Substitute James Armson's late penalty earned Nuneaton victory against rivals Tamworth in their Blue Square Bet Premier derby at Liberty Way.

Striker Tommy Wright opened the scoring in the 34th minute when he struck for Tamworth from close range.

Adam Walker missed the chance to level from the penalty spot after the break, but Adam Brown did equalise when he tucked away Armson's pass.

Marcus King's handball then gave Boro the spot-kick that Armson converted.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Nuneaton Town

  • 19 McNamara
  • 02 Cartwright Booked
  • 04 Cowan
  • 14 Forsdick
  • 15 Gordon Booked
  • 21 O'Halloran
  • 06 Walker (James - 81' )
  • 11 Adams
  • 10 Brown
  • 17 Newton (York - 59' )
  • 26 Taylor (Armson - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 18 James
  • 12 Armson
  • 13 Sleath
  • 07 York

Tamworth

  • 13 Breedon
  • 02 Tait
  • 05 Regan
  • 15 Courtney
  • 03 Kelly
  • 04 Baldock Booked
  • 08 Hendrie
  • 11 Kerry Booked (Till - 90' )
  • 19 Barrow (Healy - 90' )
  • 07 Cunnington (Moke - 86' )
  • 09 Wright

Substitutes

  • 06 Marshall
  • 21 Healy
  • 30 Oji
  • 18 Till
  • 34 Moke
Ref: Ball
Att: 1,389

Match Stats

Shots

9 10

On target

6 4

Corners

2 9

Fouls

10 18

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:06 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +2:55

Shot by Lee Hendrie from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

90:00 +1:49

Inswinging corner taken by Lee Hendrie.

90:00

Andy Brown challenges Matty Regan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tony Breedon takes the direct free kick.

89:09 Substitution

Substitution Jake Healy is brought on as a substitute for Scott Barrow.

89:09 Substitution

Substitution Lloyd Kerry leaves the field to be replaced by Peter Till.

88:35 Goal scored

Goal! - James Armson - Nuneaton 2 - 1 Tamworth Placed penalty scored by James Armson. Nuneaton 2-1 Tamworth.

87:42

Handball decision goes against Marcus Kelly.

86:54

James Armson delivers the ball, Marcus Kelly gets a block in.

85:49 Substitution

Substitution Adriano Moke replaces Adam Cunnington.

84:22

Foul by Tommy Wright on Gavin Cowan, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ben McNamara.

83:19

James Armson provided the assist for the goal.

83:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Brown - Nuneaton 1 - 1 Tamworth Andy Brown scores a headed goal from inside the box. Nuneaton 1-1 Tamworth.

83:14

The ball is swung over by James Armson,

82:49

Wesley York takes a shot. Save made by Tony Breedon.

81:35

Lee Hendrie takes the inswinging corner, save made by Ben McNamara.

80:13

Marcus Kelly produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Ben McNamara.

80:13 Substitution

Substitution James Armson on for Connor Taylor.

80:13 Substitution

Substitution (Nuneaton) makes a substitution, with Tom James coming on for Adam Walker.

80:13 Booking

Booking Delroy Gordon booked for unsporting behaviour.

79:58

Matty Regan fouled by Delroy Gordon, the ref awards a free kick.

79:20

Centre by Lee Hendrie, George Baldock takes a shot. Blocked by Gavin Cowan.

78:28

Adam Cunnington gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gavin Cowan. Ben McNamara takes the direct free kick.

78:06

Centre by Wesley York, save made by Tony Breedon.

76:21

Lloyd Kerry fouled by Adam Walker, the ref awards a free kick. Marcus Kelly crosses the ball in from the free kick.

75:52

Lloyd Kerry has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

75:19

Adam Walker takes a shot. Blocked by Matty Regan.

75:00

Connor Taylor produces a cross, Duane Courtney manages to make a clearance.

74:37

Tommy Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Forsdick. Free kick taken by Adam Walker.

73:45

Marcus Kelly takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Header from close range by Tommy Wright misses to the right of the target.

70:54 Penalty

Penalty missed by Adam Walker.

70:54

Foul by Duane Courtney on Wesley York, Penalty awarded.

70:07

Simon Forsdick takes a shot. Save made by Tony Breedon.

67:53

Shot on goal by Lee Hendrie from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

66:43

Foul by Lloyd Kerry on Connor Taylor, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Adam Walker, Duane Courtney manages to make a clearance.

66:01

The referee blows for offside against Tommy Wright. Free kick taken by Ben McNamara.

65:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Cartwright by Scott Barrow. Neil Cartwright takes the free kick.

61:12

The ball is crossed by Tommy Wright.

59:25

Ben McNamara takes the direct free kick.

59:25 Booking

Booking George Baldock is cautioned.

58:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by George Baldock on Stephen O'Halloran.

