Date: Monday, 31st August 2015\r\n\r\nCompetition: Vanarama National League North\r\n\r\nKick-Off: 3pm\r\n\r\nLocation: Liberty Way, Nuneaton\r\n\r\nGloucester City complete their Bank Holiday Weekend double header as they travel to top of the table Nuneaton Town.\r\n\r\nThe positions in the table between the Tigers’ Bank Holiday opponents could not be more different, with Nuneaton sitting atop the Vanarama National League North.\r\n\r\nCity came away from their match with AFC Telford United at the weekend having continued their unbeaten home run, with a 1-0 win thanks to a Joe Hanks free kick.\r\n\r\nNuneaton Town meanwhile are unbeaten having won 4 of their opening 6 National League North games, with 2 draws against Tamworth and Stockport County.\r\n\r\nThe Tigers have faced Nuneaton four times in the past, however City have never beaten the Midlands side. Drawing 0-0 on 2 occasions.\r\n\r\nThe opponents:\r\n\r\nIn 1889 Nuneaton St. Nicholas were the first team to play senior football within Nuneaton. Five years later, they changed their name to Nuneaton Town, and played until 1937 when the club was disbanded.\r\n\r\nHowever, two days later Nuneaton Borough FC were founded. In 2008 the club was liquidated, and due to a FA ruling were reformed as Nuneaton Town – suffering a two division demotion. The club is still known as ‘The Boro’ by its supporters.\r\n\r\nFalling foul of regulations regarding football finance, the new club was demoted two divisions from Conference North to Southern League Division One. Nevertheless, successive promotions saw the club quickly regain its former league status.\r\n\r\nThe reformed club also underwent complete restructuring with facilities being upgraded and revamped for the supporters.\r\n\r\nThe 2012–13 season saw Boro pitting their wits against the countries’ non-league elite. Competing against full-time clubs (whereas the Boro were semi-professional), it took a while to get to grips with their new environment.\r\n\r\nHowever, Boro’s team spirit and work ethic never wavered. Despite spending much of the season in and around the relegation zone a run towards the end of the season saw Boro eventually finish in 15th place.\r\n\r\nThe 2013–14 season surpassed all expectations with Boro leading the table early on and in and around the play-offs for most of the season.\r\n\r\nFollowing manager Kevin Wilkin’s departure for Wrexham, results tailed off in the last month or so of the season but they still finished in 13th position. A new manager, Brian Reid, was appointed and oversaw the last 3 games of the season.\r\n\r\nThe 2014–15 season saw a number of significant events. The season saw Lee Thorn invest in the club, becoming chairman. His investment also saw the club regain ownership of the stadium.\r\n\r\nOn Monday, 8 September following a poor start to the 2014–15 season, manager Brian Reid was sacked, following a number of poor results and poor performances. Liam Daish was appointed manager, but the season still saw the Boro relegated to the newly renamed National League North.\r\n\r\nTeam news: \r\n\r\nHarry White will not be involved with the squad tomorrow. The club has received a transfer offer and discussions are ongoing about a permanent transfer that should be concluded within the next 48 hours.\r\n\r\nMike Green and James Bowen will both have fitness tests to determine if they are able to play.\r\n\r\nSammie Hicks will be included.
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