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Kidderminster Harriers 2-4 Forest Green Rovers

Jon Parkin
Jon Parkin, 33, has netted 142 goals in all competitions in his 17 seasons with 13 different clubs

Forest Green avenged their Boxing Day home defeat by Kidderminster Harriers as they won the return at Aggborough.

Jon Parkin headed home Dale Bennett's right-wing cross before the visitors struck twice in little over a minute.

Kurtias Guthrie headed on for Clovis Kamdjo to net a left-foot shot before scoring himself from close range.

Three up at half-time. Parkin then added his second before Harriers struck twice in three minutes through a Craig Reid penalty and Marvin Johnson's shot.

Released by a neat flick from young substitute Jamie Spencer on his debut, Johnson cut in from the right to drill in a low drive - his eighth goal of the season.

Reid's penalty, after being fouled by Bennett, was Harriers' first spot-kick this season, but it was too little, too late as Gary Whild's side suffered a second successive home defeat over the festive period.

Forest Green Rovers Assistant Manager David Kevan told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Kevan on Kidderminster v Forest Green

"It got a little bit hairy and credit to Kidderminster, they kept going, and made life really hard towards the end.

"It was only last week we were saying we haven't taken enough chances, so the chances are there, and if we can be more clinical and more ruthless we can build on this.

"David Pipe's been very ill and Sam Wedgbury now and Magno (Vieira), they've all gone down with this illness.

"To have Aaron (Racine) back has been a blessing. Last week, we were saying it might be too early for him but it didn't look to early for him today."

Line-ups

Kidderminster

  • 1Lewis
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 25TunnicliffeBooked at 87mins
  • 15Grimes
  • 28Nicholson
  • 4Storer
  • 17Verma
  • 7ByrneBooked at 56minsSubstituted forSpencerat 58'minutes
  • 10Reid
  • 11StycheSubstituted forGreenat 79'minutes
  • 8Johnson

Substitutes

  • 3Green
  • 14Obeng
  • 18Gittings
  • 21Spencer
  • 29Asante

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 6Bennett
  • 16Racine
  • 5Oliver
  • 10Kelly
  • 7NorwoodBooked at 90mins
  • 12Kamdjo
  • 19Sinclair
  • 18Frear
  • 20ParkinSubstituted forStokesat 85'minutes
  • 17Guthrie

Substitutes

  • 3Stokes
  • 11Hughes
  • 21White
  • 29McGrory
Referee:
David Rock
Attendance:
2,182

Match Stats

Home TeamKidderminsterAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home19
Away12
Shots on Target
Home9
Away9
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 2, Forest Green Rovers 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 2, Forest Green Rovers 4.

Foul by Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers).

Aman Verma (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Booking

James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved.

Booking

Jordan Tunnicliffe (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Tunnicliffe (Kidderminster Harriers).

Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Kyle Storer tries a through ball, but Kyle Storer is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Chris Stokes replaces Jon Parkin.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Attempt missed. Jamie Grimes (Kidderminster Harriers) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin Nicholson.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Jake Green replaces Reece Styche.

Foul by Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers).

Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Attempt blocked. Kevin Nicholson (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers).

Reece Styche (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 2, Forest Green Rovers 4. Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers).

Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 1, Forest Green Rovers 4. Craig Reid (Kidderminster Harriers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Penalty conceded by Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Kidderminster Harriers. Craig Reid draws a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Aman Verma (Kidderminster Harriers).

Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Jon Parkin tries a through ball, but Jon Parkin is caught offside.

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

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Attempt saved. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Luke Oliver (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Goal!

Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 0, Forest Green Rovers 4. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Elliott Frear with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Jamie Spencer replaces Jack Byrne.

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

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