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Birmingham Senior Cup: Nuneaton Town 2 Walsall 0

Here is our Match Update from Tuesday evening's Birmingham Senior Cup - Quarter-Final clash between Nuneaton Town and Walsall.
Walsall's development side were back in action on Tuesday evening when they made the trip to Liberty Way where they faced Nuneaton Town in the Quarter-Final of this season's Birmingham Senior Cup. Here is our brief match update.

Nuneaton Town XI: Lyness; Casey, Langmead, Heaton, Dielna, Nti, Elliott, Beswick, Nabi, Wright, Green

Substitutes: Chambers, Etheridge, Elliott, Edobor, Jhonnes
Walsall XI: Ganley; Mason, Shergill, Bates, Fisher, Kendrick, Cairns, K.Flanagan, Mellon, Fremantle, Peters

Substitutes: Dawe; Walton

The Saddlers defeated Lye Town and Rugby Town to secure their place in the final eight, while Nuneaton, who saw manager Dino Maamria depart to take the vacant role at League Two side Stevenage earlier today, defeated Birmingham City and Bromsgrove Sporting on their way to the Quarter-Final.

The match got off to a fairly tame start as neither side was able to break the deadlock or truly test their respective opposition goalkeeper during the opening forty-five minutes.

Young Walsall midfielder Ethan Freemantle had the best effort of the first-half as he lashed the ball wide of stopper Dean Lyness's goal after beating a couple of markers.

Sadly for the Saddlers it was their opponents who would eventually take the lead as Abil Nabi unleashed a powerful effort from the edge of the area, his shot skimmed the underside of the crossbar and nestled in the back of Brandon Ganley's net.

Boro went on to double their lead with less than twenty-minutes on the clock as second-half substitute Jean Jhonnes, who had taken to the field just a couple of minutes earlier, showed some nice feet as he turned and slotted the ball home at the near post.

There were no further goals as Nuneaton, who had a third goal ruled out for offside and also saw an Andre Wright injury time penalty saved, stood firm to secure the win - booking their place in the Semi-Final of the competition, where they will take on Hednesford Town.

Birmingham Senior Cup - Quarter-Final
2 - 0

Attendance - N/A
Referee - Ryan Haynes

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