Net Gains for Boro’s Jordan
GAINSBOROUGH lost at home for the first time since September, against relegation rivals Nuneaton Town.
It was a disappointing display for the home side in a game that was settled in the 17th minute by Boro’s Jordan Nicholson.
On loan forward Nicholson was given time and space ten yards out and made no mistake converting from James Ferry’s cut back.
Trinity struggled to keep the ball and rarely threatened Dean Lyness in the Boro goal, his opposite number, Henrich Ravas the busier keeper.
Ravas saved the home side with some strong blocks at the feet of former York City and Dagenham & Redbridge attacker Ashley Chambers on two occasions and then again at the feet of goalscorer Nicholson before the break.
Ravas denied Tom Elliott with a fine diving save, before Ryan Beswick tested the Slovakian with a strike from distance as the visitors went in search of a second goal.
Ashley Worsfold then had the best chance for Trinity, latching onto a defence splitting ball from Bradley Wells, but Lyness was off his line quickly.
As the game wore to a close, Dino Maamria’s Nuneaton remained resolute and stifled Trinity’s threat to seal a crucial three points in the battle to beat the National League North drop. STAR MAN: Tom Elliott (Nuneaton) ENTERTAINMENT: ★★★★★