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Kidderminster Harriers 3-2 Eastleigh

Arthur Gnahoua
Arthur Gnahoua's 74th-minute winner was his first since arriving in January

Kidderminster Harriers moved off the bottom of the National League table with a hard-fought win over Eastleigh.

Ben Whitfield set up Luke Maxwell to put Harriers ahead after three minutes before scorer turned provider, teeing up Harry White to double their lead.

Harriers old boy James Constable then scored twice in eight minutes, poking into the bottom corner before levelling from Luke Coulson's delivery.

But Arthur Gnahoua put Harriers back in front with a fine solo effort.

Harriers' second victory in four days lifts Colin Gordon's side above Torquay United on goal difference, but they are still 10 points from safety in the National League table.

Harriers boss Colin Gordon told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"Nobody can doubt our spirit. Look at the honesty and the endeavour. The back four were throwing their bodies on the line for the team.

"We were playing against a very good team with an extremely good budget. They've got experience and took advantage of our naivety, causing us a lot of problems in the second half.

"But I was delighted with them, particularly in the first half. We started with a great intensity, passed the ball and played the game how I want to play it. I think the fans could see that. And what a brilliant goal to win a game."

Line-ups

Kidderminster

  • 13Snedker
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 29Lowe
  • 11Gnahoua
  • 27Francis-AngolSubstituted forWilliamsat 76'minutes
  • 34Whitfield
  • 24FaneBooked at 90mins
  • 5Langmead
  • 14WhiteSubstituted forGarnettat 85'minutes
  • 38NgwatalaSubstituted forMcQuilkinat 83'minutes
  • 4Maxwell

Substitutes

  • 9Garnett
  • 10Patrick
  • 21Williams
  • 26Brown
  • 36McQuilkin

Eastleigh

  • 19Poke
  • 2Partington
  • 5TurleyBooked at 11mins
  • 8Payne
  • 20HardingSubstituted forMohamedat 6'minutesSubstituted forMidsonat 88'minutes
  • 4EvansBooked at 32mins
  • 31Coulson
  • 14Strevens
  • 3Green
  • 9ConstableBooked at 54mins
  • 32Tubbs

Substitutes

  • 1Flitney
  • 6Reid
  • 12Midson
  • 16Lee
  • 28Mohamed
Referee:
Adrian Holmes
Attendance:
1,335

Match Stats

Home TeamKidderminsterAway TeamEastleigh
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home5
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away12

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