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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 2, Torquay United 1.

Full Time

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

Corner, Torquay United.

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

Foul by Jake Green (Kidderminster Harriers).

Luke Young (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers).

Luke Young (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

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

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.

Corner, Torquay United.

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

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

Corner, Torquay United.

Foul by Callum Gittings (Kidderminster Harriers).

Luke Young (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Nathan Blissett (Kidderminster Harriers).

Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

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

Foul by Luke Young (Torquay United).

Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Duane Ofori-Acheampong (Torquay United).

Jamie Grimes (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Jake Green replaces Ahmed Obeng.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Aman Verma replaces Matt Robinson.

Attempt saved. Niall Thompson (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Nathan Blissett (Kidderminster Harriers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Marvin Johnson with a cross.

Foul by Nathan Blissett (Kidderminster Harriers).

Angus MacDonald (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Toby Ajala replaces Courtney Cameron.

Foul by Jared Hodgkiss (Kidderminster Harriers).

Niall Thompson (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Attempt missed. Jared Hodgkiss (Kidderminster Harriers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Marvin Johnson with a cross.

Foul by Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers).

Duane Ofori-Acheampong (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Cheyenne Dunkley (Kidderminster Harriers).

Ryan Bowman (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

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