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Nuneaton Town First Team - Match centre

Nuneaton Town
FC United Of Manchester
A Chambers (29')
Full time
Sat 3 Feb 15:00 - The Vanarama National League - National League North Attendance 730

Nuneaton Town 1-0 FC United of Manchester

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Nuneaton Town defeated FC United of Manchester one-nil at the LDJ Solicitors stadium...

An Ashley Chambers strike proved the difference as Nuneaton Town defeated FC United of Manchester one-nil on Saturday afternoon.

The victory saw Boro return to winning ways following last weekends goalless home draw with Bradford Park Avenue.

The winning goal came in the 29th minute as Boro claimed victory in the reverse of the fixture that was Dino Maamria's first game in charge.

Nuneaton Town 1 FC United of Manchester 0 (03.02.18)
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Boro started the brighter of the two sides although struggled to create any clear cut openings. A number of corners delivered by captain Ryan Beswick tested, but did not severely alarm the FC United defence, although goalkeeper Lloyd Allinson had to react well to deny a close range poked effort from Kennedy Digie.

At the other end the visitors failed to get going early on and even when player-manager Thomas Greaves looked to have snuck in behind he was pulled up for offside.

Then with nearly half an hour played what had been threatened came to fruition. Daniel Nti who had been causing real issues down the right hand side made more good running. The square ball eventually found its way to frontman Ashley Chambers who without hesitation swept the ball into the far corner. The right footed finish was coolness personified from Boro’s top scorer and gave the hosts a deserved lead in the 29th minute.

However despite the goal the game failed to come any further to life before the interval. Debutant George Green was though a bright spark, showing deft touches and telepathic link-up play with his new teammates. Whilst a fizzing strike which flew just wide from his left boot, further showcased the midfielders talent.

Yet at the other end no such threat was posed from the visitors, who despite an increased share of possession as the half went on were unable to test Dean Lyness in the Nuneaton Town goal before the break.

After the break it was Boro who threatened first. Both Chambers and Green were denied just moments into the second half by Allinson. Before midfielder Tom Elliott should have done better when he shot over after a Nti cutback left him free in front of goal.

Although a second goal was not forthcoming from such openings and the away side, having weathered the storm, looked to hit back. Both Daniel Racchi and Craig Lindfield tried but failed to test Lyness from distance, however the Boro shot stopper had a slice of luck moments later. A miss-hit cross from substitute Samuel Tattum appeared harmless but its trajectory took the ball onto the cross bar. But fortunately for Boro Niall Heaton was on hand to clear the danger.

It was then Heaton who nearly proved effective at the other end. A Beswick corner was twice headed goal bound only for two goal line interventions to deny the defender from close range.

Boro were nearly made to pay for the passing of such opportunities but stood firm when it counted in the closing stages to claim a valuable three points.

Pictures courtesy of Mark Lee

Key moments

29:00
Goal Ashley Chambers scores for Nuneaton Town

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84:00 Yellow Card
Ryan Beswick is yellow carded for Nuneaton Town
79:00 Sub On
Michael Jones is substituted on for FC United Of Manchester
79:00 Sub Off
Tyrell Palmer is substituted off for FC United Of Manchester
74:00 Yellow Card
Matthew Hughes is yellow carded for FC United Of Manchester
71:00 Sub Off
Billy Daniels is substituted off for Nuneaton Town
71:00 Sub On
Adil Nabi is substituted on for Nuneaton Town
59:00 Sub Off
George Green is substituted off for Nuneaton Town
59:00 Sub On
Billy Daniels is substituted on for Nuneaton Town
59:00 Sub Off
Jordan Fagbola is substituted off for FC United Of Manchester
59:00 Sub Off
Craig Lindfield is substituted off for FC United Of Manchester
59:00 Sub On
Samuel Tattum is substituted on for FC United Of Manchester
59:00 Sub On
Jamal Crawford is substituted on for FC United Of Manchester
End of period 1
29:00 Goal 1 - 0
Ashley Chambers scores for Nuneaton Town
29:00 Assist
Daniel Nti makes an assist for Nuneaton Town
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As it happened

  • Nuneaton Town
  • FC United Of Manchester
  • 0
  • Ashley Chambers Goal 29:00'
  • Daniel Nti Assist 29:00'
  • George Green Sub Off 59:00'
  • Billy Daniels Sub On 59:00'
  • Jordan Fagbola Sub Off 59:00'
  • Craig Lindfield Sub Off 59:00'
  • Samuel Tattum Sub On 59:00'
  • Jamal Crawford Sub On 59:00'
  • Billy Daniels Sub Off 71:00'
  • Adil Nabi Sub On 71:00'
  • Matthew Hughes Yellow Card 74:00'
  • Tyrell Palmer Sub Off 79:00'
  • Michael Jones Sub On 79:00'
  • Ryan Beswick Yellow Card 84:00'

Team selection

FC United Of Manchester
  • 1. Lloyd Allinson
  • 2. Joel Senior
  • 3. Daniel Wisdom
  • 4. Sam Baird
  • 5. Jordan Fagbola
  • 6. Matthew Hughes
  • 7. Tyrell Palmer
  • 8. Daniel Racchi
  • 9. Tom Greaves
  • 10. Connor McCarthy
  • 11. Craig Lindfield
  • 12. Samuel Tattum
  • 13. Adriano Basso
  • 14. Jamal Crawford
  • 15. Adam Gilchrist
  • 16. Michael Jones

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