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Posted Sat 27 Feb 16 at 16:45 PM

Report: Late goal stuns Harriers

A killer late goal saw Harriers lose out in what was an utterly luckless afternoon at Aggborough as they were beaten 1-0 by Bromley.

The two teams emerged on to the Aggborough surface on what was a chilly afternoon, set on generating a little warmth in terms of action in the early stages.

While that didn't end up being the case, Harriers did fashion some early pressure in the opening 20 minutes or so, particularly with a run of four successive corners - from the third of which they did force Alan Julian in to a save when Langmead met a McQuilkin delivery.

Four past the half our, Bromley got their first real sniff of Snedker's target and, from close range, Moses Emmanuel would certainly have turned home an Adam Cunnington cross to give his side the lead had Tyrone Williams and Dean Snedker not combined on the line to keep it out.

Introducing Ben Whitfield at the break, Harriers played with a little more urgency in the early stages of the second period, quickly creating a chance when Gnahoua's lively run saw him play in McQuilkin who curled an effort over the target.

Just before the hour, Julian was at it again - and so were the Harriers central defenders! A whipped corner delivery from Whitfield was met superbly by Lowe who, on the rise, made the ideal contact with the ball, only for the stopper to claw it away on the line.

Four minutes later, a rare defensive mix-up from, Harriers almost allowed Emmanuel to score but, breaking through, the hit-man could only blaze an effort over Snedker's target.

There was a moment of real controversy with 12 minutes left to play. A clever run from Garnett had taken him goal-side of Swaine, inside the area, when the Harriers man looked to pull the trigger - only to have his legs taken. The referee gave nothing, to the dismay of much of the team.

It looked like Harriers would have to settle for a 0-0 draw on what would have been a luckless afternoon, but with two minutes left to play they were dealt the biggest of hammer blows. A seemingly harmless free-kick delivery from Joe Anderson looked to be heading behind for a goal kick, only for the ball to take a deadly turn at the last and nestle in to the back of the net.

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