From one Borough to another; the Nuneaton Borough of our time in non-league football is no more – but we’ll explain all that. The curtain fell on this incarnation of the club in 2008, with a new club founded to its place straight away. It was the second club to go by that name too; the first going under in 1937. That’s incidental to the story we’re here to tell though.
Our first meeting with this Boro’ came during the 1993-4 season when they defeated us in the Fourth Qualifying Round. We then had to wait six years until they came up to the Conference. Our head-to-head record was pretty mixed. It even saw them knock us out of the 2000-1 FA Cup; again at our place and again at the Fourth Qualifying Round stage.
With the 2007-8 season ongoing, the club’s owner had to sell his shares due to ill-health. A new owner came in and took full control in April 2008. But there were problems with the club’s finances that were soon found; problems that ultimately led to Boro’s liquidation that summer. The new club, Nuneaton Town, has since changed its name to Borough.