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Report: Harriers thump United

Harriers cruise to home win…



Ryan Croasdale

HARRIERS powered four goals past FC United of Manchester at Aggborough to record a 4-0 victory.

The home side controlled the game from the off and, for all their dominance in the first half, just needed to find a cutting after the interval.

They did so in style in the second half with goals from Ryan Croasdale, Joe Ironside, George Waring and Elton Ngwatala – United finishing the game with ten men after Zac Corbett shown red midway through the second period.

In truth the second-half showing got what it deserved, though Harriers were just as assured in their control of the game in the first 45 – Jimmy O’Connor curling a shot wide after McQuilkin twice did the same.

Those chances had actually come after United had gone close with the night’s first chance; McCarthy striding forward and shooting – Hall equal to it in goal as he got down to hold.

Harriers upped the tempo even further following the restart and were head on 55 minutes after Croasdale’s well-timed run earned him a far post finish, the second goal following just five minutes later as Ironside strode on to Sonupe’s delivery to find the net.

Eight minutes later, Corbett was off for lashing out at McQuilkin near the touch line – United seemingly boosted for a moment as Greaves had the ball in the net only to be denied by an off side flag.

On 76 minutes Harriers made it 3-0 as a sublime cross from Vaughan found debutant sub striker Waring, whose looping header soared into the back of the net.  Just two minutes later, Ngwatala’s great one-touch finish off Taylor’s blocked shot saw the team register a fourth.

Wright and the tireless Austin went close to adding further goals in the dying minutes as Harriers saw out the win.

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