Nuneaton Town 1 Aldershot Town 1
Saturday September 13th, 2014
Match report courtesy of Nuneaton News;
The Boro had to settle for a draw this afternoon.
They would have been buoyed by their performance on Tuesday night and were unlucky not to keep that feel-good factor going inside the opening ten minutes.
A free-kick was played into the box by Theo Streete and Andy Brown got on the end of it, unluckily seeing his effort cannon back off the post with Phil Smith beaten all ends up.
They went close again five minutes later when Craig Curran was through on goal, he could only fire his effort straight at the onrushing Smith, though.
The two players did not let their heads drop though, as they combined to devastating effect in the 19th minute. Curran sending a fantastic ball into the box where Brown was unmarked and allowed to head home from close range.
The Boro continued to threaten after the goal, but Aldershot did start to ask a few questions of their own.
Twice Aldershot's Brett Williams watched crosses flash past him at the back post as he was unable to poke them home from close range.
The Shots continued their revival at the start of the second half as the Boro were defending deep in a bid to keep hold of their first half lead.
When they did push forward they still looked dangerous, as Lee Fowler showed, the midfielder absolutely drilling a free-kick from distance that moved in the air before crashing back off the crossbar.
Aldershot were lucky to be let off the hook, and they took full advantage of that luck in the 57th minute. A fine cross from Brett Williams was played into the middle of the danger-zone, finding Sam Hatton who did the rest with a wonderful effort that left Reice Charles-Cook with no chance from 10-yards out.
The goal was no less than the visitors deserved as they went for an attacking approach.
The game once again fell into a lull after that though, as neither side were able to do enough to grab all three points.
NUNEATON TOWN: Charles-Cook, Franklin (John 42), Geoghaghon, Dean, Streete (Waite 85), Fowler, Walker, Armson (Brown 77), Smith, Brown, Curran.
Subs not used: Wren, Hutchinson.
ALDERSHOT TOWN: Smith, Oastler, Tonkin (Scott 63), Lathrope, Wilson, Williams, Fitchett (Derry 85), Gibbs, Roberts, Plummer, Forbes (Hatton 28).
Subs not used: Thomas, Diallo.