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[18 OCT 98] NUNEATON BOROUGH MATCH SUMMARY
Burton Albion (1) 2
Nuneaton Borough (1) 1
[DR MARTENS PREMIER DIVISION]

It went horribly wrong for the league leaders Nuneaton at their local rivals' ground.

They took an early lead but surrendered it before half-time and then had goalkeeper Richard Williams carried off with a neck injury. Shortly afterwards they were down to ten men when Shaun Wray was sent off for his second bookable offence.

Borough have great ambitions to do well in the Football Conference next season, but to do that they need the sort of money which comes from a good Cup run.

It was not to be however and it was a dejected bunch of supporters who made the short trip home from Burton-on-Trent.

Malcolm Christie, back after injury, headed them in front in the sixth minute but they were unable to get the clinching second goal in the blustery conditions.

Burton equalised against the run of play in the 41st minute when David Holmes lobbed the ball over Williams and then it all went haywire for Borough.

Three minutes into the second half Williams was carried off after a collision with Darren Stride, for which the Burton player was booked. Robbie Wood took over in Borough's goal and was immediately in action to push over a header.

From that flag kick Tony Marsden's shot was blocked and Craig Smith fired home the rebound. Ninety seconds later Wray received his marching orders.

NUNEATON:
R. Williams (Wood 48); Everitt, Prindiville, Statham, Crowley, Angus, Wray, Simpson, Wilkie, Christie, B.Williams.

DR MARTENS PREMIER DIVISION TABLE
 

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