A recap of the weekend action at Aggborough….
By Matty Paddock - 24/02/2020
Posted 11 months ago
HARRIERS were beaten by a solitary goal by York City at the weekend, a 1-0 defeat at Aggborough in National League North.
In a tight, even affair against a team who went top of the table with the victory, Harriers were made to rue missed opportunities and a single mistake which led to the day’s only goal.
The first half was full of half chances for both sides, with neither seriously testing the goalkeeper; Hemmings and Prosser firing off target for the home side while Willoughby and Maguire had sniffs for the Minstermen.
The best home chance of the first 45 undoubtedly fell to Milan Butterfield, whose downward header from the edge of the six-yard box went up and over the target, while Ashley Chambers lifted over the bar ten minutes later.
Harriers 0-1 York City 22-02-20: Match highlights
It took just 18 seconds after the break for the decisive moment of the day to arrive. Debutant Penny’s backward header towards Mannion lacked power, and Maguire nipped in with an expert first touch before tucking a finish into a relatively unguarded net.
Jameson, in the opposite goal, dealt comfortably enough with a Hemmings effort and Shenton’s shot, York going closer eight after the hour when Burrow nodded just wide in search of a second for Steve Watson’s men.
There were plenty of efforts from distance for Harriers as the half wore on, but the best chance of note in the half fell to Hemmings, who showed quick feet before firing a rising effort at goal that Jameson pawed over.
In the end, City held on and returned to the summit of the ‘North.’
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