Nuneaton Town First Team – Match centre

Bradford Park Avenue
Nuneaton Town
Full time
J Ironside (93′)
Sat 13 Aug 15:00 – The Vanarama National League – National League North Attendance 314

Boro 1 – BPA 1


Boro Salvage A Point;

Trailing 1-0 deep into stoppage time against Bradford Park Avenue it looked like the Boro would make it two successive defeats to begin the campaign, it was not to be, though, as Ironside capitalised on a mistake from keeper Ryan Young to rescue something for Nuneaton.
Despite how it ended, it was the home side who enjoyed the better of the starts and they nearly capitalised on it in the eighth minute but Liam Dickenson saw his shot from close range cannon back off the post rather than find the back of the net.
Nuneaton failed to use the let-off as a catalyst as they continued to be second best all over the pitch, the match becoming when, and not if, the home side would score.
It took them until the 38th minute to do so and Nuneaton played their own part in the goal, a miss-kick from keeper Callum Burton being punished by Nicky Wroe who fed Chris Sharp who did the rest with a smart finish in the area.
It was a poor goal to concede but a deserved one as the Boro had not been at the races at all throughout the opening 45 minutes.
Worryingly, for Nuneaton fans at least, they failed to react in the second half, Bradford keeper Ryan Jones continuing to be a passenger for the home side.
When he was needed, the first time in the 70th minute, the Bradford stopper was up the task, coming out quickly to deny substitute Daniel Demkiv when the young winger found himself in space at the back post.
He then denied Ironside with time ticking away, but it was his mistake, and not his heroics that will be remembered, as in the last two minutes of stoppage time he came running out to head away a long ball – but only fed Ironside – who did the rest with a smart finish from distance.
It was a major let-off for a Nuneaton side who were never at their best, but who did enough to pick up their first point of the campaign.

NUNEATON: Burton, Clifton, Warburton, Langmead, Keane, Scott (Daniels 67), Morgan, Tempest, Williams, McDonald (Ironside 78), Moli (Demkiv 53)
Subs not used: Wheatley, Snedker, Ironside.

BRADFORD PARK AVENUE: Jones, Toulson, Hill, Dean, Coates, McWilliams, McKennna, Wroe, Sharp (Osborne 89), Dickinson (Ryan 65), Boshell (Davie 87).
Subs not used: Payne, Eccles.

Match Report Courtesy Of Chris Philpotts @ Trinity Mirror

Key moments

45:00 +48:00
Goal Joe Ironside scores for Nuneaton Town


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78:00 Sub Off
Shaq McDonald is substituted off for Nuneaton Town
78:00 Sub On
Joe Ironside is substituted on for Nuneaton Town
67:00 Sub Off
Kristian Scott is substituted off for Nuneaton Town
67:00 Sub On
Billy Daniels is substituted on for Nuneaton Town
53:00 Sub Off
David Moli is substituted off for Nuneaton Town
53:00 Sub On
Daniel Demkiv is substituted on for Nuneaton Town
End of period 1
45:00 +48:00 Goal 0 – 1
Joe Ironside scores for Nuneaton Town
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Bradford Park Avenue
  • Nuneaton Town
  • 0
  • Joe Ironside Goal 45:00 +48:00′
  • David Moli Sub Off 53:00′
  • Daniel Demkiv Sub On 53:00′
  • Kristian Scott Sub Off 67:00′
  • Billy Daniels Sub On 67:00′
  • Shaq McDonald Sub Off 78:00′
  • Joe Ironside Sub On 78:00′

Team selection

Burton, Callum Burton, Callum
Clifton, James
Warburton, Sam
Langmead, Kelvin
Keane, Jordan
Scott, Kristian
Tempest, Greg Tempest, Greg
Morgan, David
Williams, Aaron
Moli, David Moli, David
McDonald, Shaq McDonald, Shaq
Nuneaton Town
  • 1. Callum Burton
  • 2. James Clifton
  • 3. Sam Warburton
  • 4. Kelvin Langmead (c)
  • 5. Jordan Keane
  • 6. Kristian Scott
  • 7. Greg Tempest
  • 8. David Morgan
  • 9. Aaron Williams
  • 10. David Moli
  • 11. Shaq McDonald
  • 12. Jordan Wheatley
  • 13. Daniel Demkiv
  • 14. Joe Ironside
  • 15. Billy Daniels
  • 16. Dean Snedker

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
10. Gloucester City 42 64
11. Harrogate Town 42 59
12. Nuneaton Town 42 55
13. FC United of Manchester 42 54
14. Curzon Ashton 42 52
15. Boston United 42 47
16. Bradford Park Avenue 42 43

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