A bad Hare day for Green

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Leverstock Green 0
 Harefield United 2

Harefield extended Leverstock Green’s losing to six games on a miserable afternoon at Pancake Lane.

The Green side simply did not create enough chances over the course of the 90 minutes and fell to two second half goals.

Leverstock had started brightly and a pass from James Dabbs put Max Onambele through on goal, but he slipped his shot wide.

Soon afterwards, Myles Scott and Junior Bushiri combined on the right to set up Adiel Mannion, who ran into the box but saw his shot saved by the keeper.

Harefield didn’t really have a clear sight of goal until five minutes before the break when Mo Hashi found Mark Sargeant on the edge of the box, but his shot was well off-target.

In a surprising move at half time, Green manager Steve Benitez made a triple substitution – bringing on Tobi Akin, Marvin Tabi and Jamie Davidge – but Levy still found the Harefield defence difficult to break down.

It was the visitors who took the lead in the 57th minute as Ryan Egan came in unmarked to stab home a low cross from a corner.

The Leverstock substitutes almost combined for an equaliser seven minutes later as Tabi set up Davidge for a cross which went just over the head of Akin.

Three minutes later Davidge had a shot turned round the post after a patient build-up, but a breakaway goal in stoppage time from Mark Sargeant gave the final scoreline a rather flattering look.