Ugly Win Lifts Harriers: Harriers 2-1 Gateshead
October 5, 2010

Ugly Win Lifts Harriers: Harriers 2-1 Gateshead

Two second half goals helped Harriers come from behind to beat Gateshead and end a two-game losing streak.

Following two disappointing defeats on the road Harriers needed to get back to winning ways but that didn't look likely as they fell behind to a penalty from former Harrier Martin Brittain after just seven minutes.

The first half was a poor spectacle from both sides with Harriers struggling in front of goal particularly.  The words "cow's arse" and "banjo" sprang to mind as they repeatedly fired high and wide, on more than one occasion lifting the ball out of the stadium.

A half-time rollicking seemed to do the trick, though, and they found an extra gear in the second half; Keith Briggs setting up Jack Byrne for the equaliser after 52 minutes and then Matt Blair for the winner, his first goal in a Harriers shirt, fifteen minutes from the end.

The game was watched buy just 937 people, the lowest crowd at Aggborough for a league games since Stalybridge Celtic were the visitors in September 1993.

The full report and stats can be found here.