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Harlow Town
Dorking Wanderers
Full time
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Sat 29 Sep 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 170

Hawks slump to defeat


A first half goal was enough to seal the win for Dorking Wanderers in an otherwise uninspiring game.

Neither side were able to exert any real dominance on proceedings, with the game descending into a midfield slog, but the three points earned keep the visitors in touch with the playoff places while inflicting a fifth league defeat in six games on the Hawks.

Wanderers started brightly when Kieran Lavery forced Josh Bexon into a smart save with a low shot, and then the striker went close again with a free kick that just missed the post.

The only goal of the game came on 16 minutes, when a long throw was met by Luke Moore on the edge of the area, who hooked the ball inside the left hand post.

Dorking had all the play in the opening 20 minutes, and James McShane had another opportunity with a shot from the edge of the area, but it was a weak attempt that never troubled the Harlow stopper.

The visitors were creating chances with their attacks down the left wing, and when McShane’s cross found Jason Prior in front of goal, the lead should have been doubled. The striker couldn’t take advantage, volleying over the difficult effort from just five yards out.

Harlow grew into the half as it progressed, with new signing Nathan Fox twice trying his luck from distance. A long cross-field ball from Taylor Hastings found Fox out wide, and he burst into the box before firing over.

Louise Yuill’s cross from the other side found Emile Acquah in the middle, but with his back to goal he couldn’t fashion a shooting opportunity. Instead he laid the ball off to Nathan Fox, who lashed a shot across the face of goal and wide.

Dorking had another chance to double the lead when a deep cross was headed back across goal, and although Kieran Lavery latched onto it his close-range volley was well saved. Jason Prior found himself in a similar position a few minutes later, but he failed to connect and Bexon saved easily.

HT: Harlow Town 0-1 Dorking Wanderers

Niall McManus found himself in a good position for Wanderers soon after the re-start, but he saw the shot blocked by Charlie Edwards who did well to

The second half descended into a midfield slog, with neither side able to create a many chances.

Dorking’s Kieran Lavery let fly from the edge of the area, but it went wide of the post, before a cross found James McShane’s at the back post, whose shot was deflected wide.

Danny Chapman mixed the team up with the introduction of Jason Raad and Christian Scales, and although they had more of the possession, the Hawks could not find a breakthrough.

Yannick Kissi’s low cross was met by debutant Nathan Koranteng sliding in at the back post, but when Dorking ‘keeper Slavomir Huk was called into action for the first time he was equal to the task.

Harlow's best chances came in the final five minutes when Emile Acquah's shot was blocked inside the box, with claims of handball from the Harlow players. Jason Raad’s follow up was on target, but it was headed over the bar and out of danger, as the visitors held on for the win.

FT: Harlow Town 0-1 Dorking Wanderers
Attendance: 170

The defeat leaves the Hawks just one place off the foot of the table after eight games played.

Harlow have just a day’s rest before the next game, as they travel to Haringey Borough on Monday 1st October looking for an elusive league win.

Taylor Hastings

Player of the Match

Taylor Hastings

Key moments

Goal Goal for Dorking Wanderers


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90:00 Player of the Match
Taylor Hastings is awarded player of the match for Harlow Town
85:00 Sub On
Jules Haabo is substituted on for Harlow Town
85:00 Sub Off
Emile Acquah is substituted off for Harlow Town
73:00 Sub Off
Nathan Fox is substituted off for Harlow Town
73:00 Sub On
Christian Scales is substituted on for Harlow Town
64:00 Sub Off
Robbie Martin is substituted off for Harlow Town
64:00 Sub On
Jason Raad is substituted on for Harlow Town
46:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Dorking Wanderers
End of period 1
45:00 +2:00 Yellow Card
Fabion Simms is yellow carded for Harlow Town
45:00 +1:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Dorking Wanderers
45:00 Yellow Card
Charlie Edwards is yellow carded for Harlow Town
33:00 Yellow Card
Emile Acquah is yellow carded for Harlow Town
17:00 Goal 0 - 1
Goal for Dorking Wanderers
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Harlow Town
  • Dorking Wanderers
  • 0
  • Goal 17:00'
  • Emile Acquah Yellow Card 33:00'
  • Charlie Edwards Yellow Card 45:00'
  • Yellow Card 45:00 +1:00'
  • Fabion Simms Yellow Card 45:00 +2:00'
  • Yellow Card 46:00'
  • Robbie Martin Sub Off 64:00'
  • Jason Raad Sub On 64:00'
  • Nathan Fox Sub Off 73:00'
  • Christian Scales Sub On 73:00'
  • Emile Acquah Sub Off 85:00'
  • Jules Haabo Sub On 85:00'

Team selection

Bexon, Josh Bexon, Josh
Yuill, Louis Yuill, Louis
Kissi, Yanick Kissi, Yanick
Rodgers, Paul Rodgers, Paul
Hastings, Taylor Hastings, Taylor
Fox, Nathan Fox, Nathan
Koranteng, Nathan Koranteng, Nathan
Simms, Fabion Simms, Fabion
Edwards, Charlie Edwards, Charlie
Martin, Robbie Martin, Robbie
Acquah, Emile Acquah, Emile

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
16. Potters Bar Town 42 49
17. Corinthian-Casuals 42 47
18. Kingstonian 42 45
19. Wingate & Finchley 42 43
20. Whitehawk 42 41
21. Burgess Hill Town 42 37
22. Harlow Town 42 34

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