birmingham senior cup

16.03.2016… Birmingham (h)…

Nuneaton Town 0 Birmingham City 1

A1 Gas Force Arena… Wednesday March 16th… 7.45pm

Attendance: 219

Ticket: £7 – Programme: Teamsheet

My fortieth game of the season, on a very cold night in Nuneaton, and a repeat of last season’s final…

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First Half Action…

Only a very late goal, following a defensive mistake, separated the sides at the finish. On the plus side, it saved the evening from being prolonged. Did I mention how cold it was…?

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Second Half Action…

Nuneaton Town; La Paz, Clifton, C Keane, Scott, Maguire, Lane, Elliott, Byrne, Harewood (Matthews 90) Whitehouse, Ironside (Waite 11)

Not Used; Duffy, Keane, Smith

Goals; None

Birmingham City; Weaver, O’Keeffe, Bernard, Baba, Martin, Seddon, McFarlane, Cooper, Pop (Jones 63), McDonald (Maxwell 59) O’Neill (Harding 72)

Not Used; Mbende, Trueman

Goals; O’Keeffe (85)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

14.04.2015… West Brom (h)…

Nuneaton Town 1 West Bromwich Albion 1 aet

Nuneaton Town win 4-2 on penalties…

JPR James Parnell Stadium…… Tuesday April 14th… 7.45pm

Attendance: 254

Ticket: £5 – Programme: Teamsheet

Into the final of the Birmingham Senior Cup after extra time and penalties…

I’m still not quite sure how Nuneaton managed to win this one. West Brom bossed the game for the majority of normal time before Rob Ogleby equalised late on…

Extra time drifted by without incident before Nuneaton took it in the shoot out.

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Nuneaton Town Warming Up…

So it’s off to St. Andrews to play Birmingham City on Thursday 30th April in the final…

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Extra Time Action…

Nuneaton Town; Crocombe, Wheeler, Dean, Cowan, Smith, Rees, Dawson, Ogleby (Brown 112), Gordon, Nardiello (Walker 67), Sodje

Not Used; Franklin, Wren

Goals; Ogleby (76)

West Bromwich Albion; Palmer, Gamboa, Pocognoli (S.Nabi 98), Birch, Davidson, Wisdom (Atkinson 91), McManaman (Leko 62) O’Sullivan, Roberts, A.Nabi, Garmston.

Not Used; Cleet, Ross.

Goals; A.Nabi (23)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

07.02.2015… Wolves (h)…

Nuneaton Town 4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0

JPR James Parnell Stadium…… Saturday February 7th… 3pm

Attendance: 255

Ticket: £5 – Programme: None

A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon that ended in a 4-0 win for Nuneaton Town; hopefully some confidence can be taken from this and carried over into the remaining league games. I’m not expecting miracles but a few wins before the end of the season would be nice…

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Birmingham Senior Cup: First Half Action…

Nuneaton went in 1-0 up through a goal from Andy Brown. Brown then added the second early in the second half, before Theo Streete added a third and Rob Ogleby a fourth just before the end…

Next round, away to Causeway United in the quarter-final on Tuesday 3rd March…

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Birmingham Senior Cup: Second Half Action…

No match for me next Saturday. Newcastle ‘not prioritising’ the cup; Nuneaton away to Gateshead, just a little too far. Would find myself another game closer to home but nursing a serious wallet hit as a result of three of my next four games being Newcastle games; Man City away (£44), Aston Vile home (£29), Manchester United home (£47 for the same seat), that’s Premier League prices for you. Throw in some train fares from the Midlands and you’re talking penury…

Surely, following the announcement last week of a new £5.14 billion TV deal, the very least that the Premier League clubs could do is to listen to the FSF and adopt the Twenty’s Plenty attitude to away ticket pricing. I paid £5 to get in today and the game was a lot more entertaining than the vast majority of top flight matches that I’ve attended this season…

Nuneaton Town; Dibble, Wheeler, Franklin, Streete, Dean, Whitehouse, Mafuta (Walker7 7), Maris, Armson (Dyer 60), Nardiello, Brown (Ogleby 60)

Goals; Brown (18, 47), Streete (65), Ogleby (88)

Not Used; Sodje, Cowan

Wolves; McCarey, Matinyadze, O’Hanlon, Weeks, Upton, Matgreitter, Reid, Kellerman, Wilson, Enobakhare (Rainey 39), Hunte

Not Used; Hyden, Burgoyne, Ortrega, Graham.

Goals; None

As usual, more pictures on flickr…