Harriers come from behind to record an excellent Aggborough win…
By Matty Paddock - 02/04/2018
Posted 2 years ago
HARRIERS came from behind amid a late flurry of goals to seal a fine 2-1 win over Brackley Town at Aggborough.
In a good battle between two of the division’s play-off chasers, Brackley looked to have stolen a march as they netted a late opener with just nine minutes to play, but goals from Fraser Horsfall and Dan Bradley ensured Harriers had the final say and produced a fine comeback.
The first half had chances at a premium as two well-organised teams searched for a way through – Elton Ngwatala’s shot and an effort from Town’s Matt Lowe about the sum total for the opening 20 minutes or so.
With 25 on the clock we had the first real opening of the day and it was out of the top draw – Bradley finding space and advancing on goal before firing a rocket of a shot that cannoned off the underside of the bar and away.
Brackley’s Shane Byrne and Ngwatala once again had half sights of goal in the final moments of the first period, but it was Harriers who forced the first serious save of the day just a minute after the interval; Lee Vaughan trying his luck from distance and his former Aggborough team mate, Dan Lewis, tipping over the bar.
Five minutes later Lewis displayed some brilliant reflexes to beat away a deflected Bradley shot, before Ngwatala and Weeks struck off target with efforts of their own.
Harriers controlled much of the second half but, nine before the end, the visitors stole ahead. The ball was chipped towards the far post, a space vacated after Hall had busied himself making a fine, low save – Dean on hand to nod the ball in at close range.
Barely 90 seconds had elapsed, however, before an equaliser arrived in sensational fashion; defender Horsfall stepping inside and driving a screamer of an effort from fully 35 yards that rose all the way on its way past the dive of Lewis and in to the top corner.
Those scenes would then be topped just six minutes later as the home side produced a sublime move to win the affair; Croasdale and Sonupé pressing hard to win back the ball before releasing Vaughan who, in space, cut it back to Bradley who coolly fired past Lewis and into the net.
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