Wrexham 1 Nuneaton Town 0
Saturday 16th August 2014
Match report courtesy of Nuneaton News;
The wait for a first win of the season - as well as a first goal - must go on for Nuneaton Town after a 1-0 defeat away at Wrexham this afternoon.
The game was only four minutes old when Louis Moult came back to haunt his old club - the former Boro man did what he did so often last season – finding room in the area and side-footing coolly home past Reice Charles-Cook after Elliott Durrell’s back-heel was stopped by Theo Streete.
The goal did not kick Boro into life, though, it merely signalled the start of a devastating passage of play from the home team.
Firstly Joe Clarke fired wide from the edge of the area, then minutes later Durrell somehow flashed a shot past the post after Moult had found the tiny forward unmarked in the box.
Boro somehow managed to see-out that period of pressure without conceding again, but they did not look a threat going forward in the process.
A header from Andy Brown was the closest they came, but it was never troubling Andy Coughlin in the home goal.
The Boro would have been hoping to emulate their hosts and start the second half on the front foot but it was Kev Wilkin’s team that had the best of the play after the restart.
They could, and should, have doubled their lead in the 50th minute, but a mixture of some terrible finishing by Durrell – and some great keeping by Charles-Cook – ensured that Boro stayed only one down.
Brian Reid brought on James Armson for Jorrin John on the hour mark, but still the chances did not come from the switch.
That is why with 20 minutes of the game to go the Boro boss gambled again, swapping Gav Cowan for striker Magno Vieira in a bid to draw level.
The switch did not lead to a change in the pattern of play though, as worryingly for Reid, even with three up front the Boro did not pose any threat to Wrexham.