Sloppy Harriers Crash Again: Harriers 1-3 Mansfield Town
August 21, 2010

Sloppy Harriers Crash Again: Harriers 1-3 Mansfield Town

Poor defending from Harriers saw them throw away the lead and slip to their second home defeat in as many games.

Unchanged from the team that was beaten by Southport in midweek Harriers got off to a great start when Chris McPhee was brought down in the penalty area after just 7 minutes; Tom Shaw stepped up to take the spot-kick and sent Alan Marriott the wrong way.

Harriers looked good in the early stages but were soon pushed back by The Stags and had Danny Lewis to thank for still being in the lead at the break.  Mansfield brought on Luke Medley at the interval and his introduction changed the game, causing Harriers all sorts of problems.

Medley himself was on hand to lash in the equaliser on 53 minutes; two minutes later Mansfield were in front thanks to a goal from former Harriers trialist Paul Connor.  Marc Williams went close for Harriers on a number of occasions but never tested Marriott and in the last minute town completed the scoring when Medley set up a simple finish for Rob Duffy.

The full report and stats can be found here.