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SouthportSouthport3KidderminsterKidderminster Harriers4

Southport 3-4 Kidderminster Harriers

Relegated Kidderminster Harriers ended the National League season unbeaten in six games as they won a seven-goal thriller at Southport.

Louis Almond gave the hosts an early lead from the penalty spot after keeper Dean Snedker brought down Mike Phenix before James McQuilkin's equaliser.

Elton Ngwatala put Harriers ahead at the break, going back in front through Tyrone Williams after Phenix levelled.

Evan Garnett made it 4-2 to Harriers but Jack Ryan pulled a late goal back.

Much-improved Harriers completed their campaign in 23rd place, having reached the 40-point mark, nine adrift of safety, after losing just once in their last nine matches.

Harriers boss Colin Gordon told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"It was great to sign off with a win. It keeps that momentum going. We thoroughly entertained. I was very, very pleased.

"It was a ridiculous start to the game, but it wouldn't be Kidderminster Harriers if we didn't make it difficult for ourselves.

"It was a very difficult surface. Probably the worst we've played on. But we managed to still pass the ball, move the ball and create chances."

Line-ups

Southport

Formation 4-3-3

  • 25Crocombe
  • 18Jones
  • 8Wright
  • 11Jones
  • 3WhittleSubstituted forHewittat 46'minutes
  • 5Thompson
  • 4NolanSubstituted forWestcarrat 86'minutes
  • 12Blakeman
  • 16RutherfordSubstituted forRyanat 82'minutes
  • 17Almond
  • 22Phenix

Substitutes

  • 1Coughlin
  • 2Challoner
  • 9Westcarr
  • 23Hewitt
  • 24Ryan

Kidderminster

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13SnedkerBooked at 5mins
  • 21Williams
  • 29Lowe
  • 36McQuilkin
  • 27Francis-AngolSubstituted forHodgkissat 86'minutes
  • 5Langmead
  • 38Ngwatala
  • 24Fane
  • 11Gnahoua
  • 34WhitfieldSubstituted forGarnettat 74'minutes
  • 22SweeneySubstituted forPatrickat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 9Garnett
  • 10Patrick
  • 15Tunnicliffe
  • 26Brown
Referee:
Derek Eaton

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamKidderminster
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southport 3, Kidderminster Harriers 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southport 3, Kidderminster Harriers 4.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Southport 3, Kidderminster Harriers 4. Jack Ryan (Southport) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Jared Hodgkiss tries a through ball, but Jared Hodgkiss is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. James McQuilkin (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  6. Post update

    Foul by James McQuilkin (Kidderminster Harriers).

  7. Post update

    Steven Hewitt (Southport) wins a free kick.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. Craig Westcarr replaces Liam Nolan.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Jared Hodgkiss replaces Zaine Francis-Angol because of an injury.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Southport 2, Kidderminster Harriers 4. Evan Garnett (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Arthur Gnahoua.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Phenix (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Nolan (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Evan Garnett (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Omari Patrick with a cross.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. Jack Ryan replaces Paul Rutherford.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Southport.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Southport 2, Kidderminster Harriers 3. Tyrone Williams (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Evan Garnett with a cross.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Evan Garnett replaces Ben Whitfield.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Louis Almond (Southport).

  19. Post update

    Ousmane Fane (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Ben Whitfield tries a through ball, but Ben Whitfield is caught offside.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham4630115873057101
2Forest Green462611969422789
3Braintree4623121156381881
4Grimsby4622141082453780
5Dover4623111275532280
6Tranmere4622121261441778
7Eastleigh4621121364531175
8Wrexham462091771561569
9Gateshead461910175970-1167
10Macclesfield461991860481266
11Barrow461714156471-765
12Woking461710197168361
13Lincoln City461613176968161
14Bromley46179206772-560
15Aldershot46168225472-1856
16Southport461413195265-1355
17Chester461412206771-454
18Torquay461312215476-2251
19Boreham Wood461214204449-550
20Guiseley461116194770-2349
21Halifax461212225582-2748
22Altrincham461014224873-2544
23Kidderminster46913244971-2240
24Welling46811273573-3835
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