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First Team - Match centre

Harlow Town
I Sonko (15'), F Simms (47'), J Maduako (68' Sent Off), A Read (89')
Full time
Unknown (2', 31', 81' Sent Off)
Sat 2 Dec 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 180

Hawks worthy of last gasp winner

An 89th minute goal from Alex Read secured a vital win for Harlow in the bottom of the table clash.

Worthing had twice taken the lead, but were pegged back both times as each side finished the game with ten men.

It was a perfect start for the visitors as Kieron Pamment burst free from the midfield in the second minute and hit a piledriver past the goalkeeper David Hughes who was left standing.

The Hawks almost hit back through Jideofo Maduako who went close with a shot at the near post but it was well saved.

The Hawks deservedly drew level on 15 minutes when Ibrahima Sonko found himself unmarked in the box and headed home Tommie Fagg’s corner.

Harlow were in the ascendancy, and creating the majority of chances. Alex Read tried his luck from 25 yards but couldn’t get enough power behind the shot. Ibrahima Sonko then had another header from a corner, but this time it cleared the bar.

With half an hour played Worthing took the lead again against the run of play. Alex Parsons counter-attacked and his cross was intercepted, but it fell kindly to Reece Myles-Meekums who finished well.

Both sides continued to trade chances. Junior Dadson cut inside a defender, but his shot was straight at the goalkeeper.

At the other end, Kieron Pammant’s curling shot cannoned off the post as the Hawks were let off.

On the stroke of half time Harlow drew level again. Jared Small’s low cross found Fabion Simms in the box, and he picked his spot just inside the post.

HT: Harlow Town 2-2 Worthing

The Hawks came out firing in the second half, and were quick to close down Worthing who seemed content to try and play out from the back.

The Harlow Town pressure paid dividends as they created several chances. Jared Small dragged a shot wide of the post, and then Alex Read had an effort blocked that fell to Tommie Fagg who put the rebound wide.

Syrus Gordon stole the ball from the Worthing defence, but he snatched at the shot and sent it wide.

The game could have turned when the Hawks were reduced to ten men with Jideofo Maduako shown a straight red card for an innocuous looking challenge. The numbers were evened up on 81 minutes however when Worthing’s Ben Pop also harshly saw red for a sliding challenge.

Harlow had been the stronger side in the second period, and into the final ten minutes they pushed for the winner. Jared Small was at the back post to receive Alex Read’s low cross, but somehow Small was unable to turn home from just a couple of yards out with the goal gaping.

Alex Read then went through on goal, but just as he shaped to shoot, a great recovery tackle from Joel Colbran was vital to keep the game level.

The pressure paid off in the 89th minute however when a goalkeeping error from Lucas Cavagnari, who tried to chip the ball over Alex Read, gifted a chance to the striker. Read rifled in off the crossbar from close range to seal the win and move the Hawks further away from the relegation spot.

FT: Harlow Town 3-2 Worthing

The Hawks now head to Burgess Hill on Tuesday 5th December. Kick off is at 7:45pm.

Jared Small

Player of the Match

Jared Small

Key moments

Goal Goal for Worthing
Goal Ibrahima Sonko scores for Harlow Town
Goal Goal for Worthing
45:00 +2:00
Goal Fabion Simms scores for Harlow Town
Red Card Jideofo Maduako is sent off for Harlow Town
Red Card A player is sent off for Worthing
Goal Alex Read scores for Harlow Town


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90:00 Player of the Match
Jared Small is awarded player of the match for Harlow Town
89:00 Goal 3 - 2
Alex Read scores for Harlow Town
85:00 Yellow Card
James Baker is yellow carded for Harlow Town
81:00 Red Card 2 - 2
A player is sent off for Worthing
77:00 Sub Off
Jey Siva is substituted off for Harlow Town
77:00 Sub On
Jimmy Shepherd is substituted on for Harlow Town
75:00 Sub On
Nigel Neita is substituted on for Harlow Town
75:00 Sub Off
Tommie Fagg is substituted off for Harlow Town
70:00 Yellow Card
Syrus Gordon is yellow carded for Harlow Town
68:00 Red Card 2 - 2
Jideofo Maduako is sent off for Harlow Town
45:00 Yellow Card
Tommie Fagg is yellow carded for Harlow Town
End of period 1
45:00 +2:00 Assist
Jared Small makes an assist for Harlow Town
45:00 +2:00 Goal 2 - 2
Fabion Simms scores for Harlow Town
39:00 Yellow Card
Ibrahima Sonko is yellow carded for Harlow Town
31:00 Goal 1 - 2
Goal for Worthing
15:00 Goal 1 - 1
Ibrahima Sonko scores for Harlow Town
15:00 Assist
Tommie Fagg makes an assist for Harlow Town
2:00 Goal 0 - 1
Goal for Worthing
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Harlow Town
  • Worthing
  • 0
  • Goal 2:00'
  • Ibrahima Sonko Goal 15:00'
  • Tommie Fagg Assist 15:00'
  • Goal 31:00'
  • Ibrahima Sonko Yellow Card 39:00'
  • Fabion Simms Goal 45:00 +2:00'
  • Jared Small Assist 45:00 +2:00'
  • Tommie Fagg Yellow Card 45:00'
  • Jideofo Maduako Red Card 68:00'
  • Syrus Gordon Yellow Card 70:00'
  • Tommie Fagg Sub Off 75:00'
  • Nigel Neita Sub On 75:00'
  • Jey Siva Sub Off 77:00'
  • Jimmy Shepherd Sub On 77:00'
  • Red Card 81:00'
  • James Baker Yellow Card 85:00'
  • Alex Read Goal 89:00'

Team selection

Hughes, David Hughes, David
Maduako, Jideofo Maduako, Jideofo
Siva, Jey Siva, Jey
Baker, James Baker, James
Sonko, Ibrahima Sonko, Ibrahima
Small, Jared Small, Jared
Dadson, Junior Dadson, Junior
Gordon, Syrus Gordon, Syrus
Simms, Fabion Simms, Fabion
Fagg, Tommie Fagg, Tommie
Read, Alex Read, Alex

League round up

Other Premier Division results

Billericay Town
Burgess Hill Town
Dorking Wanderers
Needham Market
Staines Town
Tooting & Mitcham United
Lowestoft Town
Wingate & Finchley
Folkestone Invicta


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
18. Merstham 46 56
19. Needham Market 46 49
20. Brightlingsea Regent 46 48
21. Harlow Town 46 47
22. Lowestoft Town 46 43
23. Burgess Hill Town 46 36
24. Tooting & Mitcham United 46 36

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