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Kidderminster Harriers 2-0 Welling United

Kidderminster kept their slim play-off hopes alive with victory over Welling.

A series of fine saves from visiting keeper Lee Butcher kept out Michael Gash, Adrian Cieslewicz and Nick Wright early on.

Butcher then kept out substitute Amari Morgan-Smith's penalty before Gash finally beat him when he tucked in Jack Byrne's cross.

Nathan Blissett powerfully headed in Callum Gittings' cross to secure all three points for the home side.

Harriers sit six points behind fifth-placed Halifax with four matches remaining while Welling sit in 17th.

Line-ups

Kidderminster

  • 1Lewis
  • 6Dunkley
  • 26Bell
  • 2Vaughan
  • 15Grimes
  • 3DemetriouSubstituted forGittingsat 75'minutes
  • 25O'KeefeBooked at 39mins
  • 7Byrne
  • 27CieslewiczSubstituted forMorgan-Smithat 56'minutes
  • 14WrightSubstituted forBlissettat 53'minutes
  • 9Gash

Substitutes

  • 22Morgan-Smith
  • 23Vaughan
  • 18Gittings
  • 13Blissett
  • 17Verma

Welling

  • 18Butcher
  • 3Obersteller
  • 38Taylor
  • 14Hudson
  • 33Healy
  • 21Beautyman
  • 2Fazackerley
  • 37AjalaSubstituted forBenderat 56'minutes
  • 35Sho-Silva
  • 10Lafayette
  • 32Wakefield

Substitutes

  • 6Bender
  • 5Karagiannis
  • 27Day
  • 13Turner
Referee:
Adam Bromley
Attendance:
1,882

Match Stats

Home TeamKidderminsterAway TeamWelling
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home19
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away0
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home16
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 2, Welling United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 2, Welling United 0.

Hand ball by Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers).

Attempt missed. Josh O'Keefe (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Attempt missed. Josh Wakefield (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 2, Welling United 0. Nathan Blissett (Kidderminster Harriers) header from a difficult angle on the left to the top left corner. Assisted by Callum Gittings with a cross.

Foul by Loui Fazackerley (Welling United).

Callum Gittings (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Goal!

Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 1, Welling United 0. Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the top left corner.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Callum Gittings replaces Mickey Demetriou.

Foul by Mickey Demetriou (Kidderminster Harriers).

Tom Bender (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Nathan Blissett (Kidderminster Harriers).

Loui Fazackerley (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Foul by Joe Healy (Welling United).

Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Penalty saved! Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the top right corner.

Penalty conceded by Blaine Hudson (Welling United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Kidderminster Harriers. Amari Morgan-Smith draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Attempt missed. Nathan Blissett (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box.

Foul by Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers).

Joe Healy (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Josh O'Keefe (Kidderminster Harriers) header from the centre of the box is saved.

Foul by Loui Fazackerley (Welling United).

Amari'i Bell (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Nathan Blissett (Kidderminster Harriers).

Blaine Hudson (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Tom Bender replaces Toby Ajala.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Amari Morgan-Smith replaces Adrian Cieslewicz.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Nathan Blissett replaces Nick Wright.

Attempt missed. Toby Ajala (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt missed. Tobi Sho-Silva (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box.

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