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Report: Reds net first home win

A first home win of the season…



Joe Ironside

JOE IRONSIDE struck a penalty to help secure a tough but deserved 2-0 win for Harriers over Leamington at Aggborough.

The Harriers No.9 netted for the first time this season in the second half, a goal that proved decisive, an Emmanuel Sonupe pearler in injury time finishing things off.

Against a Leamington side aching for a draw from the off, Harriers were set the task of breaking down an impressive resistance.

Liam Daly and Dan Bradley had chances in the first half to put the team ahead but those were more half sights of goal as Tony Breedon remained largely untroubled.

Before the half-hour mark Tyrone Williams and Elton Ngwatala tried their luck without finding the target, the Frenchman doing similar just after the restart, too.

The hour mark came and went and four minutes after the deadlock was finally broken as Ironside stepped up from 12 yards to beat Breedon with a well-taken kick.

It was never a game of plentiful chances but Harriers certainly controlled almost the entire affair – Daly’s header going close in the final ten minutes to adding a second, Gudger’s 85th minute free kick registering as a rare shot on target with five to go as Hall did the honours in tipping over.

In the end, Harriers would go on to see the game out in style, the second goal coming in injury time as Sonupe raced away on the counter attack and, with Breedon up on the attack, he was able to finish coolly from distance into an empty net.

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