National League
Forest GreenForest Green Rovers2KidderminsterKidderminster Harriers3
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:

"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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Jake Green replaces Jack Byrne.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers).

  9. Post update

    Jamie Grimes (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

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

  11. 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.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Grimes (Kidderminster Harriers).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Akwasi Asante replaces Reece Styche.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  20. Post update

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

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