Edgware Town F.C. 1-2 Harpenden Town F.C.

 

League game played at Home Tuesday 19th February 2019

 

Conor Beattie

William Tadjalli

David Sota

Scott McGleish

George McCluskey

Mark Burgess

Paul Marks

Ryan Carruthers

Tom Fisher

Ivan Machado 

Rio Beech

Omalolu Onabolu

Tyriq Hunte

Steven Benavides 

Jadell Brown

Callum Doyle

 

How the Wares were not 3 goals down in the first half is impossible to say, they were at sixes and sevens all over the pitch a better performance was needed in the second half and the Wares obliged and much improved second half to get them back in the match. Unfortunately, they let it slip again although they piled on the pressure near the end but it wasn’t to be.

 

Harpenden had the first attempt within 2 minutes but it flew over the bar. It took another 7 minutes for their next attempt but this one was straight at Conor. With 13 on the clock Edgware finally got going with a cross from Ivan that whizzes across the Goal but no one there to tap in. A minute later Ivan has another go and shoots over. Harpenden continued to run riot and in the 15th a shot is saved by Conor but he can’t hold on to it and the defence cleared. 3 minutes later Harpenden get their goal, the number 11 cut inside and unleashed a shot that hits the back of the net (0-1). 22 gone and from a free kick Harpenden hit the crossbar. The Wares were at sixes and sevens . 24 minutes in and yet another Harpenden Town chance but Conor saves with his feet and from the corner Harpenden shoot just wide. With 10 to go Harpenden’s goal scorer hit the crossbar. Conor gets booked for time wasting just before the whistle. 

 

HT: 0–1

 

There was an early start in the 46th minute as the first chance of the half goes to Harpenden. 2 minutes later in the 48th Rio had a shot tipped over (0-1). Another 2 minutes later a penalty was awarded to the Wares. From the penalty Goooooooaaaaaallllll Ivan scores. In the 53rd minute Harpenden score from a deep cross, the ball is slotted home at the far post (1-2). 51 gone and Ivan shoots wide. Still in the 51st minute Lolu replaces Tom (1-2) and in the 61st Tyriq is on for Mark Burgess. A minute after Marksy gets a booking and then on 63 a good cross from Tyriq just evades Ivan as the Wares build pressure. A corner for the Wares in the 67th gives Scott McGleish an opportunity but as he heads towards goal it is scrambled clear. With 20 to go Callum replaces William and shortly after Harpenden hit the crossbar for the third time. Callum then sees a dipping shot drop just wide and a little better from the Wares. With 15 left first Tyriq and then Ryan Carruthers have efforts at goal. Tyriq has another shot which keeper pushes away and Lolu can’t quite get the rebound. As the game drew to a close there was some good work from the Wares but Rio’s shot ended wide. Tyriq a minute later had a shot that went wide. The last real action of the game come in the 85th as Harpenden had a shot that went over.

 

FT: 1-2