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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 1, Dover Athletic 1.

Full Time

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

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Booking

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

Foul by Elton Ngwatala (Kidderminster Harriers).

Sam Magri (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

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

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

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

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Omari Patrick replaces Dan Sweeney.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Foul by Dan Sweeney (Kidderminster Harriers).

Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

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

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Chris Kinnear replaces Craig Braham-Barrett because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Zaine Francis-Angol (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Arthur Gnahoua replaces James McQuilkin.

Booking

Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hand ball by Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic).

Foul by Lewis Kinsella (Kidderminster Harriers).

Ricky Modeste (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Ricky Modeste (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Offside, Dover Athletic. Stefan Payne tries a through ball, but Stefan Payne is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Craig Braham-Barrett (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Attempt missed. Tyrone Williams (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Jack Parkinson (Dover Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nicky Deverdics.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Foul by Ben Whitfield (Kidderminster Harriers).

Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Foul by Lewis Kinsella (Kidderminster Harriers).

Jack Parkinson (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

goal

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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