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Nuneaton Town 2-0 Wrexham

Rob Ogleby of Wrexham FC

Nuneaton striker Rob Ogleby scored his first goal for relegation-threatened Boro to help beat his old club Wrexham.

Adam Walker's first-half shot fired Boro ahead, then Andy Brown's header hit the bar shortly before Ogleby struck from close range on 63 minutes.

Nuneaton, now unbeaten in seven games, climb a place to 21st in the Conference table, five points adrift of safety.

Kyle Storer went closest for Wrexham, who now play North Ferriby United in Sunday's FA Trophy final at Wembley.

Nuneaton still on a run
Nuneaton Town have not conceded a goal now in six matches - a run lasting more than 10 hours of football. The last goal they conceded was a 31st-minute penalty on 14 February at Gateshead, where they came from behind to win, kicking off their seven-match unbeaten run.

Wrexham manager Kevin Wilkin, making his first return to Liberty Way since leaving Boro to join the Welsh side a year ago, hinted that Sunday's trip to Wembley may have had an impact on his side's performance.

Boro had keeper Daniel Lincoln making his debut, having been brought in a week's loan from Championship side Reading.

He will act as cover for two games while Sam Crocombe is away on international duty with New Zealand - and started with a clean sheet.

Nuneaton striker Andy Brown told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"That's seven games unbeaten, definitely not relegation form. There's momentum behind us now and we're doing all we can to stay in touch.

"We just hope we haven't left it too late. But, if a couple of teams above us slip up, you never know. Stranger things have happened.

"It's nice to get one over on your former manager but, at the same time, I like Kevin Wilkin and want to see him do well. And it's no more valuable coming from a team managed by him as long as you get the three points."

Wrexham manager Kevin Wilkin told BBC Radio Wales Sport:

"I do think people have got half an eye on it, playing so soon so close to Wembley.

"I don't want to make excuses for players, but I'm glad tonight's out of the way and we can focus on Sunday."

Line-ups

Nuneaton

  • 1Lincoln
  • 3Franklin
  • 5Dean
  • 8Ogleby
  • 18Brown
  • 20WheelerBooked at 87mins
  • 6WalkerSubstituted forArmsonat 66'minutes
  • 10BrownSubstituted forSodjeat 82'minutes
  • 11Streete
  • 12MarisSubstituted forDawsonat 90+3'minutes
  • 15Rees

Substitutes

  • 4Cowan
  • 7Armson
  • 17Smith
  • 27Dawson
  • 28Sodje

Wrexham

  • 1Coughlin
  • 10BishopBooked at 45mins
  • 2CarringtonBooked at 83mins
  • 4Smith
  • 7Durrell
  • 28StorerSubstituted forEvansat 78'minutes
  • 14Tomassen
  • 12KeatesSubstituted forFinleyat 72'minutes
  • 6Clarke
  • 24JenningsSubstituted forMoultat 76'minutes
  • 3Ashton

Substitutes

  • 9Moult
  • 15Evans
  • 25Stephens
  • 29Finley
  • 30Roper
Referee:
Paul Rees
Attendance:
818

Match Stats

Home TeamNuneatonAway TeamWrexham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home6
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home5
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Nuneaton Town 2, Wrexham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nuneaton Town 2, Wrexham 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Lucas Dawson replaces George Maris.

Foul by Robert Ogleby (Nuneaton Town).

Elliott Durrell (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Offside, Wrexham. Andy Bishop tries a through ball, but Andy Bishop is caught offside.

Foul by Anton Brown (Nuneaton Town).

Manny Smith (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Booking

Elliot Wheeler (Nuneaton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Elliot Wheeler (Nuneaton Town).

Elliott Durrell (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Booking

Mark Carrington (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mark Carrington (Wrexham).

George Maris (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Onome Sodje replaces Andy Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Rob Evans replaces Kyle Storer.

Attempt saved. Elliott Durrell (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Louis Moult replaces Connor Jennings.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Sam Finley replaces Dean Keates.

Attempt missed. Kyle Storer (Wrexham) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Nuneaton Town. James Armson replaces Adam Walker because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Nuneaton Town 2, Wrexham 0. Robert Ogleby (Nuneaton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Offside, Wrexham. Connor Jennings tries a through ball, but Connor Jennings is caught offside.

Corner, Wrexham.

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

Offside, Wrexham. Connor Jennings tries a through ball, but Connor Jennings is caught offside.

Corner, Wrexham.

Corner, Wrexham.

Attempt missed. Kyle Storer (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Neil Ashton (Wrexham).

Robert Ogleby (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Gareth Dean (Nuneaton Town).

Kyle Storer (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Corner, Wrexham.

Second Half

Second Half begins Nuneaton Town 1, Wrexham 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Nuneaton Town 1, Wrexham 0.

Booking

Andy Bishop (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Foul by Andy Bishop (Wrexham).

Gareth Dean (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

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