Report: Reds beaten late again

Defeat for out-of-sorts Harriers…

Harriers defender James Pearson

A GOAL deep, deep in injury time saw Harriers beaten on the road as they went down 1-0 at Gainsborough Trinity.

Nicky Walker clipped the ball in off the post to condemn the reds to a third successive defeat, just as it looked like the team would have to settle for a point on what was already a frustrating enough afternoon.

Up until that point the two teams had shared an even number of chances, with James Pearson going closest for the visitors, seeing a header cleared off the line and a shot well saved within the space of a few second-half seconds.

Harriers had been far busier in front of goal in the first period, with Dan Bradley, Elton Ngwatala and Ryan Croasdale all going close – the best of the efforts coming from the Frenchman as he capped a rapid passing move with a drive that saw the ball inch past the target.

Dec Weeks also went close as he forced a spill from goalkeeper Ravas with a free-kick, with Harriers staying in the ascendancy immediately after the restart as Pearson’s double effort ended with a superb tip over the bar from Ravas.

But while Harriers kept the target ticking over with chances, the hosts also edged further into the game and had a gilt-edged chance through the head of Stainfield as he nodded wide from just a few yards out.

It was end-to-end until the finish – the late danger from the visitors coming from Waring and Bradley, until the killer blow arrived four minutes into added time at the end of the game as Walker raced on to a deep ball before finishing low and on the angle, finding the net off the post.

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