|Kiddereminster Harriers 3(1) v (0)0 Hull City|
|League Division 3 - Aggborough - 29 December 2001|
|Stuart Brock 8||0(5)||0||0||0||0||||Paul Musselwhite 5||0(4)||0||0||0||0|
|Ian Clarkson 6||0||0||0||0||0||[12/29]||Ben Petty 5||0||0||2||0||0|
|Scott Stamps 6||0||0||1||1||0||||Andy Holt 6||0||0||2||0||0|
|Mark Blake 6||0||1||0||1||0||[24/15]||Julian Johnsson 6||2(2)||1||3||1||0|
|Craig Hinton 6||0||0||2||2||0||[5/12]||Ian Goodison 6||0||0||1||3||0|
|Abdou Sall 5||0||1||0||0||0||[26/28]||Nicky Mohan 5||0||1||1||1||0|
|Colin Larkin 8||4(2)||3||0||1||1||[27/23]||Theodore Whitmore 5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Danny Williams 7||0||0||2||0||0||[8/25]||Richard Sneekes 6||0||3||2||1||0|
|Bo Henriksen 7||1||2||2||0||0||[30/9]||Gary Alexander 6||1(1)||2||2||1||2|
|Dean Bennett 8||2||2||0||3||1||[20/5]||Mark Greaves 5||0||0||1||2||0|
|Richie Appleby 9||1(1)||1||1||3||0||[29/11]||David Beresford 5||0||0||1||0||0|
|Drewe Broughton 5||1(1)||3||3||4||2||[9/7]||Ryan Williams|
|Ian Foster 5||0||2||1||1||1||[10/8]||Lawrie Dudfield 5||1(1)||0||0||1||0|
|Andy Ducros 5||0||0||0||0||0||[14/10]||Rodney Rowe|
|Ian Joy||[25/20]||Rod Matthews 5||1(1)||1||1||2||0|
|John Danby||[28/14]||Matt Glennon|
|Fouls Conceded||Offside||Corners||Shots On||Shots off|
|25||Bo Henriksen||Near post header from Larkin's right wing cross.|
|49||Colin Larkin||Chased Broughton's long through ball behind the Hull defence, cut across the face of the penalty area and tucked a shot into the bottom corner from 20 yards.|
|68||Dean Bennett||Henriksen flicked on Williams' pass for Bennett to chase, after his touch ran away from him he reacted quickest when the ball was cleared back at him to poke the rebound into the net.|
|22||Broughton||Sall||Broughton to striker, Bennett to central midfield, Williams to right central defender.||46||Dudfield||Greaves||Dudfield to striker, Sneekes to left central midfield, Johnsson to right central midfield. Now 4-4-2.|
|69||Foster||Henriksen||Foster to striker.||46||Matthews||Whitmore||Matthews to left midfield, Beresford to right midfield.|
|82||Ducros||Larkin||Ducros to striker.|
|Blake 47 Foul
Hinton 56 Dissent
|Alexander 27 Diving
Greaves 40 Dissent
|Referee: B.Jordan (Tring)|
|Match Report by St@tto|
Harriers run of good form continues with an excellent performance
to destroy high-flying Hull leaving the Tigers shocked and bewildered.
Harriers fielded the same team for the third game in a row despite pre-match injury doubts over Ian Clarkson and Bo Henriksen. Despite their lofty third position in the league, Hull were soon on the defensive as Harriers attacked from the start. Colin Larkin had the first chance of many and then Richie Appleby saw Hull keeper Paul Musselwhite pull off a fine diving save to keep out his snap volley.
Harriers' front three proved to be a handful for the visiting defence who couldn't cope with their speed or movement and it seemed only a matter of time before the opening goal would come. Larkin was twice denied by Musselwhite before Larkin's right wing cross was met by the head of Henriksen at the near post, the Dane's fourth goal in seven games.
At the other end Harriers defence was rarely troubled, Abdou Sall limped off after 21 minutes, apparently with a groin problem. There was one heart-in-mouth moment when Gary Alexander fell in the penalty area, but referee Jordan saw the dive for what it was and booked the striker.
Larkin had another good chance to increase the lead before the break when put clear by a long pass from Appleby but lobbed over from some distance.
After the break Harriers continued to dominate, the Hull defence didn't know which way to turn as the home side attacked in waves. Harriers created chances for fun Larkin finally got his name on the scoresheet chasing a long through ball, dribbling across the edge of the penalty area and stroking a gentle shot into the bottom corner.
Larkin's pace was also causing problems on the wings and one of his low crosses almost created another goal but Broughton failed to connect with the ball and Henriksen somehow managed to lift it over the bar from two yards out. Better finishing would have led to more goals, Bennett missed a couple, Brougton shot into the side netting and Henriksen and Foster both shot high and wide.
Hull did create a few chances in the second half, but Stuart Brock was in good form, saving well from Dudfield, and also Matthews and Alexander. Midway through the half the third goal was scored by Dean Bennett, taking his scoring run to seven consecutive games, running through the defence and reacting quickest when the ball was cleared straight at him by Goodison. It was unfortunate for Goodison because he had kept the score down by himself with a number of vital tackles.
Jan Molby made a couple of substitutions as thhe game wore on, resting Henriksen's groin and Larkin who ran himself into the ground, which took away some of the team's momentum but the game was won and Hull never threatened to take away anything from a famous and well deserved victory.