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Harrowby United beat Gedling Miners Welfare in the United Counties League

Elliot King continued his rich vein of goalscoring form by netting the winner for Harrowby United in their victory at Gedling Miners Welfare on Saturday.

King scored for the seventh time in seven games since returning to the club from Newark Town to help secure a hard-fought 2-1 away success.

Jesse Anderson had earlier put Harrowby ahead as the Arrows continued their push for the play-offs, writes Mark Fardell.

Elliot King. Photo: Steve Nesbitt @lincssnapper
Elliot King. Photo: Steve Nesbitt @lincssnapper

Their squad was again stretched for the vital game with Kemal Yeniberitz, Liam Harper and Luke Peberdy all missing.

With Max Baker being recalled back to Lincoln United after a successful loan spell with the Arrows, Jack Arbon and Charlie Hart came into the starting line-up.

The game kicked off with the Arrows looking the better team with King and Harry Allcock particularly looking dangerous up front.

Harrowby took the lead midway through the first half as Hart swung in a corner and, after a few attempts by Gedling to clear, Anderson got the last touch.

For the remainder of the first half, Gedling goalkeeper Josh Mitchell kept the Arrows from increasing their lead with two particularly good saves from Allcock. King also had a good chance with a header when well placed.

As half-time arrived, the Arrows were comfortable but only having a one goal lead knew a big second half awaited.

With Gedling not creating anything of note, it was a shock when they equalised as a mistake in the backline ended with Jack Jepson tapping into an empty net.

Gedling were then on top for the next 15 minutes without really testing Jake Frestle in the Harrowby goal.

A couple of changes for Harrowby saw the unwell Jon Smith replaced by Toby Lee and while Richard Kankam came on for Hart.

Harrowby settled down again and had control of the game but it looked like Gedling's keeper was going to be their nemesis with save after save, especially from Jack Gurney and Allcock.

However, Harrowby did manage to get their second goal with more good work from Allcock whose great cross was headed home by King.

The Arrows saw the game out well for a vital three points to take into their home match with Holwell Sports on Easter Monday.

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