|Scunthorpe United 1(1) v (0)0 Kidderminster Harriers|
|Football League Division 3 - Glanford Park - 19 January 2002|
|Thomas Evans 8||0(5)||0||0||0||0||||Stuart Brock 5||0(2)||0||0||0||0|
|Nathan Stanton 5||0||0||0||0||0||[4/12]||Ian Clarkson 5||0||0||2||1||0|
|Andrew Dawson 5||0||0||0||0||0||||Scott Stamps 6||1(1)||1||0||0||0|
|Alex Calvo-Garcia 5||0||1||2||0||0||[11/6]||Adie Smith 5||0||4||0||3||0|
|Mark Jackson 5||0||0||2||0||0||||Craig Hinton 5||0||0||1||1||0|
|Stuart Thom 5||0||0||2||2||0||[6/26]||Abdou Sall 5||0||1||1||2||0|
|Lee Hodges 7||2(2)||1||2||2||0||[8/27]||Colin Larkin 7||3(2)||4||0||0||0|
|Terry Barwick 5||0||0||0||2||0||[12/8]||Danny Williams 5||1||1||2||2||0|
|Steve Torpey 6||1||3||1||2||4||[10/30]||Bo Henriksen 5||0||2||1||0||0|
|Brian Quailey 5||0||1||3||0||1||[19/14]||Andy Ducros 5||0||0||0||1||1|
|Peter Beagrie 6||0||0||2||2||1||[14/20]||Dean Bennett 6||2(2)||2||2||2||0|
|Martin Carruthers||||Drewe Broughton 5||0||0||1||2||0|
|Jamie McCombe||[21/10]||Ian Foster 5||0||0||0||0||1|
|Lee Ridley||[23/11]||Sam Shilton|
|Scott Brough||[24/16]||Lee Ayres|
|Chris Bennion||[29/13]||Brendan Murphy|
|Fouls Conceded||Offside||Corners||Shots On||Shots off|
|43||Steve Torpey||Rose unmarked to head Beagrie's left wing free kick in off the near post.|
|46||Hodges to right central midfield, Barwick to right midfield.||14||Broughton||Ducros||Broughton to striker.|
|76||Foster||Henriksen||Foster to striker.|
|Thom 14 Foul||Smith 35 Foul
Williams 54 Dissent
Sall 63 Foul
Bennett 80 Foul
|Referee: G.Cain (Merseyside)|
|Match Report by St@tto|
A disappointing afternoon for Harriers saw them beaten by a solitary
goal despite dominating possession and creating a string of chances.
Harriers welcomed back Abdou Sall, Scott Stamps and Colin Larkin to the side as they looked to build on last week's defeat of Darlington. The opening period was an open affair with both sides looking to attack. Larkin was looking lively, and showed no signs of his recent hamstring injury, and was the first to test Evans in the United goal but the keeper kept it out.
Andy Ducros limped out after 13 minutes with a hamstring injury to be replaced by Broughton in attack but the big striker was not on his best form and didn't really get into the game. Harriers created many chances but their finishing was poor at best and Smith, Bennett, Larkin and Henriksen all wasted opportunities without testing Evans.
Against the run of play United took the lead just before half time. A disputed free kick on Harriers' right was taken by Beagrie and his floated cross was met by the head of Steve Torpey who was not marked properly by the Reds' defence and went in off the near post.
After the break the game continue in a similar fashion, Harriers had most of the possession and created loads more chances but still they could not find an equaliser. Dean Bennett twice forced Evans into action, and Larkin and Scott Stamps were also denied by the keeper, while at the other end Stuart Brock was called upon to prevent Hodges from increasing United's advantage.
Harriers now have two home games against sides that they should expect to beat in last placed Halifax and 18th placed Macclesfield, and no less than six points will be good enough to keep the promotion challenge on track.