Lacklustre Harriers Suffer Setback: Harriers 0-2 FC United
October 22, 2016

Lacklustre Harriers Suffer Setback: Harriers 0-2 FC United

A goal in each half condemned Harriers to just their third defeat of the season.

Harriers dominated the game but were unable to break down the visiting defence convincingly, although they created a number of chances there were not many that were clear-cut or that really tested Dave Carnell in the United goal.

There was just one change to the side that had thrashed Weymouth in the FA Cup, Liam Truslove came into the side for his first start in place of the injured Elton Ngwatala.

Harriers could have taken an early lead; good work by Tyrone Williams on the right set up James McQuiklin whose cross found Man Dieseruvwe who's shot was saved and then Tyrell Waite's follow-up was blocked at the expense of a corner.

The visitors took the lead against the run of play midway through the half ; a routine free-kick from the right wing was completely misjudged by Sam Hornby and the ball hit skipper Keith Lowe who didn't have time to react before diverting it into his own net.

It was early in the second half before the visitors actually managed a shot at goal; a long pass through the middle saw hesitation in the Harriers defence letting in George Thomson but he wasted the opportunity shooting well wide of the target.

On the hour mark Harriers could have drawn level; Waite broke into the penalty area on the left before [pulling the ball back to the far post where Williams was arriving late, his shot was saved, McQuilkin's follow-up was blocked by Luke Ashworth and then Waite blasted the loose ball over teh bar.

United doubled their advantage shortly afterwards when the Harriers defence went to sleep again; Thomson's corner from the left found an unmarked Ashworth at the far post who was able to power a header past Hornby.

Harriers huffed and puffed for a way back into the game but couldn't find a way through, the best chance fell to McQuilkin after good a strong run from Dieseruvwe but his shot was weak and straight at Carnell.




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