Whites went into the fixture trying to preserve their 100% start to the season but came up against a Purley team that wanted it just that little bit more.
Purley started brighter than Harriers and a goal inside the first 5 mins meant they had to chase the game for the first time this season.
Missed tackles and good play from Purley doubled their lead at the first break and the pattern was repeated in the second period leaving Thatcham trailing by four at the half time interval.
Harriers upped their game after the break but were unable to find a way through even though they created the better chances and again got caught out with a goal in each period. Some mixed performances throughout the team left the team feeling deflated at the end which will hopefully spur them on again next week.
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Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.