|Kidderminster Harriers 1(1) v (0)0 Shrewsbury Town|
|Football League Division 3 - Aggborough - 26 February 2002|
|Stuart Brock 7||0(3)||0||1||0||0||||Ian Dunbavin 8||0(7)||0||0||0||0|
|Ian Clarkson 6||0||0||0||2||0||[12/22]||Darren Moss 5||0||0||2||0||0|
|Scott Stamps 6||0||0||1||0||0||[3/19]||Andy Thompson 5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Adie Smith 5||1(w)||0||1||0||0||[6/8]||Mark Atkins 6||3(2)||1||0||0||0|
|Craig Hinton 6||0||0||1||1||0||[5/23]||Micky Heathcote 4||0||0||1||1||0|
|Abdou Sall 6||0||0||0||1||0||[26/5]||Matt Redmile 5||0||1||1||2||1|
|Colin Larkin 8||4(4)||2||0||0||0||[27/11]||Sam Aiston 5||0||2||3||2||0|
|Bo Henriksen 7||0||1||2||3||0||[30/7]||Karl Murray 5||0||1||0||1||0|
|Drewe Broughton 6||2(1)||0||3||3||5||[9/28]||Tony Lormor 5||0||0||1||1||1|
|Ian Foster 7||2(2)||4||0||0||1||[10/17]||Ryan Lowe 5||1(1)||2||1||1||0|
|Dean Bennett 5||0||2||0||0||0||[20/16]||Steve Jagielka 5||0||0||1||0||1|
|Sam Shilton||[11/3]||Greg Rioch|
|Lee Ayres||[16/12]||Peter Wilding|
|Tony Bird||[19/14]||Leon Drysdale||0||0||0||1||0|
|Ian Joy||[25/24]||Chris Murphy|
|John Danby||[28/21]||Mark Cartwright|
|Fouls Conceded||Offside||Corners||Shots On||Shots off|
|12||Micky Heathcote||Foster's right-wing cross was turned in to his own net by Heathcote under no pressure.|
|80||Drysdale||Murray||Drysdale to right-back, Moss to right midfield, Atkins to central midfield, Aiston to forward. Now 4-3-3.|
|Sall 44 Foul
Stamps 61 Time-Wasting
|Match Report by St@tto|
Harriers returned to form with victory over Shrewsbury in a pulsating local
Harriers were boosted by the return of Bo Henriksen to the side, albeit in a deep-lying midfield role, and Dean Bennett also passed a late fitness test to be able to take part in the match. From the start the home side were on the attack, a long range effort from Adie Smith almost opened the scoring but grazed the outside of Dunbavin's right-hand upright. At the other end Mark Atkins was causing problems for the Kidderminster defence twice forcing Stuart Brock to save.
The Shrewsbury defenders seemed to be having trouble remembering which way they were supposed to be kicking in the first half, Redmile headed over his own crossbar shortly before the goal came. Ian Foster crossed from the right and Mick Heathcote, under very little pressure, turned the ball into his own net. Redmile went even closer with another header that barely cleared the bar. Harriers did cause Shrewsbury some problems also, Colin Larkin and Foster brought saves from Dunbavin before the interval.
At the start of the second half the visitors tried to push Harriers back and had a good spell of pressure but created little with it and the home defence stood resolute against the visitors' assault. Harriers created more chances but were denied by the form of Dunbavin, a good interchange on the right between Larkin and Broughton ended with Dunbavin saving at Larkin's feet and soon afterwards Larkin was denied again by the keeper following good work by Foster on the left. Drewe Broughton almost scored with a speculative attempt from over 35 yards but Dunbavin managed to scramble back and tip his lob over the bar.
Harriers were playing with a confidence that has been missing in recent games and had some of their old swagger back. This was a vital win that keeps their play-off challenge alive, and if they can build on it before the return of the likes of Danny Williams and Richie Appleby from injury, then the season may yet have a good ending.