Nuneaton Borough

Club Profile

First Played: 1993-4

Win Rate: 36% (from 11 games)

Last Updated: 07 July 2022

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.


Nuneaton Borough: The Facts

Who are Nuneaton Borough?

So, Nuneaton Borough had gone under once before. The incarnation we came to know were born in 1937 and found their feet in local competitions; starting off in the Central Amateur League, followed by the Birmingham Combination (or League). At the end of the 1950s, however, the Boro’ joined the Southern League. In 1963, they won promotion to the Premier Division. On two occasions, they were the second-best team in the league. That’s as good as it got…

In 1979, the club were a founder member of the Conference. But they only spent 11 seasons at that level between then and their final appearance in 2003. The best it ever got for them in a league campaign were two straight seasons of finishing second – having twice finished runners up in the Southern League Premier Division too. Mind you, there were a handful of impressive FA Cup runs to speak about over the years.

One of them came in 1993-4, when Nuneaton Borough went up against a not-exactly-what-they-are-now AFC Bournemouth side. It was a Second Round tie, after seeing off another not-exactly-what-they-are-now Swansea City side in the First. But rather than wax lyrical about how well they did, it’s that . Given we didn’t get the Swansea gig, you can see how our first meeting went.

Nuneaton Borough: Record vs Boro'

Pl W D L F A GD Pts* WR%
Overall 11 4 3 4 16 15 1 14 36%
Home 6 2 2 2 10 9 1 8 33%
Away 5 2 1 2 6 6 0 6 40%
League 8 4 2 2 13 10 3 14 50%
Cup 3 0 1 2 3 5 -2 n/a 0%

* league points only

Nuneaton Borough: Result-by-Result (Boro' Scoring First)

Saturday 18 January 2003

Saturday 24 August 2002

Saturday 05 January 2002

Monday 03 September 2001

Saturday 07 April 2001

Tuesday 31 October 2000

Saturday 28 October 2000

Saturday 21 October 2000

Saturday 29 April 2000

Saturday 05 February 2000

Saturday 23 October 1993

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