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Kidderminster Harriers 1-0 FC Halifax Town

Colin Gordon
Kidderminster manager Colin Gordon has seen his side lose just one of their last six matches

Kidderminster Harriers kept alive their slim hopes of National League survival as Ben Whitfield's goal earned victory over fellow strugglers Halifax Town.

Harriers will still need to win all three of their remaining games and hope results go their way to avoid the drop.

Whitfield slotted in the winner early in the second half after being teed up by Lewis Kinsella.

The hosts could even afford to miss a penalty as Elton Ngwatala's spot-kick was saved by Sam Johnson.

Kidderminster's second win in four days lifts them off the bottom of the table, above Welling, but they are eight points behind 20th-placed Halifax, who are two points clear of the relegation zone.

Harriers boss Colin Gordon told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"I'm delighted with the result and, in parts, very pleased with the performance.

"Two wins in a row is lovely. We're on a good run. I just wish we'd had this team to have a pre-season with as we'd be nowhere near where we are in the league now.

"We're a very fit, strong and powerful team so we knew that chances would come, but we had to be brave to pass the ball to create those chances."

Line-ups

Kidderminster

  • 13Snedker
  • 21WilliamsBooked at 79mins
  • 29Lowe
  • 38NgwatalaSubstituted forHodgkissat 78'minutes
  • 17KinsellaBooked at 69mins
  • 5Langmead
  • 24Fane
  • 36McQuilkin
  • 27Francis-Angol
  • 7SinghSubstituted forSweeneyat 58'minutes
  • 34WhitfieldSubstituted forPatrickat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1O'Leary
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 10Patrick
  • 15Tunnicliffe
  • 22Sweeney

Halifax

  • 23Johnson
  • 15Roberts
  • 2Bolton
  • 6Bencherif
  • 3McManus
  • 16HibbsBooked at 43minsSubstituted forMcDonaldat 64'minutes
  • 35WroeBooked at 37mins
  • 4James
  • 12PeniketSubstituted forMacDonaldat 64'minutes
  • 9Burrow
  • 19FairhurstSubstituted forHughesat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Porter
  • 8Fazlic
  • 17MacDonald
  • 24Hughes
  • 40McDonald
Referee:
Derek Eaton

Match Stats

Home TeamKidderminsterAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away13
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 1, FC Halifax Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 1, FC Halifax Town 0.

Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Dan Sweeney tries a through ball, but Dan Sweeney is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Shaquille McDonald (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Foul by Kelvin Langmead (Kidderminster Harriers).

James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

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

Attempt missed. Omari Patrick (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the left side of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Omari Patrick replaces Ben Whitfield.

Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Zaine Francis-Angol tries a through ball, but Zaine Francis-Angol is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Dan Sweeney (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Booking

Tyrone Williams (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Jared Hodgkiss replaces Elton Ngwatala.

Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Elton Ngwatala tries a through ball, but Elton Ngwatala is caught offside.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Booking

Lewis Kinsella (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lewis Kinsella (Kidderminster Harriers).

Josh MacDonald (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Dan Sweeney (Kidderminster Harriers).

Hamza Bencherif (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Shaquille McDonald tries a through ball, but Shaquille McDonald is caught offside.

Penalty saved! Elton Ngwatala (Kidderminster Harriers) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Hamza Bencherif (FC Halifax Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Kidderminster Harriers. Dan Sweeney draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Shaquille McDonald replaces Jake Hibbs.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Josh MacDonald replaces Richard Peniket.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Attempt blocked. Lewis Kinsella (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Connor Hughes replaces Waide Fairhurst.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Jordan Burrow tries a through ball, but Jordan Burrow is caught offside.

Foul by Dan Sweeney (Kidderminster Harriers).

Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Dan Sweeney replaces Gurjit Singh.

Foul by Kingsley James (FC Halifax Town).

Tyrone Williams (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham432711581295292
2Forest Green432511767392886
3Dover432391173502378
4Grimsby422113877403776
5Tranmere4320121158421672
6Braintree4320121147341372
7Eastleigh4220111161501171
8Wrexham431991567501766
9Gateshead431810155262-1064
10Macclesfield431881758461262
11Lincoln City431612156460460
12Bromley43179176564160
13Barrow431612156069-960
14Aldershot43158204967-1853
15Woking421410186361252
16Southport431312184558-1351
17Torquay431211204770-2347
18Guiseley431016174365-2246
19Chester431112205768-1145
20Halifax421110215379-2643
21Boreham Wood43914203848-1041
22Altrincham43914204368-2541
23Kidderminster43811244467-2335
24Welling43811243561-2635
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