|Doncaster Rovers 0(0) v (0)1 Kidderminster Harriers|
|LDV Vans Trophy Round 1 - Belle Vue - 16 October 2001|
|Barry Richardson 7||0(6)||0||0||0||0||[1/28]||Eric Nixon 5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Colin Hawkins 5||0||1||0||1||0||[2/12]||Ian Clarkon 5||0||0||1||0||0|
|Dean Barrick 6||0||0||2||0||0||[3/25]||Ian Joy 5||0||0||1||4||0|
|Jimmy Kelly 5||0||2||2||1||0||[4/20]||Dean Bennett 7||1(1)||1||0||3||0|
|Jamie Squires 5||0||1||0||1||0||||Craig Hinton 6||0||0||1||2||0|
|Tim Ryan 5||0||0||1||0||0||[6/15]||Mark Shail 5||0||0||1||4||0|
|Andy Watson 5||0||0||2||1||0||[7/19]||Tony Bird 5||0||0||1||1||0|
|Gareth Owen 5||1(w)||2||5||0||0||||Danny Williams 6||1(1)||1||1||3||0|
|Neil Campbell 5||0||0||3||1||1||||Drewe Broughton 5||0||2||0||0||1|
|Tristram Whitman 5||0||0||3||1||3||||Ian Foster 6||2(2)||2||0||1||3|
|Paul Carden 5||0||1||0||1||0||||Sam Shilton 6||2(2)||0||2||0||0|
|Paul Barnes 5||0||0||1||0||0||[12/17]||Ben Davies|
|Justin Jackson 5||0||0||1||1||2||[14/21]||Stewart Hadley 5||0||0||0||1||0|
|Fran Tierney 5||0||0||0||0||0||[15/24]||Mark Blake 5||0||1||0||1||0|
|David Penney||[16/27]||Colin Larkin 6||1||0||0||0||0|
|Andy Warrington||||Brendan Murphy|
|Fouls Conceded||Offside||Corners||Shots On||Shots off|
|72||Colin Larkin||Broughton's pass sprung the offside trap, Larkin ran on to it and chipped the keeper from the edge of the penalty area.|
Doncaster: (Red & White/Red/Red)
|66||Jackson||Whitman||Jackson to striker.||60||Blake||Bird||Blake to right midfield.|
|75||Tierney||Watson||Tierney to right midfield.||60||Larkin||Shilton||Larkin to striker, Bennett to left midfield, Williams to central midfield. Now 4-3-3|
|82||Barnes||Kelly||Barnes to striker, Carden to left midfield, Owen to central midfield. Now 4-3-3.||78||Hadley||Larkin||Hadley to striker.|
|Owen 57 Dissent||Joy 50 Dissent|
A single goal was enough for Kidderminster to record their second
consecutive away win, and progress to the second round of the LDV
Despite facing lower league opposition, Harriers didn't dominate the game as they would have hoped and in the first half Rovers were probably the slightly better team.
The home team had the best of the scoring chances, Andy Watson got away from Ian Joy on the right and found Gareth Owen, but somehow he steeered the ball over the bar. At the other end, Harriers had a greater number of chances ut they were inaccurate and wasteful with them.
Straight after the interval Doncaster went close again. Tony Bird fouled Dean Barrick outside the penalty area and Owen rattled the crossbar with the free-kick. Harriers gradually began to exert themselves and took the bold step after an hour of making a double substitution and changing the formation to 4-3-3. The switch soon paid off when the Rovers offside trap was sprung and Larkin lobbed the keeper for his second goal in the games.
In the process of scoring, Larkin was hurt by his collision with Richardson and received tretment for some time. Harriers boss Jan Molby didn't seem happy with the keeper's challenge and took his protest too far, referee Clattenburg had no hesitation in ordering him from the dugout.
With time running out Doncaster switched to three up front in an effort to send the game into extra-time. They threw as many bodies forward as they could, but Harriers' back line stood firm and Eric Nixon in goal used all his years of experience to successfully take as much time off the clock as possible.