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Posted Sun 27 Oct 13 at 16:45 PM


Harriers and Bradford Park Avenue will replay at Aggborough this Tuesday night to decide who goes through in the FA Cup 4Q after a scrappy 1-1 draw first time around on Saturday.

Inside a tense first dozen minutes there was little between the two sides, Harriers having some early pressure without carving out a real opportunity while the home side forced successive corners in an attempt to force an attempt on Danny Lewis' goal, Paul Walker having one low drive that was held well by the Aggborough custodian.

With 25 minutes on the clock it was Bradford who had the lead, a fine move from the home side seeing Walker feed Alex Davidson who lofted a peach of a chip towards the top corner that dropped just beyond Lewis and into the back of the net.

Harriers at times looked to struggle to adapt to the ever-changing weather conditions and the open nature of the ground but that itself may seem an unfair assessment given it took them a little over ten minutes to find an equaliser; Joe Lolley lofting a corner into the six-yard area where Jack Byrne met it with a simple header home.

Lolley himself might have put his team in front with a curling effort soon after but home stopper John Lamb showed save hands, as did Lewis to keep out Martin Drury in the dying moments of the half.

Six minutes into the second half Byrne almost had his second of the day with a near-repeat effort, this time meeting Jackman's fine cross with a glancing header that went narrowly over Lamb's bar, PA going close on the hour as Davidson's low shot was turned around the foot of the post neatly by Lewis.

On 68 minutes the lively Lolley again went close with a jinxing run past defenders followed by a firm  shot that blazed over the bar, Harriers doing well to nod behind a dangerously-placed Bradford free-kick up at the other end a few minutes later.

Into the final ten minutes, another mazy Lolley run took him past three Avenue players before his shot again dropped just off target, both sides looking to create some late changes.

The replay: 
Harriers v Bradford PA
Tuesday, 29 October 2013  7:45pm
Adults £10, Concessions £5.00, U16s: £2.00

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