Nuneaton Town 3 Alfreton Town 0
Tuesday 26th November 2013 (Skrill Premier)
Match Report courtesy of Nuneaton Telegraph;
Boro moved back into the top five with a comprehensive win over Alfreton at The Sperrin Brewery Stadium.
There was early danger for the hosts when a free-kick from Josh Law was met by the head of Christopher Westwood but he directed off target.
Louis Moult went down the right for Boro and his ball across ran for Phil Trainer on the edge of the box who hit with the outside of his left foot and Ross Atkins did well to push it hurriedly over. The resulting corner from Armson caused panic and Westwood had to clear acrobatically from under his own crossbar.
A good move involving Emmit Delfouneso stepping out of defence saw him find Moult who laid the ball off to Adam Walker and his shot was charged down.
Atkins was called into action again diving low to his left to push away Moult’s long-range effort.
Nuneaton went ahead in the 27th minute when Danny Sleath collected the ball on the left, cut back onto his right foot and cross to where Walker lurked unmarked and he lifted a header over Atkins with James Armson on hand to make sure the ball had crossed the line.
Another half chance fell the way of Moult after Delfouneso’s ball into the box was only partially cleared but his volley fizzed wide of the near post.
More good work by Moult winning possession in midfield, he then found Armson who picked out Trainer’s run into the box and he looked certain to score but again Atkins did well to beat the ball away.
The lead was doubled three minutes before the break when David Hibbert held off two markers to drill a low shot past Atkins from 20 yards.
Boro could have gone three up just after the break but Hibbert opted to shoot when he should have played the ball square for an unmarked Trainer.
John Akinde volleyed over from an AlaistaIr Taylor cross and then Akinde’s run into the box was halted moments later but substitute Paul Clayton shot over from a tight angle.
A mistake by Westwood almost let in Hibbert but Atkins got down well to save to his left.
Atkins made yet another fine stop in the 70th minute. Trainer picked out Sleath with a superb crossfield ball and the midfielder pulled the ball down and beat his marker before lashing a shot the keeper did well to keep out.
Boro wrapped up the points two minutes from time when a throw from the left found substitute Wes York and he turned on a sixpence to thump a volley past Atkins from 12 yards.
Law curled a late free-kick wide for the visitors which just about summed up their night.