Ladies suffer defeat

A first league defeat of the season for Harriers Ladies…

Alex Nicklin. Pic: Clive Jones

Harriers suffered their first league defeat of the season as mistakes and missed chances proved costly against Solihull United.

The visitors ran out 4-2 winners at COSE, but there were few signs that would be the case as the home side dominated for much of the opening quarter of an hour.

Harriers, however, spurned various opportunities to take the lead an were punished when an error at the back was capitalised on and Solihull pounced for the lead.

James Astle’s girls hit back immediately through Alex Nicklin as she turned home a Kirsty Roberts cross, only to fall back behind as Solihull netted on the counter, Molly Maguire helpless in turning her attempted clearance into the Harriers net.

The Reds, who lost last weekend’s hat-trick hero Kirstie Bavington to injury in the first half, got themselves level at 2-2 after the restart with Nicklin again on target. She nearly wrapped up her hat-trick, too, only for her fine effort to bounce off the bar, on to the line and away.

Harriers would then concede twice more with unfortunate goals to concede to fall to what is a first league set-back of the term. The big challenge will now to be to bounce back at the first time of asking when Stourbridge come to COSE this coming Sunday (9th).

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