Recap: Darlington 1-0 Harriers

Match recap from the National League North game at Darlington

Ashley Hemmings. [Pic: Ade Hoskins]

HARRIERS were defeated on the road on Wednesday, a 1-0 set-back at  Darlington. 

A goal after 40 minutes from Jarrett Rivers was enough to settle the game, with Harriers going closes through Ash Hemmings and Ollie Shenton in the second half.

The decisive goal came five before the end of the half, Rivers running through and placing the ball beyond Gregory, with Harriers furiously appealing for a foul after Rhys Williams had been left with a bloodied face and suspected broken nose after a high challenge.

The home side had the better of the first half, with Harriers indebted to Cameron Gregory, who made smart saves to deny Hedley early on and, before the break, Campbell with a great reactive stop.

Though Darlo almost made it 2-0 through Campbell moments into the second period, Harriers were far brighter after the restart, with Hemmings the main threat. The former Boston man tried his luck either side of the hour, but found goalkeeper Connell in equally good form.

Richard Peniket and Ed Williams both had half chances in the final third of the game, but the best Reds’ chance of the night came with 88 on the clock – Austin’s pass finding Shenton who, from close range, was thwarted by Connell who smothered his shot.

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