Recap: Harriers 3-0 AFC Telford

Recap of the action from Saturday’s National League North tie at Aggborough….

Alex Penny heads home against AFC Telford 13-11-21. Pic (c) Clive Jones

HARRIERS maintained their recent run of results with a comfortable 3-0 win over AFC Telford United at Aggborough on Saturday.

Not for the first time this season at Aggborough, Harriers were in control from the off and might have been ahead inside three minutes as Sam Austin forced a save at the near post after skipping past his man in the area.

Early chances continued to flow, with Bajrami heading wide from a corner, Richards firing over and Hemmings seeing a shot saved outstandingly by goalkeeper Griffiths.

Five minutes further on, Penny flew out of the traps at a corner to nod a great effort beyond the stopper into the net to open the scoring, Sterling almost immediately adding a second with a fizzer of an effort that crashed into the side netting.

On 32 minutes it was 2-0 thanks to another excellent header – Hemmings this time snapping his head round to meet a beauty of a ball from Caleb Richards, a finish that arrowed into the top corner.

That put the home side into a measure of control that never looked like being wrestled away from them. While in half-time sub Durrell Telford did at least head forward with more purpose, Luke Simpson still completed his afternoon without making a serious save of note.

Not long after the restart, Richards header over a Penny cross, Griffiths tipped wide a Sterling shot and Austin blazed wide as Harriers searched for a third, one that duly arrived on 63 minutes. Sterling’s free kick was parried up by Griffiths, Bajrami’s follow-up was blocked on the line and, in the end, Cameron took matters into his own hands by putting everything through it to slam it into the net.

Durrell then saw an angled drive head comfortably off target as Harriers soaked up any visiting pressure.

The only difference to recent league matches was that the hosts racked up so few chances in the final third of the game but few could say it wasn’t a game seen out with complete professionalism and minimum fuss.

Perhaps most pleasing was another 2,000+ in at Aggborough as the team picked up another important result. Another tough one ticked off, and on to the next one – an away trip to Alfreton next week.

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