Nuneaton

Manor Park Ground, Nuneaton

The Lilywhites have visited Nuneaton to play both Nuneaton Town and their predecessor's Nuneaton Borough in the Southern League.

Manor Park Ground, Nuneaton


Nuneaton St Nicholas

Though the Lilywhites never played against Nuneaton St Nicholas, they still play a part in our story. Founded in 1889 as the youth team of the St Nicholas Church in Nuneaton, the 'Saints' became Nuneaton Town in 1894. In 1919, they obtained the Manor Park Ground in Nueaton, which later became the home of Nuneaton Borough, The Club was disbanded in 1937, having the previous year sold their Manor Park Ground to Nuneaton Corporation.

Manor Park Ground

Nuneaton Borough

The Lilywhites first played Nuneaton Borough in 1959, who were founded in 1938. For most of their history they played at Manor Park, which after 1980 was owned Nuneaton Borough. With the ground became unable to cope with the financial needs of a modern football club, the Board made the hard choice to move to a new ground. So in the summer of 2007 they moved to a new stadium in Liberty Way. The following spring saw the club go into liquidation as a result of financial problems.

Southern League Premier (NL 1)

24.8.1959                               Nuneaton Borough 1 - 1 Cambridge City                                                                                   Played at the Manor Park Ground, a crowd of 5,400 saw the very first meeting between the Lilywhites first team and Nuneaton Borough. the goalscorer for the Lilywhites was Les Graham.The previous year had seen the two reserve teams play each other in the Central Alliance League Cup. City's reserves winning 5-3 on aggregate. 

22.11.1958                                Cambridge City 0 - 0 Nuneaton Borough                                                                                         A crowd of 4,712 saw this match,

4.1.1964                                    Cambridge City 2 - 0 Nuneaton Borough                                                                                  Albert Derrick scored both of the goals for the Lilywhites in front of a crowd of 2,778.

25.1.1964                                     Nuneaton Borough 2 - 0 Cambridge City

17.10.1964                                  Nuneaton Borough 3 - 1 Cambridge City                                                                               Eddie Bailham scored for the Lilywhites.     

27.2.1965                                    Cambridge City 1 - 2 Nuneaton Borough                                                                                   The goalscorer for the Lilywhites was Reg Pearce.     

28.8.1965                                     Nuneaton Borough 0 - 1 Cambridge City                                                                                  The Lilywhites beat Nuneaton Borough for the first time at the Manor Park Ground thanks to a goal by Eddie Bailham.                                           

5.2.1966                                       Cambridge City 2 - 0 Nuneaton Borough                                                                                       A crowd of 2,609 saw the Lilywhites do the double over Nuneaton Borough. The goalscorers for the Lilywhites being Bill Wall and Eddie Bailham.

19.11.1966                                  Nuneaton Borough 3 - 0 Cambridge City

14.4.1967                                    Cambridge City 2 - 1 Nuneaton Borough                                                                              Goalscorers for the Lilywhites were Alec Moyse and John Stevens.

9.3.1968                                      Cambridge City 1 - 0 Nuneaton Borough                                                                                   The Lilywhites won thanks to a penalty by Jimmy McGeorge.

11.5.1968                                   Nuneaton Borough 0 - 1 Cambridge City                                                                                   Despite this victory, the goalscorer being Mick Denton, the Lilywhites are relegated.

12.12.1970                                 Cambridge City 2 - 2 Nuneaton Borough                                                                                   Goals for the Lilywhites were from Phillip Way and Stan Marshall, the latter was from the penalty spot.

10.4.1971                                   Nuneaton Borough 1 - 3 Cambridge City                                                                                  Goals for the Lilywhites came from Ian Hunter and Stan Marshall (2).

27.12.1971                                 Nuneaton Borough 2 - 0 Cambridge City

1.1.1972                                      Cambridge City 2 - 2 Nuneaton Borough                                                                                       Stan Marshall scores one of the two Lilywhites goals from the penalty spot, while Ian Hunter scored the other.

26.8.1972                                   Nuneaton Borough 1 - 2 Cambridge City                                                                                     Cliff Jones scores both of the goals for the Lilywhites.

20.4.1973                                   Cambridge City 3 - 1 Nuneaton Boorugh                                                                                    The Lilywhites do the double over Nuneaton thanks to two goals by Martin Murray and one by Eddie Bailham.

18.8.1973                                   Cambridge City 1 - 0 Nuneaton Borough                                                                                    The only goal of the game was scored by Ian Hunter for the Lilywhites.

24.11.1973                                Nuneaton Borough 2 - 2 Cambridge City                                                                                      The two goals for the Lilywhites were scored by Ray Elliott, a penalty, and by Peter Martin.

28.10.1974                             Nuneaton Borough 0 - 0 Cambridge City

21.1.1975                               Cambridge City 0 - 0 Nuneaton Borough

13.10.1975                             Nuneaton Borough 1 - 1 Cambridge City                                                                                        The goalscorer for the Lilywhites was David Spillane.

