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Posted Tue 24 Sep 13 at 21:30 PM

REPORT: HARRIERS 2-0 FC HALIFAX

Harriers secured the perfect tonic to their weekend defeat to Dartford by comfortably beating FC Halifax Town 2-0 at Aggborough on Tuesday night.

Harriers handed starts to Danny Jackman and Joe Lolley in this one and inside the first ten minutes it was the latter who had the visitors backing off with a couple of charging runs, one ending with a shot that was blocked away for a corner, another fizzing just over the bar.

With 21 minutes on the clock Harriers drew first blood and it owed so much to Lolley's  determination; having lost the ball he crunched through three challenges to win the ball back for his team before it spilled into the path of Michael Gash who spun on the edge of the area before driving a shot in off the far post for his fourth goal of the season.

A few minutes later Dan Gardner fired a response over the bar for the visitors after a Matty Pearson effort was parried away by Nathan Vaughan, Anthony Malbon and Callum Gittings both then getting effort sin on Matt Glennon's goal up at the other end.

Five minutes before the break another strong Pearson effort rose towards the back of Vaughan's top corner but a fine save from the stopper pushed it away, Adam Smith's attempt looping up and over the target soon after the re-start.

Malbon's shot on 56 minutes tested Glennon once more but two minutes later it was Harriers who made it 2-0; a fine sweeping pass from Lee Fowler picked out Joe Lolley who took it down with a reasonable first touch before surging at goal with his head down and blasting the ball firmly into the very top corner of the net.

Minor knocks to Gittings and Gash forced boss Steve Burr to withdraw both as the half wore on; Jack Byrne and Amari Morgan-Smith the players heading on as midfield man Danny Jackman went close with a chance for Harriers with a scooped shot towards the far post that went just wide.

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