Report from Oxford United as Harriers U23s are edged out in friendly…
By Matty Paddock - 23/10/2018
Posted 9 months ago
HARRIERS U23s suffered a narrow 2-1 friendly defeat at Oxford United on Tuesday.
The Reds have suffered some very heavy defeats at the hands of the U’s in the past, but with this season’s squad forming nicely and performing well in the league, this tie was a decidedly tighter affair.
The visitors took the lead on the day through a fantastic finish on the volley by in-form striker Shane Lowth. The forward has already netted 11 times in league and cup outings, adding to his tally with this tremendous effort.
He thought he’d doubled his lead and put Harriers 2-0 up, only for the goal to be chalked off for a foul.
The men from Aggborough kept their lead until five after the hour when a Slavi Spasov nodded in a leveller for United, the winner coming just five minutes from time when Matt Berry-Hughes saw his effort tipped on to the post before following up with the rebound.
Harriers, who won 4-0 in a Challenge Bowl match at Droitwich Spa last weekend, are next in action when they return to league action, hosting Brocton at COSE on Saturday (27th).