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Tiverton Town 2 Harrow Borough 1

calendario 19.03.2022
by: Paul Gray
  • South West
Tiverton Town 2 Harrow Borough 1

The last time Tiverton won four league games in a row was April 2017 but victory over Harrow Borough would equal that record.
It was Tivvy who got the game underway and they didn't waste time with only two minutes gone Aaron Dawson cleared the ball up to Theo Simpson who broke through the Harrow defence but his shot was saved by Strizovic in the Harrow goal and cleared for a Tivvy throw. Harrow had their first chance of the game on five minutes when Joseph Otudeko found himself unmarked on the edge of the Tiverton box but his shot flew over the  bar. Tivvy were seeing more of the ball and a great thirty yard cross field pass from Dan Hayfield found Kyle Egan who crossed the ball into the box but Jordan Lam just failed to get on the end of it. Another Tivvy move involving Andy Watkins and Joe Belsten was foiled by the Harrow defence  when Belstens shot was blocked and cleared. A Egan corner found the head of Gary Warren who headed the ball back across the goal but his effort went over the bar. Tiverton continued to put pressure on the Harrow defence and when they were awarded a free kick after Belsten was fouled  Egan took the kick and floated it into the box and Lam slid in at the far post but his effort went just wide of the post. Two minutes later and a Simpson cross found Lam who slotted the ball home to put Tiverton 1-0 up.
Tiverton were well on top and with five minutes left of the first half a Harrow corner was cleared to Hayfield who went on a twenty yard run through the Harrow midfield but his pass was just a little to strong for Lam to get on the end of.This was the last action of the half. Harrow got the second half underway and won a early corner which was easily cleared by Tiverton. Another Harrow attack saw a long range effort easily saved by Lewis Williams. On sixty minutes everyone seemed to stop except for Dan Hayfield who found the ball at his feet and he went around the keeper and calmly put the ball into the empty net to make it 2-0. Two minutes later and a great Tivvy move involving Alfie Pond, Dan Hayfield and Jordan Lam ended up with ball finding Theo Simpson who's shot was well saved by Strizovic in the Harrow goal. The visitors made a couple of  changes with El- Mhanni and Dembele coming on to replace Otudeko and Bryan as they looked for a way back into the game. Tiverton were looking very comfortable and made a change of their own with Nelson Iseguan replacing Andy Watkins as Tivvy looked to play the game out. With seventy six minutes gone Lam was adjudged to have committed a foul in the box and the referee pointed to the penalty spot. It looked like a very soft decision but it was the chance that Harrow needed to get back in the game. Up stepped Harrow number nine Ewington to take the spot kick but his well struck penalty was brilliantly saved by Lewis Williams in the Tivvy goal. Two minutes later and the referee awarded Harrow another penalty when a shot at goal was blasted towards Belsten who could not get out of the way of the ball and the referee awarded a penalty for handball. This time Harrow made no mistake from the spot and made it 2-1. Harrow went looking for the equaliser but it was Tivvy who nearly scored when another great Hayfield pass found Iseguan who cut into the box but his low shot was easily saved. Tivvy made another change with Lam being replaced by new signing Orlando Anker. Theo Simpson thought he had scored Tivvys third goal but it was ruled out for offside. Harrow could not break down the Tiverton backline and Tivvy held on for their fourth win on the trot. Final score 
Tiverton 2 Harrow  1

Teams
Tiverton,  Williams, Egan, Belsten, Dawson, Warren, Pond, Lam, Hayfield, Simpson, Booth,Watkins

Harrow, Strizovic, Ikebuasi,Biler, Taylor, Preddie, Donnellan, Moore,Cole, Ewington, Otudeko, Bryan.
Att 310
Man of the match  Alfie Pond Source: Paul Gray

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