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REPORT: Stockport County 0-1 Nuneaton Town

3 weeks ago By OL 2

Nuneaton Town claim victory on the road...

Boro secured consecutive away victories as they collected three points on the road for the second time in four days.

As with Saturday’s trip to Spennymoor the game was decided by a solitary first half goal, as Dino Maamria’s men extended their unbeaten run to six matches.

The success also elevates Nuneaton to 12th position in the league table as they recorded their fifth successive clean sheet.

The team made a positive start at Edgeley Park in a fixture that was rearranged following a postponement earlier in the month. Whilst even when a smart turn from James Ball eluded Luther Wildin, the recent V9 Academy acquisition recovered expertly to eliminate any danger.

Ashley Chambers fired an early warning sign from the visitors which was only gathered at the second attempt by Stockport goalkeeper Ben Hinchliffe.

However it was the home side who came closest in the opening stages when defender Chris Smalley guided his header narrowly wide from a corner.

But it was Boro who upped the anti from then until the interval. Both Tom Elliott and Daniel Nti saw efforts go off target, whilst George Green twice stung the palms of Hinchliffe including from a long distance free kick.

Then in the 41st minute the deadlock was broken after increasing pressure from the visitors. A well worked move saw Elliott drift in from the right and find Ashley Chambers. The top scorer seemed to have little on but set his sights from 25 yards.

His curling effort crashed off the crossbar and rebounded across the line off the back of goalkeeper Hinchliffe.

With their deserved half time lead Boro went in search of another after the interval. First Green was unlucky to not find the net with a powerful left footed drive, before a move that included more than ten passes saw skipper Ryan Beswick’s shot only held at the second time of asking.

The home side rolled the dice and made all three changes as they hunted an equaliser against a resolute Boro outfit. Twice openings were created but first Elliott and then Beswick courageously blocked incoming shots.

Ross Etheridge impressed on debut as he claimed a number of late crosses behind his steady backline, whilst a second was nearly added late on.

James Ferry saw a low drive held, with an Nti curling effort pushed past the post. But it was not to matter as Maamria’s side secured another victory.

Boro are back in action at the LDJ Solicitors Stadium as Chorley visit for a 3pm kick off.

Updated 23:02 - 20 Feb 2018 by OL 2

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