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Borough Set For Win Record

Nuneaton Borough will equal their best ever start to a season if they beat Gloucester in their next game.

The Borough have set off to a whirlwind start in the Dr Martens League Premier Division by winning their first six matches. One more victory and they equal their record start of seven straight wins in 1951-52 in the Birmingham Combination.

But their manager Brendan Phillips is anxious to keep everyone's feet on the ground:

"Someone asked me what it is like to be five points clear at the top of the table and my answer was that it is a lot better than being five points adrift at the bottom.

"I am not interested in that record. I know it is a football cliche but we are taking one match at a time. This start is down to hard work by a lot of people.

"People are patting me on the back now because I happen to be the manager, but if we lose five on the trot I will get the stick. Let's just say I am enjoying it at the moment.

"I am warning the players that every team in the league will be shooting at us. We have to be professional enough to go about things in the right way, and hopefully we can keep on playing in the same vein."

Nuneaton have another match on Tuesday evening when Kings Lynn are the visitors to the Manor Park Ground. Borough have already beaten them away from home this season, but Phillips says:

"They will be tough because they will want to gain revenge for that defeat. It has been a tough old start because we have played against teams who are expected to finish in the top six and there are more top teams coming up against us over the next few weeks."

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CWN / Sport / Football / Nuneaton Borough / 11 Sep 98

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