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Kidderminster Harriers 4-1 Forest Green Rovers

Amari Morgan-Smith

Kidderminster Harriers came from behind to hand Forest Green Rovers their fifth defeat in six matches at Aggborough in a fiery second half of three red cards.

Harriers old boy Matthew Barnes-Homer gave Rovers an early lead, only for Kyle Storer to head the hosts level.

Jack Byrne hooked in Harriers' second before Rovers had Al Bangura sent off.

Amari Morgan-Smith then curled in a superb third and blasted home a late penalty, for handball, before James Dance and Aarran Racine were sent off.

Harriers sub Dance and Rovers midfielder Racine both received their marching orders for violent conduct as the result of an ugly mass injury-time scuffle.

That tripled the red card count, referee Kevin Johnson having also sent off visiting midfielder Bangura for his late challenge on Storer, his second bookable offence.

Bangura's 67th-minute dismissal came just two minutes after the impressive Byrne, a first-half substitute for the injured Callum Gittings, had fired Harriers ahead with his first goal in almost 14 months.

Morgan-Smith's first two goals since returning to Kidderminster then helped his team to their biggest win of the season to climb up to second in the table, eight points behind leaders Cambridge.

Line-ups

Kidderminster

  • 23Vaughan
  • 30Gowling
  • 2Vaughan
  • 15Grimes
  • 18GittingsSubstituted forByrneat 25'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 16Jackman
  • 8Fowler
  • 4StorerBooked at 39mins
  • 21LolleySubstituted forAngusat 74'minutes
  • 13Blissett
  • 22Morgan-SmithSubstituted forDanceat 88'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 7Byrne
  • 1Lewis
  • 10Malbon
  • 14Angus
  • 17Dance

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 3Stokes
  • 16RacineBooked at 90mins
  • 27PilkingtonBooked at 87mins
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 4BanguraBooked at 67mins
  • 8KlukowskiSubstituted forVieiraat 73'minutes
  • 11Forbes
  • 23Kelly
  • 9WrightSubstituted forManganat 70'minutes
  • 18Barnes-HomerSubstituted forNorwoodat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Vieira
  • 30Mangan
  • 12Asafu-Adjaye
  • 13Bulman
  • 7Norwood
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
2,244

Match Stats

Home TeamKidderminsterAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 4, Forest Green Rovers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 4, Forest Green Rovers 1.

  3. Booking

    Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Dismissal

    Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the red card for fighting.

  5. Dismissal

    James Dance (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the red card for fighting.

  6. Post update

    Foul by James Dance (Kidderminster Harriers).

  7. Post update

    Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Chris Stokes (Forest Green Rovers).

  10. Post update

    Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. James Dance replaces Amari Morgan-Smith.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 4, Forest Green Rovers 1. Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers) converts the penalty with a.

  16. Booking

    George Pilkington (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Penalty conceded by George Pilkington (Forest Green Rovers) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

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