Recap from the 2-0 win at Chorley’s Victory Park…
By Matty Paddock - 24/10/2020
Posted 7 months ago
HARRIERS downed Chorley 2-0 thanks to two Omari Sterling goals at Victory Park.
The visitors put in an assured and composed performance, soaking up pressure and scoring at important times, the end result being back-to-back League wins for the boys for the first time since April 2019.
The hosts, without a win so far in National League North this season, started brightly, and within the space of a minute had seen a headed goal ruled out for a foul, and an attempt cleared off the line from Ollie Shenton by Alex Penny.
From there, though, Harriers began to settle and dictated much of the rest of the half; Austin seeing one shot blocked while Hemmings saw an effort at close range well saved.
Leather’s clearance prevented Hemmings from breaking through on 39 minutes but just seconds later Harriers were ahead. The ball was neither cleared by the hosts or decisively attacked by the Reds – cue Sterling shuffling his feet and guiding it beyond the goalkeeper and into the net.
Omari Sterling speaks after brace
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Harriers were two up within a few minutes, this time the attacking move was altogether more devastating, a clever Austin flick and an unselfish cross from Freemantle allowing Sterling to net – firing home a loose ball after Urwin had kept out his initial attempt.
While the goals were of undoubted quality, however, it was the resolute defending from all those in red (and green!) that ultimately made sure of the three points.
Before it was confirmed, Penny had again cleared off the line from Shenton, after Cardwell had headed against the post, Newby had shot wide and Simpson had made a sublime, instinctive save to keep Walker at bay.
Harriers did have a share of second half chances – Austin saw his low attempt held by the goalkeeper, before Sterling missed out on his hat-trick, firing over the bar with 15 left to go with only an advanced Urwin to beat.
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