Report: Reds suffer Boston defeat

Defeat on the road for Harriers…

HARRIERS were beaten late at Boston United on Good Friday as Lee Vaughan saw red in a 3-2 defeat.

The visitors took the lead in the first half through Dan Bradley before the hosts hit back with two goals before the interval.

Lee Vaughan was shown a straight red for a challenge past the hour, but Harriers levelled matters through George Waring.

The winner, though, came in the 89th minute when a fine cross was nodded home at the far post for United.

Harriers had the best of the opening stages and were deservedly in front when Dan Bradley nodded in at close-range from a Weeks corner – this after Croasdale had struck an effort over the bar.

But the goal seemed to jerk the home side into life and within minutes, Hall was forced to make a fine save from Tompson one on one, before the equaliser saw skipper Keane nod into the far corner.

Brogan then shot over the bar as the home side moved into the ascendancy, taking the lead on the half-hour mark as Middleton forced the ball over the line after an almighty scramble in the area.

Boston’s Hemmings and Weeks for Harriers had early efforts in the second half, before Coulter was wasteful from a great position in firing off target for the hosts.

Vaughan was then given his marching orders for a firm challenge on Hemmings, but it was actually responded better – getting themselves on level terms on 72 minutes as Waring pounced at the far post to follow-up on a blocked Croasdale shot.

Harriers dug in with ten men and looked to have seen the game out, only for the killer blow to come with seconds remaining in normal time – a fabulous cross from Hemmings nodded in with confidence at the far post by Wafula.

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