Gloucester City 0 Nuneaton Town 1
Tuesday 19th April, 2016;
Boro took a huge step towards sealing a play-off spot this season as they dug deep to take all three points away at Gloucester City.
In a perfect away day outing the Boro defended faultlessly, took their chance when it came, and did not look like losing a game they could not afford to slip up in.
Kevin Wilson had said in the days leading up to this clash that he wanted to see Nuneaton up the pressure on the current incumbents of that fifth spot - Boston United - by getting a win against Gloucester.
The home side had obviously not read the script, though, as they started quickly and really took the game to the visitors.
Omari Sterling-James was looking particularly dangerous and up against Sam Warbuton, on his full debut, the Gloucester man proceeded to create havoc in the opening 15 minutes.
He could, and maybe should, have grabbed a goal in that time but one shot hit Colby Bishop when struck from outside the box and another went sailing well wide - both let-offs for Nuneaton.
Despite those misses the pressure kept coming from the home side and if not for outstanding individual performances from Joe Maguire and Lathaniel Rowe-Turner the deadlock could have been broken at any stage.
The duo were simply unbeatable and threw themselves into tackle after tackle to keep the score level.
Gloucester continued to push forward after the break and were continually denied, as Nuneaton dug deep time after time.
The heroic efforts of those Nuneaton defenders was rewarded shortly before the hour mark as out of nowhere Boro struck what proved to be the only goal of the game.
It was taken by Elliott Whitehouse as the midfield man latched on to an acute ball from Kristian Scott and slotted it past Jasbir Singh.
Gloucester looked visibly shaken after the goal as they failed to muster another shot until the final ten minutes.
In the closing stages they pushed forward once again, but were restricted to efforts from distance as Jordan Smith saw his only real contribution being a well collected corner.
This took the sting out of what could have been a testing five minutes injury time.
As it was, Boro held on and heaped the pressure on Boston in what looks like being a play-off decider on Saturday.
FT: Gloucester City 0 Nuneaton Town 1
GLOUCESTER CITY: Singh, Green, Jones, Cundy, Avery, Hanks, Webb, Sterling-James (Robles 73) Bishop, Hopper (Dinsley 64) Williams (Hall 64).
Subs not used: Knowles, Hannah.
NUNEATON TOWN: J.Smith, Warburton, Maguire, Rowe-Turner, C.Keane , Morgan, Scott, Byrne (Waite 71), Sanogo, Whitehouse, Duffy (Harewood 62).
Subs not used: Lane, Ironside, De La Paz.