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Kidderminster Harriers 1-1 AFC Telford United

Andy Todd's wonder goal earned the Conference's bottom club Telford a much needed point from a 1-1 derby draw with Kidderminster Harriers at Aggborough.

Harriers created plenty of chances, taking the lead on 45 minutes when Aman Verma headed in from close range.

In contrast, Telford created very little until late into the second half when Sean Cooke's header was well saved by Danny Lewis in the home goal.

Todd found the top corner from 20 yards 11 minutes from time to earn a draw.

Liam Watson's Telford remain rooted to the bottom, now three points adrift, while the Harriers, who have won just twice in seven games, are ninth.

Telford are back in action on Tuesday night at home to Forest Green, while the Harriers are due to host Welling United at Aggborough 24 hours later.

Kidderminster Harriers manager Gary Whild told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"In terms of making changes, you don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. It's the first time this season I've seen the players lacking energy and desire, a bit of spark. We can't make wholesale changes and even if we could, I'd be reluctant to.

"The lads have had a lot of praise in recent weeks for their performances, where they were unfortunate not to get the results but, on Saturday, we were nowhere near good enough,

"Opportunities are coming along and we aren't taking them. We got nothing from Wrexham on Tuesday and on Saturday we got a draw - that's why we're ninth instead of top five. I don't think we ever really got started."

AFC Telford United assistant manager Dominic Morley told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"The lads put in a great shift after a very tough week, especially the game in midweek against Chester, but we've played well and deserved to get the point.

"We've had a few problems with training the last few days. We had five or six players out due to sickness and we've had to switch the formation due to injuries and having players missing.

"But to concede and to respond the way we did was fantastic. The all-round performance was brilliant. That's all me and Liam Watson ask for. The more we do that, the more we'll pick up points."

Line-ups

Kidderminster

  • 1Lewis
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 6Dunkley
  • 30GowlingBooked at 87mins
  • 28Nicholson
  • 7ByrneBooked at 32mins
  • 4Storer
  • 17Verma
  • 8JohnsonSubstituted forGittingsat 66'minutes
  • 9GashSubstituted forBlissettat 73'minutes
  • 11StycheSubstituted forReidat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Reid
  • 13Blissett
  • 14Obeng
  • 15Grimes
  • 18Gittings

Telford

  • 1Hedge
  • 4Byrne
  • 5AkriggSubstituted forPlattat 59'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 8BarnettSubstituted forDeaceyat 63'minutes
  • 23Higgins
  • 6GroganBooked at 58mins
  • 20Poku
  • 11Clancy
  • 21Todd
  • 12CookeSubstituted forGrayat 90+3'minutes
  • 9Farrell

Substitutes

  • 10Gray
  • 13Pryce
  • 17Platt
  • 19Deacey
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
2,117

Match Stats

Home TeamKidderminsterAway TeamTelford
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 1, AFC Telford United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 1, AFC Telford United 1.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Offside, AFC Telford United. Tony Gray tries a through ball, but Tony Gray is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Telford United. Tony Gray replaces Sean Cooke.

Attempt missed. Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Sean Cooke (AFC Telford United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Nathan Blissett (Kidderminster Harriers).

Neill Byrne (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Michael Grogan (AFC Telford United) header from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Booking

Josh Gowling (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Josh Gowling (Kidderminster Harriers).

Jordan Deacey (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Sean Cooke (AFC Telford United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Josh Gowling (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved. Assisted by Jack Byrne.

Foul by Ryan Higgins (AFC Telford United).

Callum Gittings (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Sean Clancy (AFC Telford United).

Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 1, AFC Telford United 1. Andy Todd (AFC Telford United) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Foul by Kristian Platt (AFC Telford United).

Aman Verma (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Blissett (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Nathan Blissett replaces Michael Gash.

Booking

Kristian Platt (AFC Telford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kristian Platt (AFC Telford United).

Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Offside, AFC Telford United. Sean Cooke tries a through ball, but Sean Cooke is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Michael Grogan (AFC Telford United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sean Cooke.

Corner, AFC Telford United.

Corner, AFC Telford United.

Attempt saved. Sean Cooke (AFC Telford United) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Sean Clancy.

Corner, AFC Telford United.

Foul by Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers).

Sean Clancy (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Callum Gittings replaces Marvin Johnson.

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

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Telford United. Jordan Deacey replaces Charlie Barnett.

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