Bostik Premier: Harrow Borough 0 Margate 4

PUBLISHED: 09:31 28 January 2018 | UPDATED: 09:31 28 January 2018

Melvin Minter of Harrow Borough (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Melvin Minter of Harrow Borough (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo +44 1376 553468

A couple of controversial decisions were contributory factors, but so were yet more defensive howlers as Harrow were brushed aside by Margate.

Chinua Cole was, once again, unavailable, so Charles Banya lined up as left wing-back as Borough again used the 3-5-2 formation that had brought two successive victories.

But whereas in those two games Harrow had leapt into an early lead, here it was the visitors who did so.

Adam Pepera and David Longe-King both failed to deal with a through ball and Jordan Chiedozie went down under Shaun Preddie’s challenge inside the Harrow box.

Referee Mr Rayment pointed to the spot and Chiedozie picked himself up to send Melvin Minter the wrong way and give Margate a second-minute lead.

Ryan Moss, with a header saved and a shot wide, had two efforts for Harrow, but Chiedozie should have doubled the Margate lead when he ran from halfway and broke through a tackle by George Moore, only to lift the ball over Minter and the crossbar.

Moore exchanged passes with Moss but scuffed his shot from the angle of the penalty area, before Mark McLeod was shown a straight red card to make Harrow’s task harder.

Pepera stumbled on the ball, allowing Kane Haysman in on goal, but Minter kept him out, before Moore shot across goal after a short corner and Sahr Kabba should have done much better with a header from Michael Bryan’s cross.

Despite a sticky, bobbly pitch, Bryan’s dribbling was causing ‘Gate some issues, and the feeling that Harrow weren’t getting fair treatment grew further when Martin got away scot-free with a body-check with on the Ulsterman.

The Harrow defence then made a collective mistake that allowed the visitors to double their lead in the 39th minute as Moore’s clearance went straight to Chiedozie on the edge of the box and he by-passed Longe-King and Pepera with ease, Frannie Collin worked the ball further to the right, but Haysman’s shot was going wide until Pepera diverted it past Minter into his own net.

Moss arrived at the far post to dive and glance Bryan’s corner wide when it seemed easier to score, and Harrow trooped off two goals and a man down at half time.

Lewis Coole came on for his debut in place of Longe-King, but any hope of getting back in the game was killed off in the 47th mminute by Margate’s third goal.

Evans and Haysman made inroads on the left of the Harrow defence, and the ball was cut back for Collin to clip low past Minter into the far corner.

Cole and Moss set up Cumberbatch to shoot wide from the edge of the box, but Minter had to make a good save to tip over Tom Wynter’s shot.

Then in the 58th minute, Dave Martin broke clear on the left and his low cross was turned in by Chiedozie at the far post.

With half an hour still to go, there was a chance that what was already a thrashing could turn into a deluge.

But Minter made a fine save to stop Chiedozie, tipped away Jay May’s attempted lob and made a super save to turn over Chiedozie’s fierce drive.

At the other end, Howard Hall forced a decent save from Lenny Pidgeley and Cole’s shot was blocked by Jack Evans as Harrow’s search for a coonsolation proved in vain, ahead of a trip to Dorking Wanderers next weekend.

Harrow: Minter, Moore, Banya, Preddie, Longe-King (Cole 46), Pepera, Cumberbatch, McLeod. Moss (O’Connor 76), Bryan, Kabba (Hall 68). Unused subs: Taylor, Rodriguez.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Kilburn Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Kilburn Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Kilburn Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Kilburn & Brent Sports News

Yesterday, 21:14

Hendon were denied by a superb rearguard action from Lowestoft Town as the Trawlerboys earned a draw at a draughty Silver Jubilee Park.

Yesterday, 17:47

Stones into FA Trophy semi-finals after 5-2 win at Blues

Yesterday, 17:32

Sky Bet Championship: Queens Park Rangers 2 (Luongo 68, Smith 78) Nottingham Forest 5 (Tomlin 37, 47, Lolley 51, Cash 76, Brereton 90+1)

Yesterday, 16:57

Buildbase FA Trophy quarter-final: Billericay Town 2 (Swaine 28, Modeste 67) Wealdstone 5 (Bubb 20, 30, 50, Wellard 38, Whichelow 44)

Fri, 16:00

Northern Ireland youngster has impressed in cameo displays recently

Fri, 10:00

Despite being from the league above, Stones will start Saturday’s quarter-final at Blues as underdogs

Thu, 16:00

Greens beat Thurrock 1-0 last weekend to make it four games without defeat in division

Thu, 10:30

Boro lost 1-0 at Metropolitan Police last time out


The Granville has begun taking bookings for workspaces and events ahead of its opening this spring.

Brent Clinical Commissioning Group has announced changes to the community’s cardiology service.

If you have been looking for laser hair removal, beauty salon treatments, or skin care services you may be confused and overwhelmed with so much information out there and so many clinics and salons promising miraculous results.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read Kilburn sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now