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Woking 2-3 Kidderminster Harriers

Kidderminster ensured Woking suffered a first home defeat of the season thanks to a devastating burst of three goals in eight first-half minutes.

Reece Styche opened the scoring with a close-range strike.

Michael Gash added a second when he netted from 18 yards, before Kyle Storer's deflected effort made it 3-0.

Woking responded in the second half with Scott Rendell and Jack Marriott both heading home, but they could not avoid a third consecutive loss.

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

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Garry Hill: Woking manager after Kidderminster defeat

"I think we are little shell-shocked and I think it was a case we could've found ourselves 1-0 up early on and really the basics in this league as in any level of football, if you don't defend from set plays you get punished.

"I think everybody, certainly us from a managing team and anybody watching the game, were probably shell-shocked but the way things went their way.

"We've probably played our worst 45 minutes of football of the season in the first half and what people mustn't do is carried away with our position. We are going to have good and bad runs in this league and it's now how we respond."

Line-ups

Woking

  • 30Worner
  • 5McNerneyBooked at 32mins
  • 3Cestor
  • 21Jones
  • 22GoddardSubstituted forLewisat 83'minutes
  • 8MurtaghSubstituted forNewtonat 84'minutes
  • 32Arthur
  • 7PayneBooked at 72mins
  • 24MorganSubstituted forSoleat 83'minutes
  • 16Marriott
  • 9RendellBooked at 68mins

Substitutes

  • 2Newton
  • 10Sole
  • 14Lewis
  • 23Cole
  • 33Arnold

Kidderminster

  • 1Lewis
  • 28Nicholson
  • 6Dunkley
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 30Gowling
  • 4Storer
  • 7Byrne
  • 17Verma
  • 11StycheBooked at 32minsSubstituted forReidat 65'minutes
  • 8JohnsonSubstituted forGittingsat 76'minutes
  • 9GashBooked at 34minsSubstituted forBlissettat 74'minutesBooked at 86mins

Substitutes

  • 3Green
  • 10Reid
  • 13Blissett
  • 14Obeng
  • 18Gittings
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
1,524

Match Stats

Home TeamWokingAway TeamKidderminster
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Woking 2, Kidderminster Harriers 3.

Corner, Woking.

Attempt saved. Mike Cestor (Woking) header from the left side of the box is saved.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Woking 2, Kidderminster Harriers 3.

Corner, Woking.

Foul by Nathan Blissett (Kidderminster Harriers).

Mike Cestor (Woking) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Woking 2, Kidderminster Harriers 3. Jack Marriott (Woking) header from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Theo Lewis with a cross.

Booking

Nathan Blissett (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Callum Gittings tries a through ball, but Callum Gittings is caught offside.

Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Craig Reid tries a through ball, but Craig Reid is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Adam Newton replaces Keiran Murtagh.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Giuseppe Sole replaces Dean Morgan.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Theo Lewis replaces John Goddard.

Foul by Josh Payne (Woking).

Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers).

Keiran Murtagh (Woking) wins a free kick.

Foul by Dean Morgan (Woking).

Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Callum Gittings replaces Marvin Johnson.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Nathan Blissett replaces Michael Gash.

Foul by Cheyenne Dunkley (Kidderminster Harriers).

Jack Marriott (Woking) wins a free kick.

Booking

Josh Payne (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Josh Payne (Woking).

Craig Reid (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Scott Rendell (Woking) header from the right side of the box is too high.

Booking

Scott Rendell (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hand ball by Scott Rendell (Woking).

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Craig Reid replaces Reece Styche.

Foul by Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers).

Joe McNerney (Woking) wins a free kick.

Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) hits the bar with a header from the right side of the box. Assisted by Kevin Nicholson.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Michael Gash tries a through ball, but Michael Gash is caught offside.

Foul by John Goddard (Woking).

Cheyenne Dunkley (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Offside, Woking. Scott Rendell tries a through ball, but Scott Rendell is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Woking 1, Kidderminster Harriers 3. Scott Rendell (Woking) header from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Chris Arthur with a cross.

goal

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