Barnet 1 Nuneaton Town 1
Saturday 24th August 2013 (Skrill Premier)
Match report courtesy of Coventry Telegraph;
Nuneaton's impressive start to the season continued as they picked up a valuable point at unbeaten Barnet, thanks to Andy Brown’s first-half strike.
Both sides went into the game yet to taste defeat in the Skrill Premier and came out of it with those records still intact.
Barnet, as would be expected of a side very much in form, made the brighter start and could have been ahead early on though Keanu Marsh-Brown, who saw his shot saved.
They were rewarded, however, after only 16 minutes when Jake Hyde tapped home his fourth goal of the campaign in as many games after good work by Luke Gambin.
Even without their player-manager, former Dutch international Edgar Davids, the hosts were well on top during the opening period as they looked to build on their early breakthrough.
Louis Moult did threaten for the visitors in the 23rd minute, firing over, but for long spells the hosts dominated possession.
Boro’s Bulgarian international keeper Dimitar Evtimov, who got the nod ahead of James Belshaw after a two-game absence, kept out a long-range drive from Marsh-Brown
But just as it looked as though Kevin Wilkin’s side would go in at the break behind and with plenty to think about, they found themselves level on 43 minutes.
Moult did well to release Danny Sleath and Brown, showed his goalscoring instincts, found enough space from marker David Stephens and converted from six yards to add to the goal he scored against Forest Green Rovers last week.
Clearly growing in confidence as a result of the goal, Boro were much more controlled and threatening in the second period.
Wes York saw his shot blocked as the game moved into its final third but two evenly matched sides struggled to find a way to break the deadlock.
Gambin, Marsh-Brown and Harry Crawford, the latter denied by Theo Streete’s block, went close to a winner for the Bees and at the other end Boro had the final say, with Connor Taylor’s shot hitting Andy Yiadom, but in the end both sides had to settle for a point.