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Posted Mon 26 Aug 13 at 16:45 PM


Two late goals saw Harriers controversially beaten 2-1 at Nuneaton Town on Bank Holiday Monday.

Harriers made a start hot enough to match the weather as, with barely five minutes on the clock, they took the lead as Anthony Malbon superbly caught goalkeeper James Belshaw off his line, picking up the ball on the angle before lifting it over him for his first of the season.

Belshaw was able to make amends with strong saves to deny Jack Byrne and Dior Angus in the following minutes, Nuneaton making their first mark in the game around the half hour mark as Storer and Vaughan were forced to make respective goal line clearances.

The home side's biggest threat at least in the opening half came from set-plays and through Gareth Dean and Andrew Brown they went close but Lewis' target remain unchallenged.

Within 60 seconds of the restart Harriers almost struck again as Malbon and Jack Byrne saw efforts hooked off the line; Town's Brown again rising well close to the hour to head over the goal occupied by Lewis.

Byrne was a driving force throughout and saw a shot drag just wide after 64 minutes, Storer almost getting on the end of a great Dunkley knock-down inside the final quarter hour only to be denied by the bravery of Belshaw.


Nuneaton would have their equaliser nine minutes from the interval however as Moult drove a low finish past Lewis and into the bottom corner and there was some controversy deep in injury time as they were awarded a penalty after the ball was drilled straight at Storer from close-range; the ball eventually bundled home on the rebound after an initial save from Lewis. 

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