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Wrexham 1-0 Kidderminster Harriers

Elliott Durrell
Elliott Durrell's late winner sent Wrexham third in the Conference

Wrexham moved up to third in the Conference as Elliott Durrell's deflected shot earned a late victory over Kidderminster Harriers.

A low 84th-minute shot from the ex-Hednesford Town winger earned Wrexham's second home win in four days.

Both defences had dominated up until the only goal, with home keeper Daniel Bachmann denying Michael Gash.

Louis Moult shot wide when presented with an open goal before Durrell made sure of all three points for the hosts.

Gary Whild's Harriers drop to ninth following their fourth defeat in six matches.

Wrexham manager Kevin Wilkin told BBC Radio Wales:

"It certainly wasn't the prettiest performance but we ground out a result we can share in the joy of.

"If I'm being honest I think a draw would have been a fair result. I don't think we were really at it in the second half.

"But, from a resilience point of view, and people throwing themselves in there and working hard for one another, that was fantastic."

Kidderminster Harriers assistant manager Mark Creighton told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"We definitely deserved something. I honestly thought that if any team was going to nick it, it would be us.

"The first half was a bit of a stalemate, two good teams cancelling each other out, although it was a bit of a dull affair.

"In the second half Wrexham rarely troubled us and didn't really get into our half. But they've had a shot that's taken a massive deflection."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 13Bachmann
  • 2Carrington
  • 4Smith
  • 5Hudson
  • 3Ashton
  • 16YorkSubstituted forBishopat 69'minutes
  • 6Clarke
  • 12Keates
  • 7DurrellSubstituted forHuntat 89'minutes
  • 9Moult
  • 24Jennings

Substitutes

  • 10Bishop
  • 11Bailey-Jones
  • 18White
  • 26Hunt
  • 27Holman

Kidderminster

  • 1Lewis
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 6Dunkley
  • 30GowlingBooked at 24mins
  • 28Nicholson
  • 7ByrneBooked at 90mins
  • 4StorerBooked at 52mins
  • 17Verma
  • 8JohnsonBooked at 56mins
  • 9Gash
  • 11StycheSubstituted forReidat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Green
  • 10Reid
  • 13Blissett
  • 14Obeng
  • 18Gittings
Referee:
Adrian Holmes
Attendance:
3,149

Match Stats

Home TeamWrexhamAway TeamKidderminster
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home4
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Wrexham 1, Kidderminster Harriers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wrexham 1, Kidderminster Harriers 0.

Attempt missed. Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers).

Dean Keates (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Johnny Hunt replaces Elliott Durrell because of an injury.

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

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 1, Kidderminster Harriers 0. Elliott Durrell (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Louis Moult.

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

Attempt saved. Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers) header from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Louis Moult (Wrexham).

Jared Hodgkiss (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Offside, Wrexham. Andy Bishop tries a through ball, but Andy Bishop is caught offside.

Foul by Andy Bishop (Wrexham).

Kevin Nicholson (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by Andy Bishop (Wrexham).

Attempt missed. Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Andy Bishop replaces Wes York.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Craig Reid replaces Reece Styche.

Foul by Aman Verma (Kidderminster Harriers).

Dean Keates (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Offside, Wrexham. Louis Moult tries a through ball, but Louis Moult is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Josh Gowling (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Elliott Durrell (Wrexham).

Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Louis Moult (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Neil Ashton (Wrexham).

Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Booking

Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers).

Connor Jennings (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers).

Connor Jennings (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Booking

Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers).

Wes York (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

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