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Posted Sat 19 Oct 13 at 16:45 PM


Harriers once again smashed in four goals on home soil as they thumped Lincoln 4-1 on Saturday to make it one defeat in ten Skrill Premier contests.

Greeted by a fine atmosphere, the two teams began well and in the opening minutes there were chances at either end, notably Joe Lolley who saw a shot saved by Paul Farman as he charged into the area; Lincoln's Ben Tomlinson then firing an effort just wide of the post up at the other end.

On 19 minutes Farman produced a fine stop to deny Amari Morgan-Smith from close range as he met Lolley's cross with a sharp shot, Tomlinson again the man for Lincoln as he picked up a loose ball in the area before shooting at Lewis ten minutes later, drawing another smart save.

Ten minutes before the break Jon Nolan fizzed an effort wide of the target before, once again, Lolley tested the reactions of Farman but with just a few minutes until the interval it would be the hosts who took the lead as Michael Gash, now on as a sub for the injured Nathan Blissett, lashed home free-kick into the top corner from more than 20 yards, his fifth goal of the season.

The second half saw the two sides met by torrential rain lashing down on the turf but it did little to deter Lolley who picked up the ball just a moment after the restart, driving at his before firing an effort that clattered the bar.

Harriers would get their second goal, however, a strong spell of pressure continuing as Lolley crossed for 'AMS' who turned a shot, via a deflection, on to the bar as the woodwork was again left rattling; from the following corner, Lolley saw his drive turned in by Andrew Boyce, past his own goalkeeper. 

Jake Sheridan and Sean Newton both then had chances to reduce the deficit for Lincoln as they looked to reply immediately, though former Imps man Josh Gowling came so close to making it 3-0 though his header with 65 gone was hooked off the line.

Relentless Harriers did make it 3-0 soon after, though, as skipper Kyle Storer got in on the action; a fine team move capped as the ball was moved neatly toward him  before he met it with a splendid drive, fizzing the ball into the top corner leaving Farman with no chance whatsoever. 

AMS was inches from making it 4-0 inside the last dozen minutes but his well-taken effort was ruled offside; Lincoln going one better up at the other end as former Harrier Nick Wright  pulled a goal back with a fine header for 3-1.

The Imps might yet have made further ground but saw efforts from Tomlinson and sub Dixon fly off target before another Kiddy sub in Anthony Malbon rounded off the scoring to make it 4-1, picking up on a superb Gash ball before drawing the keeper and finishing under him.

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