Battling Harriers Held By Crawley: Harriers 0-0 Crawley Town
March 8, 2011

Battling Harriers Held By Crawley: Harriers 0-0 Crawley Town

Yet another battling performance from Harriers saw them share the points with big-spending Crawley at Aggborough.

Even without the suspended Jack Byrne and injured Keith Briggs and Sean Canham Harriers were able to live with their supposedly superior rivals.  To be fair to the visitors they were one of, if not the, best teams to visit Aggborough this season and enjoyed large periods of possession but came up against an in-form Harriers defence that stood up well to them and kept the scoring chances to a minimum.

Chances were few at either end so it was little surprise that the first half ended goalless, the only blot on the evening for Harriers being the loss of Tom Sharpe on the half hour mark, stretchered off with a dislocated knee.  After the interval Harriers got into the game more, enjoying more success when they pressed the opposition back; Matty Blair caused them problems with his pace on more than one occasion.

By the end of the game Harriers looked the more likely to score with a couple of goalmouth scrambles causing panic in the Crawley defence that the visitors managed to survive to take the point that they need to overtake Harriers' next opponents Wimbledon at the top of the table.

The full report and stats can be found here.