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Nuneaton Town

Liberty Way Founded 1889 Boro

Since promotion to the Conference Premier, Nuneaton Town will start their third consecutive season at this level. Five years ago the club suffered a double relegation as Nuneaton Borough liquidated. When the curtain came down on Nuneaton Borough the club were playing in the Conference North and ended their last campaign in seventh. Still known as the Boro, the Warwickshire club returned courtesy of three playoff promotions. In the eighties they achieved back to back runners up spots losing out on the league title to Maidstone United and Wealdstone.  After two successful season’s back in the Conference Premier, Nuneaton Town will be hoping to continue with their steady progress.

ntfcLast Season

Conference Premier: 13th

F.A Cup: 4th Qualifying Round

F.A Trophy: 2nd Round

County Cup: 2nd Round

Top Scorer: Louis Moult

Average Attendance: 1209

Nuneaton Town started the campaign of with a nine match unbeaten run, their best ever start to a Conference Premier season under any guise. Their superb start left them top of the table against the odds and much of the success was down to a prolific strike partnership. Andy Brown and Louis Moult scored 13 of the teams 17 after the first ten matches. Up until March, Nuneaton Town were playoff contenders and it was no coincidence that when Kevin Wilkin left for Wrexham the Boro ran out of steam. It was Wilkin that took the Warwickshire club up the non league pyramid having been employed by Nuneaton Town from 2004. The new boss arrived with three games remaining and a respectable finish was welcomed at Liberty Way. A good season by all means and performances of players like Gareth Dean, James Armson, James Belshaw and Louis Moult were recognised with call ups to the England C squad.

The Manager – Brian Reid

The Scotsman is about to start his first campaign as a boss in England having gained managerial experience with Ayr United and out in the Philippines. A former defender, Reid spent most of his playing career north of the border at the likes of Greenock Morton, sparingly at Glasgow Rangers, Dunfermline Athletic, Falkirk and Queen of the South. Ending his career at Ayr United he continued with the Ayrshire club as a manager winning promotion in the playoffs to the First Division. Relegation followed the year after but the same fate repeated itself once more. In January 2013, Reid moved  East to the Philippines to take charge of Global FC, the Southeat Asian side got him noticed and so a stint as the under 23 international team manager was his reward. Following Wilkin’s departure, Reid was appointed boss at Liberty Way taking charge of the final three games of the campaign. No goals in his first two matches ended with his first victory on the final day against Dartford

The Summer

Alfreton Town will be pleased to see the back of Brian Reid who has raided the Reds for three summer signings. Full back Connor Franklin returns to Liberty Way via the Impact Arena. Franklin left Boro when they were demoted two divisions and has also played for Hinckley United. Ben Starosta was Reid’s first summer signing and the pair have worked together before at Global FC where Starosta was captain. The Polish under 20 international has gained experience with Brentford and Bradford City. Anton Brown is the third former Alfreton Town player to have joined Boro and will team up with his former colleagues. Midfielder Jack Dyer has sealed a two year deal and Jorrin John, who has played in the Thailand Premier League has also signed. Former Coventry City academy midfielder Ryan Quinn will also be playing at Liberty Way.

Last Meetings vs The Darts

Nuneaton Town 3 Dartford 1 – Conference Premier – 26 April 2014

Pride was all Dartford could play for after relegation had already been confirmed before the final day of the season. On loan Rory McAuley scored for the Darts after 17 minutes. Nuneaton Town’s Louis Moult finished his campaign in style hitting a hat trick to finish top scorer for the Boro, and ended the season with five goals against Dartford.

Dartford 1 Nuneaton Town 2 – Conference Premier – 14 September 2013

The visitors were fast out of the block leaving their hosts far behind. Louis Moult’s brace after just eight minutes played was enough for Nuneaton Town to take all three points. Elliot Bradbrook pulled a goal back in the first half but the second half failed to produce any more goal action.

Next Meetings

Saturday 27 September 2014 at Princes Park

Saturday 11 April 2015 at Liberty Way

League Performance Last Five Years

nuneaton last 5 yrs

Best Performances

2nd Conference Premier (1983/84 & 1984/85) F.A Cup 3rd Round (1949/50, 1966/67 & 2005/06) F.A Trophy Quarter Final (1976/77, 1979/80 & 1986/87)

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