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Nuneaton Borough U19's - Match centre

Tamworth
Nuneaton Borough FC
K Hayden (2'), L Coleman (76'), S Walton (83')
Full time
L Corcoran (19', 44'), H Boorman (45' Sent Off), J Blackham (89' Sent Off)
Wed 12 Sep 14:00 - League

Tamworth 3-2 Nuneaton Borough

Nine man Boro' suffer defeat at the Lamb on opening day.

Nuneaton Borough’s title defence got off to a disappointing start with a 3-2 defeat away to Tamworth. The hosts came from behind as the Boro’ were reduced to nine men. Harry Boorman and Jack Blackham were dismissed after a Luis Corcoran double had given the visitors the lead. Boorman’s first half dismissal was undoubtedly the turning point as the hosts tookadvantage of the numerical advantage.

The home side got off to a flyer when Hayden struck as early as the second minute. Boro’s youngsters kept their heads though and responded with an equaliser in the 19th minute. Corcoran, who scored four in the FA Youth Cup victory over Hednesford Town last week, forced Aidan Jeynes in to a mistake as he chased down Tyler Jones’ through ball.

The Tamworth keeper came out to intercept the pass but with Corcoran bearing down on him the unfortunate shot-stopper could only blast the ball in to the onrushing forward. The deflection looked like it might have been creeping in anyway but the Boro’ top-scorer made certain, tucking the ball home and pulling his side level.

Both sides had chances to pull ahead as Corcoran was just centimetres away from reaching another Jones pass but Jeynes collected safely at the striker’s feet. Moments later and Hayden had a similar chance of his own but Joe Fenwick was equal to it in the Boro’ goal.

Boro’ took the lead in the 44th minute as Frank Goodyear broke down the right-hand side and played a killer ball in to the box. Jones got a flick on it and Corcoran lashed it home off the underside of the crossbar. On the stroke of half-time there was a bench-clearing melee after Harry Boorman was involved in a collision with Declan Somel.

Boorman received a red card with Jones and Will Groocock issued yellows, along with Tamworth’s Sam Walton. The hosts made the man advantage count as they dominated the early in the second half, Fenwick making two good saves and Tamworth shooting wildly when they were in good positions.

Vijay Seenath briefly relieved the pressure with a mazy run that took him from his own half to the edge of the Tamworth box, weaving through several challenges before the attack fizzled out. At the other Fenwick was again called in to action, acrobatically tipping a direct free kick over the bar.

Tamworth eventually found a way through the Boro’ backline, Fenwick saving well from Lewis Kelly’s blast from the edge of the box but Luke Coleman reacted fastest to turn the loose ball in. Boro’ weren’t done though and still possessed a threat on the counter-attack, Jodi Simoni found himself on the edge of the box but fired narrowly wide after some good build-up play.

Walton broke the deadlock with seven minutes to play, cutting in front of the defence from a corner and heading home at the near post. It was a bitter pill for a Boro’ side that deserved more from the match and there was worse to come. Captain Jack Blackham was dismissed in the 89th minute for an off the ball incident as the Referee appeared to submit to a barracking from the home dugout.

Nuneaton Borough: Fenwick; Boorman, Simoni, Blackham, Groocock; Heath (Tsinonis 89), Fanaj, Seenath, Goodyear; Corcoran, Jones (Hines 65).
Subs: Reynolds, Hines, Tsinonis.
Cautions: Jones (45), Groocock (45)
Sending Offs: Boorman (45) Blackham (89)
Goals: Corcoran (19, 44)

Tamworth: Jeynes; Chapman (Lambert 55), Hale, Smith, Kelly; Somel (Coleman 45), Earp, Walton, Roberts; Hayden, Jones (Hylton 76).
Subs: Hylton, Coleman, Lambert.
Cautions: Walton (45)
Sending Offs:
Goals: Hayden (2), Coleman (76), Walton (83)

