Borough's huge lead at the top of the table was pruned back to
sixteen points by a battling Salisbury team.
It was rammed home to Brendan Phillips' side that winning the championship is no
foregone conclusion as they were made to pay for missing early chances.
Salisbury's goalkeeper Jason Matthews was in invincible form as he pulled out save
He made excellent stops from Barry Williams and Steve Prindiville and then flung
himself at full stretch to push away a rocketing effort from Ian Muir.
But Borough received a warning just before half time when Paul Sales, the former
Southampton striker, twice went close to finding the net.
Nuneaton did not dominate after the interval to the same extent and the cathedral city
made the vital breakthrough in the 63rd minute when Borough's goalkeeper Kevin Shoemaker
pushed out Neil Housley's shot only to see Jimmy Hayter slot home the rebound.