Nuneaton Town 0 Worcester City 0
Saturday 20th July 2013 (Friendly)
Match report courtesy of Coventry Telegraph;
Nuneaton Town’s stuttering start to pre-season continued as they failed to break down a stubborn Worcester City side at the Sperrin Brewers Stadium.
Boro had the greater share of possession, but they struggled to carve out many clear-cut opportunities against their Conference North opponents.
And City almost made them pay, but Danny Glover missed the target after Tom Thorley laid the ball back to the former Nuneaton star late on.
After losing heavily to Coventry City and then holding Burton Albion to a goal-less draw, Boro boss Kevin Wilkin would have been looking for his men to step up against Worcester.
But the visitors had other ideas as they stood up to whatever Nuneaton could throw at them. Jose Veiga was also in good form in City’s goal as he did well to keep hold of Aman Verma’s powerful header before denying Connor Taylor at the near post.
Boro’s new keeper Dimitar Evtimov, meanwhile, did not have a shot to save until the hour mark when Glover failed to convert after defender Gavin Cowan allowed the ball to drop over his head and into the striker’s path.
Cowan was among a number of players Boro brought on in the second period as the hosts tried to up the ante.
First-team regulars Louis Moult and Simon Forsdick were also introduced and they immediately combined well in attack.
But Worcester refused to buckle and they should have snatched it in the final few minutes. Thorley burst into the box before knocking the ball inside for Glover, who sliced wide.