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Kidderminster Harriers 3-1 Wrexham

Joe Lolley's two goals against 10-man Wrexham propelled Kidderminster up to second in the Conference Premier.

Lolley opened the scoring with a curling left-foot shot, before his powerful shot was deflected in.

Adrian Cieslewicz's goal for Wrexham was only given after long discussions between the match officials as the ball had gone through a hole in the net.

Chey Dunkley's header made it 3-1 to Kiddy before Wrexham's Andy Bishop was sent off for a foul on Kyle Storer.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

"I thought it was a great game, a good advert for our league. The whole day spoilt by what's happened on and around it.

"They [the two penalty appeals] are the things that are just going against us at the minute and it's just ridiculous, because you just ask pretty much for a fair playing field and somebody decent to officiate it. I thought she [referee Amy Fearn] got a fair few decisions wrong.

"We all saw it [Cieslewicz's goal], their manager [Steve Burr] knew it was a goal but the ref's not given it, so from the reaction of the players she's got to use everybody that she possibly can to get the decision right.

"We're shouting her over to the fourth official and it's taking her ages to come across. We get the right decision in the end so it's alright, but at one point she's run off to the other corner and looking like it was a goal kick.

"The decision was right, but obviously the linesman should check the net before the game. They always run over and look like they're doing something, so I don't know exactly what they do do."

Line-ups

Kidderminster

  • 1Lewis
  • 30Gowling
  • 2Vaughan
  • 6Dunkley
  • 8FowlerBooked at 66minsSubstituted forByrneat 83'minutes
  • 16Jackman
  • 4Storer
  • 9GashBooked at 27minsSubstituted forJohnsonat 90+8'minutes
  • 22Morgan-SmithSubstituted forBlissettat 90+5'minutes
  • 10Malbon
  • 21Lolley

Substitutes

  • 7Byrne
  • 3Demetriou
  • 11Johnson
  • 23Vaughan
  • 13Blissett

Wrexham

  • 1Mayebi
  • 3AshtonBooked at 90mins
  • 28ArtellBooked at 39mins
  • 2Wright
  • 12KeatesSubstituted forHuntat 84'minutes
  • 8HarrisBooked at 66mins
  • 29Carrington
  • 6ClarkeBooked at 56mins
  • 10OrmerodSubstituted forCieslewiczat 60'minutes
  • 15OglebySubstituted forCreightonat 84'minutes
  • 9BishopBooked at 79mins

Substitutes

  • 5Creighton
  • 25Bailey-Jones
  • 14Tomassen
  • 16Hunt
  • 7Cieslewicz
Referee:
Amy Fearn
Attendance:
2,532

Match Stats

Home TeamKidderminsterAway TeamWrexham
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 3, Wrexham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 3, Wrexham 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Marvin Johnson replaces Michael Gash.
Attempt missed. Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Nathan Blissett (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.
Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Michael Gash tries a through ball, but Michael Gash is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Nathan Blissett replaces Amari Morgan-Smith.
Attempt missed. Neil Ashton (Wrexham) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Foul by Johnny Hunt (Wrexham).
Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Booking

Neil Ashton (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Hand ball by Neil Ashton (Wrexham).
Attempt missed. Neil Ashton (Wrexham) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Johnny Hunt.
Corner, Wrexham.
Corner, Wrexham.
Corner, Wrexham.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Mark Creighton replaces Robert Ogleby.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Johnny Hunt replaces Dean Keates.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Jack Byrne replaces Lee Fowler.
Foul by Joe Clarke (Wrexham).
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