Harrowby United win local derby with three unanswered goals at Bourne

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United Counties League

Division One

Bourne Town 0

Harrowby United 3

Easter Monday’s local derby with Bourne Town at their Abbey Lawns ground brought Harrowby United three more points with three unanswered goals.

Harrowby started well and Lee Shaw brought the first save of the afternoon from Wakes keeper Aaron Bellairs after seven minutes with a low drive from the edge of the area. Three minutes later, good work from Simon Bolland and Scott Webb created a shooting chance for Bobby Lee which Bellairs saved with his legs, the rebound falling to Bolland who shot over.

Bourne’s first chance arrived after 13 minutes when a long ball in behind was met with a shot from Seb Hood, comfortably saved by Arrows keeper Jack Drury.

Harrowby took the lead after 22 minutes when Lee stepped up to curl home a free kick on the right from 25 yards.

On the half hour mark, Webb created a chance for Shaw whose shot was beaten out by Bellairs, making it a double save when he denied Jamie Preston’s effort on the the rebound.

Harrowby doubled their lead two minutes later when a fine through-ball from Sam Weatherstone found Shaw in space on the left. Shaw played the ball inside to Webb who fired his shot from the edge of the area into the bottom left hand corner of the net.

Six minutes from the break, Weatherstone again made Bellairs work in the Bourne goal with a scooped shot that the big keeper did well to palm away at full stretch.

Harrowby finished the half strongly with Lee having a shot deflected behind for a corner and Bellairs again saving with his legs from Shaw.

The Wakes had the ball in the net on the stroke of half time when the ball was scrambled in after a cross from the right, only for the goal to be ruled out for offside.

The second half was a more low key affair with both teams failing to stamp their authority on the game. Shaw had a couple of efforts deflected behind before Drury produced arguably the save of the game. Substitute George Holliday rifled a low shot across the Harrowby goal which appeared to heading into the bottom corner, only for Drury to dive full length and fingertip the ball around the post.

Harrowby made it three after 73 minutes when Webb whipped a free kick into the penalty area and substitute Liam Harper headed the ball down to Shaw. The Harrowby striker controlled and smashed the ball past a helpless Bellairs.

Harrowby United: Drury, Currall, Preston, Hill, Whyley, Weatherstone (Harper, 68), Jaques, Bolland (c), Webb, Shaw, Lee.