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Kidderminster 0-2 Macclesfield

Alex Grant
Alex Grant was previously at Portsmouth before joining Stoke City in 2013

Alex Grant scored his first senior goal as third-placed Macclesfield handed play-off hopefuls Kidderminster Harriers a fourth straight home defeat.

Harriers' Aman Verma had an effort cleared off the line in the first half.

On-loan Stoke defender Grant opened the scoring, meeting Paul Turnbull's corner to poke the ball home from close range - the first of two in three minutes.

Waide Fairhurst then collected a Danny Lewis clearance before lobbing the Harriers keeper from almost 50 yards.

Harriers drop to eighth in the Conference table, but are still only a point shy of the play-off zone.

Kidderminster Harriers manager Gary Whild told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"In a game between two teams in the top six where there's not much in it, we switched off from a set-piece.

"It changed the face of the game. It cost us a goal and, for their second, the lad has hit an unbelievable finish.

"At the moment, teams are making a better fist of coming here and playing the conditions than we are and we've got to try and change that somehow."

Line-ups

Kidderminster

  • 1Lewis
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 25Tunnicliffe
  • 15Grimes
  • 28Nicholson
  • 3Green
  • 4Storer
  • 7Byrne
  • 23ReffellSubstituted forSpencerat 68'minutes
  • 8Johnson
  • 17VermaSubstituted forGittingsat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Reid
  • 18Gittings
  • 19Singh
  • 21Spencer
  • 29Asante

Macclesfield

  • 1Taylor
  • 2Halls
  • 5Pilkington
  • 28Grant
  • 3Barrow
  • 6Turnbull
  • 8LewisBooked at 60mins
  • 11Moke
  • 23Whitaker
  • 10Fairhurst
  • 32JohnstoneSubstituted forBarnes-Homerat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Cowan
  • 15Haining
  • 20Branagan
  • 29Barnes-Homer
  • 34Rowe
Referee:
Ian Hussin
Attendance:
1,761

Match Stats

Home TeamKidderminsterAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away4
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 0, Macclesfield Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 0, Macclesfield Town 2.

Attempt missed. Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Matthew Barnes-Homer (Macclesfield Town).

Jamie Grimes (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Attempt missed. Jamie Grimes (Kidderminster Harriers) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Kevin Nicholson.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Callum Gittings replaces Aman Verma.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Tunnicliffe (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town).

Jake Green (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 0, Macclesfield Town 2. Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from long range on the left to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Jamie Spencer replaces Keyon Reffell.

Goal!

Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 0, Macclesfield Town 1. Alex Grant (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by George Pilkington with a headed pass.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Matthew Barnes-Homer replaces Denny Johnstone.

Attempt missed. Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Denny Johnstone (Macclesfield Town).

Jared Hodgkiss (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Booking

Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town).

Jake Green (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Keyon Reffell (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Denny Johnstone tries a through ball, but Denny Johnstone is caught offside.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Attempt blocked. Alex Grant (Macclesfield Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Turnbull.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Attempt saved. George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Paul Turnbull.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Foul by Keyon Reffell (Kidderminster Harriers).

Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Kidderminster Harriers 0, Macclesfield Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 0, Macclesfield Town 0.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

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

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