Town had to make one change for the visit of Harborough Town. Matt Finlay taking over from O’Connor. Phil Cassidy was named amongst the substitutes otherwise the starting line up remained the same.
The match was an open affair right from the start and the visitors having the better of the early exchanges.
It was Town who took the lead on 14 minutes. Adam Confue played a ball over the top of the Bees defence and TAYLOR OROSZ used the pace on the ball to lift the ball over Cocking and into the net.
Town were comfortably on top after this. Adam Confue had a shot deflected just wide of the goal.
Controversy on the half hour. Town were awarded a free kick on the corner of the penalty area, Adam Creaney curled his shot just inside the far post and the keeper never moved. The assistant flagged for offside and the referee changed his mind to disallow the goal.
Just two minutes later and the Bees were level. Ben Williams with an excellent header from a corner.
Town restored their lead from the penalty spot 4 minutes later. Tom McGowan’s fine pass put Kieran Fitzgerald through. He was brought down in the box and ADAM CREANEY smashed the ball home.
The visitors went close to an equaliser when Henbury hit the upright from a tight angle.
At the other end McGowan’s header hit the bar just before the halftime whistle went.
DAVENTRY TOWN 2 HARBOROUGH TOWN 1
Harborough were awarded a penalty just 1 minute into the second half. Callum Milne made no mistake after a striker had been brought down in the box.
Town restored their lead just 6 minutes later. Again, Fitzgerald was brought down and the referee awarded his third penalty of the night. ADAM CREANEY smashed it home to put Town 3 2 up.
Town were now looking for the fourth goal to hopefully make the game safe. Taylor Orosz, Adam Confue and Luke Emery all went close
Adam Confue was immense again in midfield. He was everywhere on the pitch and he was instrumental in creating the fourth goal. The cross was headed on to the bar and LUKE EMERY was there to smash the ball into the net.
Emery almost got a second minutes later when his back heel went just wide of the post
Taylor Orosz was set up by Confue and his turn and rasping shot just cleared the bar.
The fifth goal was coming and it was a family affair. Jordan Orosz broke out from midfield and his pass was inch perfect for the equally rapid break of TAYLOR OROSZ. The big striker took one touch before picking his spot to round off an emphatic victory which sent Town top of the UCL Premier.
FT DAVENTRY TOWN 5 HARBOROUGH TOWN 2
Town now face Potton United at home on Saturday in the FA Cup. 3pm Kick off
|Harborough Town FC||2||Loss|
|August 7, 2018||7:45 pm||United Counties League||2019||90'|