KHIST World Net Report
Harriers Supporters Team 3 Ipswich Town 0
Sporting their new, Brazil-type tops, the Harriers started strongly despite missing Sam Flory who was suffering with a hangover. Sorry. knee injury!
With the games lasting 15 minutes each way the Harriers took some time to adjust to the pace of the games and after missing a few chances went in to half time level.
Soon after the restart, though Jarra sent Dave Pountney clear who made no mistake one-on-one.
This settled the side down who hit Town on the counter attack twice through Richard Hall and Lewis Pountney to give the side a great start.
Harriers Supporters Team 3 Dundee United 4
The management made a few changes to the side for the second game of the group.
The side suffered a terrible start with Dundee scoring three goals in three minutes, including maybe goal of the tournament from 35 yards!
Credit to the Harriers though who showed great team spirit to come back with three goals through an own goal, Lewis Pountney and David Goode.
Right at the death, though, Dundee United scored a quick free-kick to win the game despite the Harriers being the stronger side.
It was a fantastic game against a great set of lads played in the right spirit.
Harriers Supporters 1 Milwall 3
Kiddy went into the last game of the group needing a win to finish in the top two and qualify for the Cup knockout stages.
Milwall raced into a two goal lead within ten minutes and the Harriers never really looked like staging a comeback.
David Goode pulled a goal back only for Milwall to add a third. Milwall with a larger, more experienced and organised squad proved to be too strong for the Harriers.
After the first day’s play the Harriers finished third in their group to qualify for the Plate knockout tournament. (teams who finished third and fourth in the group) and were drawn to play Preston North End ‘B’ at 8am on the sunday morning!
Harriers Supporters Team 3 Preston North End ‘B’ 1
Unsuprisingly only ten players made it down to the pitch and only after frantic last minute phone calls did we manage to get a full eleven.
After all this unbelievably Harriers raced into a three goal half time lead through the Pountney’s, Lewis and Dave (twice). Preston pulled one back in the second half but Harriers managed to hold on to progress to the last 16.
With over three hours until the next game the squad returned for breakfast and then bed!
Harriers Supporters Team 0 Sheffield United 1
Following extra time in bed the ‘missing four’ returned to the squad for the game against last years winners of the Plate competition. Harriers made a terrible start though conceding a fluke goal after only two minutes, with the ball looping over the stranded Ackers in goal.
Despite having more chances in the game the Harriers can count themselves unlucky to go out of the tournament.
The side piled on the pressurre and David Goode was unfortunate to see his header to come off the underside of the bar.