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Kidderminster Harriers 0-2 Aldershot Town

Brett Williams
Williams sent the goalkeeper the wrong way with his penalty early in the second half

Aldershot earned their first away win since mid-August by beating 10-man Kidderminster Harriers at Aggborough.

Harriers keeper Daniel Lewis produced a decent save to push Dan Holman's effort over the bar in a low-key first half.

But the balance tipped in the visitors' favour when Jared Hodgkiss was sent off for a foul on Andre McCollin, Brett Williams scoring the resulting penalty.

Chey Dunkley headed wide for Harriers before Mark Molesley made sure of victory with a superb curling effort.

Aldershot climbed up to 13th in the Conference table, five points and two places behind their opponents, whose manager Gary Whild revealed the full extent of their financial worries after the game.

After letting midfielder Josh O'Keefe (Chester) and Jasbir Singh (Gloucester City) go out on loan, Harriers boss Whild has also been told that he must let go striker Michael Gash.

Harriers manager Gary Whild told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"We can't afford the likes of Michael Gash so we need to look to get him out somewhere and get him fixed up. The script has changed a bit. That's where we are.

"It's frustrating. We're playing with the hand we've been dealt. You can only do the best you can with the lads you've got and the game changed on the penalty.

"We've worked hard for the 29 points we've got and it would be great if we can hang on to the shirt tails of the teams in the play-offs, which so far we've been managing to do.

"I worked out that we're only three points off where we last year. And, with everything that's gone on, that's a pretty good achievement."

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

"We did the team talk on the bus because we got stuck in traffic and just let them get on with it. They know we're a decent side.

"The first half hour we were excellent and the front three were causing them all types of problems and defensively we looked really sound.

"It was a terrific team performance, especially after the exertions of Sunday and all the razzmatazz about that, so I was absolutely delighted to come here and do a job on them.

"We are on a decent run of performances and hopefully this will now carry us forward to where I think we are as a team."

Line-ups

Kidderminster

  • 1Lewis
  • 2HodgkissBooked at 47mins
  • 30Gowling
  • 6Dunkley
  • 28Nicholson
  • 8Johnson
  • 7ByrneSubstituted forVermaat 76'minutes
  • 23Robinson
  • 14ObengSubstituted forGreenat 49'minutes
  • 13BlissettBooked at 26mins
  • 10ReidSubstituted forHalesat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Green
  • 15Grimes
  • 17Verma
  • 18Gittings
  • 22Hales

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 22Oyeleke
  • 2Oastler
  • 5Wilson
  • 6Barker
  • 8MolesleySubstituted forFitchettat 78'minutes
  • 7HattonBooked at 41minsSubstituted forDialloat 57'minutes
  • 16Forbes
  • 21McCollinBooked at 83mins
  • 9WilliamsSubstituted forDerryat 76'minutes
  • 23Holman

Substitutes

  • 10Fitchett
  • 13Thomas
  • 17Diallo
  • 18N'Guessan
  • 19Derry
Referee:
Ian Hussin
Attendance:
1,577

Match Stats

Home TeamKidderminsterAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home7
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 0, Aldershot Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 0, Aldershot Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Nabi Diallo (Aldershot Town).

  5. Post update

    Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Tom Derry (Aldershot Town).

  7. Post update

    Josh Gowling (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aman Verma (Kidderminster Harriers) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin Nicholson with a cross.

  9. Booking

    Andre McCollin (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Andre McCollin (Aldershot Town).

  11. Post update

    Jake Green (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Cheyenne Dunkley (Kidderminster Harriers).

  13. Post update

    Dan Holman (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Dan Fitchett replaces Mark Molesley because of an injury.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Reece Hales replaces Craig Reid.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Aman Verma replaces Jack Byrne.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Tom Derry replaces Brett Williams.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 0, Aldershot Town 2. Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Aldershot Town. Glenn Wilson tries a through ball, but Glenn Wilson is caught offside.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Nicholson (Kidderminster Harriers).

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