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