Harrow Borough set up FA Cup clash with Northampton after memorable night

PUBLISHED: 13:00 19 October 2016 | UPDATED: 13:42 19 October 2016

Harrow Borough celebrate in the dressing room after their 3-1 victory at Margate in the FA Cup on Tuesday night

Harrow Borough celebrate in the dressing room after their 3-1 victory at Margate in the FA Cup on Tuesday night


Harrow Borough booked their spot in the first round of the FA Cup after a shock 3-1 victory at Margate on Tuesday night.

After drawing 2-2 with the National League South side on Saturday, Borough went into the replay huge underdogs.

However, Steve Baker’s men produced a memorable display in their fourth qualifying round clash to set up a clash with League One outfit Northampton on November 5 at the Sixfields Stadium.

Margate boss Nikki Bull made a rare appearance on the pitch for his side’s encounter with the Ryman Premier League Divison side, but couldn’t prevent the hosts from crashing out of the competition.

Borough were impressive throughout proceedings and went into the break with a deserved lead after Francis Babalola’s low drive found the corner of the net on 39 minutes.

Bull’s men didn’t take long to get back on level terms after the interval though, with Elliott Buchanan striking a low shot in off the post after great work by Daniel Akindayini on 57 minutes.

However, just 10 minutes later Borough regained the lead, with Lewis Driver nodding the ball home into an empty net after Bull had saved brilliantly from Meite.

And Baker’s side weren’t finished there as Meite deservedly got on the scoresheet - his 12th goal in all competitions this season - as he broke clear of the Margate defence and slotted the ball past Bull to make sure of victory for a jubiliant Borough.

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