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Nuneaton Borough 0 Hereford 0

Nuneaton Borough picked up a point from their first home match of the season with a battling goalless draw versus Hereford.

The visitors, buoyed by an opening day 3-0 victory at home to Blyth Spartans, raced out of the traps and came closest to breaking the deadlock early on, Harry White directing his header wide of the mark following a Danny Greenslade cross.

There were few chances early on as both sides cancelled each other out but on the half hour mark the Boro’ began to make their presence known, forcing Martin Horsell into a couple of good saves, most notably a driven effort from Mike Calveley.

Moments later, Horsell was in the thick of things once again, saving from Dior Angus, before the forward was forced off injured in the 40th minute.

Nuneaton Borough 0 Hereford 0 (07.08.2018)
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The second half was much more open than the first with both teams creating chances to snatch the three points, Lewis Smith had a volley blocked for the visitors and Miles Addison headed narrowly over for the Boro’.

Loanee debutant, Lewis Freestone must have thought he’d broken the deadlock when his effort eluded Horsell, only to see Keiran Thomas head his goal-bound effort over the bar and behind for a corner.

With a minute of normal time remaining Hereford had the final opportunity to break the tie, but Louis Gray saved with his legs to maintain his unbeaten record between the sticks for the Boro’.

Nicky Eaden will have been delighted with the work-rate and effort from his side over the opening two matches of the season. He now has a couple of days to work with them before we host Chorley on Saturday the 11th of August, as we go in search of our first win of the season.

NUNEATON | Gray, Hurst, Freestone, Burns, Addison (c), Carter, Calveley, Richards, Panayiotou, Mitchell, Angus (Jones 44′).

SUBS NOT USED: Andoh, Etheridge, Wharton, Tweed.

BOOKINGS | Freestone 33′, Panayiotou 50′, Richards 85′.

HEREFORD | Horsell, Thomas, Green, Liburd (c), Greenslade, Richards (Bird 85′), McGrath (Dinsley 76′), Murphy, Myrie-Williams, L. Smith (Hall 76′), White.

SUBS NOT USED | Sainty, H. Smith.

BOOKINGS | McGrath 50′, Myrie-Williams 83′.


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84:00 Yellow Card
Courtney Richards is yellow carded for Nuneaton Borough
84:00 Sub Off
Elliott Richards is substituted off for Hereford
84:00 Sub On
Jamie Bird is substituted on for Hereford
75:00 Sub Off
Lance Smith is substituted off for Hereford
75:00 Sub On
Lewis Hall is substituted on for Hereford
75:00 Sub Off
Mike McGrath is substituted off for Hereford
75:00 Sub On
Calvin Dinsley is substituted on for Hereford
51:00 Yellow Card
Harry Panayiotou is yellow carded for Nuneaton Borough
51:00 Yellow Card
Mike McGrath is yellow carded for Hereford
End of period 1
40:00 Sub On
Owain Jones is substituted on for Nuneaton Borough
40:00 Sub Off
Dior Angus is substituted off for Nuneaton Borough
35:00 Yellow Card
Lewis Freestone is yellow carded for Nuneaton Borough
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As it happened

  • Nuneaton Borough
  • Hereford
  • 0
  • Lewis Freestone Yellow Card 35:00'
  • Dior Angus Sub Off 40:00'
  • Owain Jones Sub On 40:00'
  • Harry Panayiotou Yellow Card 51:00'
  • Mike McGrath Yellow Card 51:00'
  • Lance Smith Sub Off 75:00'
  • Lewis Hall Sub On 75:00'
  • Mike McGrath Sub Off 75:00'
  • Calvin Dinsley Sub On 75:00'
  • Courtney Richards Yellow Card 84:00'
  • Elliott Richards Sub Off 84:00'
  • Jamie Bird Sub On 84:00'

Team selection

  • 1. Martin Horsell
  • 2. Keiran Thomas
  • 3. Danny Greenslade
  • 4. Billy Murphy
  • 5. Ryan Green
  • 6. Jordan Liburd
  • 7. Lance Smith
  • 8. Elliott Richards
  • 9. Harry White
  • 10. Mike McGrath
  • 11. Jennison Myrie-Williams
  • 12. Lewis Hall
  • 13. Jamie Bird
  • 14. Callum Santy
  • 15. Harvey Smith
  • 16. Calvin Dinsley

League round up

League table

# Team Pl Pts
16. Alfreton Town 27 31
17. Guiseley 26 30
18. York City 26 30
19. Hereford 26 27
20. FC United Of Manchester 27 24
21. Ashton United 26 23
22. Nuneaton Borough 27 16

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