Match Preview | Nantwich Town vs York City

By Brad Saxton | Image by Jonathan White

The Minstermen start their Isuzu FA Trophy campaign this weekend when we travel across to Cheshire to take on Nantwich Town on Saturday afternoon. 

Both sides go head-to-head in the Third Round of the competition as the Road to Wembley starts for Neal Ardley’s side.

Having had a full week on the training ground to prepare for this fixture, Ardley will be hoping his York City side can return to winning ways after narrowly losing to Wigan Athletic last Friday night in the Second Round of the Emirates FA Cup.

Three leagues below the Minstermen, Nantwich have had a mixed start to life in the eighth tier of English football this season as they currently sit 13th in the table, having been relegated from the Northern Premier League last season.

The Northern Premier League Division One West side will head into Saturday’s game hoping to cause a cup shock, but they know it’ll be tough against a Minstermen side who reached the Quarter Finals of the competition last season.


Tickets for the Minstermen’s visit to Swansway Stadium are now on sale through the host club’s ticketing platform which can be found by clicking here.

The Minstermen were handed an allocation of 400 general admission tickets, and a limited number of seated tickets.

Ticket prices for this weekend’s fixture are as follows:


  • Adult: £12
  • Concessions (60+): £8
  • U16: £3


  • Adult: £13
  • Concessions (60+): £9
  • U16: £4

This is an all-ticket tie, so you MUST purchase tickets beforehand.  

Getting to the Game

Stadium Postcode: CW5 5BS

Car: If coming southbound from the North West down the M6, it is also advisable to head to J16, come off on the slip road and take the turnoff marked Crewe, Nantwich and Chester. From there, take the first left on the A500. Follow the A500 for around 6.5 miles, heading over several roundabouts.

At the 4th roundabout, take the 2nd exit signposted Nantwich Town Centre. (If approaching from the A51, follow the road until you reach a T-junction next to a housing estate.

Turn left and follow the instructions from here). Follow that road, heading over a railway line as you do until it reaches a small roundabout after around 1 mile.

Head straight over to the next one and turn left there, following the road round past a Morrisons on your right.

Train: Nantwich Railway Station is only a short walk away from the Swansway Stadium.

The station is served by a number of services if arriving by train and the stadium is only a short walk from the station.

Turn right out of the station and walk to the roundabout. Turn left and follow the road/path round the right and walk to the traffic lights next to the River Weaver.

Head over the junction and keep following the main road. You will see the stadium on your right. The whole journey is just less than a mile and should take no more than 10-15 minutes.

Bus: York Pullman are running a bus to this weekend’s fixture at Nantwich Town. The bus will depart from Memorial Gardens in York City Centre at 10:30am, with collection in Acomb 15 minutes later.

  • Adults: £25
  • U16’s: £20 (if accompanied by a full-paying adult)

Payments for travel need to be made in advance, with no cash being take on the day of travel.

To book a place on the supporters coach, or for more information, please call Joanne on 01904 630444. 

*Please note that there is a strictly no alcohol onboard policy in place.

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