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  Parrish 41
  J Williams 80
Harriers claw back point after almost throwing game away.
Debuts for Andy White & Steve Burton but JJ's missing.
  Kitson 58
  G Williams 62
 harriers-online match report
Saturday 1st November 2003 
Hit it Postie, hit it!  Goal!!

The Harriers almost threw the game away today when they gave away a slender lead to two second half clangers.  Thank God the Postie, John Williams, hit the bloody thing for the first time this season and earned himself an extension to his stay at Aggborough.

After the game came the news that Big John had agreed to a non-contract contract? for the remainder of the season.  The mystery is why has it taken him all this time to find a bit of form.

The other mystery is the failure to appear of JJ.  It later transpired that he's flown back to Ireland and has been told by Jan Molby to decide his future soon.  On today's first half display we could have scored ten if JJ had been playing.  As it was just the one had to suffice.

That came from Sean Parrish who took his chance to score his second goal of the season in as many weeks.

After a period of relentless pressure from the Reds that saw chance after chance go begging a cross from Danny Williams was nodded on in the box by new signing Andy White.  With the ball pinging and ponging around the box Pash saw his chance and volleyed the ball into the back of the net.

He also seemed to have improved on his 'goal celebration' but what it was supposed to be I don't know.  It looked like a bouncy caterpillar to me.

It had been a splendid first half performance by the Harriers although to be honest Cambridge were so rubbish it made you wonder how come their away record is so good.

HT. 1 - 0

The second half came and Utd had been having a talking to in the dressing room.  Their manager, John Taylor, had made a substitution by taking off David Bridges and replacing him with John Turner.  They also changed formation and put three up front.

We obviously hadn't been expecting that and from the restart we were on the back foot.  It took 15 minutes of warning signs for Utd to equalise and when they did it was down to a double mistake from both Stuart Brock and Craig Hinton.

Utd were given a dubious corner that was taken by Justin Walker.  Dangerman Dave Kitson somehow got his head to the ball even though it was nearer to Brockie than him.  The ball went over Stu's head and Hinton, stood on the line, could only help it into the net.  If only he had jumped.

Four minutes later and Cambridge had gone into a shock, but expected, lead when their new signing from Crystal Palace, Gareth Williams, ran across the face of goal.  Both Steve Burton and Wayne Hatswell stood off him until, with only Brock to beat, he fired an unstoppable shot past the beaten keeper.

This was the rallying call needed to our suddenly beaten troops and with the strange substitution of the Drewe like Andy White, even down to his continually falling down, for Sam Shilton we seemed to step up a gear.

It was Shilts cross that found John Williams who, after spurning a Postmans bag full of chances throughout the game amazingly found his touch and with a quick swivel lashed the ball past the Utd keeper, Marshall, for the equaliser.

It's taken him until the final game of his three month long trial to score a decent goal.  If he hadn't scored today I couldn't have seen him staying at Aggie.

Matt Lewis had come on for John Williams, another strange move to leave us with just one recognised striker when we were looking for the winner, but it was the Harriers who were in command now.  Sean Parrish came closest to glory when he saw the keeper off his line and tried to lob him but his shot was too weak and Marshall collected easily.

In almost the final minute the Cambridge defender, Warren Goodhind, saw red and then collected one when he took out Matt Lewis on the halfway line.  He had already been booked earlier in the half and with there being no real danger from Matty's run it was all a bit pointless.

The game ended with points shared but after such a promising first 45 minutes it could be looked on as 2 points thrown away.  Or rescued.

FT. 2 - 2

The Harriers-Online
Man of the Match is : 
Dean Bennett

Played as if he'd had a firework up his @$&# and worked hard throughout.

Best for them:  Terry Fleming.  Pacey, dangerous and put in some good crosses.

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Harriers  subs   cards      Cambridge  subs   cards 
Brock     Marshall  
Hatswell     Bimson  
Burton     Duncan  
D Williams     Goodhind   
Hinton     Angus  
Smith     Bridges  
Bennett     Guttridge  
Gadsby     Walker  
White     Kitson  
J Williams     G Williams  
Parrish     Fleming  
SUBS:       SUBS:    
Danby     Brennan  
Lewis     Gleeson  
Ayres     Tann  
Shilton     Turner  
Ward     Lockett  

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