Spireites duo sink minnows

The non-league side had threatened to cause a first-round upset at

Earlsmead on Saturday until Boden headed home the first and Davies

notched his 13th of the season in stoppage time. Goalkeeper Nick

Jupp had been Boro’s saviour after pulling off a string of

sensational first-half saves, but the Isthmian Premier side, three

divisions and 86 places below their opponents, failed to find the

net. Spireites forwards Boden and Jordan Bowery spurned chances

early on as Harrow struggled to find their feet, until Troy

Hewitt’s shot flashed across the League Two leaders’ goal. The

part-timers were clinging on when Boro goalkeeper Jupp tipped Ian

Morris’s drive onto the crossbar, before the former Fulham prospect

blocked when Bowery was through on goal. Harrow winger Kenta

Nakashima was denied a penalty after a heavy challenge by Dwayne

Mattis, before Jupp denied Danny Whitaker at point-blank range

after Bowery’s header cannoned off the crossbar. The home side

began to control the second half, but Hewitt’s header, which

dropped wide, was their only near-miss before Boden rose highest to

head home Whitaker’s corner in the 74th minute and break Harrow

hearts. Substitute Davies notched his 13th of the season to secure

victory, sweeping in Whitaker’s cross.