Nuneaton Town 4 Wolves 0 (BSC)
Saturday 7th February, 2015
Match report courtesy of Nuneaton News;
Nuneaton Town are up and running in 2015 as they put a young Wolves side to the sword in the Birmingham Senior Cup.
Boro boss Liam Daish named an almost full-strength side for the knock-out encounter – and was rewarded with the first four goals his side have scored in 2015.
It is no surprise that returning frontman Andy Brown got two of them – he is going to be crucial in the last few months of the season. Daish would also have been pleased to see Rob Ogleby get off the mark, as well as a goal from his skipper Theo Streete, in a fine all-round display at the James Parnell Stadium.
The game was only 10 minutes old when George Maris spurned a fantastic opportunity to give the home side the lead, smashing over from just inside the box.
Maris was set-up wonderfully by a great run from Jack Nardiello, the Boro winger taking on a couple of men before shooting straight at Aaron McCarey, but Maris rushed his effort on the rebound.
It was not long before Boro did grab the opener though, as Andy Brown scored his first competitive goal since returning from injury with a fine header from close range after some smart work by James Armson and Elliot Wheeler on the right hand side.
Brown had a great chance to double his – and the Boro – total moments later but he scuffed wide after a wonderful defence splitting pass found the frontman free on goal.
Brown is not known as a man who wastes many chances though, and he made no mistake when he grabbed his second goal just minutes into the second half.
A corner from the left hand side looked to be sailing into the hands of McCarey in the Wolves goal, but the stopper made a hash of it, dropping the set-piece right into the path of Brown who headed home from close range.
Brown was denied the chance to make it a hat-trick after he was subbed on the hour mark, but that did not stop the goals from coming for Nuneaton.
Skipper Theo Streete got in on the act on 65 minutes, heading home past McCarey after the Boro got a free-kick half way inside the Wolves half.
The young Wolves defence were simply unable to deal with the power of the Boro captain.
Nuneaton had not scored a goal in 2015 and they were making up for lost time in this match with Rob Ogleby netting a fourth with just minutes remaining.
The goal was the best of the bunch for the home side as Ogleby deftly lifted the ball over McCarey from the edge of the area after he found space with a good run behind the Wolves back line.
It proved to be the last action of any merit on a fine day all round for Daish and his Nuneaton team.
NUNEATON TOWN: Dibble, Wheeler, Franklin, Streete, Dean, Whitehouse, Mafuta (Walker77), Maris, Armson (Dyer 60), Nardiello, Andy Brown (Ogleby 60) .
Subs not used: Sodje, Cowan.
WOLVES: McCarey, Matinyadze, O’Hanlon, Weeks, Upton, Matgreitter, Reid, Kellerman, Wilson, Enobakhare (Rainey 39), Hunte.
Subs not used: Hyden, Burgoyne, Ortrega, Graham.