- 91st minute goals wins it for Boro
- Sub Collins tees up Chambers for goal
- Nti, Williams and Bradley go close
- Reds yet to register this term
An injury-time winner for Nuneaton stole a deserved first point of the season for Harriers who fell to a 1-0 defeat.
An end-t0-end affair saw Nuneaton boss much of the first half while Harriers controlled the second.
Ashley Chambers and Jordan Nicholson perhaps should have had the home side in front before the break while Dan Nti’s rising shot also forced a save from stopper Dean Lyness.
The reds were stronger after the break and through Nti they went close, while Liam Daly came into action with a great last-ditch clearance to deny Boro.
Inside the last 15 minutes substitute Dan Bradley went within inches of a goal on his return but drove a good, low shot just past the upright.
Boro had the last laugh when Chambers tucked home from inside the area.
SKIPPER Ryan Croasdale wants Harriers to put right the wrongs of the opening day of the season when the team travel to Nuneaton on Tuesday night.
The reds were impressive in large parts on Saturday but went down 1-0 to Chorley.
The frustration was evident for Croasdale after the game as he lamented what the team didn’t do so well.
He’s glad that the chance to put things right comes quickly in the form of the trip to Nuneaton just days removed from the game with the Magpies.
He commented: “It was a disappointing start to the campaign as we wanted to get the three points.
“But we have Tuesday to go for and we have to go and put it right now.
“We weren’t clinical up front and we’ve got to defend better so we have to put it right." Ryan Croasdale
“I think we tried to play the way we wanted to play [On Saturday] but I think we have got to be ruthless – for the first game of the season you want to start off [well], but we’re looking forward to Tuesday.
“That’s the important thing and we’ll be ready for it – we have got to look at ourselves.
“We weren’t clinical up front and we’ve got to defend better so we have to put it right.
“We’re lucky that we have Tuesday to go for; we’ll prepare right for it and hopefully get the three points.”
To make the task of responding just as difficult, Harriers will be up against a Nuneaton side smarting from a defeat of their own.
Tommy Wright’s men were roundly thumped by Harrogate Town at the weekend and are also hungry to get off the mark.
Boss John Eustace confirmed that there were no injury concerns in the wake of the defeat to Chorley, while former Harrier Kelvin Langmead (Achilles) is ruled out for Tuesday’s hosts.
Kick-off at Nuneaton Town on Tuesday is at 7:45pm.
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