Forest Green Rovers 1 Nuneaton Town 0
Tuesday 12th November 2013 (Skrill Premier)
Match report courtesy of Nuneaton Telegraph;
Boro slipped to a frustrating defeat against mis-firing Forest Green and are now without a Skrill Conference victory since September.
It’s now ten games without a win but on chances and possession this was a game boss Kevin Wilkin will feel his side should have won – and comfortably.
Nuneaton made two changes from the trip to Hyde ten days earlier recalling David Hibbert and Danny Sleath and they made a lively start.
Wes York was unlucky as he was denied what seemed a certain goal by Paul Green’s last-ditch intervention after good work by Phil Trainer.
From the corner that result ed the visitors were twice denied when Hibbert’s header from James Armson’s cross was saved by goalkeeper Sam Russell, who then got up to block Gareth Dean’s follow-up on the line.
James Norwood was wide with a speculative left-foot shot from outside the box as Forest Green looked to get into the game but at the other end Theo Streete headed over from another Armson cross.
Boro looked the more likel with Delroy Gordon’s header from Armson’s cross saved comfortably by Russell.
But with Nuneaton looking like they were in the driving seat and the more likely to break the deadlock, it was the home side though who took the lead when Streete was unable to deal with Norwood’s cross and Marcus Kelly smashed a left-foot shot past James Belshaw from the corner of the box.
Boro’s start to the second period was as poor as their start to the first was crisp with the hosts seeing a chance to turn the screw.
But Boro did go close 11 minutes after the restart when Armson’s corner was met by the head of Trainer but he could only direct it over the bar.
There was another half chance for the visitors when Trainer fired in a low shot that Russell gathered hurriedly at his near post.
Louis Moult then found York, who did everything right, and with Russell committed he slid the ball across for a sliding Sleath who was just unable to get a touch on it.