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Forest Green 2-3 Kidderminster Harriers

Aman Verma
Aman Verma signed a new one-year deal with Kidderminster in June

Aman Verma scored two, including a late winner, as Kidderminster Harriers twice came from behind to beat Forest Green.

Lee Hughes nodded in against his former club to give the hosts the lead, only for Verma to level with a firm header.

James Norwood put Forest Green back in front from close range but Jack Byrne headed home Jared Hodgkiss's cross to make it 2-2 at the break.

Verma then had an effort disallowed for offside before firing in a late winner from six yards following a corner.

Forest Green assistant manager Dave Kevan told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Kevan on Forest Green v Kidderminster

"We're creating a lot of chances and we need to convert them, but at the same time we've got to be defensively tighter and meaner back there - we'd have had to score four goals to win - and that doesn't happen very often.

"We never really sustain our pressure in games and take those opportunities at the other end to give our defenders that bit of respite, but we've got to expect teams to come in to games and have spells, whether we're at home or not and we've got to deal with those spells better.

"We've got to put this behind us now and thankfully we've got another game in 48 hours."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 2Pipe
  • 26ColesSubstituted forRacineat 43'minutes
  • 5Oliver
  • 10Kelly
  • 7NorwoodBooked at 52mins
  • 19Sinclair
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 18Frear
  • 11Hughes
  • 20ParkinBooked at 53mins

Substitutes

  • 3Stokes
  • 6Bennett
  • 16Racine
  • 21White
  • 29McGrory

Kidderminster

  • 1Lewis
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 25Tunnicliffe
  • 15Grimes
  • 28Nicholson
  • 18GittingsSubstituted forReidat 46'minutes
  • 4StorerBooked at 52mins
  • 7ByrneSubstituted forGreenat 88'minutes
  • 8Johnson
  • 17Verma
  • 11StycheSubstituted forAsanteat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Green
  • 10Reid
  • 13Mayebi
  • 14Obeng
  • 29Asante
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
2,044

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamKidderminster
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Kidderminster Harriers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Kidderminster Harriers 3.

Attempt saved. Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Jake Green replaces Jack Byrne.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

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

Foul by Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers).

Jamie Grimes (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Jon Parkin tries a through ball, but Jon Parkin is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Kidderminster Harriers 3. Aman Verma (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Craig Reid.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Attempt blocked. Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Foul by Jamie Grimes (Kidderminster Harriers).

Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Akwasi Asante replaces Reece Styche.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by David Pipe with a cross.

Attempt missed. Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Luke Oliver (Forest Green Rovers).

Reece Styche (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Foul by Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers).

Craig Reid (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Reece Styche (Kidderminster Harriers).

Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Booking

Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Attempt missed. Craig Reid (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

Jamie Grimes (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

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

Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Marvin Johnson tries a through ball, but Marvin Johnson is caught offside.

Foul by Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers).

Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

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