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Torquay United 3-2 Kidderminster Harriers

Nathan Blissett, who left Harriers for Bristol Rovers in November 2014, was loaned out to Torquay in January
Blissett, who left Harriers for Bristol Rovers in November 2014, was loaned out to Torquay in January

Torquay United, 22nd in the National League, edged a thrilling relegation battle with bottom club Kidderminster.

Nathan Smith's overhead kick hit the bar and bounced in off luckless keeper Dean Snedker's back to give the Gulls an early lead before Nathan Blissett's towering header doubled the advantage.

Kelvin Langmead then headed in before Arthur Gnahoua shot home the equaliser.

But Smith poked in an 82nd-minute winner after a goalmouth scramble to earn Torquay's fourth successive win.

It leaves the Gulls four points from safety with a game in hand, but Colin Gordon's Harriers are now 11 points off 20th-placed Boreham Wood with nine games left.

Former Harriers striker Blissett's goal was his fourth in six games since arriving on loan from Bristol Rovers.

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 21Lavercombe
  • 29Berry
  • 5MacDonald
  • 16Richards
  • 3Butler
  • 18Smith
  • 4Rees
  • 10Racchi
  • 14AjalaSubstituted forWrightat 67'minutes
  • 17Blissett
  • 12HarradSubstituted forChaneyat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Fisher
  • 19Chaney
  • 22Gerring
  • 23Hancox
  • 28Wright

Kidderminster

  • 13Snedker
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 5Langmead
  • 24Fane
  • 17Kinsella
  • 29Lowe
  • 21WilliamsSubstituted forFrancis-Angolat 46'minutesSubstituted forPatrickat 89'minutes
  • 4Maxwell
  • 34Whitfield
  • 11Gnahoua
  • 9Garnett

Substitutes

  • 10Patrick
  • 18Jones
  • 26Brown
  • 27Francis-Angol
  • 36McQuilkin
Referee:
Adam Bromley

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamKidderminster
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Torquay United 3, Kidderminster Harriers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torquay United 3, Kidderminster Harriers 2.

Offside, Torquay United. Courtney Richards tries a through ball, but Courtney Richards is caught offside.

Foul by Lewis Kinsella (Kidderminster Harriers).

Courtney Richards (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ousmane Fane (Kidderminster Harriers).

Sam Chaney (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Andre Wright (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Omari Patrick replaces Zaine Francis-Angol.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Sam Chaney replaces Shaun Harrad.

Foul by Andre Wright (Torquay United).

Zaine Francis-Angol (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 3, Kidderminster Harriers 2. Nathan Smith (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Dan Butler.

Corner, Torquay United.

Corner, Torquay United.

Attempt saved. Arthur Gnahoua (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Keith Lowe (Kidderminster Harriers).

Shaun Harrad (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Lewis Kinsella (Kidderminster Harriers).

Andre Wright (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Luke Maxwell (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Ben Whitfield.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Offside, Torquay United. Shaun Harrad tries a through ball, but Shaun Harrad is caught offside.

Corner, Torquay United.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Attempt blocked. Kelvin Langmead (Kidderminster Harriers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Whitfield.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Attempt saved. Luke Maxwell (Kidderminster Harriers) header from the centre of the box is saved.

Foul by Durrell Berry (Torquay United).

Ben Whitfield (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Andre Wright replaces Toby Ajala.

Foul by Josh Rees (Torquay United).

Luke Maxwell (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 2, Kidderminster Harriers 2. Arthur Gnahoua (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

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

Offside, Torquay United. Nathan Blissett tries a through ball, but Nathan Blissett is caught offside.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 2, Kidderminster Harriers 1. Kelvin Langmead (Kidderminster Harriers) header from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Lewis Kinsella with a cross.

Foul by Danny Racchi (Torquay United).

Evan Garnett (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham372311367244380
2Forest Green37246762352778
3Grimsby341811567293865
4Braintree34179841261560
5Tranmere361791048351360
6Wrexham361681260441656
7Dover331671057441355
8Lincoln City3615101156461055
9Gateshead35167124552-755
10Eastleigh34158115147453
11Woking36147155749849
12Macclesfield36154174842649
13Bromley35146155758-148
14Aldershot35136164049-945
15Barrow34119144560-1542
16Southport36119163550-1542
17Chester351010154251-940
18Guiseley34912133249-1739
19Halifax3499164868-2036
20Boreham Wood35811163036-635
21Altrincham34811153255-2335
22Torquay3388174062-2232
23Welling3669212651-2527
24Kidderminster3759233761-2424
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