|Kidderminster Harriers 1(0) v (0)0 Scunthorpe United|
|Football League Division 3 - Aggborough - 11 August 2001|
|Stuart Brock 7||0(3)||0||0||0||0||||Thomas Evans 6||0(2)||0||0||0||0|
|Parfait Medou-Otye 6||0||0||4||4||0||[2/4]||Nathan Stanton 5||0||0||1||1||0|
|Scott Stamps 5||0||0||1||1||1||||Andrew Dawson 6||0||0||1||0||0|
|Mark Blake 5||0||0||2||3||0||[24/5]||Mark Jackson 5||0||0||3||2||0|
|Craig Hinton 7||0||0||3||3||0||[5/6]||Stuart Thom 5||0||4||0||3||1|
|Adie Smith 6||0||0||1||1||0||[6/2]||Carl Bradshaw 5||1(1)||0||1||1||0|
|Tony Bird 7||0||0||2||3||0||[19/16]||Gareth Sheldon 5||0||2||0||1||0|
|Ben Davies 6||0||1||1||0||0||[17/15]||Wayne Graves 5||0||0||1||2||0|
|Stewart Hadley 5||1(1)||2||4||5||1||[21/9]||Martin Carruthers 6||1(1)||2||4||6||0|
|Andy Ducros 6||1||1||1||1||0||[14/21]||Kim Grant 5||0||1||3||1||2|
|Sam Shilton 5||0||0||0||0||0||[11/14]||Peter Beagrie 6||1(1)||1||4||3||0|
|Daire Doyle||[7/18]||Russ Wilcox|
|Ian Foster 5||1(1)||1||0||1||0||[10/19]||Brian Quailey 5||0||0||1||0||0|
|Lee Ayres||[16/23]||Lee Ridley|
|Dean Bennett 5||0||0||0||0||0||[20/26]||James Cotterill|
|Brendan Murphy||[13/20]||Richard Siddall|
|Fouls Conceded||Offside||Corners||Shots On||Shots off|
|61||Andy Ducros||Blasted a 22 yard free-kick past the wall and into the top left corner.|
Scunthorpe: (Lime & Navy/Navy/Navy)
|75||Foster||Ducros||Foster to striker.||76||Quailey||Grant||Quailey to striker.|
|75||Bennett||Shilton||Bennett to left midfield.|
|Blake 28 Foul||Jackson 36 Foul
Carruthers 82 Foul
Harriers scored their first ever goal against Scunthorpe and it was
enough to ensure opening day victory.
The opening exchanges were fairly even with the visitors having perhaps the better. The game became quite scrappy and stuck in midfield, the only shot on target in the opening period was Carl Bradshaw's long range effort which was hit straight at Stuart Brock.
After the break Harriers grew stronger, Stewart Hadley's header forced Evans to make a save although it did not really have enough power to trouble him. Soon after Stuart Thom brought Hadley down just outside the penalty area and Andy Ducros stepped up and hammered the free-kick past the wall and into the top corner with Evans rooted to the spot.
Martin Carruthers and Peter Beagrie both drew saves from Brock as the visitors pressed, and Harriers' Ian Foster on as a sub for Ducros also had a good chance which Evans saved. Harriers weathered the storm as Scunthorpe pressed for a late equaliser and deservedly held on to win.