O’Connor’s second half goal not enough as Harriers are pegged back…
By Matty Paddock - 10/11/2018
Posted 1 year ago
HARRIERS were held to a 1-1 draw at Nuneaton Borough in National League North.
After a fairly even first half, Harriers edged in front past the hour when Jimmy O’Connor’s header found the net.
The hosts would respond, though, as Rhys Davies drilled home from close range.
Harriers had a great early chance to net when a breakaway after four minutes found Bradley, supplied by Taylor, in on goal only for his low effort to be saved well by Cam Belford.
McGurk was one of the home side’s brightest threats and he had chances on seven and 11 minutes, the former producing a good save from Hall. The Harriers’ stopper had to be in good form again midway through the half when he parried a Richards shot.
The half ended as it began – with a big chance for the visitors. This time, Chambers freed Bradley who returned it to Taylor who struck high – Belford needing to tip it over the bar.
Six shy of the hour, McGurk drilled wide when handily placed before Chambers at the other end saw his effort from Bradley’s cross saved, the striker firing over with a firm drive seven minutes later.
The visitors’ best spell of the game got them their goal, Bradley seeing Belford hold his shot before the opening goal came with O’Connor heading home a Williams cross.
Harriers, however, were never really able to press home that advantage. After Panayiotou really ought to have pulled them level with two bites of the cherry, Davies did so on 77 minutes, slotting the ball into the net after an attempted clearance bounced off Vaughan into his path.
Neither side truly mustered enough to find a winner from there, but, among the late chances, Williams saw a free kick held and Angus, for Borough, curled wide when well placed. Ironside’s 87th minute header was the closest of the lot when his header at the far post was turned over.
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