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Sat 19 Dec 15:00 – The Vanarama National League – National League North Attendance 620

Nuneaton Town 2 Chorley 2

Saturday 19th December, 2015;


Nuneaton Town will top the Vanarama National League North this Christmas after they came from behind twice to draw 2-2 with Chorley at the A1 Gas Force Arena.

Chorley took the lead early in the game – a corner kick from the right hand side found Andy Teague unmarked at the back post and his downward header squirmed under the body of Jordan Smith and over the goal line.

Boro responded positively and they were level just moments later. The ball was delivered high into the box from the left side and Aaron Williams was left unmarked at the far post to head home for his thirteenth goal of the season.

Nuneaton were looking dangerous going forward, but once again found themselves behind in the 32nd minute. Darren Stephenson still had work to do when he picked the ball up inside the box, but he sent a fierce half volley across Smith and into the far corner of the net to make it 2-1.

HT: Boro 1 Chorley 2

Boro started the second half brightly, but it was Chorley who came closest to scoring when Jake Cottrell saw his shot hit the crossbar from just inside the penalty area.

Kevin Wilson bought on Harewood and Tshimanga and soon after the Boro showed why they are ahead of the chasing pack when their persistence and graft resulted in a second equaliser 11 minutes from time.

Reid sent a great delivery into the box which bounced through to Williams who controlled the ball neatly before sending his low strike past the goalkeeper and into the far corner of the net.

Boro showed good team spirit and character to get themselves back into the game and finished the stronger of the two sides.

Results elsewhere also provided good cheer as Nuneaton extended their lead at the top of the division to two points.

NUNEATON TOWN: J.Smith, Clifton, Lane, J.Keane, Reid, Morgan (Tshimanga 65), Chettle (C.Keane 85), Byrne, Whitehouse, Williams, Duffy (Harewood 65).
Subs not used: Maguire, Daniels.

CHORLEY: Ashton, Ross, Cartwright, Teague, Roscoe, Cottrell, Hine (Guy 87), Whitham, Dean (Jarvis 75), Bond, Stephenson.
Subs not used: Charnock, Cosgrove, Lynch.

Attendance: 620


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As it happened

  • Nuneaton Town
  • Chorley
  • 0
  • A Williams Goal 10:00′
  • D Morgan Sub Off 65:00′
  • R Duffy Sub Off 65:00′
  • M Harewood Sub On 65:00′
  • K Tshimanga Sub On 65:00′
  • A Williams Goal 79:00′
  • C Chettle Sub Off 85:00′
  • C Keane Sub On 85:00′

Period 1

A Williams scores for Nuneaton Town

Period 2

D Morgan is substituted off for Nuneaton Town
R Duffy is substituted off for Nuneaton Town
M Harewood is substituted on for Nuneaton Town
K Tshimanga is substituted on for Nuneaton Town
A Williams scores for Nuneaton Town
C Chettle is substituted off for Nuneaton Town
C Keane is substituted on for Nuneaton Town

League round up

Other National League North results

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Bradford Park Avenue
FC United of Manchester
Gloucester City
Harrogate Town
Brackley Town
North Ferriby United
Stalybridge Celtic
Hednesford Town
Gainsborough Trinity

League table

# Team Pd Pts
1. Solihull Moors 27 56
2. North Ferriby United 27 52
3. Boston United 29 51
4. AFC Fylde 26 49
5. Harrogate Town 26 49
6. Nuneaton Town 28 47
7. Tamworth 27 39
8. Curzon Ashton 27 38

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