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Match Report


Posted Sat 29 Sep 12 at 19:16 PM

Nuneaton Town 0 Wrexham 0

This was a match in which we dominated the possession, but couldn't force enough chances against a well organised Nuneaton their defence.

The second half brought a more open game, but we also had Joslain Mayebi to thank for a superb double save from Wes York, even if we did skim the home crossbar twice!

Right from the kick-off Andy Bishop had an effort hacked off line for a corner as the visitors took the game to their hosts.

It was fully 11 minutes before Walker on the left pulled the ball square along the edge of the Wrexham box and then Armson blazed over from 18-yards that the home side really threatened.

Back at the other end and a Dean Keates corner saw Martin Riley get his head onto it, but the defender was dipping down to reach the cross and over the Nuneaton cross bar went the ball.

Good work by Ashton to retrieve the ball after an attack broke down and his pass through for Bishop down the left, but in the box the striker was well tackled.

On 21 minutes, a Wrexham corner was headed up field where Declan Walker did well to get a shot away, but it was just over the home crossbar.

Moments later and Nuneaton responded with a free kick that was dropped onto the penalty spot and as Wrexham twice tried to clear, it only rebounded inside the visitors’ box before finally being knocked away.

On 24 minutes, good work by Ashton and Ormerod on the left, set up the latter for a low shot from 20-yards which had the keeper diving full length, but it was just wide.

Shortly after the half hour mark and Riley was booked after conceding a very soft foul on the half way line – but he must have said something out of turn to get his name taken!

Next up was Jay Harris, firing in a dipping shot from 35/40 yards, but always carrying over the crossbar.

Just before the interval, Declan Walker’s free kick to far post, came off a defender's head and skimmed the home cross bar, just when it looked to most of us as if it would find the back of the net.

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Straight from the restart, Ormerod raced away down the left and fired a ball across the face of the home goal, but there was no one on hand to apply the killer touch.

On 51 minutes, a great glancing header from Danny Wright forced keeper Ben McNamara into a blocking save, as he managed to get his hands high enough to bat the ball away from his line.

Following a corner after Nuneaton had hacked the ball off their own line, Riley header just wide.

First substitution of the afternoon as Nuneaton’s Thompson-Brown replaced Ford on 57 minutes and then Rob Ogleby was sent on for Danny Wright.

The game was now much more open as the home side produced some passages of play and suddenly looked like a more potent force.

On 75 minutes, Wes York beat the offside trap, but with just Mayebi to beat, the keeper stood tall to save and then pick up the rebound from the same player.

York was booked for a foul on Ashton as the defender we went on the attack, seconds after Adrian Cieslewicz">Adrian Cieslewicz had been sent on to replace Ormerod.

From the resulting set piece, Johnny Hunt peeled off along the edge of the box to find space to et away a driven effort that was deflected over for yet another corner.

A great free kick by Armson for Nuneaton, from some 25 yards out, really ripped round the wall, but happily also round Mayebi’s left hand post.

A late Keates corner from the right was met by the head of Chris Westwood, but the defender’s header could only skim the top of the Nuneaton crossbar.

Into added time and Andy Morrell (a late substitute) lunged for a ball at the back post, trying to get onto a cross from Ciss, but he stabbed it wide went wide!

The final whistle signalled only a share of the points on an afternoon of frustration for both players and a large travelling support.

Nuneaton Town: Collett, Gordon, O'Hollaran, Cowan, Dean, Ford (Thompson-Brown 57), Sleath, Walker, Brown, York (Perry 84), Armson. 
Subs: James, Adams, McNamara.

Wrexham: Mayebi, Walker, Westwood, Riley, Ashton; Hunt Keates, Harris; Ormerod (Cieslewicz 75), Bishop, D Wright (Ogleby 70). 
Subs: Devine, Clarke, Morrell.

Referee: R Whitton (Essex) 
Attendance: 1,543 
Away: 539

Booked - 
York (75, foul) 
Wrexham: Riley (32, dissent), Ashton (67, foul)

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