Harrowby United’s winning run in UCL Division One came to a halt at home against a robust Northampton Spencer side .
Harrowby United 0
Northampton Spencer 2
The Millers were worthy winners having soaked up all Harrowby’s first half pressure and then clinically taking their chances in a scrappy second period.
The Arrows created numerous chances early in the game and controlled the opening half but failed to convert opportunities time and again.
Martin Wormall headed over from six yards out after a nice cross in from Scott Webb. Lee Shaw and Wormall both missed out on one-on-one situations, and Shaw was unlucky when Spencer’s keeper pushed his header on to the crossbar midway through the first half.
Harrowby never got going in the second half and were punished after 69 minutes when Dove came through from midfield and shot home from the edge of the box.
The home side failed to respond and apart from a Sam Weatherstone shot from distance that was well saved, never really troubled the visitors goal.
Harrowby were also grateful to keeper Jack Drury who made a couple of smart saves to keep them in the game .
On 86 minutes, United substitute Bobby Lee was sent off after reacting to being held by Spencer’s left-back and Arrows co- manager Jay Harrison joined him after arguing the decision. In injury time, Simpson made it 2-0 to the Millers with a great strike from just outside the box.
Harrowby’s man of the match was Sam Hill.
Harrowby: Drury, Weatherstone, Gibson (Hardy), Hill, Whyley, Webb (Mayers), Bolland, Sheridan (Lee), Harper, Wormall, Shaw.