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Tighe Scores Two, To Give Hillians All Three

On a miserable wet and windy night in Sussex, the Hillians faced fellow strugglers Harlow Town in what was an important game in regard to relegation. The Hillians started the game well, adjusting to the conditions quickly. Despite the bright start, goalkeeper Tony Di Bernardo had to be replaced by James Shaw, due to injury. Pat Harding was the first man to go close for the Hillians, as his curling left footed effort didn’t quite have enough curl. Yet it was the man in form who broke the deadlock on 18 minutes, as Connor Tighe played a One-Two with Stephane Ngamvoulou before firing a strike beyond Hughes. The Hillians almost added a second immediately, as Tighe’s cross found Aaron Smith-Joseph, who’s first time strike struck the base of the post. However, it was Tighe who added a second for the Hillians, getting his fifth in four games. Harding’s long ball released the young forward, who beat his man before calmly slotting the ball into the corner. Half time, and the Hillians were cruising. The second half was much the same, with goalkeeper James Shaw being called into action to make a fantastic save from Harlow striker Alex Read. The Hillians failed to add a third, and perhaps will slightly be concerned that goalscorer Tighe went off injured, but with fantastic game management the three points was made secure. A welcome win, and a well deserved one too. The Hillians travel to Tonbridge Angels on Saturday, and will hope for a similar performance in Kent.

COYH

Charlie Kelly

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