|Kidderminster Harriers 4(2) v (1)1 Rochdale|
|Football League Division 3 - Aggborough - 26 December 2001|
|Stuart Brock 6||0(2)||0||0||0||0||[1/35]||Steve Banks 7||0(7)||0||0||0||0|
|Ian Clarkson 5||0||0||1||0||0||[12/2]||Wayne Evans 5||0||0||3||0||0|
|Scott Stamps 5||0||0||1||1||0||||Shaun McAuley 5||0||0||1||1||0|
|Mark Blake 5||1||1||1||2||1||[24/16]||Alan McLoughlin 5||0||1||0||2||0|
|Craig Hinton 5||0||0||3||3||0||[5/24]||Richard Jobson 5||0||0||2||2||0|
|Abdou Sall 5||0||0||3||3||0||[26/5]||Gareth Griffiths 5||0||0||1||0||0|
|Colin Larkin 7||1(1)||0||2||0||2||[27/30]||Patrick McCourt 5||0||0||1||1||0|
|Danny Williams 7||1(1)||0||2||0||0||[8/9]||Michael Oliver 6||2(1)||1||1||3||0|
|Bo Henriksen 8||4(2)||1||1||1||2||[30/21]||Clive Platt 5||0||1||1||1||1|
|Dean Bennett 7||3(2)||2||1||4||1||[20/27]||Paul Connor 5||1(1)||1||3||5||3|
|Richie Appleby 6||1||0||2||1||0||[29/22]||Darren Dunning 5||0||2||1||2||0|
|Drewe Broughton 5||1(1)||0||0||0||0||[9/4]||Simon Colman|
|Ian Foster||[10/8]||Paul Ware|
|Andy Ducros||[14/15]||Kieron Durkan 5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Ian Joy||[25/18]||Lee McEvilly 5||0||0||0||0||1|
|John Danby||[28/1]||Neil Edwards|
|Fouls Conceded||Offside||Corners||Shots On||Shots off|
|4||Bo Henriksen||Pounced on the loose ball after Appleby's shot had been blocked and tucked it into the bottom corner.||38||Michael Oliver||The ball was crossed deep from the left to the far post where Platt knocked it back across goal for Oliver to head in.|
|44||Bo Henriksen||Appleby's right wing corner was played deep to the far post where Henriksen shot through the keeper's legs.|
|51||Mark Blake||Williams' left wing cross was headed in by Blake at the far post.|
|84||Dean Bennett||Williams played a long ball out of defence for Bennett to chase and when he was in the penalty area he cut inside a defender and tucked a shot into the bottom corner.|
|80||Broughton||Henriksen||Broughton to striker.||69||McEvilly||Platt||McEvilly to striker.|
|73||Durkan||McLoughlin||Durkan to right midfield, McCourt to left midfield, Dunning to left central midfield.|
|Blake 22 Foul
Stamps 68 Foul
|Oliver 64 Dissent
McCourt 66 Foul
Connor 67 Foul
Jobson 69 Foul
|Referee: M.Cooper (Walsall)|
|Match Report by St@tto|
Harriers gave a sparkling performance as they comfortably brushed
aside Rochdale's feeble challenge.
Straight from the start Harriers set about their victims and took the lead after just three and a half minutes when Henriksen pounced to rifle the ball home after Appleby's shot had been blocked. Harriers dominated the opening period, Rochdale rarely threatened, and 'Dale had to thank keeper Steve Banks for keeping out shots from Bennett and Henriksen.
Towards the end of the half Rochdale gradually began to get into the game. Oliver had a shot which could have caused Brock some problems had he hit it with more power, and then eight minutes from the break the same player headed Rochdale's equaliser. Harriers continued to press and on the stroke of half-time they were back in front when Banks let Henriksen's shot through his legs.
After the break Harriers soon increased the lead, Williams crossed from the left for Blake to head in at the far post. The home team continued to dominate and had a great chance to increase the lead when Bennett dispossed Banks but instead of getting in a shot himself he pulled the ball back behind Larkin.
The fourth goal came shortly before the end, Dean Bennett scoring for the sixth game in succession outpacing the visiting defence and tucking a shot into the bottom corner. Substitute Drewe Broughton almost added a fifth but was denied by Banks.