|Leyton Orient 1(0) v (1)3 Kidderminster Harriers|
|Football League Division 3 - Brisbane Road - 10 November 2001|
|Scott Barrett 5||0(2)||0||0||0||0||[12/1]||Stuart Brock 6||0(4)||0||0||0||0|
|Matthew Joseph 5||0||0||1||0||0||[2/12]||Ian Clarkson 5||0||0||2||0||0|
|Billy Jones 5||0||0||1||0||0||[30/3]||Scott Stamps 7||0||0||0||1||0|
|Jeff Minton 7||3(1)||0||4||2||0||[15/24]||Mark Blake 5||0||0||3||2||1|
|David McGhee 5||0||0||1||0||0||||Craig Hinton 6||0||0||0||0||0|
|Dean Smith 5||0||0||1||0||0||[4/26]||Abdou Sall 5||0||0||0||6||0|
|Matthew Beall 5||0||0||0||0||0||[16/27]||Colin Larkin 5||1||0||0||0||0|
|Andy Harris 6||1(1)||1||1||1||0||[7/8]||Danny Williams 7||1(1)||1||1||1||0|
|Steve Watts 5||1(1)||2||1||0||1||||Drewe Broughton 5||0||0||0||4||4|
|Aaron McLean 5||0||0||4||2||1||[13/10]||Ian Foster 5||1(1)||0||0||0||1|
|John Martin 6||1(1)||0||0||0||0||[17/20]||Dean Bennett 6||1||1||1||1||2|
|Chris Tate 5||0||1||0||1||0||[14/6]||Adie Smith 5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Neil Gough 5||0||0||0||0||0||[21/14]||Andy Ducros|
|Scott Canham||[25/29]||Richie Appleby 6||1||0||0||0||0|
|Scott Houghton 5||0||0||1||0||0||[27/30]||Bo Henriksen 6||1||0||0||0||0|
|Glenn Morris||[35/13]||Brendan Murphy|
|Fouls Conceded||Offside||Corners||Shots On||Shots off|
|59||Jeff Minton||Harriers failed to clear a right wing corner and Minton, level with the far post, drilled the ball through the crowded penalty area.||20||Dean Bennett||Bennett made a run through the inside right channel, played a 1-2 with Larkin and tucked his shot inside the near post.|
|80||Richie Appleby||Stamps crossed well from the left, Broughton at the far post headed back across goal and Appleby fired in from close range.|
|83||Bo Henriksen||Stamps played a long ball over the defence, Henriksen brought it down well and volleyed past Barrett.|
Orient: (Red & White/Black/Red)
|51||Houghton||Beall||Houghton to right midfield.||72||Appleby||Foster||Appleby to striker.|
|64||Tate||McLean||Tate to striker.||79||Henriksen||Larkin||Henriksen to striker.|
|77||Gough||Martin||Gough to right midfield, Houghton to left midfield.||88||Smith||Clarkson||Smith to right back.|
|Sall 60 Foul
Stamps 64 Foul
Broughton 69 Foul
A good all round performance saw Harriers deservedly beat Leyton
Orient and maintain their unbeaten record against the Londoners.
Fielding an unchanged team for the fifth game in a row, Harriers began the game brightly but had to soak up a lot of pressure from Orient who looked most likely to break the deadlock in the opening stages. Prompted by Jeff Minton they created a number of openings, Minton himself had a shot blocked before Andy Harris and Minton again forced saves from Stuart Brock.
The game was played mostly in the midfield in the first half, and while most Orient movs came through Minton, Danny Williams was commanding the midfield for Harriers. Kidderminster matched their hosts in the middle thirs but didn't create many clear cut openings until neat interplay between Dean Bennett and Colin Larkin gave Bennett a clear run on goal, and once free he made no mistake with his shot past the advancing Scott Barrett.
After the break Harriers created more openings in the opening minutes, but it was the home team who scored next. Harriers failed to clear a corner, and when the ball fell to Minton he drilled it back through the crowded penalty area giving Brock little chance to save it.
Harriers did not let this setback stop them and they went in search of a winner rather than trying to defend the point that they still had. Riche Appleby and Bo Henriksen were both sent on to make their debuts, and soon made an impression. Good work by Scott Stamps an Drewe Broughton created the chance for Appleby to restore the lead, and shortly afterwards Stamps had set up Henriksen who showed great skill in controlling the ball before volleying past Barrett.
By now the home supporters were streaming out of the ground as the game was now over as a contest and Harriers were left with a comfortable last few minutes to soak up what small amounts of pressure Orient could muster.