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Kidderminster Harriers 3-1 Nuneaton Town

Kidderminster Harriers beat Nuneaton Town to move to within two points of the Conference play-off places.

Harriers went ahead on six minutes when Craig Reid capitalised on Anthony Charles's poor clearance to slot home.

Harriers were 2-0 up at the break when Kyle Storer stabbed in a corner.

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Josh Gowling gave Nuneaton hope when he headed the ball past his own keeper on 62 minutes, but Harriers restored their two-goal cushion 10 minutes later as Jack Byrne rounded off a fine move.

Nuneaton had ending an eight-match winless run in league and cup games with a 3-2 triumph at home to Chester on Saturday, but they now drop back to 23rd, five points adrift of safety.

Kidderminster Harriers manager Gary Whild told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"We played some good football, on a difficult pitch and scored three quality goals. The third was as good a move as you will see.

"And it was fitting that Jack Byrne finished it as, over the last month, he's been absolutely outstanding.

"We've brought Jordan Tunnicliffe in with the potential to work with him, see him develop and do well here, and potentially kick on again. He hasn't cost us anything and, with all due respect, he fits the bill for where we are at the moment."

Nuneaton Town manager Liam Daish told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"I'm disappointed. On Saturday, our strength was our strength in certain areas. But we just did not set our stall out.

"After Saturday, I expected a more aggressive start. We were second best early on. We were better after the break, but I said to the lads 'why wait until we're two down to show that energy and drive. Why not do it when it's still 0-0?"

"Their own goal came from a good early ball into the box, which pout the under pressure. But, when we did get in great areas again, the early ball didn't come in. You have to do that to unsettle defences."

Line-ups

Kidderminster

  • 1Lewis
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 30Gowling
  • 15Grimes
  • 28Nicholson
  • 4Storer
  • 7Byrne
  • 18Gittings
  • 17Verma
  • 8Johnson
  • 10ReidSubstituted forHalesat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Green
  • 13Mayebi
  • 14Obeng
  • 22Hales
  • 25Tunnicliffe

Nuneaton

  • 1Dibble
  • 2StarostaBooked at 74mins
  • 11Streete
  • 29Charles
  • 3Franklin
  • 7ArmsonSubstituted forBarringtonat 56'minutes
  • 9Dawson
  • 26FowlerSubstituted forWalkerat 77'minutes
  • 18Brown
  • 28Sodje
  • 12Stankevicius

Substitutes

  • 4Cowan
  • 6Walker
  • 17Smith
  • 21Quinn
  • 24Barrington
Referee:
Adam Bromley
Attendance:
1,377

Match Stats

Home TeamKidderminsterAway TeamNuneaton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home22
Away5
Shots on Target
Home10
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 3, Nuneaton Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 3, Nuneaton Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adam Walker (Nuneaton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Nuneaton Town.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Josh Gowling (Kidderminster Harriers).

  6. Post update

    Christian Dibble (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Reece Hales (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Nuneaton Town.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Onome Sodje (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Reece Hales replaces Craig Reid.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Nuneaton Town. Onome Sodje tries a through ball, but Onome Sodje is caught offside.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Walker (Nuneaton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Adam Walker replaces Lee Fowler.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers).

  18. Post update

    Anton Brown (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aman Verma (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  20. Booking

    Ben Starosta (Nuneaton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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