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Kidderminster Harriers 2-4 Forest Green Rovers

Jon Parkin
Jon Parkin, 33, has netted 142 goals in all competitions in his 17 seasons with 13 different clubs

Forest Green avenged their Boxing Day home defeat by Kidderminster Harriers as they won the return at Aggborough.

Jon Parkin headed home Dale Bennett's right-wing cross before the visitors struck twice in little over a minute.

Kurtias Guthrie headed on for Clovis Kamdjo to net a left-foot shot before scoring himself from close range.

Three up at half-time. Parkin then added his second before Harriers struck twice in three minutes through a Craig Reid penalty and Marvin Johnson's shot.

Released by a neat flick from young substitute Jamie Spencer on his debut, Johnson cut in from the right to drill in a low drive - his eighth goal of the season.

Reid's penalty, after being fouled by Bennett, was Harriers' first spot-kick this season, but it was too little, too late as Gary Whild's side suffered a second successive home defeat over the festive period.

Forest Green Rovers Assistant Manager David Kevan told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"It got a little bit hairy and credit to Kidderminster, they kept going, and made life really hard towards the end.

"It was only last week we were saying we haven't taken enough chances, so the chances are there, and if we can be more clinical and more ruthless we can build on this.

"David Pipe's been very ill and Sam Wedgbury now and Magno (Vieira), they've all gone down with this illness.

"To have Aaron (Racine) back has been a blessing. Last week, we were saying it might be too early for him but it didn't look to early for him today."

Line-ups

Kidderminster

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Lewis
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 25TunnicliffeBooked at 87mins
  • 15Grimes
  • 28Nicholson
  • 4Storer
  • 17Verma
  • 7ByrneBooked at 56minsSubstituted forSpencerat 58'minutes
  • 10Reid
  • 11StycheSubstituted forGreenat 79'minutes
  • 8Johnson

Substitutes

  • 3Green
  • 14Obeng
  • 18Gittings
  • 21Spencer
  • 29Asante

Forest Green

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Russell
  • 6Bennett
  • 16Racine
  • 5Oliver
  • 10Kelly
  • 7NorwoodBooked at 90mins
  • 12Kamdjo
  • 19Sinclair
  • 18Frear
  • 20ParkinSubstituted forStokesat 85'minutes
  • 17Guthrie

Substitutes

  • 3Stokes
  • 11Hughes
  • 21White
  • 29McGrory
Referee:
David Rock
Attendance:
2,182

Match Stats

Home TeamKidderminsterAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home19
Away12
Shots on Target
Home9
Away9
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 2, Forest Green Rovers 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 2, Forest Green Rovers 4.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers).

  4. Post update

    Aman Verma (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  5. Booking

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved.

  9. Booking

    Jordan Tunnicliffe (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Tunnicliffe (Kidderminster Harriers).

  11. Post update

    Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Kyle Storer tries a through ball, but Kyle Storer is caught offside.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Chris Stokes replaces Jon Parkin.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Grimes (Kidderminster Harriers) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin Nicholson.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Jake Green replaces Reece Styche.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers).

  19. Post update

    Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

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