|Kidderminster Harriers 2(2) v (0)3 Preston North End (aet)|
|Worthington Cup Round 1 - Aggborough - 21 August 2001|
|Stuart Brock 7||0(8)||0||1||0||0||||David Lucas 6||0(4)||0||0||0||0|
|Parfait Medou-Otye 5||0||0||2||0||0||||Graham Alexander 5||0||0||4||1||0|
|Scott Stamps 5||0||0||2||2||1||[3/22]||Adam Eaton 6||0||0||2||0||0|
|Mark Blake 6||1(1)||1||4||0||0||[24/6]||Sean Gregan 5||2(1)||1||1||4||0|
|Craig Hinton 8||0||0||2||4||0||||Michael Jackson 6||1||0||2||1||0|
|Lee Ayres 7||0||0||2||1||0||[16/14]||Colin Murdock (5)||0||0||5||5||0|
|Tony Bird 8||3(1w)||1||5||4||0||[19/7]||Lee Cartwright 5||0||0||2||1||0|
|Ben Davies 8||0||1||0||3||0||[17/8]||Mark Rankine 5||0||0||0||1||0|
|Drewe Broughton 6||2(2)||0||6||6||1||[9/11]||David Healy 6||3(3)||2||4||3||7|
|Ian Foster 5||1(1)||0||1||2||0||[10/17]||Jonathan Macken 6||3(1w)||3||0||3||3|
|Sam Shilton 7||0||3||2||3||0||[11/31]||Iain Anderson 7||4(4)||2||0||3||0|
|Daire Doyle 5||0||0||0||0||0||[7/12]||Kevin Gallagher 7||1||0||2||1||0|
|Andy Ducros||[14/25]||Richard Creswell 5||0||0||0||2||0|
|Stewart Hadley 5||0||0||1||0||0||[21/28]||Brian Barry-Murphy|
|Ian Joy||[25/38]||Michael Keane 6||0||1||2||3||0|
|Brendan Murphy||[13/21]||Tepi Moilanen|
|Fouls Conceded||Offside||Corners||Shots On||Shots off|
|16||Tony Bird||Received the ball from Broughton near halfway and charged through the Preston defence before planting his shot past Lucas.||77||Jonathan Macken||Keane's pass sprung the offside trap and Macken raced clear and tucked his shot inside the near post.|
|37||Tony Bird||Davies looped a cross over from the left, Preston failed to clear and Bird lashed the ball in at the far post.||82||Kevin Gallagher||Brock saved well from Anderson and parried Healy's follow-up into the path of Gallagher, this effort he pushed up onto the crossbar but was unable to prevent it crossing the line..|
|99||Micheal Jackson||Lunged through the crowded penalty area to head in a right-wing corner at the near post.|
|81||Doyle||Foster||Doyle to right central midfield, Blake to left central midfield, Davies to central midfield. Now 4-5-1.||46||Gallagher||Cartwright||Gallagher to right midfield.|
|81||Hadley||Broughton||Hadley to striker.||46||Keane||Rankine||Keane to left central midfield, Gregan to right central midfield.|
|106||Bird to striker, Doyle to right midfield, Davies to right central midfield. Now 4-4-2.||106||Creswell||Anderson||Creswell to left midfield.|
|Shilton 52 Foul
Hinton 85 Foul
Ayres 110 Foul
|Gregan 36 Foul
Healy 83 Foul
Keane 97 Foul
|Referee: A.Hall (West Midlands)|
Kidderminster still search for their first ever win in the Worthington
Cup, but gave First Division Preston a great fright before finally
succumbing in extra-time.
Preston were the first to show any attacking intent, with Anderson forcing a save from Brock, but after the opening flurry, Kidderminster took control. Broughton had a tenth minute goal ruled out as he had strayed offside in the build up. Six minutes later Bird picked up the ball near half-way and ran through the heart of the visiting defence before planting his shot past Lucas.
Soon afterwards Bird headed against the post, and in the 37th minute he doubled the lead. Davies looped a cross over from the left, Preston couldn't clear and Bird lashed his shot in at the far post. At this stage, to the neutral observer it was Kidderminster who looked like a First Division side.
After the break Preston came out fired up and were immediately on the attack. Healy, Anderson and Macken all had chances which Brock was equal to. The attacks came in waves and it was inevitable that a goal would come. With less than fifteen mminute remaining, Keane's pass sprung the offside trap and Macken raced clear and tucked his shot inside the near post. Five minutes later Preston were level, Brock mad a great save to keep out Macken's shot and then parried Healy's follow-up into the path of Gallagher, his effort he pushed onto the crossbar but could not prevent it crossing the line.
The game moved into extra-time and Macken hit the crossbar with a shot before Jackson powered through a crowded penalty area to head in a right wing corner for the winner. Kidderminster continued to battle, but were unable to find an equaliser as Preston held on to win.