Nuneaton Town's fifth successive win sent them top of the Conference Premier as Louis Moult's second-half goal secured victory over Hereford United.

Wes York put Boro ahead from close range only for Hereford to level on 53 minutes when Rod McDonald nodded home a right-wing Kingsley James cross.

But, within eight minutes, Conference top scorer Moult converted an Andy Brown centre to regain the lead.

Red hot Moult

  • Louis Moult has now netted eight goals in nine games this season to stand two clear in the Conference Premier goalscoring charts

McDonald hit the bar for the Bulls with a minute to go but Nuneaton held on.

Boro's ninth game without defeat takes the club top of the Conference for the first time since the autumn of 1999 in their days at Manor Park under Brendan Phillips.

They move two points clear of early pacesetters Cambridge United, who also maintained their own unbeaten record by drawing at Alfreton.

The two sides are due to meet at the Abbey Stadium next Tuesday night, by which time Boro will have hosted Salisbury this Saturday, while Cambridge are at home to Forest Green.

Hereford's third consecutive defeat drops them to 16th in the table - just four points above the drop zone.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Boro manager Kevin Wilkin told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"It's working well at the moment and we're enjoying our football.

"Our defence haven't given too many away and we're nicking goals at the other end.

"Football's all about confidence and a lot of our players have a spring in their step right now. It's up to me to make sure that continues."

Bulls manager Martin Foyle told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"We're not going to get any plaudits at the moment. I can praise the lads for their effort and their endeavour but we've got to be better with the ball.

"And we've got to cut out the mistakes and very soon. That's four defeats out of five now.

"It's not a panic button but we've got to make sure we're disciplined in what we do."

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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Conference Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Nuneaton 2-1 Hereford FT
(HT 1-0)
  • York 23
  • Moult 61
  • McDonald 53

Nuneaton

  • 01 Evtimov
  • 03 Bell
  • 04 Cowan
  • 05 Dean
  • 06 Walker
  • 07 Armson
  • 11 Streete
  • 13 Sleath
  • 09 Moult
  • 10 Brown
  • 16 York (Taylor 90+2)

Substitutes

  • 12 McNamee,
  • 23 Richens,
  • 08 Adams,
  • 17 Taylor,
  • 18 Pearson

Hereford

  • 01 Evans
  • 02 Leadbitter
  • 03 Bush
  • 05 McDonald
  • 06 Graham
  • 23 Green yellow card
  • 07 Purdie (West 74)
  • 16 Artus (James 46 yellow card)
  • 09 Walker (Brown 75)
  • 11 Smith
  • 24 Brodie

Substitutes

  • 12 Collins,
  • 04 James,
  • 22 West,
  • 10 Sharp,
  • 17 Brown
Ref: MartinAtt: 1,085
NUNEATON
HEREFORD

