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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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 3, Eastleigh 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 3, Eastleigh 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by James McQuilkin (Kidderminster Harriers).

  4. Post update

    Luke Coulson (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  5. Booking

    Ousmane Fane (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ousmane Fane (Kidderminster Harriers).

  7. Post update

    Ben Strevens (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Evan Garnett tries a through ball, but Evan Garnett is caught offside.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Eastleigh. Jack Midson replaces Kaid Mohamed.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Eastleigh.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Josh Payne (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Evan Garnett replaces Harry White.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. James McQuilkin replaces Elton Ngwatala because of an injury.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Tyrone Williams (Kidderminster Harriers).

  15. Post update

    Matt Tubbs (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Harry White (Kidderminster Harriers).

  17. Post update

    Joe Partington (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Offside, Eastleigh. Josh Payne tries a through ball, but Josh Payne is caught offside.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Arthur Gnahoua (Kidderminster Harriers).

  20. Post update

    James Constable (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham31209261223969
2Forest Green32215655312468
3Grimsby301610461243758
4Tranmere32158944331153
5Eastleigh3014884841750
6Woking321471155421349
7Braintree28147733211249
8Dover3014795142949
9Lincoln City33139114842648
10Gateshead30146103942-348
11Macclesfield32152154637947
12Wrexham321371254441046
13Aldershot31125143744-741
14Bromley30115145154-338
15Southport31108133141-1038
16Barrow32108144158-1738
17Chester3198143647-1135
18Guiseley30810122946-1734
19Altrincham3088142848-2032
20Halifax3079144362-1930
21Boreham Wood30610142533-828
22Welling3068162541-1626
23Kidderminster3048182948-1920
24Torquay2948173259-2720
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