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Nuneaton Town First Team - Match centre

Nuneaton Town
Gateshead FC
L Moult (73')
Full time
Sat 19 Oct 15:00 - The Skrill Football Conference - Skrill Premier Attendance 946

Nuneaton Town 1 Gateshead 4

Saturday 19th October 2013 (Skrill Premier)

Match report courtesy of Coventry Telegraph;

Nuneaton Town were left to rue a day of defensive errors as their winless run continued with a comprehensive home defeat to Gateshead.

Nuneaton created more than their fair share of chances but came up against a resolute defence, while the same could not be said for Boro after four soft goals saw them out of the contest by the hour mark.

Louis Moult did grab his tenth of the season late on, but Kevin Wilkin’s side continue to slip down the Skrill Premier table, the flying start becoming a distant memory.

The visitors took the lead on 15 minutes as James Marwood’s shot squirmed under the outstretched arms of James Belshaw, and five minutes later the lead was doubled as a long ball over the top found Jordan Hugill with plenty of room to slide the ball past Belshaw.

Boro started to dominate as the half wore on, and were unlucky not to get on the score sheet before the break as Adam Walker saw a shot narrowly miss the top corner.

Gareth Dean also put a header wide, while from a corner David Hibbert and Louis Moult were both denied by goal-line clearances in quick succession.

Boro continued to press after the interval, Moult seeing another effort blocked, before the visitors’ keeper produced a wonderful save, diving at full stretch to tip Walker’s powerful volley onto the bar.

That would prove to be crucial as shortly after Gateshead struck the decisive blow. They were again aided by Boro as Delroy Gordon fouled Colin Larkin inside the area, Larkin picking himself up to convert from the spot.

And the visitors were out of sight three minutes later as Dean was dispossessed far too easily, and from the resulting cross Rob Ramshaw headed in from close range.

Moult did get Boro onto the score sheet on 73 minutes, after being sent clear by Louis Briscoe, but by that stage the damage had been done.

James Armson had a chance to further reduce the deficit from the penalty spot with seven minutes remaining after being chopped down inside the area, but his effort was weak and easily saved by Barlett.

Attendance: 946

Key moments

73:00
Goal Louis Moult scores for Nuneaton Town
Replay game

As it happened

  • Nuneaton Town
  • Gateshead FC
  • 0
  • 16 - Wes York Yellow Card 51:00'
  • 15 - Delroy Gordon Sub Off 59:00'
  • 23 - Michael Richens Sub On 59:00'
  • 25 - Louis Briscoe Sub On 64:00'
  • 8 - Jon Adams Sub Off 64:00'
  • 23 - Michael Richens Yellow Card 72:00'
  • Louis Moult Goal 73:00'
  • 21 - Mark Bell Sub On 75:00'
  • 26 - David Hibbert Sub Off 75:00'

Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
11. Alfreton Town 46 67
12. Salisbury City 46 67
13. Nuneaton Town 46 66
14. Lincoln City FC 46 65
15. Macclesfield Town 46 61
16. Welling United 46 60
17. Wrexham 46 59

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