|Fouls Conceded||Offside||Corners||Shots On||Shots off|
|Referee: tbc (tbc)|
Harriers began their pre-season programme with a more-than-comfortable win over West Midlands League side Bromyard Town at their picturesque Delahay Meadow ground.
A number of trialists and youth team players joined the established first-team players to enable Harriers to field a different team in each half. The starting line up included trialists Duane Courtney, once of Burnley but more recently with TNS in Wales; Gavin Caines, formerly of Cheltenham; Kyle Mason; Gavin Strachan, son of Gordon and most recently paying for Notts County; and Aaron Farrell who has been with Sutton Coldfield for a while and was their leading scorer last season but in the 2003/04 season was in Harriers' youth team.
Mason got Harriers of to a flying start drilling in a low shot to open the scoring after six minutes. Ten minutes later Farrell doubled the advantage with a smartly-taken volley. Mason then turned provider with a good run to the byline on the right before pulling the ball back for Smikle to side-foot home from the edge of the penalty area. Matt Barnes-Homer crossed from the right for Farrell to head in from close range to make it 4-0 after just 27 minutes.
On the half-hour Barnes-Homer rattled the crossbar with a 20-yard effort before Mason set up the fifth moments later with another run into the penalty area on the right before passing to Smikle who was left with a simple tap in. Barnes-Homer added the sixth three minutes before the break, latching on to a through ball before lashing it into the roof of the net.
With the exception of Dean Coleman in goal Harriers changed the whole team at the interval. In came trialists Liam Dolman, once of Northampton Town; Jordan Street, released by Yeovil Town at the end of last season; Damien Jarrett, formerly with Crewe Alexandra and Stafford Rangers.
It was the established first-team players who dominated the game in the second-half; Darryl Knights getting the half under way with a close-range tap-in after good work by Chris McPhee on the right. Ten minutes into the half Dean Bennett drilled in a low shot from 25 yards after free-kick was knocked short to him and then he made it 9-0 three minutes later jinking his way into the penalty area before tucking his shot into the bottom corner of the net.
Double figures were reached midway through the half, David McDermott turning the ball in at the far post after Jarrett's cross from the right. McPhee should have added another two minutes later; racing clear of the home defence he blasted his shot over the bar. McDermott made it 11-0 with another close range attempt after 74 minutes. McPhee made up for his earlier miss ten minutes from the end, sending the goalkeeper the wrong way from the penalty spot.
In the closing minutes Harriers completed the rout; Bennett was allowed to run through on the right and pulled the ball back to the far post for youth team defender Zac Costello to turn in. The scoring was completed in the last minute; McDermott's left-wing run and cross was headed in at the far post by Jarrett.
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