15.11.1975                              Cambridge City 1 - 1 Nuneaton Borough                                                                                       Trevor Moden scored for the Lilywhites.

26.9.1981                                  Nuneaton Borough 4 - 1 Cambridge City                                                                           Goalscorer for the Lilywhites was Jon O'Donnell

13.2.1982                                  Cambridge City 2 - 3 Nuneaton Borough                                                                                           Goals scored for the Lilywhites, as Nuneaton visit the old Milton Road Ground for the last time, were by Phil Ashworth and Gary Grogan.

Kevin Wilkin, the ex Cambridge City who later played for and managed Nuneaton

South League - Premier Divison (NL 2)

31.8.1987                               Nuneaton Borough 1 - 2 Cambridge City                                                                                          Gary French scored both of the goals for the Lilywhites.

9.12.1987                               Cambridge City 6 - 1 Nuneaton Borough                                                                                          The Lilywhites scored a hat full as Nuneaton visit the new Milton Road for the very first time. The goals being scored by Dominic Genovese (2), Terry Milbourne (2), Graham Daniels and Gary Grogan.

1.1.1994                                  Nuneaton Borough 0 - 1 Cambridge City                                                                                      Steve Gawthrop scored the only goal of the match for the Lilywhites in front of a New Year Day's crowd of 1,408.

21.4.1994                               Cambridge City 3 - 0 Nuneaton Borough                                                                                     Goals by Laurie Ryan and Mark Scott (2)

8.4.1997                                 Cambridge City 2 - 2 Nuneaton Borough                                                                                      Cambridge City team: Jez George, Andy Jeffrey, Keith Lockhart, Andy Taylor, Steve Gawthrop, Andy Pincher, Michael Halsall, Chris Tovey, Neil Harris, Mickey Bennett, James Reilly and Richard Chattoe. Mickey Bennett (19th minute) and James Reilly (74th minute) scored for the Lilywhites.

19.4.1997                             Nuneaton Borough 3 - 1 Cambridge City                                                                                             Keith Lockhart scored for the Lilywhites.

6.12.1997                             Nuneaton Borough 0 - 1 Cambridge City                                                                                        Mark Adams scored the winning goal for the Lilywhites.

2.5.1998                               Cambridge City 2 - 0 Nuneaton Borough                                                                                             The goalscorers for the Lilywhites were Junior McDougald and Ian Brown.

 19.12.1998                         Cambridge City 1 - 1 Nuneaton Borough                                                                                              The goalscorer for the Lilywhites was Andy Kiwomya.

13.4.1999                             Nuneaton Borough 4 - 0 Cambridge City 


South Premier (NL 3)                                                                                        

27,1,2004                             Nuneaton Borough 1 - 2 Cambridge City                                                                                          Lee Chaffey and Carl Williams score for the Lilywhites in front of just 115.

12.4.2004                            Cambridge City 1 - 2 Nuneaton Borough                                                                                         Lloyd Blackman scored for the Lilywhites as they win at the New Milton Road Ground for the only time. It was also the last competitive match we played against Nuneaton Borough.

                       

Southern League Cup                                                              

1.4.1963                                Nuneaton Borough 1 - 0 Cambridge City                                                Semi Final


Friendly Matches

15.7.2006                             Cambridge City 2 - 2 Nuneaton Borough                                                                                        Goalscorers for the Lilywhites were Lee Roach and Darren Lynch in the very last match between the Lilywhites and Nuneaton Borough..

  

Liberty Way Ground, Nuneaton

Nuneaton Town

Following the demise of Nuneaton Borough in 2008, a new club Nuneaton Town was formed. They were able to appoint the former manager of Nuneaton Borough, Kevin Wilkin, as their new manager. Kevin Wilkin is well known to Lilywhites, having scored many goals for Cambridge City during his two spells with the club. They also took over the use of Nuneaton Borough's Liberty Way Ground.


Southern Premier (NL 3)

29.8.2009                                Cambridge City 1- 1 Nuneaton Town                                                                                                  Cambridge City team: Zac Barrett, Matt Haniver, James Krause, Laurie Stewart, Lee Chaffey, Robbie Nightingale, john Frendo, Adie Cambridge, Steve Gentle, Neil Midgley and Ashley Fuller. Subs used were Craig Radcliffe for Haniver, Martin Bexfield for Fuller and Dave Theobald for Gentle. the Lilywhites were leading from the 15th minute after Ashley Fuller scored until just minutes before the end of the match.

7.4.2010                                  Nuneaton Town 1 - 1 Cambridge City                                                                                              Cambridge City team: Zac Barrett, Pat Bexfield, James Krause, Dave Theobald, Lee Chaffey, John Kennedy, TonyBurke, Adie Cambridge, Jamie Barker, Robbie Nightingale and Ashley Fuller. Subs used were Mark Coulson for Fuller and Neil Midgley for Kennedy. Played at the Liberty Way Stadium in Nuneaton, Coulson opened the scoring for the Lilywhites in the 70th minute only for Nuneaton to score in the 89th minute. It was the only goal that Mark Coulson scored for the Lilywhites.