Taunton secured a comfortable win but Harrow’s cause was not helped by having three players sent off before half time.
Taunton’s first chance came on 15 minutes but skipper Matt Wright’s overhead kick was well saved by Harrow keeper Hafed Al-Droubi, who went on to make several good saves. Just four minutes later came the first red card of the match when Mitchal Gough was dismissed for an off the ball incident. Al-Droubi made another good save after 23 minutes when Ryan Brett’s corner was headed goalbound by Ed Palmer.
Harrow had a good chance after 29 minutes but Ryan Haugh’s shot was comfortably saved by home keeper Lloyd Irish.
Harrow’s second dismissal occurred on 34 minutes and it was George Fenton who went for a tackle on Ryan Brett.
Taunton made the breakthrough just two minutes before the break when Wright played in Andrew Neal who rounded Al-Droubi and calmly slotted home.
There was still time before the break for Harrow to have another player sent off, Anthony O’Connor being red carded for a tackle on Shane White. The eight men were unable to hold out until half time as Palmer’s free kick from his own half beat al-Droubi.
In the second half Harrow created little and it was always a question of how many the home team would score – the third goal was not long in coming and it was a corner by Brett deflected into his own goal by Harrow skipper Mark McLeod just five minutes into the second half.
A Matt Buse shot made it 4-0 after 55 minutes and a Buse shot which was blocked enabled Neal to help himself to his second goal after 66 minutes.
Skipper Matt Wright worked hard and finally got a deserved goal after 71 minutes following good work by sub Craig Veal to make it six. Harrow were now extremely demoralised and they conceded a seventh goal five minutes from time courtesy of a Brett free kick.
Match: Taunton Town v Harrow Borough
Date: December 8, 2018
Competition: Evo Stik League | Southern Premier
Venue: Viridor Stadium
Kick Off: 3.00pm
Match Sponsor: Kudos Housewares
Match Ball Sponsor: Daffodil PR & Communications
Taunton: Lloyd Irish, Shane White (Craig Veal 52), Lewis Hall, Keith Emmerson, Ed Palmer, Matt Buse (Douglas Camilo 73), Ollie Chamberlain (Harry Gardner 73), Ryan Brett, Matt Wright (captain), Josh Nelmes, Andrew Neal. Sub not used – Matt Villis
Harrow: Hafed Al-Droubi, Joshua Andrew, Ryan Haugh, Shaun Preddie, George Fenton, Mitchal Gough, Dylan Kearney (Frank Keita 40), Mark McLeod (captain), (Shpat Imajli 69), Anthony O’Connor, Michael Bryan (Ahmed Elsahib 69), Lewis Cole. All subs used
Referee: Daniel Flynn (Bristol)
Referee’s Assistant 1: Ademola Olagunju (Bristol)
Referee’s Assistant 2: Jake Woolley (Bristol)