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Four In A Row For Harriers: Bradford Park Avenue 1-3 Harriers
December 3, 2016

Four In A Row For Harriers: Bradford Park Avenue 1-3 Harriers

Harriers recorded their fourth win in a row, scoring three again, to lift themselves up to second in the league.

Despite their lowly league position hosts Bradford had hit a streak of good form with four wins in their last five games but Harriers were quick out of the blocks to establish their authority on the game.

With less than four minutes on the clock Arthur Gnahoua jinked his way into the penalty area on the left and pulled the ball back to Andre Brown who stabbed it home from close range for his sixth goal of the season.

Moments later Harriers should have doubled their advantage when Tyrell Waite was set clear on the right but hi fired into the side netting.

Having rested several players for the previous weekend's FA Trophy match Harriers brought back skipper Keith Lowe, along with Elton Ngwatala and Gnahoua, but it was Jordan Tunnicliffe and Zaine Francis-Angol who had cause for celebration as they were both making their 50th appearance for the club.

After the home side had given Harriers a scare on the half-hour mark when Danny Boshell's shot clipped the post, the visitors doubled their advantage.  Ngwatala's pass set Gnahoua  away on another mazy run that he ended with a shot from outside the penalty area that left home keeper Jon Worsnop grasping at thin air.

Four minutes before the interval Harriers had the game sewn up when Gnahoua's cross-field pass set Waite clear on the right and blasted a shot into the same top corner that Worsnop couldn't reach. Tunnicliffe then headed over from a James McQuilkin corner to miss the chance to send Harriers to the break four up.

After the interval Harriers were content to control the game with the lead that they already had.  The home side had clearly had a rollicking at the break and came out with more purpose but didn't really threaten Sam Hornby in the Harriers goal until 13 minutes from time when Harriers failed to deal with a corner properly and substitute John Cofie headed in from close range.

Straight away Harriers could have restored their three-goal advantage but Worsnop saved well at the feet of Waite and then in the closing minutes Waite's pass set Sam Austin away on the right who cut inside and had his shot parried by Worsnop; the loose ball rebounded at Mani Dieseruvwe and hit him before bouncing wide to safety.

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