A look back at Saturday’s FA Trophy exit…
By Matty Paddock - 10/02/2024
Posted 2 weeks ago
HARRIERS bowed out of the FA Trophy at the last 16 stage after an injury-time 1-0 defeat at National League North side Peterborough Sports.
Sports pulled off an upset in the most dramatic of fashions – ex-Harrier Michael Gash coolly finishing in the 93rd minute to settle a game that had long looked destined for penalties.
A much changed Harriers side took the challenge of getting past the Turbines, and in a quiet first half they did fashion some chances. Owen Hesketh saw one shot blocked before Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain lifted a free kick over the target.
Caleb Richards, on the half hour, got firm contact behind a half volley but hit wide, before Sam Bellis also struck off target.
The second half was a little more open and Peterborough began to create their share – Fowkes powering over from a header when well placed to do better, Fryatt similarly nodding off target.
Arguably the closest Harriers came to scoring came just after the hour. Kai Lissimore sweetly struck a volley that looked to dip late, but still whistled just over the target with the goalkeeper beaten.
Sub Ashley Hemmimgs then fired an effort at the goalkeeper before Amari Morgan-Smith’s low drive was deflected narrowly past the upright.
With just seconds left of injury time, Peterborough snatched the opening goal and, with it, the tie. Felix showed tremendous pace out wide before delivering a pinpoint cross that Gash did well to take down in the area before tucking it beyond Tom Palmer and into the net.
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