Recap of the first friendly of the summer at Walshes Meadow…
By Matty Paddock - 13/07/2021
Posted 3 weeks ago
A YOUNG Harriers XI put in a solid showing in a 2-1 defeat at neighbours Stourport Swifts on Tuesday night.
The Reds selected a side of Academy prospects and trialists against the Swifts, and they stood up well against experienced opposition.
The hosts did take an early lead through Ben Tilbury’s third- minute header, but a composed finish from Jack Tolley on 17 minutes put Harriers level.
A goal equally as early after the break from Stourport’s Isaac Jagroop – also a well-taken header – had the home side back in front, but the game never threatened to get away from a well-organised, disciplined Harriers outfit to stayed composed throughout.
Stourport arguably had the greater share of chances to go on and win it, with sub goalkeeper Ben Wood making a string of excellent saves to keep them at bay.
A visiting sub in Tom Cole did have a couple of opportunities to find a second leveller for Harriers, but was thwarted by one save and saw another attempt off target.
Harriers continue with a maiden first-team friendly at Evesham United on Saturday (12:30pm).
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