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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.

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"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

Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 3, Nuneaton Town 1.

Full Time

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

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

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

Foul by Josh Gowling (Kidderminster Harriers).

Christian Dibble (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

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

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Reece Hales replaces Craig Reid.

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

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

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Adam Walker replaces Lee Fowler.

Foul by Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers).

Anton Brown (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

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

Booking

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

Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Callum Gittings tries a through ball, but Callum Gittings is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 3, Nuneaton Town 1. Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner.

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

Attempt saved. Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Attempt blocked. Craig Reid (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Callum Gittings tries a through ball, but Callum Gittings is caught offside.

Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Aman Verma tries a through ball, but Aman Verma is caught offside.

Goal!

Own Goal by Josh Gowling, Kidderminster Harriers. Kidderminster Harriers 2, Nuneaton Town 1.

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

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

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

Foul by Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers).

Adam Dawson (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Marcel Barrington replaces James Armson.

Attempt saved. Kevin Nicholson (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Theo Streete (Nuneaton Town).

Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

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