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Kidderminster Harriers 4-1 Lincoln City

Michael Gash

Kidderminster Harriers kept up the pressure on leaders Cambridge with a second successive 4-1 home win.

Top scorer Michael Gash, a 29th-minute replacement for the injured Nathan Blissett, put Harriers ahead by firing in from an indirect free-kick.

Andrew Boyce turned Joe Lolley's low shot into his own net before Kyle Storer's 25-yard strike made it 3-0.

Nick Wright pulled one back against his old side with a header, but Anthony Malbon added a fourth late on.

That was the fourth goal of the season for Malbon, last term's top scorer, who was also on as a substitute, after the break.

Storer's stunning strike was also his fourth of the season - and his second in successive home games, having also scored in the 4-1 win over Forest Green 10 days before.

Harriers had a goal disallowed after the break and an effort cleared off the line, while Lolley went even closer just after half-time, clattering the woodwork with a fine strike.

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Harriers top scorer Michael Gash told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"I wasn't expecting to come on that early, but I've got to be pleased with a goal and two assists. It doesn't really matter how they go in, but it's always nice to hit those screamers.

"The most important thing is to get the three points. It was a fair result.

"They came here and made it difficult for us, but in the second half we kicked on and could have had more.

"I'm also pleased I got no reaction from the my groin injury. I'm just happy to be back."

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"They were probably the best team we've played against. They've got the quality in the final third that can score those goals, which is why the place was full of scouts watching the forwards.

"If you'd seen a couple of those goals in the Premier League you'd have been in awe of them. They were unbelievable strikes.

"But we created chances against a very good team. That's the mark of where we need to be and it's taken them five or six years to put that team together.

"It's the first time this season that we've lost by more than one goal. It's a bit disappointing but we can't complain about the defeat because I thought they were a good team."

Line-ups

Kidderminster

  • 1Lewis
  • 30Gowling
  • 15Grimes
  • 2Vaughan
  • 8Fowler
  • 4Storer
  • 7ByrneSubstituted forMalbonat 66'minutes
  • 16Jackman
  • 22Morgan-Smith
  • 13BlissettSubstituted forGashat 29'minutes
  • 21LolleySubstituted forJohnsonat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Malbon
  • 11Johnson
  • 23Vaughan
  • 9Gash
  • 18Gittings

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 23Brown
  • 2Miller
  • 27FosterSubstituted forDixonat 83'minutes
  • 5Boyce
  • 3Newton
  • 4JordanSubstituted forWrightat 52'minutes
  • 19NolanSubstituted forFofanaat 72'minutes
  • 12Sheridan
  • 8PowerBooked at 20mins
  • 11Tomlinson

Substitutes

  • 6Fofana
  • 17Dixon
  • 14Yussuf
  • 15Gray
  • 10Wright
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
2,103

Match Stats

Home TeamKidderminsterAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away13
Shots on Target
Home9
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 4, Lincoln City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 4, Lincoln City 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 4, Lincoln City 1. Anthony Malbon (Kidderminster Harriers).

  4. Post update

    Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Danny Jackman tries a through ball, but Danny Jackman is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers).

  8. Post update

    Tom Miller (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sean Newton (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Grimes (Kidderminster Harriers).

  11. Post update

    Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Bohan Dixon replaces Luke Foster.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

  14. Post update

    Josh Gowling (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 3, Lincoln City 1. Nick Wright (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Lee Fowler (Kidderminster Harriers).

  17. Post update

    Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Amari Morgan-Smith tries a through ball, but Amari Morgan-Smith is caught offside.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Marvin Johnson replaces Joe Lolley.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

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