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Kidderminster Harriers 2-2 Grimsby Town

Aman Verma's injury-time header earned Kidderminster a draw as they twice came from behind against last season's beaten play-off finalists Grimsby.

New signing Padraig Amond put Grimsby ahead before the break, only for Reece Styche to level on the hour after a poor clearance.

Six minutes later Andy Monkhouse restored the lead, poking home after Toto Nsiala's nod-down.

That seemed enough, but Verma headed in Jared Hodgkiss's cross late on.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Hurst on Grimsby at Kidderminster

"It is was it is. We take a point, it's a shame in front of that fantastic following that we had that we're not celebrating a win, but we move onto the next one.

"I thought we had five really good scenarios for really good chances and a penalty shout and only took one of them. So from that point of view, I thought we did OK, but we can certainly play better.

"No disrespect to anyone and the fans and I understand they want to see goals but it's alright scoring them at one end, you always give yourself a far better chance of winning games if you're keeping clean sheets and we've only kept a couple through pre-season and against teams in the league below. "

Line-ups

Kidderminster

  • 13Snedker
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 15Tunnicliffe
  • 6Clarke
  • 3Rowe-Turner
  • 5LangmeadSubstituted forGreenat 46'minutes
  • 8Verma
  • 4MaxwellSubstituted forCampbellat 81'minutes
  • 17StycheBooked at 60mins
  • 24WrightSubstituted forReidat 56'minutes
  • 28Dawson

Substitutes

  • 1Palmer
  • 9Reid
  • 11Reffell
  • 14Green
  • 25Campbell

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 22Nsiala
  • 5Pearson
  • 16Clay
  • 23East
  • 6Gowling
  • 20Arnold
  • 8Disley
  • 11Monkhouse
  • 10AmondSubstituted forMackrethat 84'minutes
  • 9Bogle

Substitutes

  • 2Tait
  • 3Robertson
  • 7Mackreth
  • 15Clifton
  • 17Venney
Referee:
Brett Huxtable

Match Stats

Home TeamKidderminsterAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 2, Grimsby Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 2, Grimsby Town 2.

Goal!

Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 2, Grimsby Town 2. Aman Verma (Kidderminster Harriers) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jared Hodgkiss with a cross.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town).

Aman Verma (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Kidderminster Harriers).

Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jack Mackreth replaces Padraig Amond.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Tahvon Campbell replaces Luke Maxwell.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town).

Reece Styche (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town).

Aman Verma (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town).

Joe Clarke (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Attempt saved. Reece Styche (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Joe Clarke (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Craig Reid (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Foul by Reece Styche (Kidderminster Harriers).

Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 1, Grimsby Town 2. Andy Monkhouse (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Shaun Pearson with a headed pass.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

Luke Maxwell (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Adam Dawson (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town).

Aman Verma (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Jordan Tunnicliffe (Kidderminster Harriers).

Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Reece Styche (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Goal!

Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 1, Grimsby Town 1. Reece Styche (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal.

Foul by Luke Maxwell (Kidderminster Harriers).

Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Craig Reid replaces Andre Wright.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Foul by Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town).

Jordan Tunnicliffe (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Luke Maxwell (Kidderminster Harriers).

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