Nuneaton Town 2 Wrexham 0
Tuesday 24th March, 2015
Match report courtesy of Nuneaton News;
Nuneaton Town made it a homecoming to forget for former boss Kevin Wilkin as they made it seven games unbeaten – six without conceding – with yet another solid display on Tuesday night.
The first real chance of the game came in the 12th minute and it fell to midfield man Adam Walker.
The Boro number six, picked ahead of James Armson in one of only two changes Liam Daish made to his team from Saturday, was found well by Rob Ogleby in the box, but he could not lift his effort over the bodies throwing themselves in front of him.
He more than made up for it in the 36th minute though, as he scored one of the goals of the season for the home side to give Boro the lead.
Walker picked the ball up on the edge of the area, took it past his man and sent a stunning curling effort round a crowd of players.
It was a fine shot that left Andy Coughlin simply helpless as it nestled into the far corner of the net.
It was the final clear cut chance of the half, and the last until Walker went close again on the hour mark.
He picked the ball up on the edge of the area, but this time could not hit the target as he smashed it high and wide when he probably should have done better.
That was the first of a series of chances for the home side, the last of which saw them double their lead through former Wrexham man Ogleby.
The winger was first on the scene after George Maris had seen his effort saved by Andy Cloughin in the Dragons goal, leaving Ogleby the easy task of tapping home for his first goal for Nuneaton.
The goal came just minutes after Coughlin had kept the deficit at one as he got up well to tip an Andy Brown header against the bar from just inside the area.
Wrexham failed to offer anything in return – and with a Wembley final on Sunday you can see why – but despite that it still needed a great last-ditch tackle from Gaz Dean to keep the score at 2-0 as the minutes ticked away.
With this win coming on the same night as Alfreton dropping points again, it now means the Boro are just five points adrift of safety.
NUNEATON: Lincoln, Wheeler, Streete, Dean, Franklin, Anton Brown, Rees, Maris (Dawson 93), Ogleby, Walker (Armson 66), Andy Brown (Sodje 82)
Subs not used: Cowan, Smith.
WREXHAM: Coughlin, Carrington, Ashton, Smith, Clarke, Durrell, Bishop, Keates (Finley 72), Tomassen, Jennings (Moult 76), Storer (Evans 78)
Subs not used: Stevens, Roper.