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17:01 23rd November 2013

Nuneaton Town 1 Chester FC 0

A late Louis Moult goal earned Nuneaton Town all three points in close Skrill Premier encounter. The home side enjoyed the majority of the play in the first half but couldn't score whilst the Blues played better in the second half but couldn't get a goal. It was down to Moult to turn home from close range with six minutes remaining to deny the Blues a point.

Neil Young named an unchanged side from the team that drew 1-1 with Luton last weekend.

It was the home side who started the brighter though, James Armson shooting over and Amari'i Bell firing straight at Danby in the opening exchanges.

Through the first half hour of the game there was very little in the way of goalward chances.

The half was more likely to be remembered for the injuries, Ross Killock and Gareth Seddon came off for the Blues and Amari'i Bell came off for the hosts before the start of the second half.

In the early stages of the second half Nuneaton were pressing again and a ball across the face of the Chester goal but neither Delfouneso or Ladapo could apply a finishing touch.

Chester looked more composed in the second half, pressing well and causing the Nuneaton defence a few problems. Jason Jarrett fired a volley just wide and Conor Wilkinson shot wide from the edge of the area.

Freddie Ladapo had a great chance to set Danny Sleath on goal but he overhit the pass. Jason Jarrett's cross nearly broke the deadlock as he enjoyed a better second half. The Blues central midfield's cross looping over Roos but hitting the top of the bar on it's way out.

Paul Linwood came closest for the Blues to breaking the deadlock as he rose well but couldn't direct his header goalwards, instead going just the wrong side of the post.

With six minutes remaining Nuneaton broke the deadlock, Louis Moult sliding under Danby to give the hosts the victory.

Chester: Danby, Jarrett, Lindfield (Reed 65), L Turner, McIntyre, A Williams, Higginbotham (c), Seddon (Wilkinson 40), Mahon, Killock (Linwood 36), Lester
Subs: Kay, Heath

Nuneaton: Roos, Streete, Bell (Delfouneso 45), Gordon, Dean (c), Walker (York 68), Armson, Trainer, Hibbert, Ladapo (Moult 76), Sleath
Subs: Adams, Barroilhet

Goal Scorers: Nuneaton: Moult (84)
Bookings: Nuneaton: Delfouneso
Man of the match: Chester: Lewis Turner. Nuneaton: Trainer
Attendance: 1,220 with 334 away fans.
Referee: Paul Rees
Assistant Referees: Thomas Harty, Akil Howson
Fourth Official: Nicholas Hopton

Match Report by Chris Graham


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