Nuneaton Town First Team – Match centre

Nuneaton Town
J O’Keefe (61′), M Hughes (83′)
Full time
J Nicholson (6′), A Chambers (47′)
Sat 11 Nov 15:00 – The Vanarama National League – National League North Attendance 1,306

Chorley 2-2 Nuneaton Town


Nuneaton Town let slip a two goal lead as they left Lancashire with a point.

Goals from Jordan Nicholson and Ashley Chambers either side of the interval had pushed Boro towards their first victory under Dino Maamria.

However a second half fight back from Chorley saw Nuneaton leave Lancashire with a point.

The afternoon started ideally for Boro as Nicholson struck in the sixth minute.
It initially appeared the opportunity had passed for the attacking midfielder, but he reacted quickest to fire home right footed.

Minutes Daniel Nti came close to adding a second but had his effort held, before Nicholson and Leon Lobjoit both shot wide as Boro looked to add a second.

Whilst Chorley were limited to attempts from left back Adam Blakeman and a header from captain Andy Teague which was glanced wide.

Into the second half Nuneaton doubled their advantage inside a minute as frontman Ashley Chambers slotted home.

Anticipation from Tom Elliott to seize on possession in midfield, allowed Chambers to be fed through. Completing a 30 yard run, he kept his composure to slide beyond the hosts goalkeeper to double Boro’s advantage.

Chambers came close on occasions to doubling his tally for the afternoon, but it was Chorley who with just under half an hour remaining hit back.

Teague won a corner and Blakeman’s delivery was met by Josh O’Keefe. His scrambled effort was deemed to have crossed the line, despite the protests of Boro players.

Chorley, boosted by the goal mounted attack after attack on Dean Lyness‘ goal.
And whilst Nuneaton looked to threaten on the counter attack, the pressure eventually told.

Substitute Matty Hughes found space before pushing on and striking the equaliser right footed.

Despite conceding the equaliser Boro came close to grabbing the winner, when Chambers was twice denied. Whilst at the other end Jason Walker rattled the crossbar.

However on a day of high drama the spoils were shared, as Nuneaton claimed their first point under Maamria.

Key moments

Goal Jordan Nicholson scores for Nuneaton Town
Goal Ashley Chambers scores for Nuneaton Town
Goal Josh O’Keefe scores for Chorley
Goal Matty Hughes scores for Chorley


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83:00 Goal 2 – 2
Matty Hughes scores for Chorley
64:00 Sub Off
Leon Lobjoit is substituted off for Nuneaton Town
64:00 Sub On
Jonathan Ashton is substituted on for Nuneaton Town
61:00 Goal 1 – 2
Josh O’Keefe scores for Chorley
47:00 Goal 0 – 2
Ashley Chambers scores for Nuneaton Town
47:00 Assist
Tom Elliott makes an assist for Nuneaton Town
End of period 1
6:00 Goal 0 – 1
Jordan Nicholson scores for Nuneaton Town
6:00 Assist
Ashley Chambers makes an assist for Nuneaton Town
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As it happened

  • Chorley
  • Nuneaton Town
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  • Jordan Nicholson Goal 6:00′
  • Ashley Chambers Assist 6:00′
  • Ashley Chambers Goal 47:00′
  • Tom Elliott Assist 47:00′
  • Josh O’Keefe Goal 61:00′
  • Leon Lobjoit Sub Off 64:00′
  • Jonathan Ashton Sub On 64:00′
  • Matty Hughes Goal 83:00′

Team selection

Lyness, Dean Lyness, Dean
Trotman, Luke Trotman, Luke
Wildin, Luther Wildin, Luther
Lobjoit, Leon Lobjoit, Leon
Heaton, Niall
Dielna, Joel Dielna, Joel
Nti, Daniel
Elliott, Tom Elliott, Tom
Nicholson, Jordan Nicholson, Jordan
Chambers, Ashley Chambers, Ashley
Beswick, Ryan Beswick, Ryan
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  • 2. Matty Hughes
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