Report: Bradford PA 1-1 Harriers

Sonupe goal nets Harriers a point at the Horsfall…

Emmanuel Sonupe

HARRIERS had to settle for a battling point at Bradford Park Avenue in National League North.

Emmanuel Sonupe netted for the reds at the Horsfall on the stroke of half time, after Adam Nowakowski had earlier put the hosts in front.

In the end, a draw was a fair result although there were chances at both ends for that all-important winner.

Harriers were quick to start, nine minutes gone as Joe Ironside drew Steven Drench into a smart save, before Sonupe went within inches of a first-half goal as he looked to find the bottom corner with a shot on the angle.

McQuilkin’s free-kick was comfortable for Drench later in the half, before an advancing run from Toulson saw him supply the danger for Avenue’s strike, Nowakowski doing the honours from eight yards as he slid a finish past Brandon Hall.

That seemed to spark Harriers into life and they were soon level, Ironside the supplier this time as he picked up on Wright’s good work before laying on a cross that Sonupe finished off.

Ironside had a couple of good chances in the second half to find the net himself and add to his team’s score but his afternoon in front of goal was a luckless one, a header held by Drench being his best offering.

Harriers were the stronger of the two sides for much of the second period and twice went close themselves; Ngwatala driving the ball off the bar from ten yards out before Wright struck wildly off target soon after.

Three minutes of added time gave Avenue a corner but, Havern’s driving header didn’t go close enough.

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