Nuneaton Town First Team – Match centre

Nuneaton Town
AFC Telford United
Full time
N Heaton (63′ OG), A Dwyer (25′)
Tue 5 Sep 19:45 – The Vanarama National League – National League North Attendance 569

Nuneaton Town 0 AFC Telford United 2 (05.09.2017)


Defeat for Boro on home soil…

BORO slipped to a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of AFC Telford United.
It was an open start to the game with both sides looking to get the ball down and play on a slick surface without seriously testing either ‘keeper, although Jordan Nicholson did see an effort fly over.
The visitors got their noses in front on 24 minutes when Louis McGrory did well to play Dwyer through and he stayed cool before slotting past an exposed Dean Lyness. There appeared to be a foul on Tom Elliott by McGrory in the build-up but nothing was given.
Boosted by the goal, Marcus Dinanga went close to doubling the advantage shortly afterwards as he cut inside and got in a low strike that skidded inches wide of the target.
With just over half-an-hour on the clock, some good play out wide from Luke Trotman saw him deliver a teasing cross that was headed just over by Ashley Chambers.
Despite looking bright early on, Boro lost their momentum as the opening period went on and went in at the break trailing by one goal to nil.
The second half started with Boro on top and seeing plenty of the ball. A great effort from Callum Ball saw Singh in the visitors’ goal beat the ball away.
Despite looking the most likely side, we fell two goals behind on 63 minutes when an inviting ball in from the left was turned in off Niall Heaton under pressure from Dwyer.
Shortly afterwards, Marsden rattled the outside of the post for the visitors, whilst at the other end Trotman tried his luck with a low strike that was spilled by the ‘keeper as Sutton was alert to clear ahead of Chambers.
After a cross-come-shot had caused problems for Lyness, who tipped over, the resulting corner saw the ball fall to Newby in front of goal but he failed to capitalise and seal the game for his side.
A clumsy challenge just outside the area by Singh saw him receive a yellow card as Boro win a free-kick on the edge of the area which Brady Hickey put over.
Chambers had a goal ruled out for offside late on as Boro succumbed to a 2-0 home reverse.

Key moments

Goal Anthony Dwyer scores for AFC Telford United
Own Goal Niall Heaton scores an own goal

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85:00 Sub On
Mitchell Glover is substituted on for Nuneaton Town
85:00 Sub Off
Jordan Nicholson is substituted off for Nuneaton Town
72:00 Sub Off
Callum Ball is substituted off for Nuneaton Town
72:00 Sub On
Brady Hickey is substituted on for Nuneaton Town
72:00 Sub Off
Ryan Beswick is substituted off for Nuneaton Town
72:00 Sub On
Jamal Adams is substituted on for Nuneaton Town
63:00 Own Goal 0 – 2
Niall Heaton scores an own goal
End of period 1
25:00 Goal 0 – 1
Anthony Dwyer scores for AFC Telford United
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Nuneaton Town
  • AFC Telford United
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  • Anthony Dwyer Goal 25:00′
  • Niall Heaton Own Goal 63:00′
  • Callum Ball Sub Off 72:00′
  • Brady Hickey Sub On 72:00′
  • Ryan Beswick Sub Off 72:00′
  • Jamal Adams Sub On 72:00′
  • Jordan Nicholson Sub Off 85:00′
  • Mitchell Glover Sub On 85:00′

Team selection

Lyness, Dean Lyness, Dean
Trotman, Luke Trotman, Luke
Gascoigne, Brad-Lee Gascoigne, Brad-Lee
Ball, Callum Ball, Callum
Heaton, Niall
Wildin, Luther Wildin, Luther
Daniels, Billy Daniels, Billy
Beswick, Ryan Beswick, Ryan
Nicholson, Jordan Nicholson, Jordan
Chambers, Ashley Chambers, Ashley
Elliott, Tom Elliott, Tom
AFC Telford United
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