Patience The Key For Harriers: Alfreton Town 0-2 Harriers
March 27, 2018

Patience The Key For Harriers: Alfreton Town 0-2 Harriers

Harriers dominated the game at North Street but had to wait until the second half to break the deadlock and take the points.

Unchanged from the side that had blown a four-goal lead at the weekend Harriers were quickly on the front foot and dominating possession.

Despite being on top for the most part, though, Harriers didn't really test Viktor Johansson in the home goal.  Equally Brandon Hall was largely a spectator but was the first of the keepers to face a shot on target when Ryan Jennings was set up on the right after 32 minutes, his shot to the near post was blocked well by the Harriers man.

Harriers' first real chance came four minutes before the break; Ryan Croasdale's pass sent Joel Taylor clear on the left, his low cross found former Alfreton man Dan Bradley at the near post but his shot was weak and easily saved.

The opening goal came ten minutes into the second half; Declan Weeks' pass found Manny Sonupé on the right, forced wide he beat his marker and crossed low into the heart of the goalmouth where Joe Ironside was on hand to slot in his 20th goal of the season.

Ironside could have doubled the lead twenty minutes from the end; Croasdale's pass set him away through the inside-left channel but Johansson stood up well to save his shot.  Moments later, though, the second goal arrived; again a Croasdale pass set up the opportunity, this time for Bradley who made a mazy run into the penalty area before curling his shot around the home keeper to record his fourth goal in three games.