Nuneaton Town 2 Town Youth 0

A goal in each half of a closely fought tie sent Nuneaton through to the next round of the F A Youth Cup at the LDJ Solicitors Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Town knew that they faced a tough task as Nuneaton fielded their Academy side which are full time and featured five players who had already been involved with their first team squad whereas the Town line-up included ten Under 17’s and two Under 16’s.

In an even first half Nuneaton took the lead when a fiercely struck free kick was beaten away by Town keeper Archie Donaldson only for Adams to react the quickest and slot the loose ball into the net.

Nuneaton were soon into their stride after the break but Town gradually worked their way back into the game until Nuneaton sealed the win when Freestone headed in a right wing cross.
Dylan Parker appealed unsuccessfully for a penalty when he was impeded late on as Town battled on right to the final whistle.

“A tremendous performance against a full time scholarship side” was Coach Nick Ballinger’s verdict afterwards “ and I’m proud of them all.”

 

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