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Koby Arthur nets in a draw with Leamington at Aggborough



Koby Arthur nets against Leamington [Pic (c) Paul France]

HARRIERS had to make do with the share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw against Leamington at Aggborough.

The visitors, who were lively in attack throughout, were ahead with four minutes on the clock as former Halesowen man Kiaman Anderson fired home from ten yards after a good initial save from Luke Simpson.

Harriers were ahead on 14 minutes, though. Some 600+ days since his last start in professional football, Koby Arthur celebrated his place in the starting eleven by nodding the ball home at the far post from a Sam Austin cross.

The home side, without the injured Omari Sterling through injury, were less inventive than they have been in recent weeks, and racked up fewer chances on Jake Weaver’s goal, Luke Simpson at the other end called upon a little more, keeping busy with some influential blocks and saves.

Jimmy O’Connor reacts to
Kidderminster Harriers 1-1 Leamington
07-11-20 National League North

Less than three minutes after half time, Leamington were close to a second when Osborne fired into the side-netting fro a close angle, while Simpson denied Maye soon after.

Alex Prosser had Harriers’ best chance of the second period five shy of the hour – he drove at goal and, with a deflection, saw his effort turned aside by Weaver.

A major blot on the afternoon for Harriers was a red card to Jim Kellermann, who’d only been on the pitch for a matter of minutes. He was dismissed for a needless kick following a foul, leaving his side a man short for the final 12 minutes of the match.

A minute later it was almost 2-1 – Simpson again with great reactions to keep out Maye as the visitors pounced on some indecision in the back line.

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