|Kidderminster Harriers 0(0) v (2)2 Swansea City|
|Football League Division 3 - Aggborough - 29 September 2001|
|Stuart Brock 3||0||0||1||0||0||||Roger Freestone 7||0(3)||0||1||0||0|
|Ian Clarkson 5||0||1||1||1||0||[12/2]||Lee Jenkins 5||1||0||2||0||0|
|Ian Joy 5||0||0||0||3||0||[25/3]||Michael Howard 5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Mark Blake 5||1(1)||4||2||4||2||[24/14]||Kris O'Leary 6||0||0||0||0||0|
|Mark Shail 5||0||0||1||5||0||[15/18]||Chris Todd 5||0||0||1||0||1|
|Adie Smith 5||0||0||2||1||0||||Matthew Bound 5||0||0||2||0||0|
|Tony Bird 5||0||0||0||1||0||[19/26]||Richie Appleby 5||0||3||2||3||0|
|Ben Davies 5||0||0||0||0||0||[17/4]||Nick Cusack 5||0||1||3||2||0|
|Colin Larkin 7||1(1)||0||0||0||0||[27/9]||John Williams 6||1||0||4||3||0|
|Dean Bennett 7||0||2||1||0||0||[20/27]||Stuart Roberts 6||0||2||1||4||1|
|Scott Stamps 5||0||0||1||1||0||[3/12]||Gareth Phillips 5||0||1||2||1||0|
|Danny Williams 5||0||0||0||0||0||||David Romo|
|Drewe Broughton 6||1(1)||2||1||3||1||[9/20]||Leigh De-Vulgt|
|Sam Shilton 5||0||0||2||1||0||[11/24]||Nathan Tyson 4||0||0||0||1||0|
|Abdou Sall||[26/25]||Andrew Mumford 5||0||2||2||0||0|
|Brendan Murphy||||Jason Jones|
|Fouls Conceded||Offside||Corners||Shots On||Shots off|
|7||Leigh Jenkins||Roberts' dee left-wing cross evaded Joy at the far post and found Jenkins who advanced towards goal and tucked his shot inside the near post.|
|20||John Williams||The ball was played over the defence to Williams who brushed off the challenge of Smith before planting a shot past Brock.|
|46||Williams||Davies||Williams to right central midfield.||66||Mumford||Appleby||Mumford to central midfield, Cusack to right central midfield.|
|46||Broughton||Bird||Broughton to striker, Bennett to right midfield.||86||Tyson||Williams||Tyson to striker.|
|46||Shilton||Stamps||Shilton to left midfield.||88||Now 5-3-1|
|88||Bennett to goalkeeper. Now 4-3-2.|
|Blake 30 Foul
Clarkson 45 Foul
Joy 58 Dissent
Shail 90 Foul
|Brock 88 Violent Conduct||Phillips 47 Foul
Roberts 78 Unsporting Behaviour
|Tyson 88 Violent Conduct|
|Referee: S.Bennett (Kent)|
Kidderminster lose their unbeaten home record after another toothless
display at Aggborough. They have now failed to score in six of
their eleven League games.
Swansea are struggling to get their season going as much as Harriers, albeit without the weakness in front of goal. While they are scoring goals they are also leaking them quite badly, and there was an early demonstration as to why in the opening minutes when Kidderminster won a corner. Stamps delivered a dangerous ball into the heart of the goalmouth, Freestone came and flapped at it but the danger didn't last as Harriers were unabe to get a body on the end of the cross.
Swansea made their hosts suffer for this lack of penetration soon afterwards when Roberts' cross exploited Ian Joy's lack of inches and allowed Jenkins to ghost in at the far post and tuck the ball inside Brock's left hand post. Before Harriers were able to get any sort of rhythm Swansea had extended their lead aftee another defensive mistake. Adie Smith allowed himself to be brushed off the ball by Williams (pictured), and the tall striker planted a second goal past Brock.
Two goals down, Harriers gave another abject performance during the rest of the opening period. Larkin did bring a save from Freestone, but Swansea were never in any danger.
At the break Harriers made a triple susbstitution in an attempt to get themselves back into the game. Drewe Broughton came on for his first appearance since his transfer to Oxford collapsed and made a nuisance of himself in amongst the Swansea defence. More often, however, Broughton found himself on the wrong side of the referee who penalised him for using his arms in an inappropriate manner.
Broughton wasted a glorious chance to reduce the arrears within minutes of coming on, shooting over in front of an open goal, and shortly after Dean Bennett missed another good opprtunity as Colin Larkin drifted wide and began creating chances with several good crosses.
Despite creating more openings, Harriers still didn't look like they were going to score, Mark Blake saw one chance saved and missed a couple more, and the game driftedaway from them. With time running out, Swansea attacked and substitute Nathan Tyson chased long ball into the Harriers penalty area. Stuart Brock took exception to the challenge of the Swansea man, and proceeded to throw a series of punches at him sparking a mass brawl on the pitch and a barrage of missiles fom the Swansea supporters behind his goal. Steve Bennett didn't hve any hesitation in sending both players off after order had been restored. Dean Bennett took over in goa but was not called into action in the closing minutes.