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AFC Telford United 0-0 Nuneaton Town

Callum Burton
Callum Burton has represented England at Under-16, Under-17 and Under-18 level

AFC Telford stretched their unbeaten run under new boss Steve Kittrick at the Bucks Head as they shared a second derby draw of the festive period with fellow strugglers Nuneaton Town.

In contrast to the drama of the 4-4 Boxing Day spectacular at Liberty Way, this time there were no goals.

But that was largely down to Nuneaton keeper Callum Burton, on loan from Telford's local rivals Shrewsbury Town.

The England Under-18 international made a string of fine saves in both halves.

Higgins heading for Chester
Telford were without right-back Ryan Higgins who has agreed a deal to sign for Conference Premier rivals Chester. He withdrew from the Bucks' 16-man squad on the advice of his agent, who informed him that playing could jeopardise the deal.

He saved from Tony Gray either side of the break, as well as two more superb stops to tip away Mike Grogan's header and Charlie Barnett's angled drive to extend their home run to three games unbeaten.

Despite their obvious improvement under Kittrick, which has seen two league draws and an FA Trophy victory over Chester, bottom club Telford remain without a league win since 12 November,

Second-from-bottom Nuneaton followed up Sunday's first league win on the road this season at Altrincham with another away point.

Line-ups

Telford

  • 25Hall
  • 14Hancock
  • 4Byrne
  • 6Grogan
  • 3Brownhill
  • 9Farrell
  • 21Todd
  • 8Barnett
  • 15Owens
  • 10Gray
  • 18SmithSubstituted forCookeat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Hedge
  • 12Cooke
  • 19Deacey
  • 20Poku

Nuneaton

  • 1Burton
  • 17Smith
  • 4Cowan
  • 11Streete
  • 3Franklin
  • 9Dawson
  • 18Brown
  • 7Armson
  • 6Walker
  • 14Gash
  • 28Sodje

Substitutes

  • 5Dean
  • 21Quinn
  • 26Fowler
  • 29Charles
  • 31Richards
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
1,797

Match Stats

Home TeamTelfordAway TeamNuneaton
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Telford United 0, Nuneaton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Telford United 0, Nuneaton Town 0.

Corner, AFC Telford United.

Attempt blocked. Adam Farrell (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Sean Cooke (AFC Telford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Telford United. Sean Cooke replaces Sam Smith.

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

Foul by Andy Todd (AFC Telford United).

Ryan Smith (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, AFC Telford United.

Corner, AFC Telford United.

Attempt blocked. Tony Gray (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Adam Dawson (Nuneaton Town).

Adam Farrell (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Adam Dawson (Nuneaton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gavin Cowan.

Foul by Neill Byrne (AFC Telford United).

Michael Gash (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, AFC Telford United.

Attempt saved. Charlie Barnett (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, AFC Telford United.

Corner, AFC Telford United.

Attempt saved. Michael Grogan (AFC Telford United) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved. Assisted by Andy Owens.

Corner, AFC Telford United.

Corner, AFC Telford United.

Foul by Adam Dawson (Nuneaton Town).

Andy Owens (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Offside, Nuneaton Town. Onome Sodje tries a through ball, but Onome Sodje is caught offside.

Foul by Sam Smith (AFC Telford United).

Callum Burton (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Josh Hancock (AFC Telford United).

Adam Dawson (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Michael Gash (Nuneaton Town) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Ryan Smith with a cross.

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

Attempt saved. Adam Walker (Nuneaton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

Offside, AFC Telford United. Sam Smith tries a through ball, but Sam Smith is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Tony Gray (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Second Half

Second Half begins AFC Telford United 0, Nuneaton Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, AFC Telford United 0, Nuneaton Town 0.

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