Cheltenham Town 1(0) v (2)3 Kidderminster Harriers

Nationwide League Division 3 - Whaddon Road - 21 April 2001

Attendance: 4415

Individual Stats
Cheltenham Shots Fouls Offside v Kidderminster Shots Fouls Offside
 OnOffForAg   OnOffForAg 
Steve Book           1 Tim Clarke          
Michael Duff           2/12 Parfait Medou-Otye          
Grant McCann           25/3 Scott Stamps          
Mark Sertori           28/4 Paul Webb          
Chris Banks           4/5 Craig Hinton          
Lee Howells           7/6 Adie Smith          
Gregory Goodridge           29/7 Dean Bennett          
Mark Yates           16/23 Daire Doyle          
Neil Grayson           9 Tony Bird          
Charlie MacDonald           27/25 Drewe Broughton          
Russell Milton           18/21 Stewart Hadley          
Hugh McAuley           14/11 Thomas Skovbjerg          
Richard Walker           15/14 Andy Ducros          
Julian Alsop           19/22 Neil MacKenzie          
Martin Devaney           20/24 Andy Corbett          
Shane Higgs           12/26 Stuart Brock          



Team Stats
  Fouls Conceded Offside Corners Shots On Shots off
Cheltenham 14 5 2 2 9
Kidderminster 16 6 5 10 7



54 Neil GRAYSON MacDonald crossed from the left and Grayson beat Clarke to it to head in from 8 yards.
20 Paul WEBB Stamps' free kick hit the wall, Bennett played the ball high into the penalty area, Book failed to punch cleanly and Webb fired the loose ball in from the edge of the area.
45 Tony BIRD Webb over-hit a cross from the right, Doyle retrieved it on the left and shot back across goal but so wide it became a pass which Bird volleyed in left footed.
64 Drewe BROUGHTON Doyle made an incisive run through the inside left channel and chipped to the far post where Broughton headed in from close range.




Cheltenham: (Red & White/White/White)

Kidderminster: (Blue & Yellow/Blue/Blue)




Cheltenham Kidderminster
45 Walker Banks Walker to left central defender. Now 4-3-2. 80 MacKenzie Webb MacKenzie toe right central midfield.
66 McAuley McCann McAuley to right midfield, Goodridge to left midfield, Yates to right central midfield, Milton to left central midfield, Duff to central defender. Now 3-4-2. 80 Ducros Broughton Ducros to striker.
73 Alsop Goodridge Alsop to striker, Milton to left midfield, Yates to central midfield. Now 3-3-3. 89 Corbett Doyle Corbett to left midfield.



Referee: H.M.Webb
Cheltenham Kidderminster
  Howells 25 Violent Conduct Broughton 53 Foul
Stamps 69 Foul
Medou-Otye 90 Foul



Match Report
The meeting of the last two Conference Champions ended with a resounding victory for visiting Kidderminster. Kidderminster made changes t their winning team to compensate for the physical style of Cheltenham with Tony Bird, Drewe Broughton and Paul Webb all returning.

The tactic worked a treat as Harriers rolled up their sleeves and got stuck into their task. It didn't take long for the game to start becoming bad tempered, Broughton and Mark Sertori were never far apart ad there were several other battles going on around the pitch.

Kidderminster were also playing the better football and created a number of good openings in the early stages, Broughton shot wide and Banks sliced a clearance onto the roof his own net. It was no surprise, then, when Harriers took the lead, although the free-kick that led to the goal clearly didn't work as planned. Daire Doyle's cross for the second goal also appeared to be intended as a shot rather than a pass, but that worked out better in the end.

With the dismissal of Howells for an off-the-ball challenge on Broughton Cheltenham were forced to re-organise, although this didn't happen until after the break when they came out looking for an early goal. For a brief period of the second half Kidderminster were forced onto the back foot and Cheltenham scored the goal that they desperately wanted. The comeback didn't last long, however, Daire Doyle was having an inspired game on the left of midfield and it was his incursion into the home penalty area that led to Broughton heading in the third to settle any nerves and to wrap up the game. From now on all Cheltenham resistance was ended and Kidderminster had their first away win since October, and their first on a Saturday all season.



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