CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Report: Boxing Day defeat

Report from Edgar Street as Harriers are defeated on Boxing Day…



Dan Bradley goes close against Hereford. Pic: HFC

HARRIERS suffered defeat in the Boxing Day derby against Hereford at Edgar Street.

VISIT THE MATCH CENTRE: For full match stats, videos, team news and more.

The visitors racked up a host of chances and should have been ahead by the time the hosts broke the deadlock through a penalty ten minutes from time.

Ashley Chambers went close to an equaliser in the dying minutes, but the Bulls stood firm to leave Harriers empty-handed.

VISIT THE MATCH CENTRE: For full match stats, videos, team news and more.

The opening stages were as cagey as you might expect for a derby clash, with each side having sights of goal without seriously testing either shot-stopper; Finn shooting straight at Hall before Horsfall nodded wide from a corner.

The football from Harriers was good. Richards blazed over after a good counter attack before, on 37 minutes, Hall got down low to keep hold of a Lloyd shot.

Just before the break, a stinging shot from Weeks at a free-kick was punched up and over by Yates – just after the restart, Hall needed to save well from Owens-Evans.

Before the hour, Harriers notched three further chances as Bradley forced Yates into a good save, Chamber shot off an Austin pass and Horsfall saw his header deflected from a dangerous free-kick.

For all of the visitors’ chances, it looked in the end that a keenly-contested derby might drift into a goalless finish. With just ten to go, though, the home side were awarded a penalty after Johnson leaned into Symons, Roberts stepping up to beat Hall from twelve yards.

Yet there was still a chance for Harriers to rescue something from a game they should never have been in a position to lose – picking up the pace, a swift move saw Williams thread through to Chambers only for Yates to block well with his legs.

VISIT THE MATCH CENTRE: For full match stats, videos, team news and more.


This article is about: Match


 

Other News


Prosser next to remain

Alex Prosser is the latest name to pledge his immediate future to Harriers…


Boss secures longer stay for pair

Tom Palmer and Jaiden White sign up for the new season…