Draw Snatched From Jaws Of Victory: Boston United 2-2 Harriers
November 25, 2017

Draw Snatched From Jaws Of Victory: Boston United 2-2 Harriers

Harriers threw away a two-goal lead at Boston and now have to do it all over again at Aggborough on Tuesday evening.

The visitors, unchanged from their midweek victory over North Ferriby in the league, dominated the game throughout and were cruising when their inability to properly defend corners cost them.

Harriers should have had the game well under control by the interval; had Joe Ironside found the target after chasing down Brandon Hall's clearance on 20 minutes or Declan Weeks not seen his shot cleared off the line by Jamie McGuire after taking the ball around George Willis.

The deadlock was broken on 56 minutes; Ryan Croasdale swept a pass out to James Pearson on the right wing, his cross to the far post was headed back by Ironside and hooked in from close range by Andre Brown.  Ten minutes late Harriers doubled their advantage when Ironside was left completely unmarked at the far post to head in from James McQuilkin's right-wing corner to record his tenth goal of the season.

With 12 minutes remaining Harriers looked set for the First Round but failed to deal with a corner from the left; Adam Curry, making his debut on loan from Hull city, found space beyond the far post to lash the ball back in to the top corner.

Harriers should still have been able to see the game out but instead the closing stages became frantic as the home side threw everything at them.  After 80 minutes they drew level; again Harriers failed to clear a corner, this time from the opposite flank, and when the ball was crossed in again Kabongo Tshimanga was on hand at the far post to turn the ball in and earn his side a replay.