Harrowby United beat Sports for second time in five days

Harrowby United's man of the match Sam Kirton.
Harrowby United's man of the match Sam Kirton.
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United Counties League

Division One

Harrowby United 5

Peterborough Sports 2

Harrowby overcame opponents Peterborough Sports for the second time in five days on Tuesday night at the Environcom Stadium.

A lively affair saw them dominate from the off but, although creating chances from the word go, it surprisingly took until the 36th minute for them to open the scoring.

The ball was played in for Craig Wilson who took it wide of the advancing Aaron Keir in the Sports goal before shooting from an acute angle. A Peterborough defender managed to clear the ball a yard from the line but only as far as on-rushing Arrows skipper Simon Bolland who smashed home from eight yards out.

A slow start from the home side and more intent from the visitors at the start of the second half briefly let Sports back into the game.

After a mini fracas was dealt with by stern words from referee Mr Ruddock, Harrowby went two goals up from a well stuck shot by Scott Webb who was put through by a delightful ball from Bolland.

Sports pulled one back a minute later when they for once sprang the Arrows offside trap, allowing Kevin Brader a shooting chance which was well saved by Jack Drury’s out stretched leg in the Arrows goal. The ball fell kindly for Jordan Macleod following up to score.

Lee Shaw restored Harrowby’s two-goal lead in the 63rd minute after Webb’s initial effort was blocked. A fourth goal followed after Ali Nyang brought down Shaw, allowing Webb the opportunity to convert his third spot kick against Sports in five days.

The Peterborough side pulled another back when they were awarded a penalty themselves in the 83rd minute after Jack Whyley was adjudged to have impeded Liam Roden. Fellow substitute Chris Garwell scored from the spot.

The night’s scoring was completed in the 86th minute when Liam Harper rose to head home unchallenged from Webb’s corner kick.

Harrowby United’s man of the match was Sam Kirton.

Harrowby United: Drury, Weatherstone (Jaques, 80), Preston, Hill, Whyley, Harper, Kirton, Bolland (Lee, 76), Wilson, Shaw (Peberdy, 82), Webb. Subs not used: Vorley, Hotchin.