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Key moments

2:00
Goal Kyle Hayden scores for Tamworth
19:00
Goal Luis Corcoran scores for Nuneaton Borough FC
44:00
Goal Luis Corcoran scores for Nuneaton Borough FC
44:59
Red Card Harry Boorman is sent off for Nuneaton Borough FC
76:00
Goal Luke Coleman scores for Tamworth
83:00
Goal Sam Walton scores for Tamworth
89:00
Red Card Jack Blackham is sent off for Nuneaton Borough FC

Highlights

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89:00 Sub Off
Will Heath is substituted off for Nuneaton Borough FC
89:00 Red Card 3 - 2
Jack Blackham is sent off for Nuneaton Borough FC
89:00 Sub On
Bruce Tsinonis is substituted on for Nuneaton Borough FC
83:00 Goal 3 - 2
Sam Walton scores for Tamworth
76:00 Sub Off
Lewis Jones is substituted off for Tamworth
76:00 Goal 2 - 2
Luke Coleman scores for Tamworth
76:00 Sub On
Jack Hylton is substituted on for Tamworth
65:00 Sub On
Javarn Hines is substituted on for Nuneaton Borough FC
65:00 Sub Off
Tyler Jones is substituted off for Nuneaton Borough FC
55:00 Sub Off
Ben Chapman is substituted off for Tamworth
55:00 Sub On
Jordan Lambert is substituted on for Tamworth
End of period 1
44:59 Yellow Card
William Groocock is yellow carded for Nuneaton Borough FC
44:59 Red Card 1 - 2
Harry Boorman is sent off for Nuneaton Borough FC
44:59 Yellow Card
Tyler Jones is yellow carded for Nuneaton Borough FC
44:59 Sub On
Luke Coleman is substituted on for Tamworth
44:59 Sub Off
Declan Somel is substituted off for Tamworth
44:59 Yellow Card
Sam Walton is yellow carded for Tamworth
44:00 Goal 1 - 2
Luis Corcoran scores for Nuneaton Borough FC
44:00 Assist
Tyler Jones makes an assist for Nuneaton Borough FC
19:00 Goal 1 - 1
Luis Corcoran scores for Nuneaton Borough FC
19:00 Assist
Tyler Jones makes an assist for Nuneaton Borough FC
2:00 Goal 1 - 0
Kyle Hayden scores for Tamworth
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Tamworth
  • Nuneaton Borough FC
  • 0
  • Kyle Hayden Goal 2:00'
  • Luis Corcoran Goal 19:00'
  • Tyler Jones Assist 19:00'
  • Luis Corcoran Goal 44:00'
  • Tyler Jones Assist 44:00'
  • Harry Boorman Red Card 44:59'
  • William Groocock Yellow Card 44:59'
  • Tyler Jones Yellow Card 44:59'
  • Sam Walton Yellow Card 44:59'
  • Declan Somel Sub Off 44:59'
  • Luke Coleman Sub On 44:59'
  • Jordan Lambert Sub On 55:00'
  • Ben Chapman Sub Off 55:00'
  • Tyler Jones Sub Off 65:00'
  • Javarn Hines Sub On 65:00'
  • Luke Coleman Goal 76:00'
  • Lewis Jones Sub Off 76:00'
  • Jack Hylton Sub On 76:00'
  • Sam Walton Goal 83:00'
  • Jack Blackham Red Card 89:00'
  • Will Heath Sub Off 89:00'
  • Bruce Tsinonis Sub On 89:00'

Team selection

Tamworth
  • 1. Aidan Jeynes
  • 2. Ben Chapman
  • 3. Tom Hale
  • 4. Declan Somel
  • 5. Alex Smith
  • 6. Lewis Kelly
  • 7. Will Earp
  • 8. Sam Walton
  • 9. Kyle Hayden
  • 10. Lewis Jones
  • 11. Cameron Roberts
  • 12. Jack Hylton
  • 13. Luke Coleman
  • 14. Jordan Lambert

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