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Kidderminster Harriers 2-0 Aldershot Town

Kidderminster Harriers registered only their second win of the season as they beat Aldershot Town at Aggborough.

Dipo Akinyemi came close for Aldershot in the first half, but his header from Dan Walker's cross went just wide.

James McQuilkin opened the scoring for the Harriers, volleying Jordan Murphy's cross into the bottom corner.

Ben Whitfield then slammed home a Jared Hodgkiss's cross from 20 yards to secure the bottom club their second win in successive home league matches.

Meanwhile, Harriers have handed majority shareholder Colin Gordon the title of chief executive, with immediate effect.

Gordon, who initially joined the club in April as football development director, has given up his role as an agent to comply with Football Association rules after last week buying out the club's three largest shareholders for "a nominal amount".

Aldershot Town boss Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

"Again in the first half we've created chances and when you're on top you've got to take them and the second half was totally unacceptable. I thought their team wanted it more and that's a sad indictment.

"It's something we won't accept. We can't afford to start sloppy and that's what happened and they put pressure on us. We aren't good enough to allow that to happen and you keep defending and start as slow as that.

"They came out and worked harder than our boys which is something I won't accept and the players realise they didn't work as hard as them. They just expected it was Kidderminster and they would turn up and allow us to win."

Line-ups

Kidderminster

  • 13SnedkerBooked at 85mins
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 5Langmead
  • 4Maxwell
  • 24YoungSubstituted forJonesat 78'minutes
  • 40Howkins
  • 36McQuilkin
  • 25Fazlic
  • 27Francis-Angol
  • 33Murphy
  • 34WhitfieldSubstituted forObosuat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Rowe-Turner
  • 7Singh
  • 18Jones
  • 26Brown
  • 37Obosu

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 12Alexander
  • 14BecklesBooked at 55mins
  • 4Lathrope
  • 3McGintyBooked at 47mins
  • 6OliverSubstituted forWalkerat 63'minutes
  • 19Walker
  • 8Stevenson
  • 15BrowneSubstituted forRichardsat 63'minutes
  • 17Brodie
  • 20AkinyemiSubstituted forHattonat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Hatton
  • 10Walker
  • 11Richards
  • 13Thomas
  • 16Gallagher
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
1,790

Match Stats

Home TeamKidderminsterAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home1
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 2, Aldershot Town 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town).

  4. Post update

    Dino Fazlic (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Dan Walker (Aldershot Town).

  6. Post update

    Zaine Francis-Angol (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. George Obosu replaces Ben Whitfield.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

  9. Booking

    Dean Snedker (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Jordan Jones replaces Matt Young.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Sam Hatton replaces Dipo Akinyemi.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Dipo Akinyemi (Aldershot Town).

  17. Post update

    Dino Fazlic (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town).

  19. Post update

    Jared Hodgkiss (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jordan Murphy (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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