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Nuneaton Town First Team - Match centre

Tamworth
Nuneaton Town
C Taylor (27'), C Powell (33')
Full time
Mon 1 Jan 15:00 - The Vanarama National League - National League North Attendance 1,023

Tamworth 2-0 Nuneaton Town

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Nuneaton Town fell to defeat at Tamworth by two goals to nil.

Boro were beaten on New Years Day as local rivals Tamworth exacted revenge following Boxing Day's victory for Boro.

However it proved to be a different story as 2018 begun with disappointment as Boro conceded twice in the first half from which they failed to recover.

The encounter began slowly in what was a cagey opening, with both sides limiting one another to marginal opportunities.

Dean Lyness was untested in the Boro goal, whilst Billy Daniels displayed endeavour before firing off target at the other end.

However just before the half hour mark Tamworth broke the deadlock. A swift break forward allowed forward Connor Taylor the opportunity to strike. One he took, firing low across goal beating Lyness to open the scoring.

Nuneaton sought to swiftly draw level and Jordan Nicholson came close with a dangerous left footed effort.

But unfortunately for Boro they found themselves two behind just moments later.

An original Tamworth attack was only half cleared allowing winger Callum Powell to curl home from inside the area.

Again Boro attempted to instantly hit back but even a dangerous Daniel Nti centre and a neat free kick routine failed to come to fruition.

Into the second 45 Boro came within inches of pulling a goal back when defender Brad Gascoigne met a corner, prodding wide on the stretch.

Kyle McFarlane was next to threaten but his inviting low cross evaded everyone as it raced away from the goal.

Powell came close to adding a third for the hosts, but it was Boro who had the best of the second half.

However they failed to convert from a number of promising openings, as the home side saw out the victory thanks to there first half double.

Nuneaton are back in action on Saturday as they welcome Brackley Town to the LDJ Solicitors Stadium.

Key moments

27:00
Goal Connor Taylor scores for Tamworth
33:00
Goal Callum Powell scores for Tamworth

Highlights

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90:00 Saved Shot
Ashley Chambers has a shot saved for Nuneaton Town
75:30 Sub Off
Niall Heaton is substituted off for Nuneaton Town
75:30 Sub On
Andre Olukanmi is substituted on for Nuneaton Town
75:00 Missed Shot
Kyle McFarlane misses a shot for Nuneaton Town
70:30 Sub Off
Daniel Nti is substituted off for Nuneaton Town
70:30 Sub On
Kairo Mitchell is substituted on for Nuneaton Town
53:00 Missed Shot
Brad-Lee Gascoigne misses a shot for Nuneaton Town
End of period 1
33:00 Goal 2 - 0
Callum Powell scores for Tamworth
31:00 Saved Shot
Jordan Nicholson has a shot saved for Nuneaton Town
27:00 Goal 1 - 0
Connor Taylor scores for Tamworth
20:00 Missed Shot
Billy Daniels misses a shot for Nuneaton Town
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Tamworth
  • Nuneaton Town
  • 0
  • Connor Taylor Goal 27:00'
  • Callum Powell Goal 33:00'
  • Daniel Nti Sub Off 70:30'
  • Kairo Mitchell Sub On 70:30'
  • Niall Heaton Sub Off 75:30'
  • Andre Olukanmi Sub On 75:30'

Team selection

Lyness, Dean Lyness, Dean
Wildin, Luther Wildin, Luther
Heaton, Niall Heaton, Niall
Ferry, James Ferry, James
Gascoigne, Brad-Lee Gascoigne, Brad-Lee
Ashton, Jonathan Ashton, Jonathan
Nti, Daniel Nti, Daniel
Daniels, Billy Daniels, Billy
Nicholson, Jordan Nicholson, Jordan
Chambers, Ashley Chambers, Ashley
McFarlane, Kyle McFarlane, Kyle
Tamworth
  • 1. Connor Taylor
  • 2. Callum Powell
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