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Kidderminster Harriers 1-0 Barnet

Michael Gash scored the only goal as Kidderminster beat fellow Conference Premier play-off hopefuls Barnet.

Harriers top scorer Gash took his tally to 13 for the season with a deflected effort in the 60th minute.

The Bees, who had dominated large parts of the game, had keeper Graham Stack sent off late on for taking out an on-rushing Marvin Johnson.

Eighth-placed Harriers are now kept outside the Conference Premier play-off zone only on goal difference.

After picking up seven points put of a possible nine from Gary Whild's first three games in charge, they are one of four teams on 57 points, having moved level with Barnet, Grimsby Town and fifth-placed Halifax.

Before the game, it was confirmed that Kidderminster midfielder Santiago Aloi has moved on a month's loan to Worcester City, who currently share the Harriers' Aggborough home.

Kidderminster Harriers manager Gary Whild told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"The lads were exceptional. You could see a bit of pressure but we said the other night about how they defended and today they went one better.

"In the first half we weren't quite where we should be. We didn't want to wait until something happened before we got a bit better and I thought the second half was more like us.

"It was a blatant red card. Marvin Johnson got there first and the lad has just clattered into him. That's what we wanted Marvin to do - to get into those positions and cause them problems with his pace."

Line-ups

Kidderminster

  • 1Lewis
  • 30GowlingBooked at 28mins
  • 15Grimes
  • 2Vaughan
  • 3Demetriou
  • 18GittingsSubstituted forJohnsonat 81'minutes
  • 16JackmanBooked at 34mins
  • 25O'KeefeSubstituted forByrneat 54'minutes
  • 9GashSubstituted forWrightat 70'minutes
  • 10MalbonBooked at 90mins
  • 22Morgan-SmithBooked at 80mins

Substitutes

  • 11Johnson
  • 14Wright
  • 7Byrne
  • 26Bell
  • 23Vaughan

Barnet

  • 29StackBooked at 82mins
  • 30Stephens
  • 41Gjokaj
  • 4Weston
  • 14AbdullahSubstituted forMarsh-Brownat 74'minutes
  • 2Yiadom
  • 20Vilhete
  • 15CadoganSubstituted forGambinat 78'minutes
  • 28NurseSubstituted forJuppat 82'minutes
  • 16Mengerink
  • 10Crawford

Substitutes

  • 7Marsh-Brown
  • 25Warren
  • 11Gambin
  • 3Johnson
  • 13Jupp
Referee:
Paul Rees
Attendance:
1,950

Match Stats

Home TeamKidderminsterAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home15
Away19
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home15
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 1, Barnet 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 1, Barnet 0.

Attempt missed. David Stephens (Barnet) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Keanu Marsh-Brown.

Corner, Barnet.

Attempt saved. Harry Crawford (Barnet) header from the right side of the box is saved.

Booking

Anthony Malbon (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers).

Keanu Marsh-Brown (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Attempt saved. Nick Wright (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Lee Vaughan (Kidderminster Harriers).

Andy Yiadom (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers).

Foul by Marciano Mengerink (Barnet).

Danny Jackman (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Anthony Malbon (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Nick Wright tries a through ball, but Nick Wright is caught offside.

Foul by Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers).

Jon Nurse (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Nick Jupp replaces Graham Stack.

Dismissal

Graham Stack (Barnet) is shown the red card for fighting.

Foul by Graham Stack (Barnet).

Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Marvin Johnson replaces Callum Gittings.

Booking

Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Foul by Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers).

Andy Yiadom (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Luke Gambin replaces Kieron Cadogan.

Attempt missed. Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Marciano Mengerink (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Kieron Cadogan (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Keanu Marsh-Brown with a cross.

Attempt missed. Curtis Weston (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Keanu Marsh-Brown replaces Ahmed Abdullah.

Attempt missed. Anthony Malbon (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Nick Wright replaces Michael Gash.

Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).

Josh Gowling (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Barnet.

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