Highgate United 2
FIRST half goals from Dean Curtis and Shane Benjamin helped see off visitors Quorn on Saturday.
The result brought back to back wins for Highgate who followed up the previous Tuesday’s 4-0 beating of Heath Hayes with a hard-earned win over one of the Midland Alliance new boys.
The Leicestershire-based side had been relegated from the Evo Stik Northern Premier Division South at the end of last season.
Gate made the better start, Benjamin squandering a golden chance after just two minutes placing his header wide of an open goal.
Lei Brown then forced keeper Michael Turner into palming his fifth minute shot over the bar, a save which from the resulting corner led to centre half Curtis firmly heading in Joe Adams’ corner kick.
The home side continued to dominate and with Quorn creating very little up front, the lead was rarely threatened during a somewhat one sided first half, though the hosts struggled to find their rhythm throughout what was for them an untidy second half display, being pushed on the defensive by a far more attack minded Quorn.
Despite enjoying the majority of play, they left it late to pull a goal back, when Dominic Brennan’s 83rd minute free kick trickled over the line through Edwards’ fingers.
The goal set up a nervous finish to what should have been a far more comfortable win for Gate who in the late stages survived thanks only to some resilient, uncompromising defending.
On Saturday Highgate play host to Loughborough University (3pm).