Report: Harriers held to first draw

Eventful afternoon ends even for Harriers…

Emmanuel Sonupe

HARRIERS were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw by Boston United at Aggborough.

The home side took a sixth-minute lead through a brilliantly-taken Emmanuel Sonupe goal, before Brandon Hall saved Boston penalty.

Fraser Horsfall’s own goal levelled matters four after the restart in what was a game full of talking points.

Harriers started brightly and quickly took the lead, a quick, long throw from goalkeeper Hall finding Sonupe in space – the youngster spotted the goalkeeper off his line and carefully guided the ball up and beyond him and into the net.

Austin, Ironside and Bradley all had attempts to add to the score before McQuilkin was adjudged to have fouled his man inside the area – Chapman stepping up for the visitors only to see his low shot saved well by Hall.

Having finished the half on top, it was a blow for Harriers to be pegged back quickly after the break – a chance shot by Tshimanga striking a helpless Horsfall and bouncing up off the bar and into the net.

Tshimanga was denied by Hall again soon after, before Bradley, after the hour, let fly with a curling effort that Willis did well to parry away to safety.

Ngwatala kept Willis’ hands warm inside the final dozen minutes, sub Will Longbottom driving a shot into the side-netting with just four to go.

For all the line-ups and key facts from the game, visit the Match Centre.

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