Possession

  • Nuneaton 48%
  • Hereford 52%

Attempts on target

  • Nuneaton 10
  • Hereford 4

Attempts off target

  • Nuneaton 7
  • Hereford 3

Corners

  • Nuneaton 5
  • Hereford 5

Fouls

  • Nuneaton 15
  • Hereford 12
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:58 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
  • 90:00+3:15 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Smith on James Armson. Dimitar Evtimov takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+1:50 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Bush by Andy Brown. Chris Bush restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+1:13 James Armson decides to take a short corner.
  • 90:00+1:13 Substitution Connor Taylor joins the action as a substitute, replacing Wesley York.
  • 89:50 Rod McDonald takes a shot. Shot by Luke Graham missed to the left of the target.
  • 89:23 Corner from the right by-line taken by Michael West.
  • 89:13 The ball is sent over by Danny Leadbitter. Clearance made by Adam Walker.
  • 88:20 Handball decision goes against Paul Green. Amari'i Bell takes the free kick.
  • 84:51 The ball is swung over by Michael West. Dimitar Evtimov safely holds on.
  • 84:29 Corner from the right by-line taken by Michael West.
  • 83:35 Corner taken by Michael West from the left by-line.
  • 82:07 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Leadbitter by Danny Sleath. Rhys Evans restarts play with the free kick.
  • 81:39 Corner taken by James Armson. Luke Graham manages to make a clearance.
  • 80:57 Booking
  • 80:40 Kingsley James gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wesley York. Kingsley James receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by James Armson. Paul Green makes a clearance.
  • 79:49 Foul by Louis Moult on Luke Graham, free kick awarded. Luke Graham restarts play with the free kick.
  • 77:17 James Armson challenges Kingsley James unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rod McDonald takes the free kick.
  • 73:42 Rhys Evans restarts play with the free kick.
  • 73:42 Substitution Dan Walker goes off and Jonathan Brown comes on.
  • 73:42 Substitution Michael West replaces Rob Purdie.
  • 73:42 The offside flag is raised against Louis Moult.
  • 73:16 Danny Leadbitter crosses the ball. Dimitar Evtimov safely holds on.
  • 72:00 Foul by Sam Smith on Gareth Dean, free kick awarded. Dimitar Evtimov restarts play with the free kick.
  • 71:02 The official flags Andy Brown offside. Rhys Evans restarts play with the free kick.
  • 70:54 Louis Moult delivers the ball. Clearance made by Danny Leadbitter.
  • 69:01 The ball is crossed by Wesley York. Luke Graham makes a clearance.
  • 68:27 Andy Brown takes a shot. Luke Graham gets a block in.
  • 68:00 Free kick awarded for a foul by Rod McDonald on Louis Moult. James Armson crosses the ball in from the free kick. Luke Graham manages to make a clearance.
  • 67:26 Rod McDonald fouled by Wesley York, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Bush takes the free kick.
  • 66:49 Centre by Richard Brodie. Dimitar Evtimov safely holds on.
  • 64:47 The ball is sent over by Theo Streete.
  • 64:00 Booking
  • 63:40 Paul Green challenges James Armson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Green goes into the referee's book. Free kick crossed by James Armson. Clearance by Rod McDonald.
  • 62:32 Unfair challenge on Chris Bush by Wesley York results in a free kick. Chris Bush restarts play with the free kick.
  • 60:15 Andy Brown provided the assist for the goal.
  • 60:15 GOAL - Louis MoultNuneaton 2 - 1 Hereford Louis Moult grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Nuneaton 2-1 Hereford.
  • 57:14 Kingsley James fouled by Andy Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Graham takes the free kick.
  • Correction - 55:19 Wesley York produces a cross. Andy Brown takes a shot and went wide right of the target.
  • 55:19 Centre by Wesley York. Andy Brown takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.
  • 54:18 The ball is swung over by Dan Walker. Gareth Dean manages to make a clearance.
  • 54:02 A cross is delivered by Louis Moult. Rod McDonald manages to make a clearance.
  • 52:29 Centre by Kingsley James.
  • 52:27 Assist on the goal came from Kingsley James.
  • 52:27 GOAL - Rod McDonaldNuneaton 1 - 1 Hereford Rod McDonald scores with a header. Nuneaton 1-1 Hereford.
  • 51:58 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Smith by Theo Streete. Free kick crossed by Rob Purdie restarts the game.
  • 51:35 Wesley York takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.
