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A string of superb second half saves from Dan Lowson kept a dominant Boston United side at bay to earn Moors a point in unfamiliar surroundings.
Moors played their first of two home games at Harrogate Town’s CNG Stadium this week and created little in the way of clear cut chances in poor conditions.
The visitors came close on several occasions in the second half through Ashley Hemmings and Reece Thompson but were left frustrated by Lowson.
Jason Ainsley opted to name an unchanged side following a much needed win at Alfreton Town last Saturday.
The opening period was one dominated by the persistent fog more than the action on the field as both side’s struggled to adapt to the unusual circumstances.
The visitors came the closest when an in swinging corner sailed over the head of everyone in the penalty area before bouncing out via the crossbar, with Jamie McGuire firing over the rebound.
There was an element of doubt about the game’s survival when the linesman requested to speak to the referee regarding his inability to see the other side of the pitch, but after consultation, the game carried on.
Boston were causing Moors more problems soon after when Jake Beesley slipped in James Clifton, but the winger slipped at the vital moment and miscued his effort.
Andrew Johnson replaced David Foley at the break as Moors attempted to carve open a strong Pilgrims backline, but it was the visitors who continued to be the more dangerous side.
The dangerous Hemmings had the best chance of the night when he collected Thompson’s squared ball inside the area, but after cutting in and striking towards goal, Lowson pulled off a remarkable one handed save.
The chances kept coming for the away side and it was Hemmings once again who caused the problems, once again cutting in before firing marginally wide.
Boston had the ball in the net minutes later, but Thompson was adjusted to be in an offside position after pouncing on a save from Lowson, before the Moors shot stopper denied the striker with a smart low stop.
On a night when Moors were lacklustre going forward, Shane Henry blazed over from the edge of the area, before Glen Taylor’s shot took a deflection following a low pass from Bradley Fewster.
The result keep Moors in sixth place as they prepare to face third place Brackley Town on Thursday night.
|Club||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals||Outcome|
|10th April 2018||7:45 pm||National League North||2017/18|
|35-49 Wetherby Rd, Harrogate HG2 7SZ, UK|