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Kidderminster Harriers 3-2 Eastleigh

Arthur Gnahoua
Arthur Gnahoua's 74th-minute winner was his first since arriving in January

Kidderminster Harriers moved off the bottom of the National League table with a hard-fought win over Eastleigh.

Ben Whitfield set up Luke Maxwell to put Harriers ahead after three minutes before scorer turned provider, teeing up Harry White to double their lead.

Harriers old boy James Constable then scored twice in eight minutes, poking into the bottom corner before levelling from Luke Coulson's delivery.

But Arthur Gnahoua put Harriers back in front with a fine solo effort.

Harriers' second victory in four days lifts Colin Gordon's side above Torquay United on goal difference, but they are still 10 points from safety in the National League table.

Harriers boss Colin Gordon told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"Nobody can doubt our spirit. Look at the honesty and the endeavour. The back four were throwing their bodies on the line for the team.

"We were playing against a very good team with an extremely good budget. They've got experience and took advantage of our naivety, causing us a lot of problems in the second half.

"But I was delighted with them, particularly in the first half. We started with a great intensity, passed the ball and played the game how I want to play it. I think the fans could see that. And what a brilliant goal to win a game."

Line-ups

Kidderminster

  • 13Snedker
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 29Lowe
  • 11Gnahoua
  • 27Francis-AngolSubstituted forWilliamsat 76'minutes
  • 34Whitfield
  • 24FaneBooked at 90mins
  • 5Langmead
  • 14WhiteSubstituted forGarnettat 85'minutes
  • 38NgwatalaSubstituted forMcQuilkinat 83'minutes
  • 4Maxwell

Substitutes

  • 9Garnett
  • 10Patrick
  • 21Williams
  • 26Brown
  • 36McQuilkin

Eastleigh

  • 19Poke
  • 2Partington
  • 5TurleyBooked at 11mins
  • 8Payne
  • 20HardingSubstituted forMohamedat 6'minutesSubstituted forMidsonat 88'minutes
  • 4EvansBooked at 32mins
  • 31Coulson
  • 14Strevens
  • 3Green
  • 9ConstableBooked at 54mins
  • 32Tubbs

Substitutes

  • 1Flitney
  • 6Reid
  • 12Midson
  • 16Lee
  • 28Mohamed
Referee:
Adrian Holmes
Attendance:
1,335

Match Stats

Home TeamKidderminsterAway TeamEastleigh
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home5
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 3, Eastleigh 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 3, Eastleigh 2.

Foul by James McQuilkin (Kidderminster Harriers).

Luke Coulson (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Booking

Ousmane Fane (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ousmane Fane (Kidderminster Harriers).

Ben Strevens (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Evan Garnett tries a through ball, but Evan Garnett is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Jack Midson replaces Kaid Mohamed.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Attempt blocked. Josh Payne (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Evan Garnett replaces Harry White.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. James McQuilkin replaces Elton Ngwatala because of an injury.

Foul by Tyrone Williams (Kidderminster Harriers).

Matt Tubbs (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Foul by Harry White (Kidderminster Harriers).

Joe Partington (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Offside, Eastleigh. Josh Payne tries a through ball, but Josh Payne is caught offside.

Foul by Arthur Gnahoua (Kidderminster Harriers).

James Constable (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Tyrone Williams replaces Zaine Francis-Angol.

Goal!

Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 3, Eastleigh 2. Arthur Gnahoua (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ousmane Fane with a cross.

Foul by Ben Strevens (Eastleigh).

Ben Whitfield (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by Zaine Francis-Angol (Kidderminster Harriers).

Goal!

Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 2, Eastleigh 2. James Constable (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Coulson with a cross.

Attempt missed. Kaid Mohamed (Eastleigh) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Michael Green.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Foul by Ben Whitfield (Kidderminster Harriers).

Luke Coulson (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Foul by Luke Maxwell (Kidderminster Harriers).

James Constable (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 2, Eastleigh 1. James Constable (Eastleigh) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Partington with a cross.

Booking

James Constable (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Constable (Eastleigh).

Ousmane Fane (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 2, Eastleigh 0. Harry White (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Luke Maxwell.

Foul by Josh Payne (Eastleigh).

Arthur Gnahoua (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham31209261223969
2Forest Green32215655312468
3Grimsby301610461243758
4Tranmere32158944331153
5Eastleigh3014884841750
6Woking321471155421349
7Braintree28147733211249
8Dover3014795142949
9Lincoln City33139114842648
10Gateshead30146103942-348
11Macclesfield32152154637947
12Wrexham321371254441046
13Aldershot31125143744-741
14Bromley30115145154-338
15Southport31108133141-1038
16Barrow32108144158-1738
17Chester3198143647-1135
18Guiseley30810122946-1734
19Altrincham3088142848-2032
20Halifax3079144362-1930
21Boreham Wood30610142533-828
22Welling3068162541-1626
23Kidderminster3048182948-1920
24Torquay2948173259-2720
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