Borough showed their competitive spirit by wiping out the memory
of the first defeat of the season at Gloucester City, with the clinical destruction of
Nuneaton made it seven victories from eight matches in glorious style before another
crowd in excess of 1,500 and the strikers Malcolm Christie and Anton Thomas were again
among the goals.
There was no sign that Borough might let the season start to drift after the stunning
defeat at Gloucester. They were at their best against the team they had already scored
four goals against in the away match early in the season.
Manager Brendan Phillips said:
"This was an exceptional display. We needed a positive result to regain some of
the lost confidence and at times we looked brilliant. Once again we showed our attacking
qualities, but I thought we were also superb in defence."
It needed just sixteen minutes for Borough to get the breakthrough. Midfielder Simpson
found Thomas and he fed the teenager Christie who cheekily lobbed over the goalkeeper into
From then on Borough swarmed all over their opponents and could have scored several
more goals before half-time.
As it turned out they virtually settled the match in a two goals in four minutes spell
immediately after the interval. Christie and Shaun Wray combined to set up Thomas for the
second goal in the 47th minute and four minutes later Thomas supplied the cross for
Simpson to score with a diving header.
Steve Prindiville then shot against the crossbar as Borough went into cruise mode but
with nine minutes left Statham glanced a centre into the net from the left.