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Posted Tue 13 Sep 16 at 21:31 PM

Report: Super six as Reds Blitz Lambs

HARRIERS smashed in six goals on Tuesday night as they blitzed free-scoring Tamworth and kept a clean sheet to boot in a fine 6-0 success.

Harriers began the game with a terrific tempo and immediately set about camping the Lambs inside their own half - only the assistant's flag sparing them what was almost a certain goal for Dieseruvwe as he latched on to a ball from deep only to be adjudged marginally offside.

Harriers - and Dieseruvwe - did get their goal with just 14 minutes on the clock. The pace of Waite going forward was causing the visitors all sorts of problems, as did his deep cross into the into the six-yard area where the towering front man leapt to nod in his fourth of the campaign.

The home side tried to keep their foot on the gas to bring about further goods and, midway through the half, they almost managed it as a trademark run from Ngwatala saw him shoot at goal with an effort that was blocked back into his path, his follow up parried away well by Belshaw. 

It was 2-0 soon enough, though, as Gnahoua netted for the fifth time this season with an unnerving finish from inside the area after McQuilkin and Francis-Angol combined - Tamworth left looking shell-shocked. 

Their mood didn't improve much before the break, either; after Tunnicliffe had nodded an effort wide by way of a warning of more to come, the third goal arrived in sizzling style as a sprayed ball out to Francis-Angol saw him advance and cross where the ball eventually arrived at the feet of McQuilkin who swept home his third of the campaign.

Another team move almost brought about a fourth just after the break only for Ngwatala's drive to narrowly evade the far post with Belshaw beaten, Tamworth having no response whatsoever with a fourth goal coming on the hour mark - another fine, fine team breakaway seeing McQuilkin nod into the path of Waite who teased his way into the area before finding the bottom corner for his first goal since the first week of the season.

Harriers, predictably, didn't ease off there and a fifth was oh-so-close in coming with the final stages of the game drawing closer; substitute Truslove seeing an effort blocked on the line just before his fine past played in Waite who'd muscled past his man, his final shot beating the goalkeeper but also the far post.

Relentless, relentless, relentless. Within sixty seconds soon after two more goals would follow as Harriers hit six for the second time this season - both goals arriving courtesy of substitutes, the first form Austin as he picked the ball up and danced his way into the area before shooting, the ball finding the net admittedly with a deflection, not that this would matter to the youngster who was deserving of the moment. 

The sixth came from Truslove - also amongst the scorers when Harriers stuffed six past Curzon Ashton on the day - as he confidently picked the ball up deep inside the Tamworth half before driving it with aplomb past Belshaw and into his bottom corner.

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