Nuneaton Beat The Weather To Make It Eight Unbeaten

3 months ago By Steve Whitney

Nuneaton Town stretched their unbeaten run to eight matches, beating third-bottom AFC Telford United 2-1 at the New Bucks Head on Tuesday night.

That there was a match on at all was amazing enough, given the snow and freezing weather, but great credit to the Bucks` groundstaff and volunteers who got the game on.

Rob Edwards` side were looking to follow up last Saturday`s success against FC United of Manchester, but fell behind on the half-hour mark when the ball was clipped into the area by Tom Elliott after a mazy run, and despite Ashley Chambers being initially denied from close range, James Ferry was on the spot to prod home for his first goal for the club.

But the Bucks were back on level terms within 8 minutes when John McAtee crossed for Amari Morgan-Smith to equalise.

The visitors pressed in the second period looking for a winner, with Kennedy Digie, who extended his loan from league rivals Kidderminster Harriers earlier in the day, hooking an effort over the bar.

Seven minutes into the second half though, Boro did re-take the lead when Ryan Beswick sent full-back Luther Wildin off down the right flank. He cut into the area and having beaten at least three defenders wrong-footed the goalkeeper with a left-footed finish.

Telford huffed and puffed but rarely threatened the Nuneaton goal and the visitors held firm relatively comfortably to move up a place to eleventh in the table but more crucially, nine points clear of third-bottom Telford, who are three points adrift of fourth-bottom Tamworth.

All the other scheduled matches for Tuesday night were postponed.

(Photo: Mike Sheridan)

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