Dagenham & Redbridge 3(3) v (0)0 Kidderminster Harriers

Football Conference National - Victoria Road - 22 April 2006

Attendance: 1038

Individual Stats
v Kidderminster
Tony Roberts 70(2)0100[1/13]Daniel Lewis 40(1)0000
Danny Foster 600130[19/24]Johnny Mullins 500130
Scott Griffiths 500000[12/11]Michael Blackwood 5013(1p)10
Tim Cole 500000[2/6]Daryl Burgess 500010
Shane Blackett 500000[5/4]Simon Rea 500020
Glen Southam 500100[8/21]Gavin Hurren 500010
Craig Mackail-Smith 720210[10/7]Jake Sedgemore 500110
Sam Saunders 62(1)042(1p)0[7/8]Terry Fleming 500110
Paul Benson 501201[14/9]Luke Reynolds 500132
Chris Moore 501412[23/14]Gareth Sheldon 51(1)2000
Kenny Clark 500000[20]Russ Penn 501030
Ashley Vickers 500000[3/10]Lee Thompson 603000
Cliff Akurang     [9/15]Simon Russell 500000
Shaun Batt 500000[16/22]Ashley Walker     
Bas Mai Lettejallow 501000[17/23]Jon Newby 51(1)1000
Dave Hogan     [26/1]John Danby     
Team Stats
  Fouls Conceded Offside Corners Shots On Shots off
Dagenham Kidderminster
34Sam Saunders    
44Craig Mackail-Smith    
45+Craig Mackail-Smith    
FosterCole BlackettGriffiths
Mackail-SmithSaunders SouthamClark
 Benson Moore 
Mullins   Blackwood
 Reynolds Sheldon 
Dagenham Kidderminster
8LettejallowColeLettejallow to left midfield, Clark to right back, Foster to right central defender.46ThompsonSedgemoreThompson to right midfield.
79BattBensonBatt to left wing, Mackail-Smith to right wing, Lettejallow to left central midfield, Southam to central midfield.  Now 4-3-3.46NewbyReaNewby to striker, Mullins to right back, Blackwood to left back, Fleming to right central midfield, Sheldon to left midfield. Now 4-4-2.
79VickersBlackettVickers to left central defender.77RussellReynoldsRussell to left midfield, Sheldon to striker.
Dagenham Kidderminster
Moore 19 Foul    
Referee: Dave Phillips (Chichester)
Match Report by St@tto

Harriers' final away trip of the season was yet another disappointment as they threw away the points in a terrible first half that saw them three-down at the break.

The return of Johnny Mullins and Michael Blackwood from suspension did little to improve Harriers who were second best throughout a dull first half that had a real end-of-season air to it.  The home side took the lead ten minutes before the break; Sam Saunders broke into the penalty area on the right and hit a shot from a narrow angle that took a deflection on the way past Dan Lewis.

Before the break Saunders could have doubled the score with a 20 yard free kick but Lewis managed to punch it away.  The second goal did arrive soon after, however.  Paul Benson was allowed to stroll past the Harriers back-line and pulled the ball back from the goalline to Craig mackail-Smith at the near post who was left with a easy tap in.  Worse was to come for Harrier before the break; a quickly taken free-kick on the left put Chris Moor in space in the penalty area and he rolled the ball into the path of Mackail-Smith for another easy tap in.

After the break Harriers switched to a more conventional 4-4-2 formation and the introduction of Lee Thompson livened things up a little but they had left themselves far to big a mountain to climb.  Gareth Sheldon had Harriers' first decent chance of the game ten minutes into the second half but his shot from the edge of the penalty area was straight at Tony Roberts in the Dagenham goal.  Ten minutes late Blackwood went close with a free-kick that dipped just over the bar.

Harriers' afternoon was summed-up moments later when they were awarded a penalty Glen Southam upended Blackwood; a golden chance for Harriers to start to get back into the game was wasted as Jon Newby hit the spot-kick weakly and Roberts dived to his right to save.

The home team were able to relax for the rest of the game, comfortable in their lead and Lewis was not troubled in the Harriers goal.  Harriers huffed and puffed a lot for the remainder of the game but never looked like getting anything out of it.  In stoppage time Thompson had a good opportunity to net a consolation but headed wide at the far post from Blackwood's left-wing cross.