Nuneaton Town 0-2 Brackley Town
Boro fall to home defeat...
Nuneaton Town tasted defeat for the second time in a week as Brackley Town left the LDJ Solicitors Stadium with three points.
Two goals either side of the interval did the damage on an unfortunate afternoon for Dino Maamria’s men.
The visitors sought to push from the start and after five minutes an early cross swept across the Boro box escaping everybody.
However just moments later Nuneaton were less fortunate when defending a ball into the box.
A free-kick from the edge of the area caused problems and the routine allowed Brackley’s Glen Walker to tuck the ball home from close range.
Having fallen behind Boro looked to hit back and after a build up of pressure, Jordan Nicholson saw his shot well blocked.
Whilst at the other end Lyness had to be at his best to twice deny the away side. He first got down low to push a shot away, before denying Brackley from point blank range with remarkable reflexes.
But it was Boro who ended the opening period strongly as Elliot volleyed off target and Ferry tested Danny Lewis in the opposition goal.
The second period followed the same unfortunate pattern for Nuneaton who conceded an early goal.
After failing to claim a cross at the first attempt Lyness was penalised inside the box when challenging for the loose ball.
James Armson stepped up to convert from 12-yards and double the visitors advantage.
The Boro front three all continued to push the Brackley rear guard. Chambers guided a header just over, with Nti threatening from the right, before Nicholson turned smartly but could only fire over from the edge of the area.
Chambers almost pulled one back at the death when he blocked a clearance, but it looped over both Danny Lewis and the crossbar to save the goalkeepers blushes.