Recap: Halesowen 1-2 Harriers

Recap of the key action from our pre-season friendly at Halesowen Town…

Omari Sterling in action in pre-season at Halesowen Town. Image: (c) KHFC

HARRIERS wrapped up a useful 2-1 pre-season win at Halesowen on Saturday.

Harriers enjoyed a fairly dominant first 45 minutes at The Grove and were in front on just three minutes. Keziah Martin started and finished the move, winning the ball before passing to Ethan Freemantle who kept it well while advancing into the area. He played in Sam Austin who saw a shot saved, with Martin on hand to fire home the follow-up.

Halesowen did have a chance to draw level when Gregory fired against the post seven minutes later, but Sterling fired off target at the other end to keep Harriers in the ascendency.

Freemantle tirelessly pounced on a lose ball before being denied by goalkeeper Platt one on one, but Harriers weren’t denied a second six minutes later when Austin expertly turned home Sterling’s cross.

The second half was a little slower to get going in terms of chances, but on the hour some last-ditch defending from the visitors kept their two-goal lead in tact as a Harry White header for Halesowen was hooked away from on the line.

The Yeltz had a goal back 17 minutes from the end; Harriers failed to clear their lines and some home persistence paid off as a loose ball was slammed into the net by Mussell.

Up next, a Harriers XI travel to Worcester City on Tuesday before the first-team complete their pre-season on Friday night with the Aggborough clash against a Manchester United XI.

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