Ugly Win Lifts Harriers: Altrincham 1-2 Harriers
September 4, 2010

Ugly Win Lifts Harriers: Altrincham 1-2 Harriers

Harriers recorded their first win since Opening Day to lift themselves out of the relegation zone.

Although it wasn't the prettiest of performances, Harriers' second away win of the season lifted them six places up the league table, hopefully boosting the confidence of the squad, and left Altrincham firmly rooted in last place.

Harriers enjoyed the best of the possession against a very poor Altrincham side but didn't really test James Coates in the home goal.  The game turned midway through the second half following the introduction of Matt Blair and Callum Gittings, Harriers taking the lead on 72 minutes when Blair set up Gittings.

The lead was short-lived, however, as The Robins drew level three minutes later, Danny Lewis forcing the ball into his own net after being unable to keep out Damian Reeves' shot.  Chris McPhee's first goal of the season four minutes later, converting a penalty awarded for handball by James Smith, won the game for Harriers.

The full report and stats can be found here.