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Tue 27 Feb 2018  ·  National League North
AFC Telford United
A Morgan-Smith (38')
Nuneaton Borough FC
Nuneaton Borough 1st Team
J Ferry (30'), L Wildin (52')

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Simon Kimber27 Feb 2018 - 18:59
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Dino Maamria takes his Nuneaton Town side to Shropshire on Tuesday to face AFC Telford United in a match that could have massive ramifications at the bottom of the table. Whilst the Boro' have been climbing the National League North in recent weeks, their hosts have been sliding in the opposite direction.

Telford's most recent match saw them entertain FC United of Manchester, a match they won 1-0, thanks in part to Paul Bignot and Niall Maher, who were making their Telford debuts. According to the Shropshire Star “Bignot could frequently be seen telling his team-mates where they needed to be while centre-half Maher kept things simple, clearing his lines whenever required to do so.” The games only goal came from Shrewsbury loanee John McAtee.

United are managed by former Welsh International defender Rob Edwards, and he's been busy strengthening his squad lately. First off he bought Ellis Deeney from Tamworth. The former Worcester City Captain was part of the Lambs' side that lost 4-1 at Liberty Way on Boxing Day. Those moves were followed by Bignot and Maher.

Top-scorer for Telford this season is Marcus Dinanga, on loan from Championship side Burton Albion. The 20 year-old frontman scored 34 times for Matlock Town last season and has 8 in the league so far this term. Anthony Dwyer and Amari Morgan-Smith are next, both with six. The Bucks have won just four of their past sixteen Vanarama National League North matches, with two of those against bottom side North Ferriby United. They currently sit 19th, three points from safety, but have at least two games on the six teams above them.

The Boro' have won three of their last four visits to New Bucks Head and have scored nine times in their previous two trips to Telford. Last seasons meeting ended in a 4-2 victory for Nuneaton with two goals apiece from Greg Mills and Jordan Nicholson. The Peterborough loanee has ten league goals to his name so far this year, including scoring in both of the Boro's current two game win streak.

Anthony Dwyer opened the scoring for the Lillywhites as they won 2-0 at the LDJ Solicitors Stadium back in September. Niall Heaton's own goal gave the result a look of comfort that it probably didn't deserve as Ashley Chambers had a goal ruled out. Prior to that result, Telford hadn't beaten Nuneaton in any of their meetings over the past three seasons. Can the Bucks find another, much needed, win, or will the Boro' reassert their recent domination on Tuesday?

AFC Telford United

AFC Telford United

Watling Street
Telford and Wrekin

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Club Sponsor - Stuart Plumbing
Rex Spencer Suite - Needham Insurance Group
Club Sponsor  - Crown Waste Management
League Partner - Pitching In
League partner - Joma
Boro Ballers Sponsor - McDonalds
Club Sponsor  - Nuneaton Garage Doors
Club Sponsor - JAG Distribution Logistics
Club Sponsor - FitKit UK
Club Sponsor - Cidori
Club Sponsor  - Triton Showers
Club Sponsor - Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Club Sponsor - Harrison Randall
Club Sponsor - Plantool Hire Centres
Club Sponsor - Love 4 Floors
Club Sponsor - Ian G Gascoigne Builders Ltd
Club Sponsor - Devall & Son
Club Sponsor - Nuneaton Domestics
Club Sponsor  - Sperrin Brewery
Club Sponsor - Strong Window Solutions
Club Sponsors  - Lear Corporation
Club Sponsor - Nuneaton Self Storage
Club Sponsor - Nuneaton Signs
Club Sponsor  - Atherstone Carpets & Flooring
Club Sponsor - Kitchens World
Club Sponsor - Ashmore Chartered Surveyors
Club Sponsor - Attleborough Car Valeting Centre
Club Sponsor - Dulux Decorator Centre
Club Sponsor - Bromfield Legal Solicitors
Club Sponsor - Alsters Kelley Solicitors
Club Sponsor - Waterfront Electrical
Club Sponsor - NWS Gases and Welding Supplies
Club Sponsor - Cartwright Homes
Club Sponsor - Advanced Machining Ltd
Club Sponsor - Anker Service Centre
Club Sponsors  - The Blue Boar Inn
Club Sponsor - Integrating Solutions Ltd
Club Sponsor - Hygiene Solutions
Club Sponsor - A & C Direct
Club Sponsor - Johnsons Jewellers
Club Sponsors  - Microbore Tooling Systems
Club Sponsor - MI Taxi Service
Club Sponsor - Mono Paving
Club Sponsors  - Marjorie Ann Investments
Club Sponsor - Lestercast
Club Sponsor - Nuneaton Roof Truss
Club Sponsor - A&A Premier Stores Polesworth
Club Sponsor - Boost The Budget Group
Club Sponsor - Nuneaton Borough Supporters Co-Operative
Club Sponsor - Re- Create Coaching & Mentoring
Club Travel Partner - Coachleasing
Teamwear Partner - Sporting Touch