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Salisbury City 2-1 Nuneaton Town

Elliott Frear

Salisbury City beat fellow promotion hopefuls Nuneaton Town in a game decided by defensive errors.

Nuneaton took the lead through Danny Sleath, who calmly tucked his effort underneath home keeper Will Puddy.

James White took advantage of a defensive mix-up to equalise.

Elliott Frear then put Salisbury ahead after another mistake saw the Whites have three men run clear of the Boro defence and, although Nuneaton played well in spells, the hosts held on.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Salisbury City manager Mikey Harris told BBC Wiltshire:

"The performance could have been better. Second half, we changed a few things around and I think it benefited us.

"I'm very pleased to get another three points. Credit to Nuneaton, they're a good side.

"I went to watch them on Tuesday and we knew it was going to be very difficult. Fortunately we've managed to secure maximum points off them."

Line-ups

Salisbury

  • 1Puddy
  • 5J Clarke
  • 6Wilson
  • 23MacDonald
  • 4Brett
  • 12Kamdjo
  • 16DuttonSubstituted forSinclairat 46'minutes
  • 11Frear
  • 17FeeneySubstituted forFitchettat 63'minutes
  • 9WhiteSubstituted forWrightat 88'minutes
  • 10Lewis

Substitutes

  • 25Bittner
  • 20Fitchett
  • 13Sinclair
  • 15Wright
  • 8Wellard

Nuneaton

  • 19Belshaw
  • 4Cowan
  • 24Delfouneso
  • 5DeanBooked at 59mins
  • 11Streete
  • 13Sleath
  • 7Armson
  • 6WalkerBooked at 27minsSubstituted forTrainerat 75'minutes
  • 16York
  • 9MoultSubstituted forHibbertat 83'minutes
  • 10Brown

Substitutes

  • 17Taylor
  • 20Trainer
  • 26Hibbert
  • 18Pearson
  • 15Gordon
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
740

Match Stats

Home TeamSalisburyAway TeamNuneaton
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home6
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Salisbury City 2, Nuneaton Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Salisbury City 2, Nuneaton Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Armson (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Clovis Kamdjo (Salisbury City).

  5. Post update

    Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Nuneaton Town. Gavin Cowan tries a through ball, but Gavin Cowan is caught offside.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Salisbury City. Ben Wright replaces Jamie White.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Phil Trainer (Nuneaton Town).

  9. Post update

    Rob Sinclair (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Armson (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Dave Hibbert replaces Louis Moult.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Salisbury City.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Nuneaton Town.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Armson (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Glenn Wilson (Salisbury City).

  16. Post update

    James Armson (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Phil Trainer replaces Adam Walker.

  18. Post update

    Offside, Salisbury City. Dan Fitchett tries a through ball, but Dan Fitchett is caught offside.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town).

  20. Post update

    Theo Lewis (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.