A cracking win for the Walnut Boys over Boro

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AFC Kempston returned from a 10-day break with a deserved 3-1 victory over Harborough at Hillgrounds.

The hosts started the game very well and were 1-0 up after just one minute courtesy of a well worked goal finished off by Vinny Shrieves.

Kempston created plenty of chances and should have been three up after 20 minutes, but they did not make their dominance pay.

Harborough then started to come into the game and were a threat on the break. The visitors were also a real danger from set-pieces as Kempston struggled at times to cope with their height in the box.

Half an hour into the game, Harborough had a good chance to level the scores, but some good blocks and a fine save from AFC keeper Martin Conway kept them at bay.

Kempston’s second was a very good goal, with some patient build-up resulting in a great cross from Ash Fuller which was finished off by a rocket header from Dom Masala.

Harborough started the second half well, and a direct cross was not dealt with by the hosts which resulted in a well taken goal.

However, Kempston killed the game off with 20 minutes left when midfield dynamo Shane Bush delivered the third after a well-timed run in behind ended in a neat finish.

AFC joint-manager Jimmy Stoyles said: “It was an OK performance today. The group is good and strong with a belief and work ethic that puts in good performances consistently.

“It’s important the group is managed carefully as it’s very difficult to change a winning side that has scored 13 goals in three games and only conceded one.”

On Saturday in-form Kempston travel to third placed Yaxley, before hosting Northampton Sileby Rangers on Tuesday, February 17.