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Kidderminster Harriers 0-3 Bristol Rovers

Ellis Harrison
Bristol Rovers forward Ellis Harrison has scored ten goals this season

Two second-half goals from Ellis Harrison helped Bristol Rovers ease past Kidderminster to keep up the pressure on Conference leaders Barnet.

Former Harriers striker Nathan Blissett hit the bar for Rovers in the first half as Andy Monkhouse also went close.

Harrison nodded in from Chris Lines' cross just after the break, before turning in his second from close range after a mix-up in the Harriers box.

Lines then found Matty Taylor to tap in and seal victory in stoppage time.

Bristol Rovers are just one point behind Barnet with three games left to play, while Harriers drop to 13th.

Kidderminster Harriers manager told BBC Hereford and Worcester: "Ellis Harrison was a constant threat for our back four and his impact on the game was terrific.

"Bristol Rovers had a fantastic following. In all fairness to our lads, I thought they put a shift in for an hour to 70 minutes or so.

"Once the first goal went in it was always going to be hard for us to win the game."

Line-ups

Kidderminster

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Lewis
  • 4FryBooked at 66mins
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 24Maxwell
  • 15Grimes
  • 18Gittings
  • 5KellyBooked at 56mins
  • 8BoyleBooked at 34mins
  • 9Wright
  • 35HughesSubstituted forAsanteat 72'minutes
  • 3GreenBooked at 45minsSubstituted forObengat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Obeng
  • 21Spencer
  • 28Nicholson
  • 29Asante
  • 31Forsyth

Bristol Rovers

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 25Puddy
  • 4Lockyer
  • 3Brown
  • 7Mansell
  • 6ParkesBooked at 44mins
  • 14LinesSubstituted forO Clarkeat 90+2'minutes
  • 5McChrystal
  • 23Monkhouse
  • 17HarrisonSubstituted forTaylorat 85'minutes
  • 28Dawson
  • 27BlissettBooked at 74mins

Substitutes

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 8O Clarke
  • 10Taylor
  • 11Gosling
Referee:
Simon Bennett
Attendance:
4,229

Match Stats

Home TeamKidderminsterAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home4
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home10
Away10
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 0, Bristol Rovers 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 0, Bristol Rovers 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ollie Clarke replaces Chris Lines.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 0, Bristol Rovers 3. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Chris Lines.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Matty Taylor replaces Ellis Harrison because of an injury.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 0, Bristol Rovers 2. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Andy Monkhouse (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Callum Gittings (Kidderminster Harriers).

  14. Post update

    Adam Dawson (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Mark McChrystal (Bristol Rovers).

  17. Post update

    Daniel Wright (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  18. Booking

    Nathan Blissett (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Blissett (Bristol Rovers).

  20. Post update

    Jamie Grimes (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

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