Nuneaton Town 2 Welling United 0
Saturday 8th March 2014 (Skrill Premier)
Match report courtesy of Nuneaton News;
The Boro completed a smash and grab in this game.
Two second half goals from Andy Brown and Dave Hibbert saw Kev Wilkins men continue their play-off push in hard working fashion.
The first half must go down as one of the worst the home fans will have seen at Liberty Way this season as neither side looked settled or comfortable on the ball.
The first chance on target came from Harry Beautyman in the 40th minute, and even then it was a speculative effort from fully 25 yards out.
The best chance actually came in the dying moments.
Toby Ajala fired a shot-come-cross across goal that was met by Joe Healy at the back post.
The Welling winger was completely unmarked at the back post but could only side foot his effort past the post from two yards out.
Welling started the second half the same way they finished the first, in the driving seat, and had a couple of half chances missed by Healy that he really should have done better with.
They were made to pay for their wastefulness in the 62nd minute when the home side sprung into life and took the lead in somewhat controversial circumstances.
A free-kick from James Armson was sent to the back post where Dave Hibbert headed it back across goal.
Andy Brown was able to meet the knock-back and head an effort goalwards. It seemed to be cleared off the line, but the linesman gave the goal after Theo Streete ran away encouraging his team mates to celebrate the strike.
The goal was out of the blue as Nuneaton had not really threatened until taking the lead and continued to look poor after doing so.
Welling were the ones asking all the questions as the Boro faithful became more and more anxious as the minutes ticked away.
The irony was that it was the home side who should have doubled their lead with six minutes to go.
After dealing with the Welling pressure for so long, it was the Boro on the break who looked dangerous with Wes York taking on, and skinning, Thomas Bender before firing a cross that was only inches away from Andy Brown at the far post.
Nuneaton were playing on the break at this stage and they were rewarded for it with only three minutes remaining.
A Welling corner saw them throw everyone but the keeper into the Boro box, but when the ball broke the visitors were left short.
Danny Sleath was able to take advantage of it as he ran into acres of space, making his way to the byline before floating in a lovely cross that Dave Hibbert headed home.