Borrowed boots do the trick for two-goal Harrison

First published in Sport

Pegasus were without top scorer Cory Hyde last Saturday, out with a one match suspension, so it was left for Richard Harrison to come in and partner Chris Mortlock in the attack.

Hyde, who has scored 28 goals this season, wasn’t missed as Harrison put in a two goal man of the match performance.

What made this display even more impressive was that he didn’t even have a pair of boots going into the match as he explained.

“I had to make a few phone calls this morning, I was working at Catterick all week and I left my boots there so I didn’t have a set with me," he said.

"I fired a few texts out, one to Mark Davies but he didn’t have any so I had to resort to the goalkeeper Bryn Watkins.

"Luckily, he came up trumps for me and the boots felt fine.”

Having scored both his goals in the first half, Harrison was unable to find the back of the net again in the second to claim his hat-trick.

But he is keen to borrow the boots again to, hopefully, keep the scoring run going.

“Wednesfield’s goalkeeper pulled off some really good saves today but I probably should have had another two or three in the second half but what do you expect with a goalkeeper's boots on," he said.

" At least he hasn’t tried to claim an assist because he lent them to me.

"But I will certainly be trying to use them again in our next couple of matches - Bryn isn’t going to score any goals with them so hopefully he will let me borrow them again.”

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