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Nuneaton Borough 1st Team - Match centre

Chorley
Nuneaton Borough
A Newby (63'), A Blakeman (91' Pen)
Full time
Tue 26 Feb 19:45 - The Vanarama National League - Vanarama National League North Attendance 961

Chorley 2-0 Nuneaton Borough

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League leaders Chorley boosted their hopes of promotion with a 2-0 win over Nuneaton Borough.

A curling strike from Alex Newby and an Adam Blakeman penalty were the difference at Victory Park, despite a positive performance from the visitors.

Boro came and played fearlessly, containing the hosts for the best part of an hour as their resilient defence held firm.

Blakeman hit the underside of the crossbar for the Magpies in the opening stages, with Marcus Carver also coming close, but the hosts were unable to break the deadlock in the first-half.

Chorley started the second period strongly and struck the post moments after the restart, when Carver’s cushioned header was millimetres from finding the corner.

Boro had some chances themselves as they looked to cause an upset. Some good individual skill from Josh Lundstram created some space, but his curling shot went wide of the far post.

Just after the hour mark, Chorley took the lead when Newby hit a dipping effort into the far corner from the edge of the box, leaving Belford helpless in the Boro goal.

Boro searched for an equaliser in the closing stages but Chorley proved difficult to break down, with the hosts eventually gaining an unassailable lead when Blakeman scored a penalty after Rhys Sharpe brought down Newby.

The result sees Chorley go three points clear at the summit of the National League North, while Boro remain bottom.

Report by Rob Sills

Key moments

63:00
Goal Alex Newby scores for Chorley
90:00 +1:00
Scored Penalty Adam Blakeman scores a penalty for Chorley

Highlights

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90:00 +3:00 Sub Off
Marcus Carver is substituted off for Chorley
90:00 +3:00 Sub On
James Hooper is substituted on for Chorley
90:00 +1:00 Yellow Card
Cam Belford is yellow carded for Nuneaton Borough
90:00 +1:00 Scored Penalty 2 - 0
Adam Blakeman scores a penalty for Chorley
89:00 Sub On
Jake Cottrell is substituted on for Chorley
89:00 Sub Off
Elliot Newby is substituted off for Chorley
81:00 Sub Off
Louis Almond is substituted off for Chorley
81:00 Sub On
Josh Wilson is substituted on for Chorley
78:00 Sub Off
James Baxendale is substituted off for Nuneaton Borough
78:00 Sub On
Foday Nabay is substituted on for Nuneaton Borough
73:00 Sub Off
Ryan Edmunds is substituted off for Nuneaton Borough
73:00 Sub On
Malachi Lavelle-Moore is substituted on for Nuneaton Borough
64:00 Sub Off
Michael Townsend is substituted off for Nuneaton Borough
64:00 Sub On
Luis Morrison is substituted on for Nuneaton Borough
63:00 Goal 1 - 0
Alex Newby scores for Chorley
60:00 Yellow Card
Michael Townsend is yellow carded for Nuneaton Borough
End of period 1
37:00 Yellow Card
Matt Challoner is yellow carded for Chorley
34:00 Yellow Card
Rhys Sharpe is yellow carded for Nuneaton Borough
32:00 Yellow Card
Curtis Obeng is yellow carded for Nuneaton Borough
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Chorley
  • Nuneaton Borough
  • 0
  • Curtis Obeng Yellow Card 32:00'
  • Rhys Sharpe Yellow Card 34:00'
  • Matt Challoner Yellow Card 37:00'
  • Michael Townsend Yellow Card 60:00'
  • Alex Newby Goal 63:00'
  • Michael Townsend Sub Off 64:00'
  • Luis Morrison Sub On 64:00'
  • Ryan Edmunds Sub Off 73:00'
  • Malachi Lavelle-Moore Sub On 73:00'
  • James Baxendale Sub Off 78:00'
  • Foday Nabay Sub On 78:00'
  • Louis Almond Sub Off 81:00'
  • Josh Wilson Sub On 81:00'
  • Elliot Newby Sub Off 89:00'
  • Jake Cottrell Sub On 89:00'
  • Cam Belford Yellow Card 90:00 +1:00'
  • Adam Blakeman Scored Penalty 90:00 +1:00'
  • Marcus Carver Sub Off 90:00 +3:00'
  • James Hooper Sub On 90:00 +3:00'

Team selection

Chorley
  • 1. Matt Urwin
  • 2. Matt Challoner
  • 3. Adam Blakeman
  • 4. Andy Teague
  • 5. Courtney Meppen-Walter
  • 6. Stephen Jordan
  • 7. Alex Newby
  • 8. Josh O'Keefe
  • 9. Marcus Carver
  • 10. Louis Almond
  • 11. Elliot Newby
  • 12. Josh Wilson
  • 13. Adam Anson
  • 14. Jake Cottrell
  • 15. James Hooper
  • 16. Adam McGurk

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
16. Darlington 42 50
17. Hereford 42 49
18. Curzon Ashton 42 49
19. Guiseley 42 44
20. Ashton United 42 35
21. FC United Of Manchester 42 34
22. Nuneaton Borough 42 19

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