|Kidderminster Harriers 0(0) v (1)1 Leyton Orient|
|Football League Division 3 - Aggborough - 20 April 2002|
|Stuart Brock 5||0(1)||0||0||0||0||[1/35]||Glenn Morris 8||0(6)||0||0||0||0|
|Ian Clarkson 5||1(1)||1||1||3||0||[12/2]||Matthew Joseph 5||0||0||2||0||0|
|Ian Joy 5||0||0||1||1||0||[25/3]||Matt Lockwood 6||0||1||0||2||0|
|Dean Bennett 5||0||4||0||2||1||[20/7]||Andrew Harris 5||0||0||0||2||0|
|Craig Hinton 5||0||1||1||1||0||[5/4]||Dean Smith 6||1||0||1||1||0|
|Adie Smith 6||0||0||1||2||0||[6/5]||David McGhee 6||0||0||0||0||0|
|Colin Larkin 5||0||5||0||0||1||[27/18]||Adam Newton 6||0||1||2||2||0|
|Danny Williams 8||0||0||0||1||0||[8/25]||Scott Canham 5||1(1)||2||1||0||0|
|Bo Henriksen 6||2(2)||2||4||3||2||[30/16]||Kevin Nugent 6||0||1||2||2||1|
|Andy Ducros 5||0||1||1||0||0||[14/34]||Daniel Hatcher 5||0||0||4||1||0|
|Richie Appleby 7||2(1, 1w)||2||4||0||1||[29/17]||John Martin 5||0||1||1||1||0|
|Sam Shilton||||Gary Fletcher|
|Lee Ayres||[16/13]||Aaron McLean 5||0||4||1||1||1|
|Tony Bird 6||2(2)||1||0||1||2||[19/30]||Billy Jones|
|Andy Corbett||[22/36]||Donny Barnard 5||0||0||0||1||0|
|John Danby||[28/12]||Scott Barrett|
|Fouls Conceded||Offside||Corners||Shots On||Shots off|
|7||Dean Smith||Lockwood floated a free-kick over from the left onto the head of Smith at the near post and he glanced it into the far corner.|
|60||Bird||Ducros||Bird to striker.||30||Barnard||Smith||Barnard to left central defender, McGhee to right central defender.|
|62||McLean||Hatcher||McLean to striker.|
|Clarkson 68 Foul|
|Match Report by St@tto|
Harriers were let down by poor finishing as their League campaign ended in defeat in
a game in which they dominated.
Colin Larkin and Dean Bennett were the worst culprits, wasting nine chances between them and not one of them troubled young Glenn Morris in the visitors' goal as Harriers created chance after chance. Despite the bright opening by the home team, it was Orient who took the lead after just six minutes when Ian Clarkson fouled Daniel Hatcher. Matt Lockwood sent the free kick over from the left towards the near post where Dean Smith got in front of Stuart Brock and scored with a glancing header into the far corner.
Harriers continued to play some really good football, passing the ball around well with Danny Williams pulling the strings from the centre of the park. Larkin missed two good early chances, first ballooning a shot high over the crossbar and then shooting wide after a pass from Williams had left him clear in front of Morris. Morris did have some work to do, however, making a fine block from Henriksen's well-struck shot and later saving again from the same player.
After the break the game continued in much the same fashion, Harriers carried on where they left off creating chances for fun. To be fair to Orient, they also created chances and were just as wasteful, missing eight times without forcing Brock into a save. Substitute Tony Bird had a good chance to equalise when put in by Larkin but was denied by a good save by Morris although Larkin had just as good a chance to score had he not elected to pass. Richie Appleby almost found the net with a free kick that rattled the crossbar and then Bird found the keeper again with a shot that he should have done better with.
Even as early as twenty minutes to go, it appeared that it was going to be one of those afternoons when nothing was going to go Harriers' way. In the end they mustered 24 shots at goal without registering a goal and Orient held on for their first ever win over Harriers. Despite the defeat, Harriers were guaranteed a top ten finish for the first time, a good improvement of six places on last season.