58:11 Substitution

Substitution Wesley York on for Danny Newton.

57:36

Effort from outside the penalty box by Richard Tait goes wide right of the goal.

56:22

Adam Cunnington concedes a free kick for a foul on Gavin Cowan. Ben McNamara restarts play with the free kick.

52:42

Adam Cunnington concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen O'Halloran. Free kick taken by Ben McNamara.

48:22

Tommy Wright is caught offside. Ben McNamara takes the free kick.

46:15

The ball is crossed by Neil Cartwright, Matty Regan manages to make a clearance.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +1:33 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +1:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Tait by Stephen O'Halloran. Tony Breedon takes the direct free kick.

44:10

The ball is swung over by Jon Adams, Tony Breedon makes a save.

42:54

Marcus Kelly takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Neil Cartwright.

42:28

Inswinging corner taken by Marcus Kelly from the right by-line played to the near post, Delroy Gordon manages to make a clearance.

42:12

George Baldock produces a cross, Delroy Gordon gets a block in.

41:19

Andy Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Tait. Direct free kick taken by Tony Breedon.

40:58

The referee gives a free kick against Adam Cunnington for handball. Free kick taken by Gavin Cowan.

39:00

Richard Tait produces a cross, save by Ben McNamara.

38:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Hendrie on Jon Adams. Neil Cartwright restarts play with the free kick.

37:38

Centre by Stephen O'Halloran, Duane Courtney manages to make a clearance.

36:34

Marcus Kelly restarts play with the free kick.

36:34 Booking

Booking Neil Cartwright receives a caution.

36:10

Neil Cartwright concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Barrow.

33:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Tommy Wright - Nuneaton 0 - 1 Tamworth A goal is scored by Tommy Wright from close in low into the middle of the goal. Nuneaton 0-1 Tamworth.

32:55

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Lee Hendrie.

32:35

Lloyd Kerry takes a shot. Gavin Cowan gets a block in.

31:42

Adam Cunnington delivers the ball, clearance made by Simon Forsdick.

31:23

Connor Taylor delivers the ball, Duane Courtney manages to make a clearance.

30:18

Marcus Kelly produces a cross, clearance made by Delroy Gordon.

29:41

Short corner taken by Marcus Kelly from the right by-line.

29:29

The ball is sent over by Scott Barrow, clearance made by Stephen O'Halloran.

28:52

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Adam Walker misses to the left of the target.

25:46

Short corner worked by Adam Walker, A cross is delivered by Neil Cartwright.

24:57

The free kick is swung in right-footed by Neil Cartwright, Lee Hendrie manages to make a clearance.

24:57 Booking

Booking Lloyd Kerry is shown a yellow card.

24:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Walker by Lloyd Kerry.

23:23

Gavin Cowan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Cunnington. Direct free kick taken by Scott Barrow.

22:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen O'Halloran by George Baldock. The ball is delivered by Adam Walker, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Gavin Cowan misses to the left of the goal.

18:47

Lloyd Kerry delivers the ball.

18:01

Richard Tait produces a cross.

17:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Walker on George Baldock. Richard Tait takes the direct free kick.

15:32

The ball is crossed by Lloyd Kerry.

14:50

Danny Newton takes a shot. Save made by Tony Breedon.

14:09

Connor Taylor takes a shot. Save by Tony Breedon.

13:30

The referee blows for offside against Tommy Wright. Indirect free kick taken by Ben McNamara.

13:17

The ball is crossed by Richard Tait.

12:47

Foul by Andy Brown on Matty Regan, free kick awarded. Tony Breedon takes the direct free kick.

12:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tommy Wright on Gavin Cowan. Ben McNamara takes the direct free kick.

11:54

Lee Hendrie takes a shot. Brilliant save by Ben McNamara.

11:43

A cross is delivered by George Baldock.

11:04

Inswinging corner taken by Marcus Kelly from the right by-line played to the near post, Delroy Gordon makes a clearance.

10:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matty Regan on Danny Newton. Neil Cartwright restarts play with the free kick.

9:24

Pass corner from left by-line taken by George Baldock to short.

8:15

Unfair challenge on Adam Walker by Lloyd Kerry results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Simon Forsdick.

7:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Adams by Lloyd Kerry. Free kick taken by Neil Cartwright.

7:23

Richard Tait sends in a cross, Neil Cartwright makes a clearance.

4:49

Lloyd Kerry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Forsdick. Gavin Cowan takes the direct free kick.

4:08

Unfair challenge on Marcus Kelly by Andy Brown results in a free kick. Tony Breedon takes the free kick.

2:59

The ball is swung over by Jon Adams, Headed effort on goal by Delroy Gordon from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

2:29

Short corner worked by Jon Adams.

1:48

Marcus Kelly challenges Danny Newton unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Adam Walker from right wing, Matty Regan makes a clearance.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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