|Kidderminster Harriers 2(1) v (1)2 Carlisle United|
|Football League Division 3 - Aggborough - 9 February 2002|
|Stuart Brock 5||0(3)||0||1||0||0||[1/22]||Peter Keen 5||0(1)||0||0||0||0|
|Ian Clarkson 6||1||0||2||0||0||[12/2]||Mark Birch 6||1(1)||0||1||1||0|
|Scott Stamps 5||0||1||1||2||0||[3/13]||Peter Murphy 5||0||0||0||2||0|
|Adie Smith 6||1||0||1||1||0||[6/10]||Stuart Green 5||0||1||0||1||0|
|Craig Hinton 6||0||0||1||0||0||[5/27]||Lee Andrews 5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Abdou Sall 5||0||1||2||2||0||[26/19]||Mark Winstanley 6||0||0||0||0||0|
|Colin Larkin 5||0||3||1||0||0||[27/8]||Steve Soley 5||1(1)||0||3||2||0|
|Danny Williams 6||0||1||1||3||0||[8/4]||Stuart Whitehead 4||0||0||0||5||0|
|Bo Henriksen 5||0||0||1||0||0||[30/11]||Steve Halliday 7||2||1||3||2||0|
|Dean Bennett 5||1(1)||1||0||1||2||[20/31]||Richie Foran 5||1(1)||1||2||2||1|
|Richie Appleby 7||1||0||5||0||0||||Michael Jack 5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Drewe Broughton 5||0||0||0||0||0||[9/16]||Tony Hopper 5||0||0||0||3||0|
|Ian Foster 5||0||0||1||0||0||[10/20]||Jonny Allan|
|Lee Ayres||[16/35]||Dave Rogers 5||0||0||0||1||0|
|Mark Blake 5||0||0||1||0||0||[24/40]||Mike Dickenson|
|John Danby||[28/1]||Luke Weaver|
|Fouls Conceded||Offside||Corners||Shots On||Shots off|
|9||Adie Smith||Larkin set Clarkson free on the right, his perfectly judged cross to the far post was headed in by Smith.||26||Steve Halliday||Jack broke clear on the left and pulled the ball back for an unmarked Halliday to turn the ball in.|
|83||Richie Appleby||His cross from the right deceived the keeper and dropped in at the far post.||57||Steve Halliday||Sall misjudged a through ball leaving Green in the clear, his ball into the penalty area was deflected by Hinton into the path of Halliday who tucked the ball into the far corner.|
|69||Blake||Clarkson||Blake to left midfield, Smith to right back.||32||Hopper||Jack||Hopper ro left midfield.|
|79||Foster||Bennett||Foster to striker.||69||Rogers||Murphy||Rogers to left back.|
|92||Broughton||Blake||Broughton to striker. Now 4-4-2.||78||Hopper to central midfield, Green to left midfield. Now 4-3-2.|
|Bennett 45 Foul
Stamps 67 Foul
|Whitehead 70 Foul
Whitehead 78 Foul
|Whitehead 78 Persistent Misconduct|
|Referee: K.Hill (Herts)|
|Match Report by St@tto|
Harriers grabbed a late equaliser to earn a point from a disappointingly
scrappy game against their bogey side Carlisle.
On the plus side, Harriers took their first points from the Cumbrians, and also scored their first league goals against them. The opening minutes of the game were quite promising, Stuart Brock had to be alert to save from Richie Foran and then Mark Birch who had made a good run into the penalty area from full back.
Harriers took an early lead, however, Colin Larkin and Ian Clarkson combined on the right with Clarkson floating an excellent cross to the far post for Adie Smith to head powerfully into the net. The game soon degenerated and became scrappy and centred in midfield. Carlise drew level after 25 minutes when slack marking in the penalty area allowed Steve Halliday to turn in Michael Jack's low cross.
After the break there was little improvement to the game, and poor defending by Harriers allowed the visitors to take the lead. Abdou Sall misjudged a through ball leaving Stuart Green with a run on goal, Craig Hinton's attempt to cut out his cross only deflected it into the path of Steve Halliday who tucked his shot beyond Brock into the far corner.
Harriers' chances of getting something from the game improved with twelve minutes remaining. Stuart Whitehead, who had minutes earlier been shown the yellow card, fouled Mark Blake and was shown a second yellow followed by the red. Harriers stepped up the pace and began to create a few chances, eventually the equaliser came when Richie Appleby's cross from the right wing caught out Peter Keen in the Carlisle goal and floated in at the far post.
As Harriers pressed for a winner they were dealt a blow when Mark Blake landed awkwardly after jumping for a cross. Just back from an achilles injury he appeared to hurt his ankle again and had to be stretchered off. For all their late pressure, and five minutes of stoppage time, Harriers couldn't find a way through and had to settle for a point.