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Nuneaton Grab Last-Gasp Equaliser To Keep Nash In Trouble

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Nuneaton Town snatched a dramatic late point in stoppage time at the Tameside Stadium in the Vanarama National League North against relegation-threatened Curzon Ashton on Monday night.

The Nash started the evening three points above the drop zone with this one plus three more games to go.

A win would virtually assure their place in the division and they started well when Oliver Thornley’s powerful strike opened the scoring after 16 minutes.

But Boro battled back to level 5 minutes before half-time when Luther Wildin cut in, leaving defenders in his wake. He played a one-two with Kairo Mitchell and the Antigua & Barbuda international struck the ball home in off the post.

Wildin was involved in Curzon`s second goal on 68 minutes when he was shepherding the ball behind, but he knocked the ball out for a corner and from that set-piece, Tom Elliott brought James Baillie down in the box and he dusted himself down before converting the resulting penalty.

However, a minute into stoppage time, Nuneaton equalised when Billy Daniels` long ball in to the area was met by Kevin Langmead, who watched the ball come over his before hitting a stunning volley that flew into the bottom corner of the net.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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