The key facts and figures from Tuesday night’s win…
By Matty Paddock - 12/02/2020
Posted 1 week ago
HARRIERS made it back-to-back away league wins with a dogged 1-0 success at Farsley Celtic.
Ollie Shenton’s third goal of the season in the second half proved decisive in handing newly-appointed boss Russ Penn a victory in his first game in full charge.
In truly challenging conditions featuring driving wind, rain, hail and, at times, a combination of all of the above, the teams did their best to make a game of it. In the end, Harriers came away worthy winners and, as well as defending superbly, might well have added more to their tally.
Will Mannion was arguably the busier of the two goalkeepers in the first half, Clayton twice going close in the first 20 minutes, before Ethan Freemantle almost netted up at the other end, only to be denied by a fine save.
Mannion saved again from a brace of Farsley efforts past the half hour and once more after the break when Spencer went dangerously close – Harriers then moving into the driving seat and starting to ask questions of their own.
Shenton was ever-among the chances and almost opened the scoring after firing the ball over the advancing goalkeeper, before firing one wide. Freemantle and Prosser then kept up the pressure for Harriers with efforts, before, with 77 on the clock, Shenton made the breakthrough, picking up a driven cross before firing home decisively and accurately to net a vital goal.
Seven before the close, Farsley might well have equalised through Cartman were it not for an expert combo of Mannion’s save and Austin’s block, Harriers going even closer to a second in the dying minutes when Chambers couldn’t quite manage to dig out a finish when through on goal.
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