National League
TelfordAFC Telford United0NuneatonNuneaton Borough0
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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, AFC Telford United.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Substitution

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Andy Todd (AFC Telford United).

  9. Post update

    Ryan Smith (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Corner, AFC Telford United.

  11. Post update

    Corner, AFC Telford United.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Adam Dawson (Nuneaton Town).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Neill Byrne (AFC Telford United).

  17. Post update

    Michael Gash (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Corner, AFC Telford United.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Corner, AFC Telford United.