the day in the match sponsored by the Bay Hotel.

FFC will be sporting their new season’s kit and competition is rife for places in the squad.