Recap and stats from the game against Boston United at York Street…
By Matty Paddock - 27/01/2020
Posted 9 months ago
HARRIERS slipped to defeat in National League North after going down 2-0 at Boston United.
Two goals in the first half from a former Harrier, Dominic Knowles, put to rest the Reds’ challenge for the day.
Jimmy Shan’s men did threaten, more notably in the first half, through Ash Chambers, Austin Sameusl and Ashley Hemmings, but were unable to find a way through the home rearguard.
The visitors had begun well and worked the better of the early chances when Samuels had a header held and saw the flag deny him on a lively breakaway, while Chambers wriggled free of his man out wide and shot with an attempt that was blocked on to the post.
Samuels then, on 33 minutes, was played in by Chambers but saw his close-range shot blocked well by the goalkeeper – at that point, Boston assumed a control of the game they’d never really relinquish, Thanoj firing over the bar before Knowles netted his first, a simple header after an unselfish square from Frank Mulhern.
That left Boston comfortable at the break, and they saw out the victory with an assured calmness – though Samuels did remain ever a thorn in their side with a brace of chances near the hour. First, he saw a shot deflected wide after combining with Hemmings, before goalkeeper Crook got down well to turn wide a low drive from 18 yards.
Harriers introduced Ed Williams and Samir Nabi in the latter part of the tie, but there was to be no joy for Harriers on this occasion.
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