Harriers Off To A Flyer: York City 1-2 Harriers
Harriers got their season off to a great start with a well-deserved win at York, their first win at Bootham Crescent since 2002.
With eight players making their debuts Harriers made a lively start to the game and took the lead against one of the promotion favourites after just nine minutes. One of the debutants, Callum Gittings scoring directly from a corner.
Harriers played some great football, and matched it with a lot of hard work, and could have had the game wrapped up by the break with chances for Gittings and Lee Morris.
After the interval City pressed for an equaliser but it didn't look like it would come until they were awarded a controversial penalty seven minutes from the end; Michael Rankine too the spot kick and only just beat Danny Lewis. In the 89th minute Harriers were awarded a penalty of their own, ex-Harrier Duane Courtney committing the foul, and Tom Shaw stepped up to fire in the winner.