MATCH CENTRE | Nuneaton Borough

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Spennymoor make their first trip to Liberty Way since November 2017 aiming to record a fifth consecutive league victory.

Moors haven’t played a National League North fixture in February due to FA Trophy commitments and the postponement of last Saturday’s clash with Bradford (Park Avenue) but remain in third position with 45 points still to play for this season.

Results went in Moors’ favour last weekend, with Chorley, Stockport and AFC Telford United all dropping points, but with games in hand on the teams around them, Jason Ainsley will know his side will need to capitalise.

Nuneaton have suffered a traumatic week with owner Nick Hawkins leaving the club after three months at the helm, stating that the “future of the club would be best served in the hands of people from Nuneaton.”

On the pitch, it’s been a tough season at Liberty Way, with Borough currently 16 points from safety, recording three wins from 29 games and conceding 66 goals at an average of 2.28 goals per game.

Moors won the reverse fixture 3-1 at The Brewery Field back in September thanks to goals from Glen Taylor, Rob Ramshaw and Andrew Johnson. The game was memorable for a crazy opening in which both sides were awarded a penalty within the first five minutes of the game.


  • Spennymoor have collected maximum points from games against the current bottom three sides so far this season, scoring 13 times and conceding just twice.
  • Nuneaton boast the worst home record this season, collecting just six points from a possible 45 at Liberty Way this season. Their sole win this campaign came against FC United of Manchester on 29th September.
  • Only Stockport County can boast a better record than Moors over the last 20 National League North games. Moors have picked up 41 points from a possible 60, with The Hatters collecting two points more in the same period.
  • Glen Taylor has scored 24 goals in all competitions this season, only four less than Nuneaton have scored in the league in 2018/19.
  • Moors won by a single goal on their previous visit to Nuneaton, with Taylor scoring late to earn Spennymoor the three points in November 2017.



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Photo taken by Adam Etheridge

It’s not an easy time to be a Nuneaton fan. Marooned at the bottom of the division and with a restricted budget, Nuneaton are in serious danger of relegation as the club tries to stay afloat. In a statement released this week following the departure of owner Nick Hawkins, the club said:

“The shares in Borough Leisure Ltd, the parent company of the club, will be held in trust by manager Jimmy Ginnelly until new shareholders can be found.

“The club is completing a prospectus for interested parties and will be aiming to find 10 backers, who will take 10 per cent shares each for a rolling payment of £10,000 each season.

“The finer details will be available, upon request, to all interested parties.

Everyone at Spennymoor Town Football Club is saddened with the situation at Liberty Way and the club sends our support and best wishes.

In terms of the fixture on Saturday, Nuneaton come into the game having picked up respectable draws at Southport and Hereford in the last five, but you have to go back to early December for their last victory – a 2-1 win at Darlington. A damaging 0-1 home loss to Ashton United two weeks ago was a blow to their survival prospects, but with 39 points still to play for this season, Nuneaton will be hopeful of a late revival.

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Photo taken by Adam Etheridge


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Edmunds has recorded three goals and one assist in his last seven games for Nuneaton and is at the heart of their side. He signed in November 2018 from Coleshill Town and immediately won over Boro’ fans with an amazing curler against Solihull Moors on his home debut. Edmunds can play anywhere across midfield or upfront.


Liberty Way
Liberty Way, Nuneaton, Warks, CV11 6RR.

Admission Prices 2018/19 (League Games):
Adults – £12
Concessions – £10 (aged 60+ or NUS card – proof required)
11-16’s – £3
Under 11 – Free with accompanied adult

Transfer to the Main Stand seats, if required, is an additional £2 which is paid within the ground.

Car Parking:
Available on site – £2 for Cars, £5 for Minibuses and £10 for Coaches.
Parking is also available on the adjacent industrial estate but please be careful not to block any of the business entrances.

By Train:
Nuneaton train station is approximately 2 miles from the ground and it will take around 35 minutes to walk.
Taxis are available either outside the train station or from the taxi rank at the bus station in the town centre.

Detailed Directions to Liberty Way:
Detailed directions to Liberty Way, if travelling by car or train, can be found on our website by using the ‘Information’ link found in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Visitors Turnstiles:
When games are segregated visiting supporters are allocated the Loans 2 Go Stand and the visitors turnstiles will be in use.
As you enter the Stadium area through the main gates turn right and follow the road round to the opposite side of the ground where the visitors turnstiles are located.

Disabled Supporters:
Information can be found on our website by using the ‘Information’ link found in the menu bar at the top of the pages and then use the ‘Home Match Day Information’ link.

Supporters Bar:
When games are not segregated visiting supporters are welcome to use our bar facilities inside the ground.
The ‘Legends Lounge’ bar is located in the corner of the ground next to the Boro Shop.

Match Day Hospitality:
Why not join us in one of our Executive Boxes or the Executive Boardroom and watch the game in style.
In brief, this typically includes a reserved parking space, admission, complimentary match programme / team sheet and pre-match meal. Depending on your hospitality package viewing of the game is from your executive box, our decking area or the main stand. At half-time, complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits are served and at full time, there are man of the match interviews and presentations.
For further details please email [email protected] or telephone us on (024) 7634 9690

Contact Us:
If you require any other information please do not hesitate to contact us, email [email protected] or telephone (024) 7634 9690