Nuneaton Town: Liam Daish says Boro may keep gambling to survive

Max Crocombe
Max Crocombe is yet to concede a goal in five games since joining Nuneaton on loan from Oxford in February

Nuneaton boss Liam Daish says draws may not be enough at this stage of the season in Boro's fight to avoid relegation from the Conference.

Substitute Onome Sodje's late winner on Saturday at Macclesfield took their unbeaten run to six games, lifting Boro to within seven points of safety.

And Daish says his attacking gamble with two late substitutions paid off.

"A point is not enough. It is better to gamble and lose 1-0 than play for 0-0," he told BBC Coventry and Warwickshire.

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Boro run is no fluke, says Daish

Sodje's 91st-minute strike, coupled with a late Chester equaliser at struggling Alfreton, improved Nuneaton's position in the table by four points in the space of a few seconds.

"There'll be twists and turns," said Daish ahead of Tuesday's home game with Wrexham, who are managed by former Nuneaton boss Kevin Wilkin.

"We have to concentrate on ourselves, rather than be mindful of other teams. If the results come, then great, but we'll have given ourselves the best chance of doing it."

Crocombe's five consecutive clean sheets
Goalkeeper Max Crocombe is still to concede a goal in five games for Nuneaton since joining on loan from Oxford on 20 February.

Boro's improved run of late has coincided with the arrival of on-loan goalkeeper Max Crocombe from Oxford United, but Daish insists that his team's defensive revival is a collective responsibility.

"The new lads who have come in have played their part," said Daish.

"I've been their biggest critic but that's five clean sheets now. That's not to be sniffed at and it's not luck. We're defending solidly.

"We've had some dark days and poor results but they've stuck together. They're a tight-knit bunch."

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