Pat Firth was guest of honour at today's match. She was one of the original 'Lionesses' who played in England women's first home international against Scotland on 23rd June 1973, at Manor Park (Nuneaton Borough's previous ground). England won 8-0 and Pat scored a hat-trick, aged 16 years and 12 days!

After a lot of work during pre-season creating player signing videos, it was great to finally kick-off the first home game of the season. With a lot of new faces in the squad, I was really excited to see how they would gel together. On a scorching hot afternoon, the Boro went a goal down after Royston's Daniel Newton header. It only took the Camron McWilliams just 3 minutes level the score, weaving his way through most of the opposition to fire home from close range. After half time, Charlie Dowd showed great composure to slot the ball into the far corner of the goal from a tight angle. 2-1 up, the Boro kept up the pressure and were eventually rewarded with a two goal lead when Rev James beat Royston's keeper with a low shot into the net.

Ron Bradbury interviews Pat Firth.