National League
KidderminsterKidderminster Harriers2WokingWoking0

Kidderminster Harriers 2-0 Woking

Kidderminster Harriers striker Amari Morgan-Smith

Kidderminster Harriers scored a goal in each half to win for the first time in six Conference Premier games and keep alive their play-off hopes.

Amari Morgan-Smith gave Harriers the perfect start when he scored from Adrian Cieslewicz's right-wing cross after just 45 seconds.

Kyle Storer secured the points when he converted a 69th-minute free-kick after Giuseppe Sole fouled Josh Gowling.

Anthony Malbon headed Callum Gittings' cross against a Woking post late on.

Morgan-Smith, who came off the bench to score twice and rescue a point in Saturday's 2-2 home draw with Braintree, took his tally to eight goals for the season.

Harriers' first league win since manager Andy Thorn's first game in charge on 11 January lifted them back within three points of the play-off zone, ahead of Saturday's trip to second-placed Cambridge United.

A return to winning ways on the field came on top of the revelation earlier in the day that the club had suffered their third boardroom departure in four days.

John Davies, owner of Hire-It, the club's sponsor, has resigned, following the lead set by chairman Mark Serrell and his wife Ruth on Saturday evening.

Harriers manager Andy Thorn told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"We really deserved the points. It was difficult on Saturday but hopefully we have put that to bed now. The support we had tonight was absolutely phenomenal.

"It helps when you get off to the start we did. We really came out of the traps flying. There were about 12 passes before it ended up in the back of the net.

"Woking came back into it as you might expect but, with our commitment and work-rate, we were a threat all night. Everybody saw how could we can be as an attacking threat."

Woking assistant boss Steve Thompson told BBC Surrey:

"It's always disappointing when you lose a game and I thought in the first half we were the better side, but certainly didn't do enough second half.

"We played quite well first half without testing their keeper with the chances we had, so that was the biggest disappointment, we had three good chances and the keeper didn't make a save."

"We've been inconsistent all season, nothing's changed and that is what we are looking for."



  • 23Vaughan
  • 3Demetriou
  • 6Dunkley
  • 30GowlingBooked at 40mins
  • 7ByrneSubstituted forGittingsat 81'minutes
  • 16Jackman
  • 25O'Keefe
  • 4Storer
  • 27Cieslewicz
  • 10Malbon
  • 22Morgan-Smith


  • 19Rowe
  • 1Lewis
  • 28Aloi
  • 18Gittings
  • 15Grimes


  • 1Howe
  • 3Nutter
  • 5McNerneySubstituted forBriceat 85'minutes
  • 15CestorSubstituted forSoleat 10'minutesSubstituted forBecklesat 74'minutes
  • 22Goddard
  • 20Payne
  • 26MurtaghBooked at 58mins
  • 11Betsy
  • 4Ricketts
  • 25MarriottBooked at 83mins
  • 21Rendell


  • 10Sole
  • 19Brice
  • 14McNamee
  • 18Beasant
  • 34Beckles
Richard Wigglesworth

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 2, Woking 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 2, Woking 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. John Goddard (Woking) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  6. Post update

    Anthony Malbon (Kidderminster Harriers) hits the woodwork with a header from the left side of the six yard box. Assisted by Callum Gittings with a cross.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adrian Cieslewicz (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adrian Cieslewicz (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Adam Brice replaces Joseph McNerney.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Callum Gittings tries a through ball, but Callum Gittings is caught offside.

  13. Booking

    Jack Marriott (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jack Marriott (Woking).

  15. Post update

    Josh Gowling (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Callum Gittings replaces Jack Byrne.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin Betsy (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Woking. Jack Marriott tries a through ball, but Jack Marriott is caught offside.