|Kidderminster Harriers 3(1) v (0)0 Rushden & Diamonds|
|Football League Division 3 - Aggborough - 24 November 2001|
|Stuart Brock 7||0(4)||0||0||0||0||||Billy Turley 5||0(2)||0||0||0||0|
|Ian Clarkson 6||0||0||1||0||0||[12/22]||Andy Sambrook 5||0||0||3||0||0|
|Scott Stamps 7||0||0||0||0||0||||Paul Underwood 5||0||1||2||0||0|
|Mark Blake 7||1||0||2||2||1||[24/7]||Garry Butterworth 5||0||1||2||2||0|
|Craig Hinton 6||0||0||6||2||0||||Mark Peters 5||1(1)||2||0||0||0|
|Abdou Sall 6||1||2||0||0||0||[26/35]||Barry Hunter 5||0||0||1||2||0|
|Colin Larkin 8||3(2)||2||0||2||0||[27/20]||Paul Hall 6||1(1)||1||3||1||0|
|Danny Williams 6||0||0||1||2||0||[8/21]||Ritchie Hanlon 5||1(1)||1||2||1||0|
|Bo Henriksen 5||0||2||2||4||0||[30/9]||Scott Partridge 5||0||0||2||7||3|
|Dean Bennett 7||1||1||0||0||2||[20/19]||Peter Thomson 5||1(1)||0||0||2||1|
|Richie Appleby 8||0||1||3||4||0||[29/17]||Gary Setchell 5||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sam Shilton 5||0||0||1||0||0||[11/8]||Jon Brady 5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Andy Ducros 5||0||0||0||0||1||[14/12]||Jim Rodwell|
|Andy Corbett 5||0||0||0||0||0||[22/25]||Robert Duffy 5||0||0||0||0||1|
|Ian Joy||[25/27]||Daniel Talbot 5||0||1||0||1||0|
|Brendan Murphy||[13/16]||Tony Pennock|
|Fouls Conceded||Offside||Corners||Shots On||Shots off|
|28||Dean Bennett||Apleby set Larkin free on the right, his cross to the far post was turned in by Bennett 6 yards out.|
|84||Mark Blake||Close range header from Stamps' left wing cross.|
|85||Colin Larkin||Picked up the ball in the inside right channel, advanced into the penalty area and tucked his shot inside the far post.|
Rushden: (Yellow & Black/Black/Yellow)
|87||Corbett||Henriksen||Corbett to striker||65||Duffy||Thomson||Duffy to striker|
|88||Ducros||Appleby||Ducros to striker, Bennett to left midfield, Blake to right midfield.||65||Brady||Setchell||Brady to left midfield.|
|88||Shilton||Larkin||Shilton to striker.||83||Talbot||Hall||Talbot to left midfield, Brady to right midfield.|
|Appleby 22 Foul
Henriksen 62 Foul
|Hanlon 54 Unsporting Behviour
Butterworth 57 Foul
Partridge 89 Foul
|Referee: P.Joslin (Newark)|
|Match Report by St@tto|
Harriers recorded a fourth successive league victory, and so ended
Rushden's 12-game unbeaten run, in the meeting of the last two
The game started at a brisk pace, and flowed from end to end, but soon became quite scrappy wit little goalmouth action. The best move of the half gave Harriers the lead, Appleby's pass split the visiting defence and found Larkin on the right. His cross from the byline founs Bennett at the far post who turned the ball in under pressure from Sambrook to claim his fourth goal in five games.
Rushden's best chance of the half came in the closing minutes, a 25-yard Hanlon free-kick was arrowing towards the top corner but Stuart Brock dived to his right to brilliantly turn the ball round the post.
Harriers' opening goal, and the subsequent save of a certain goal seemed to knock the stuffing out of the Diamonds, and after the break they were second best. Harriers attacked from the off and for once looked dangerous every time they went forwards. Often in previous matches they have created a string of chances without ever looking as though they would score them. This time was different, although there were fewer chances most could have ended in the back of the net.
Captain Mark Blake set Colin Larkin free with a great through ball early in the half and he chipped the onrushing Turley only to see the ball drop just over the bar. Hall almost equalised with 20 minutes remaining when he pounced as Craig Hinton's header to Brock fell short. The midfielder managed to take it around Brock but could only steer his shot into the side netting.
Harriers killed the game off with six minutes remaining. First Scott Stamps' cross was met by the head of skipper Blake and then staright from the kick-off Larkin picked up the ball and made no mistake with his finish.