If any of Nuneatons rivals for the championship thought
they were beginning to slide after the New Years Day defeat at Halesowen, they were
quickly jolted back to reality.
Borough, still with players feeling the effects of influenza, carried too much
firepower for luckless Merthyr.
The Welsh team is way down the league whereas this win restores Nuneatons 16
points lead at the top.
It was Nuneatons best-ever victory over Merthyr and came about from a well
organised all-round team performance in bad conditions. In took seventeen minutes for the
first goal to arrive and then Borough scored two more in the space of five minutes.
Terry Angus shot home from close range following Steve Prindivilles low shot,
then Kevin Wilkins headed the second and Barry Williams grabbed the third when he ran
through the hesitant Welsh defence.
Garry Shephard sparked Borough back into action in the second half when he pulled a
goal back for Merthyr. Nuneaton proceeded to take their opponents apart with another three
goal salvo, this time in nine minutes.
Shaun Wrays shot went in off the crossbar, Anton Thomas scored the fifth and then
Merthyr defender Adrian Needs put through his own goal.