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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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 3-5-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Nuneaton Town 2, Wrexham 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Nuneaton Town 2, Wrexham 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Lucas Dawson replaces George Maris.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Robert Ogleby (Nuneaton Town).

  5. Post update

    Elliott Durrell (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Anton Brown (Nuneaton Town).

  8. Post update

    Manny Smith (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

  9. Booking

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Elliot Wheeler (Nuneaton Town).

  11. Post update

    Elliott Durrell (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

  12. Booking

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Mark Carrington (Wrexham).

  14. Post update

    George Maris (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Onome Sodje replaces Andy Brown.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Rob Evans replaces Kyle Storer.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Louis Moult replaces Connor Jennings.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Sam Finley replaces Dean Keates.

  20. Post update

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

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