  • 49:46 Corner from the left by-line taken by Rob Purdie. Dan Walker takes a shot. Dimitar Evtimov makes a block.
  • 47:55 Unfair challenge on Gavin Cowan by Richard Brodie results in a free kick. Dimitar Evtimov takes the free kick.
  • 47:36 Richard Brodie produces a cross. Dimitar Evtimov catches the ball.
  • 47:00 Amari'i Bell takes a shot. Rod McDonald gets a block in.
  • 45:15 Rod McDonald fouled by Andy Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Rhys Evans.
  • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
  • 45:01 Substitution Kingsley James replaces Frankie Artus.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:52 The referee blows for half time.
  • 45:00+1:31 A cross is delivered by Dan Walker. Dimitar Evtimov catches the ball.
  • 45:00+1:02 James Armson takes a shot. Blocked by Rod McDonald.
  • 45:00+0:53 Centre by Wesley York. Rhys Evans safely holds on.
  • 45:00+0:25 Adam Walker takes a shot. Rod McDonald gets a block in.
  • 44:44 Unfair challenge on Theo Streete by Dan Walker results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Dimitar Evtimov.
  • 43:49 The ball is delivered by Dan Walker.
  • 41:56 Shot by Richard Brodie missed to the right of the target.
  • 41:01 Andy Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Bush. Rhys Evans restarts play with the free kick.
  • Correction - 39:52 The ball is sent over by Richard Brodie.
  • 39:52 Dan Walker produces a cross that goes out of play.
  • 39:08 Centre by Danny Leadbitter. Gareth Dean makes a clearance.
  • 38:52 Danny Leadbitter produces a cross. Clearance by Gareth Dean.
  • 36:19 Paul Green fouled by Adam Walker, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Bush takes the free kick.
  • 35:40 Louis Moult takes a shot.
  • 34:48 Richard Brodie delivers the ball. Clearance made by Amari'i Bell.
  • 32:47 Unfair challenge on Chris Bush by Wesley York results in a free kick. Rhys Evans takes the free kick.
  • 31:21 Unfair challenge on Wesley York by Paul Green results in a free kick. Dimitar Evtimov restarts play with the free kick.
  • 28:34 Theo Streete gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Brodie. Chris Bush restarts play with the free kick.
  • 27:03 Shot by Louis Moult missed to the right of the net.
  • 25:53 Danny Leadbitter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Louis Moult. Louis Moult shoots direct from the free kick against the wall.
  • 24:38 The ball is sent over by James Armson. Clearance made by Rod McDonald.
  • 24:07 Paul Green takes a shot. A parry by Dimitar Evtimov prevents the goal.
  • 22:43 The assist for the goal came from Danny Sleath.
  • 22:43 GOAL - Wesley YorkNuneaton 1 - 0 Hereford Wesley York scores with a left foot finish. Nuneaton 1-0 Hereford.
  • 22:01 Danny Sleath takes a shot. A parry by Rhys Evans prevents the goal.
  • 21:10 The ball is swung over by Theo Streete. Rhys Evans safely holds on.
  • 18:17 Frankie Artus takes a shot. Dimitar Evtimov catches the ball.
  • 17:07 Wesley York takes a shot and went wide right of the target.
  • 16:17 Frankie Artus concedes a free kick for a foul on Wesley York. Dimitar Evtimov restarts play with the free kick.
  • 14:25 Theo Streete sends in a cross. Luke Graham makes a clearance.
  • 13:51 Corner taken by James Armson.
  • 13:11 James Armson takes a shot. Fine finger tip save by Rhys Evans.
  • 12:54 Corner taken by James Armson.
  • 12:20 The ball is sent over by Wesley York. Andy Brown takes a shot. Fine finger tip save by Rhys Evans.
  • 11:52 Adam Walker takes a shot. Blocked by Rod McDonald.
  • 11:12 Rod McDonald challenges Andy Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by James Armson. Clearance by Rod McDonald.
  • 10:06 Corner taken by Frankie Artus from the right by-line. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dimitar Evtimov by Richard Brodie. Dimitar Evtimov restarts play with the free kick.
  • 7:36 James Armson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rod McDonald. Free kick taken by Rhys Evans.
  • 7:17 Wesley York produces a cross. Rod McDonald manages to make a clearance.
  • 5:21 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Frankie Artus by Gareth Dean. Free kick taken by Paul Green.
  • 4:33 The ball is sent over by Frankie Artus.
  • 3:20 Corner taken by James Armson from the right by-line. Header at goal by Louis Moult misses left of the target.
  • 1:52 Handball by Richard Brodie. Dimitar Evtimov restarts play with the free kick.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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