Recap of the action from our Emirates FA Cup Third Qualifying Round replay win at Aggborough…
By Matty Paddock - 06/10/2021
Posted 3 weeks ago
HARRIERS sealed their place in the final qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup after a comprehensive performance and 3-0 win over Ware.
Barring the odd save or two, Luke Simpson and the Harriers back-line enjoyed a more composed, comfortable evening of it in comparison to Saturday’s tie, with the attacking players in front of them doing all the damage in what was a one-sided replay.
Inside the first ten minutes, Freemantle, Morgan-Smith and Carrington all showed signs of the side’s intent for the night with efforts at goal – goalkeeper Robinson particularly saving well from the latter, tipping the ball over.
Austin and Freemantle then went close again before Nathan Cameron went within inches of a first Harriers goal. Freemantle nodded down a delivery into the box directly into the path of the defender, who could only nudge it over the target from close range.
Midway through the half, Morgan-Smith thought he’d scored after appearing to knock the ball over the line after more good work from his strike partner. As it was, Harriers only had six minutes to wait until they had their first goal, that duo combining once more as the youngster laid the ball on a plate for Morgan-Smith to tap home.
Past the half-hour, Austin arrowed an effort wide before the second goal arrived just five before the interval. A Hemmings corner was whipped into the are and on to the head of Bajrami, who this time supplied Freemantle, the striker alert to it and smashing the ball into the net.
Ware’s Adu tried his luck with an acrobatic overhead effort just before the break, and it was the visitors who began the second period the brighter, Mulley and Dulson having efforts before and after the hour mark – the latter bringing a good save from Simpson.
Skandari, with 68 on the clock, then stung the palms of Simpson from distance, before Harriers resumed control with Bajrami and Martin going for goal. Inside the final 15 minutes, White was well teed up by Morgan-Smith, but wasn’t able to direct his driven effort on to the target.
The third and final goal of the night game with just ten to play, White sending in a fine cross to Penny who, lurking at the far post, coolly planted it beyond Robinson for his first Harriers goal.
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