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Kidderminster Harriers 1-1 Dover Athletic

Dover stretched their unbeaten run to six games as they secured a play-off spot with a draw at Kidderminster.

Keith Lowe rose highest to nod in top scorer Ben Whitfield's corner and give the already-relegated Harriers a lead.

They could not hold to it until the break as Ricky Miller reacted quickest to a speculative punt upfield, and lobbed goalkeeper Dean Snedker.

Harriers' Arthur Gnahoua and Zaine Francis-Angol both shot wide as the game petered out to a stale finish.

Colin Gordon's Harriers, who appointed John Eustace on Thursday as their new manager for next season, have now lost just once in eight matches.

Harriers boss Colin Gordon told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"I was really pleased with the performance. I only wish we could have had this run earlier in the season. But we've missed some good chances.

"We work on a league table for the last 20 games, since when we came in, and Dover are second only to Cheltenham.

"It shows you the level we've got to. Dover are the form team since January. So we've got to be proud, because we can compete. We have to take this positivity into next season."

Line-ups

Kidderminster

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Snedker
  • 21Williams
  • 29Lowe
  • 24Fane
  • 17Kinsella
  • 5Langmead
  • 38NgwatalaBooked at 90mins
  • 36McQuilkinSubstituted forGnahouaat 64'minutes
  • 27Francis-Angol
  • 22SweeneySubstituted forPatrickat 80'minutes
  • 34Whitfield

Substitutes

  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 9Garnett
  • 10Patrick
  • 11Gnahoua
  • 26Brown

Dover

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Walker
  • 2Magri
  • 8Bellamy
  • 17Deverdics
  • 28Essam
  • 27Braham-BarrettSubstituted forKinnearat 70'minutes
  • 18Parkinson
  • 16Sterling
  • 7Modeste
  • 9MillerBooked at 64mins
  • 23Payne

Substitutes

  • 4Kinnear
  • 14Ofori-Acheampong
  • 15Grimes
  • 26Marsh
  • 30Rafferty
Referee:
Ryan Johnson
Attendance:
1,410

Match Stats

Home TeamKidderminsterAway TeamDover
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away10
Fouls
Home10
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 1, Dover Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 1, Dover Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Dover Athletic.

  4. Booking

    Elton Ngwatala (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Elton Ngwatala (Kidderminster Harriers).

  6. Post update

    Sam Magri (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tyrone Williams (Kidderminster Harriers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ben Whitfield.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ben Whitfield (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Dover Athletic. Ricky Modeste tries a through ball, but Ricky Modeste is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Elton Ngwatala (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Omari Patrick replaces Dan Sweeney.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Dover Athletic.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Dan Sweeney (Kidderminster Harriers).

  17. Post update

    Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Arthur Gnahoua (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Dan Sweeney tries a through ball, but Dan Sweeney is caught offside.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham452911584295598
2Forest Green452511968422686
3Grimsby452214982443880
4Dover4523111175522380
5Braintree4522121153381578
6Tranmere4521121260441675
7Eastleigh4521121263511275
8Wrexham452091671541769
9Gateshead451910165766-967
10Macclesfield451981859471265
11Barrow451614156271-962
12Lincoln City451613166865361
13Bromley45179196669-360
14Woking451610196967258
15Southport451413184961-1255
16Aldershot45158225171-2053
17Chester451312206369-651
18Torquay451312205172-2151
19Boreham Wood451114204149-847
20Halifax451211225481-2747
21Guiseley451016194367-2446
22Altrincham451014214870-2244
23Kidderminster45813244568-2337
24Welling45811263570-3535
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