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Crawley Town (0) 0
Nuneaton Borough (2) 3

The Borough clearly like Crawley's brand new stadium. Brendan Phillips' players made it 'the old five' with a thorough, professional performance to cruise past a team which is normally among the pacesetters.

It was Borough's fifth victory in the first five matches of the season and they sit proudly at the top of the Dr Martens League Premier Division, but they know there can be no resting on their laurels.

Gresley Rovers, the only other unbeaten team, are only two points behind and Grantham Town are a further one point behind on twelve.

But Borough are in unstoppable form at present and their old foes Burton Albion will not be relishing the trip to play at Manor Park on Tuesday night.

Crawley's new Broadfield Stadium, the best in the league, clearly suited Borough who produced some stylish football to go 2-0 up at half-time.

They went in front as early as the 8th minute when Malcolm Christie, the target of many league clubs, grabbed his fifth goal of the season. He shot into the open net after Crawley's goalkeeper Adrian Blake parried a fierce shot from Anton Thomas.

Nuneaton extended their advantage on the stroke of half-time when, on this occasion, Christie provided the pass for Thomas to score. Christie made a powerful run to the bye line and from his cutback Thomas scored with a shot from a dozen yards.

Borough hit the woodwork before sewing up the points midway through the second half. Gardner's centre was steered into the goalmouth by Thomas, and Terry Angus stooped to head in from close range.

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