Another point on the road for Harriers…
By Matty Paddock - 09/01/2018
Posted 10 months ago
HARRIERS took a point from their trip to Chorley after a goalless draw that ended in dramatic scenes.
On a night that never really delivered on either side from a footballing point of view, the talking point was instead, regrettably, the late dismissal of players and management from both sides.
A battle of a first half never really produced the flurry of chances that the game’s high tempo had threatened.
For the hosts, Jordan’s shot, tipped over by Hall, and efforts from Walker and Wilson – charged down by O’Connor and Croasdale respectively, was as good as it got.
Harriers, though, did at least go close on a couple of occasions; 28 minutes on the clock when, almost from underneath the bar, Ironside nodded over a corner – Fraser Horsfall doing the same with a planted effort nine minutes later.
The second period didn’t produce a greater share of goalmouth action but, even from what there was, Harriers had the better share. Seven after the hour, James McQuilkin saw an effort rise of target.
With 15 minutes left, a neat nod down inside the area from Brown played in Ngwatala, but the midfielder’s shot was a snatched one as he drove an effort up and over the bar.
There was a lengthy delay after a coming together of players and management staff with around ten minutes to go – Harriers seeing boss John Eustace sent off and Tyrone Williams shown a straight red on the bench, while the hosts lost their assistant manager and defender Challoner the same way.
After the match restarted there was time for Croasdale to try his luck late on, but Urwin again stayed firm.
As ever you can keep track of the game’s key details at The Match Centre.
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