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Kidderminster Harriers 2-1 Torquay

Kevin Nicholson
The goal was Nicholson's first since leaving Torquay in the summer after seven years at Plainmoor

Kidderminster moved closer to the play-offs with a win over faltering Torquay.

Marvin Johnson put the hosts in front early on when he beat the defence and fired into the top corner.

They doubled their lead when former Torquay player Kevin Nicholson struck a free-kick through a crowd into the net.

The Gulls pulled a goal back from a corner with minutes remaining through defender Aaron Downes but the home side held on to condemn Torquay to their third straight league defeat.

Meanwhile, Harriers striker Reece Styche, who has scored twice in 13 appearances since arriving from Forest Green this summer, has joined Conference North side Tamworth on a month's loan.

Line-ups

Kidderminster

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Lewis
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 6Dunkley
  • 15Grimes
  • 28Nicholson
  • 14ObengSubstituted forGreenat 76'minutes
  • 7Byrne
  • 23RobinsonBooked at 27minsSubstituted forVermaat 71'minutes
  • 8JohnsonSubstituted forGittingsat 83'minutes
  • 13Blissett
  • 10Reid

Substitutes

  • 3Green
  • 17Verma
  • 18Gittings
  • 19Singh
  • 22Hales

Torquay

Formation 4-4-2

  • 23Seabright
  • 2TongeSubstituted forPearceat 46'minutes
  • 21MacDonaldBooked at 17mins
  • 4Downes
  • 3Cruise
  • 15Thompson
  • 8Young
  • 16Richards
  • 11CameronSubstituted forAjalaat 63'minutes
  • 14YeomanSubstituted forOfori-Acheampongat 46'minutes
  • 9Bowman

Substitutes

  • 1Rice
  • 5Pearce
  • 6Harding
  • 10Ajala
  • 24Ofori-Acheampong
Referee:
Simon Bennett
Attendance:
2,081

Match Stats

Home TeamKidderminsterAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home18
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 2, Torquay United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 2, Torquay United 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Young (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jake Green (Kidderminster Harriers).

  6. Post update

    Luke Young (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers).

  8. Post update

    Luke Young (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Nathan Blissett tries a through ball, but Nathan Blissett is caught offside.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 2, Torquay United 1. Aaron Downes (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luke Young with a cross.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Toby Ajala (Torquay United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Courtney Richards (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Callum Gittings (Kidderminster Harriers).

  16. Post update

    Luke Young (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Blissett (Kidderminster Harriers).

  18. Post update

    Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Callum Gittings replaces Marvin Johnson because of an injury.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Luke Young (Torquay United).

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