Month: March 2015

28.03.2015… FC Halifax (h)…

Nuneaton Town 1 FC Halifax Town 2

JPR James Parnell Stadium… Saturday March 28th… 3pm

Attendance: 947

Ticket: £14 – Programme: £3

After an impressive recent run, this was the defeat that probably spells the end of Nuneaton’s three year stay in the Conference Premier…

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Pre-Match Warm Ups…

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Second Half Action…

Nuneaton Town; Lincoln, Wheeler, Franklin, Dean, Streete, Anton Brown (YC), Walker (Andy Brown 60), Rees, Ogleby (Sodje 60), Armson (Dawson 87), Gordon

Not Used; Walker (36), Ogleby (63)

Goals; Andy Brown (68)

AFC Halifax Town; Glennon, Bolton, McManus, Roberts, Pearson, Williams, Boden (Jackson 78), Maynard, Schofield (Smith 84), Hutchinson, Muldoon

Not Used; Senior, Roberts, Hattersley

Goals; Muldoon (3, 60)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

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24.03.2015… Wrexham (h)…

Nuneaton Town 2 Wrexham 0

JPR James Parnell Stadium… Tuesday March 24th… 7.45pm

Attendance: 818

Ticket: £14 – Programme: £3

Kevin Wilkin made his return to Nuneaton on a very cold Tuesday night, bringing with him a mid-table Wrexham side with at least one eye on the FA Trophy Final on Sunday. In fairness to Nuneaton, sometimes it’s easier to play with the pressure off, not a luxury which they currently have…

After Saturday’s result at Macclesfield, and with two home games in five days, it was absolutely vital to keep up the momentum. From that perspective, part one achieved…

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Pre Match Warm-Ups…

Adam Walker fired Nuneaton into the lead with a first half screamer,  Rob Ogleby made it 2-0 from close range after 63 minutes. To be honest, it was comfortable for Nuneaton, not something I’ve really had the chance to say very often this season…

So… Another three points, up to 21st, five points behing Alfreton with six games to play. Could safety still be a possibility…?

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First Half Action…

At home to FC Halifax Town on Saturday, another three points required; it’s not going to get any easier…

Nuneaton Town; Lincoln, Wheeler (YC), Dean, Streete, Franklin; Rees, Walker (Armson 66), Maris (Dawson 90), Ogleby, Anton Brown, Andrew Brown (Sodje 82)

Not Used; Cowan, Smith

Goals; Walker (36), Ogleby (63)

Wrexham; Coughlin, Carrington (YC), Smith, Tomassen, Ashton; Storer, Keates (Finley 72), Durrell, Clarke, Jennings (Moult 76), Bishop (YC)

Not Used; Stevens, Roper, Evans

Goals; None

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

21.03.2015… Macclesfield (a)…

Macclesfield Town 0 Nuneaton Town 1

Moss Rose… Saturday March 21st… 3pm

Attendance: 1,514

Ticket: £14 – Programme: £3

A little bit of background. I travelled up to Manchester to watch Newcastle at the Etihad a few weeks ago, noticed that the train stopped at Macclesfield on the way, noted for future reference. So here I was, a few weeks later, attending my first Nuneaton Town away game, and I certainly think that I picked the right day for it…

A first trip to Moss Rose too, another ground to add to the list. Impressions, neat and tidy, with a fantastic view of the surrounding countryside from the visitor’s enclosure. I loved the charity scarf / shirt display too, made a change from advertising hoardings…

Most importantly, an absolutely vital three points…

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Outside Moss Rose…

The game; few real chances for either side, Nuneaton edged the first half, Macclesfield the second. Stoppage time arrived and the game appeared to be heading towards a stalemate before second half substitute Onome Sodje struck…

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The Final Whistle…

So, another game undefeated and another clean sheet. Maybe…Just maybe…?

Macclesfield Town; Taylor, Halls, Audel, Moke (Phenix 45), Grant, Pilkington (YC), Turnbull (Fairhurst 60), Bell, Whitaker (Lewis 46 (YC)), Bailey-Jones, Barnes-Homer (YC)

Not Used; Cowan, Branagan

Goals; None

Nuneaton Town; Crocombe, Franklin, Dean (YC), Streete, Wheeler, Anton Brown, Rees, Armson, Maris (Dawson 66), Ogleby (Cowan 87), Andy Brown (Sodje 79)

Not Used; Walker, Wren

Goals; Sodje (90)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…