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Woking 2-3 Kidderminster Harriers

Kidderminster ensured Woking suffered a first home defeat of the season thanks to a devastating burst of three goals in eight first-half minutes.

Reece Styche opened the scoring with a close-range strike.

Michael Gash added a second when he netted from 18 yards, before Kyle Storer's deflected effort made it 3-0.

Woking responded in the second half with Scott Rendell and Jack Marriott both heading home, but they could not avoid a third consecutive loss.

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"I think we are little shell-shocked and I think it was a case we could've found ourselves 1-0 up early on and really the basics in this league as in any level of football, if you don't defend from set plays you get punished.

"I think everybody, certainly us from a managing team and anybody watching the game, were probably shell-shocked but the way things went their way.

"We've probably played our worst 45 minutes of football of the season in the first half and what people mustn't do is carried away with our position. We are going to have good and bad runs in this league and it's now how we respond."

Line-ups

Woking

Formation 4-4-2

  • 30Worner
  • 5McNerneyBooked at 32mins
  • 3Cestor
  • 21Jones
  • 22GoddardSubstituted forLewisat 83'minutes
  • 8MurtaghSubstituted forNewtonat 84'minutes
  • 32Arthur
  • 7PayneBooked at 72mins
  • 24MorganSubstituted forSoleat 83'minutes
  • 16Marriott
  • 9RendellBooked at 68mins

Substitutes

  • 2Newton
  • 10Sole
  • 14Lewis
  • 23Cole
  • 33Arnold

Kidderminster

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Lewis
  • 28Nicholson
  • 6Dunkley
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 30Gowling
  • 4Storer
  • 7Byrne
  • 17Verma
  • 11StycheBooked at 32minsSubstituted forReidat 65'minutes
  • 8JohnsonSubstituted forGittingsat 76'minutes
  • 9GashBooked at 34minsSubstituted forBlissettat 74'minutesBooked at 86mins

Substitutes

  • 3Green
  • 10Reid
  • 13Blissett
  • 14Obeng
  • 18Gittings
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
1,524

Match Stats

Home TeamWokingAway TeamKidderminster
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Woking 2, Kidderminster Harriers 3.

  2. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mike Cestor (Woking) header from the left side of the box is saved.

  4. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Woking 2, Kidderminster Harriers 3.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Blissett (Kidderminster Harriers).

  7. Post update

    Mike Cestor (Woking) wins a free kick.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Woking 2, Kidderminster Harriers 3. Jack Marriott (Woking) header from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Theo Lewis with a cross.

  9. Booking

    Nathan Blissett (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Craig Reid tries a through ball, but Craig Reid is caught offside.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Adam Newton replaces Keiran Murtagh.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Giuseppe Sole replaces Dean Morgan.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Theo Lewis replaces John Goddard.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Josh Payne (Woking).

  16. Post update

    Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers).

  18. Post update

    Keiran Murtagh (Woking) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Dean Morgan (Woking).

  20. Post update

    Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.