All of the key facts and numbers from the derby win over Hereford at Aggborough…
By Matty Paddock - 26/12/2019
Posted 10 months ago
OLLIE Shenton’s first goals for Harriers set the team on their way to a 3-1 derby win over Hereford.
Shenton netted twice before the interval to put the home side in a commanding position.
Reece Styche reduced the arrears from close range near the hour, but an Ashley Hemmings header not long after ensured the points stayed with the hosts.
It was the Bulls who created the better of the early chances, the clearest of which fell to Dawson on 21 minutes, a drive from distance than Mannion held well. Two minutes later, Harriers were ahead – an absolute ping-pong affair in the Hereford area seeing the ball fall to Shenton who angled it past Hall and into the net.
Seven minutes later and with tails up, Harriers made it two; Shenton again the man on target as he stabbed home from close range after Sam Austin’s cross made its way to him.
The hosts ended the first half and began the second in strong fashion with Johnson firing over from a free kick three after the restart, Butterfield then drawing a save from Hall.
Styche’s poachers finish after neat work at the by-line from Hereford got the Bulls back in the game but, before they could capitalise, Harriers were back in front when Davidson’s cross was headed home splendidly by Hemmings.
There was one further blemish on the day for Harriers when Johnson was dismissed for a second yellow in the dying moments despite making no contact with a Hereford player who hurled himself to the floor.
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