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Nuneaton Town First Team - Match centre

Spennymoor Town
Nuneaton Town
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A Chambers (24')
Sat 17 Feb 15:00 - The Vanarama National League - National League North Attendance 852

Spennymoor Town 0–1 Nuneaton Town

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Nuneaton Town claimed victory in the North East on Saturday afternoon...

Ashley Chambers’s first half goal proved the difference as Boro defeated Spennymoor Town 1-0 at Brewery Field.

The frontman struck as Boro extended their unbeaten run to five, with the success their third on the road this season.

The match began with neither side able to gain a foothold. Despite having the lions share of possession early on Boro failed to threaten the Spennymoor goal. Whilst on the flip side the hosts carved two openings out of little dominance.

However on both occasions goalkeeper Dean Lyness was equal to the efforts of Town’s number nine Glen Taylor.

Then when Boro did find themselves in good positions Ryan Beswick’s set pieces did not come to fruition. The second of which, a corner, raced across the face of goal evading everyone.

But adding the finishing touch was not to be an issue for much longer as in the 24th minute Nuneaton struck the games only goal.

Having only initially half cleared a Spennymoor corner, Boro launched a lightening breakaway move. Tom Elliott led the charge before swiftly offloading the ball to James Ferry. The man on loan from Stevenage set free Daniel Nti who had expertly negotiated Moor’s offside trap.

Challenged with the on rushing goalkeeper, Nti knocked the ball past Jordan Porter and into the path of Chambers. The Boro’s top scorer showcased his ruthless composure as he rolled home into the open net.

Unfortunately the floodgates were not to open for Nuneaton and even a further sight of goal before the interval was not forthcoming.

Spennymoor’s Shane Henry tried his luck before the break but his swerving effort flew wide, as Boro’s lead remained intact.

Despite the surface continuing to cut up the matches tempo increased into the second period. Initially this was spearheaded by the home side as they sought to put themselves back in contention.

Nonetheless Boro remained resilient in defence and then threatened through Nti. However the forwards inviting cutback was not met by a teammate inside the area.

Although Boro’s good work was nearly undone with just half an hour remaining. A mix up inside the penalty area gave Henry a golden opportunity in front of goal, but heroically Kennedy Digie got a block in to divert the shot wide of the far post.

Such a scare brought the Boro back line into sharper focus who rose to the challenge. Whilst at the other end opportunities came that could have extended their advantage.

Substitute Kairo Mitchell dragged an effort wide after a superb first touch, before defender Luther Wildin displayed his attacking qualities when his cross nearly dropped in at the far post.

A second goal was not to come but Nuneaton showed character to hold out against play-off pushing Spennymoor side, with Kallum Griffiths’ late strike the last of their fruitless efforts on goal.

Victory means that Boro have now taken a possible 13 points from the last 15 available.

The team travel to Stockport County on Tuesday night in the Vanarama National League North, following the original fixture being postponed last weekend.

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Key moments

24:00
Goal Ashley Chambers scores for Nuneaton Town

Highlights

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83:00 Sub On
David Foley is substituted on for Spennymoor Town
83:00 Sub Off
Andrew Johnson is substituted off for Spennymoor Town
72:00 Sub On
Kairo Mitchell is substituted on for Nuneaton Town
72:00 Sub Off
George Green is substituted off for Nuneaton Town
70:00 Yellow Card
Glen Taylor is yellow carded for Spennymoor Town
70:00 Sub Off
Ryan Hall is substituted off for Spennymoor Town
70:00 Sub On
Nathan Lowe is substituted on for Spennymoor Town
46:00 Sub Off
Mark Anderson is substituted off for Spennymoor Town
46:00 Sub On
Bradley Fewster is substituted on for Spennymoor Town
End of period 1
24:00 Goal 0 - 1
Ashley Chambers scores for Nuneaton Town
24:00 Assist
Daniel Nti makes an assist for Nuneaton Town
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As it happened

  • Spennymoor Town
  • Nuneaton Town
  • 0
  • Ashley Chambers Goal 24:00'
  • Daniel Nti Assist 24:00'
  • Mark Anderson Sub Off 46:00'
  • Bradley Fewster Sub On 46:00'
  • Glen Taylor Yellow Card 70:00'
  • Ryan Hall Sub Off 70:00'
  • Nathan Lowe Sub On 70:00'
  • George Green Sub Off 72:00'
  • Kairo Mitchell Sub On 72:00'
  • Andrew Johnson Sub Off 83:00'
  • David Foley Sub On 83:00'

Team selection

Spennymoor Town
  • 1. Jordan Porter
  • 2. Kallum Griffiths
  • 3. Christopher Mason
  • 4. Robert Ramshaw
  • 5. Joseph Tait
  • 6. James Curtis
  • 7. Ryan Hall
  • 8. Shane Henry
  • 9. Glen Taylor
  • 10. Mark Anderson
  • 11. Andrew Johnson
  • 12. Nathan Lowe
  • 13. Daniel Lowson
  • 14. Christopher Chantler
  • 15. David Foley
  • 16. Bradley Fewster

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