North Ferriby United 0-2 Nuneaton Town
Nuneaton Town secured their first away victory of the season with a two-nil success against North Ferriby United.
Second half goals from Tom Elliott and Ashley Chambers saw Boro defeat their Humberside opponents for the second time in a week.
Boosted by a change of management and keen to avenge last weekends FA Trophy defeat the hosts started brightly, but it was Boro’s Jon Ashton who had the first chance of note when he headed wide from a Ryan Beswick corner.
After seeing clear two Ferriby corners Boro again went on the offensive. It was this time Jordan Nicholson who was denied, firstly by a well timed block and then by a fine save from the hosts keeper Ross Durrant.
The loanee again came close in the twentieth minute when he collected a loose ball following a Joel Dielna centre, before whipping a left footed effort just wide of the far post.
Having limited their counterparts to set piece opportunities, it was again Nuneaton who came closest to opening the scoring just ten minutes before the interval.
Another dangerous Beswick delivery was met with a firm Brad Gascoigne header, only for the centre half to see his effort well saved.
Despite being denied by a resolute Villagers rearguard Boro continued their attacking mentality after the break.
Chambers was the first to try his luck shortly after half time, before midfielder Elliott was twice denied by the goalkeepers handy work.
However it proved to be third time lucky for Elliott as he opened the scoring in the fifty-eighth minute in spectacular fashion.
It was again a pinpoint Beswick corner that picked out the late run from the goal scorer. Moving to the edge of the box Elliott struck a superb first time side footed volley into the far corner to give Boro a deserved lead.
With the deadlock broken the away side swiftly doubled their advantage, thanks to top scorer Chambers.
The prolific frontman broke forward with purpose and after weaving onto his left side fired home low at the near post.
Nicholson was determined to add his name to the scoresheet but was well denied on numerous occasions, whilst Billy Daniels and Dielna both came close to extending the lead.
With five minutes remaining North Ferriby forward Joel Ambalu was found in the area, but was only able to glance his header off target.
However this was to be Boro’s day as the three points were secured on the road for the first time this season.