Report: Reds and Baggies end even

The Aggborough leg of pre-season ends with an entertaining draw against West Bromwich Albion…

Ashley Chambers in action in the game against West Bromwich Albion (c) Clive Jones

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HARRIERS and West Bromwich Albion played out an entertaining 2-2 pre-season draw on Tuesday night.

Ashley Chambers had Harriers ahead in the first half before quickfire goals put Albion in front in the second period.

Joe Ironside’s angled finish ensured the match finished level with the new season now just ten days away.

West Brom were brighter to start; Hall needing to tip over Morton’s shot and O’Shea’s shot, before Harriers had the ball in the net through Ironside’s well-taken effort, only for the linesman’s flag to deny him.

A great O’Shea block kept out Harriers’ fine move on 27 minutes, before Albion came back into it with efforts from Wilding and Dyce – both were close but neither on target.

Six before the break Chambers hit off target when played through, but made amends superbly with the opening goal in a similar position two minutes later when he fired into the roof of the net.

After the restart, Bradley went close to making it 2-0 with Daniels doing similar, Wilding then almost levelling matters with a rasping drive that sailed wide before two strikes in a minute saw Albion go ahead – Morton finishing off at the far post after a cut-back at the by-line, a similar ball then being turned in inadvertently by Horsfall.

Though Albion did hit the bar on 70 minutes, Harriers had much the better of the closing stages and deservedly levelled soon after, some good pressing giving Ironside the reward as he angled the ball beyond Palmer.

Vaughan’s delivery from out wide was a constant threat and although the Reds pushed for a winner, the Baggies managed to hold out.

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