Hastings United 0 - 2 Harrow 
 
Ryman League Premier Division
Pilot Field
Tuesday September 2
Kick-off: 7.45pm

HARROW 2
Jonathan Constant, 5 pen
Kai Williams, 62
 
Hastings United 0

Despite having to field a very weakened side, due to a mixture of injury and work commitments, with only one outfield substitute on the bench, Harrow battled hard for 90 minutes to overcome their Hastings hosts.
The win lifts Harrow two places, to 20th.
Missing from Saturday's starting line-up were Wayne Walters, Darren Grieves, Jerome Hall, Rickey Browne and Ryan Watts. Lee Hall dropped to left-back while Danny Leech and Simon Dahl formed a new centre-back partnership, Kai Williams and James Fraser came into midfield, and Daniel McGonigle started up-front alongside Jonathan Constant.
Harrow began strongly, taking the game to their opponents, and it paid immediate dividends. Leech had already fired Constant's corner over the bar
when, after five minutes, Constant was felled by Whyborne as he raced to the left-hand by-line. Electing to take the spot-kick himself, Constant's
penalty was straight at keeper Nessling, but although the home custodian got both hands to the ball, it somehow slipped through both hands and legs and crept over the line.
It was clear that taking the lead gave Harrow lots of confidence, and George Burlacu got forward on the right and cut the ball back to Jamie Lawrence who fired over. Constant then cut in from the left and had a right-footer blocked for a corner.
Hastings threatened for the first time when an Andray Baptiste clearance cannoned off a home forward and went wide, and then Adams shot over. At the other end, a clever piece of play by Fraser created room for a cross that Constant headed straight at Nessling. The roles were reversed when Constant's cross from the right was inches too far in front of Fraser.
Playing a one-two with McGonigle, Lawrence then burst through and chipped over Nessling, but also over the bar.
As the half drew to a close, Adams fired over with an angled effort, while Fraser's break on the right was blocked.
Hastings looked stronger after the break, with the otherwise steady Dahl close to an own goal, and Baptiste making two steadying takes from crosses, one high, one low. At the other end, Nessling had to come out and hack clear from the onrushing McGonigle. Baptiste made a fine, deep punch clear from a dangerous free-kick, and Hall made an important clearance.
But Harrow gave themselves a lift with the crucial second goal after 62 minutes. McGonigle brought the ball out following a home corner, and found Constant just inside the home half on the left. He turned inside and played a great crossfield ball to Kwasi Frempong. Bursting past him, Williams took the ball on and, holding off a defender, curled the ball round Nessling from just inside the area for his first goal for the club, and a cracker it was.
Hastings continued to threaten, and McGonigle hacked the ball away when Basptiste twice blocked but failed to hold home shots. Maclean headed wide, and Baptiste saved from lively substitute Sawyer. Whyborne headed over from a corner but, despite a couple of scrambles, the Harrow defence was well-organised with Leech near to his best, and the resulting first clean-sheet of the campaign added to the evening's satisfaction.

HARROW
1  Andray Baptiste  
2  Eugen George Burlacu  
3  Lee Hall  
4  Simon Dahl  
5  Danny Leech  
6  Kwasi Frempong  
7  Jamie Lawrence  
8  James Fraser  
9  Daniel McGonigle   
10  Jonathan Constant  
  Josiah Hunte 83
11  Kai Williams  
 
12  Josiah Hunte  
17  Gary Ross