Corby Town 1 Nuneaton Town 3
Saturday 27th February, 2016;
Boro were the only play-off chasing team to record a victory in the Vanarama National League North - goals from Tyrell Waite, Joe Ironside and Elliott Whitehouse gave Boro all the points away at Corby Town.
After conceding so late on a week ago against Worcester, the Boro would have been looking for a reaction this time – and they got it.
Just 33 seconds were on the clock when Kevin Wilson's side had the ball in the back of the net, with Tyrell Waite the scorer. The mid-season signing collected a through ball from Joe Ironside and slotted it smartly past Sam Donkin from an acute angle.
That goal did not signal a dominant outing for the visitors, though, far from it, as Nuneaton like their hosts, played out a disappointing 45 minutes of Vanarama National League North action.
Neither side were able to stamp their authority on the half as the game descended into a stop-start affair with the referee being the busiest person on the pitch.
HT: Corby Town 0 Nuneaton Town 1
Boro were punished for not commanding the game more and Corby drew level on 56 minutes.
The goal came after a ball into the box was not dealt with and Greg Mills was on-hand to smash it past Jordan Smith and into the back of the net.
At this stage it looked like Corby would turn the screw as they continued to push forward – but it was Nuneaton who grabbed the third goal of the afternoon.
It came from the head of Joe Ironside in the 69th minute who sent a bullet header home from a James Clifton cross. Donkin had no chance as it thundered past him and put the Boro back in the lead.
If there was doubt at 1-0, there was none at 2-1, as the Boro pressed for another goal to seal the game.
They were rewarded for their efforts with a deserved goal ten minutes later from the penalty spot.
Waite was once again involved as he was brought down by former Boro man Anton Brown for the spot-kick. With no Rob Duffy or Marlon Harewood on the pitch Elliott Whitehouse picked up the ball and made no mistake, sending Donkin the wrong way to give Nuneaton a two-goal cushion.
It proved to be the last action worthy of note in what turned out to be a satisfying afternoon for Nuneaton.
FT: Corby Town 1 Nuneaton Town 3
CORBY TOWN: Donkin, Myles, Thomas, Courtney, Appleton, Brown, Mills, Taylor, McDonald, Milnes, Evans (Robbins 46).
Subs not used: Draper, Reay, Manship, Downey.
NUNEATON TOWN: J.Smith, Clifton, Lyttle, J.Keane, Rowe-Turner, Morgan, Whitehouse, Byrne, Waite, McDonald (C.Keane 58), Ironside.
Subs not used: Duffy, Harewood, Warburton, Lane.