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Altrincham 2-2 Kidderminster Harriers

Dave Hockaday
Dave Hockaday only took over on Friday at the Harriers, who have now won just once in 32 games

Michael Rankine's strike in the fifth minute of injury time earned Altrincham a draw to cruelly deny Kidderminster Harriers their first win of the season.

Alty led when James Lawrie's corner went in at the near post, but Harriers levelled before the break through Callum Hassan's powerful shot.

Midfield debutant Ben Whitfield's goal appeared to have secured Harriers a first win in 17 matches this season.

But big striker Rankine netted with a powerful free-kick from 20 yards.

Hope for Dave Hockaday's Harriers
Kidderminster Harriers remain without a win in 17 National League matches this season. But they have drawn five out of their last seven away games - and their three most recent defeats have all been by the odd goal.

Following a defensive mistake, on-loan AFC Bournemouth midfielder Whitfield seemed to have earned a first win of the season for the visitors.

But the contest ended all square in a frantic finish when former Hereford United striker Rankine's sweet low shot found the bottom corner to ensure the visitors stay bottom of the National League.

Harriers took the field at Moss Lane with two debutants, both of whom have come on loan to Aggborough from Premier League clubs.

Goalscorer Whitfield (Bournemouth) and striker Joe Ward (West Brom), who have both come on one-month loans, take the number of players signed since the departure of manager Gary Whild to six.

Kidderminster Harriers head coach Dave Hockaday told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"I'm very angry and frustrated. That definitely feels like a defeat. We've gifted them a goal.

"It's just gone straight in off a corner. We've scored two great goals, we're playing all the football then we give away a free kick and they score.

"To concede in the 95th minute, when we've dominated for large stretches, I feel for the vast majority of my players."

Line-ups

Altrincham

Formation 3-5-2

  • 17Deasy
  • 20Sinnott
  • 18Bowerman
  • 4Moult
  • 5Havern
  • 7Lawrie
  • 10Reeves
  • 14O'KeefeSubstituted forHeathcoteat 86'minutes
  • 6Leather
  • 11Clee
  • 9Rankine

Substitutes

  • 12Heathcote
  • 21Swift
  • 23Williams
  • 24Davis
  • 25Stouppis

Kidderminster

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Snedker
  • 2HodgkissBooked at 90mins
  • 3Rowe-Turner
  • 34WhitfieldSubstituted forClarkeat 90+1'minutes
  • 5Langmead
  • 4Maxwell
  • 15Tunnicliffe
  • 35Ward
  • 9HassanBooked at 83mins
  • 33MurphySubstituted forGreenat 53'minutes
  • 27Francis-AngolSubstituted forStycheat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Palmer
  • 6Clarke
  • 10Dinsley
  • 14Green
  • 17Styche
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
869

Match Stats

Home TeamAltrinchamAway TeamKidderminster
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home2
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Altrincham 2, Kidderminster Harriers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Altrincham 2, Kidderminster Harriers 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Altrincham 2, Kidderminster Harriers 2. Michael Rankine (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jordan Sinnott.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jared Hodgkiss (Kidderminster Harriers).

  5. Post update

    James Lawrie (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Joe Clarke replaces Ben Whitfield.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Damian Reeves (Altrincham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Damian Reeves (Altrincham) header from the right side of the box is saved.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Altrincham. Sam Heathcote replaces Josh O'Keefe.

  10. Booking

    Callum Hassan (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Callum Hassan (Kidderminster Harriers).

  12. Post update

    Jordan Sinnott (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Ward (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from outside the box.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Reece Styche replaces Zaine Francis-Angol.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Altrincham 1, Kidderminster Harriers 2. Ben Whitfield (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Altrincham.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ben Whitfield (Kidderminster Harriers).

  18. Post update

    Jordan Sinnott (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Luke Maxwell (Kidderminster Harriers).

  20. Post update

    Damian Reeves (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

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