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Harrow Borough clinch first win
4:10pm Thursday 5th September 2013 in Sport
Harrow Borough finally got off the mark with their first victory of the campaign after a 1-0 win at Leiston in the Ryman Premier Division.
The Reds have had a miserable start to the season but Dave Anderson’s side clinched their first three points after a hard-fought away win.
Fulham recalled young goalkeeper Max Oberschmidt on the eve of the game which forced Boro to bring in Alex Tokarczyk from Hemel Hempstead Town at the last minute.
The visitors’ first opportunity came when Simeon Akinola fired over from Shaun Lucien’s pass.
At the other end, Michael Barima was forced to clear the ball off the line while new keeper Tokarczyk made a couple of decent saves.
There was more pressure on the Reds’ goal at the start of the second period as Tokarczyk saved a Stuart Boardley free-kick while also pushing away a Ryan Crisp strike.
Kevant Serbonij went close as his shot was saved by home keeper Alex Street.
The visitors were unlucky to see Shaun Lucien’s powerful 15-yard strike cannon off the crossbar.
The hosts then enjoyed their best spell of the match as they went in search of the winning goal.
But Boro managed to keep them at bay after some last-ditch defending and impressive goalkeeping from Tokarczyk.
The match appeared to be heading for a goalless draw when the visitors struck the decisive blow in injury time.
Adam Louth’s inswinging free-kick was parried but substitute Rhys Murrell-Williamson was in the right place to score from a yard out.
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