Bewdley Town 0(0) v (1)3 Kidderminster Harriers

Friendly - Wribbesford Meadow - 11 July 2009

Attendance: tbc

Individual Stats
Bewdley v Kidderminster
 [1]Dean Coleman
 [2]Duane Courtney
 [3]Lee Baker
 [4]Jordan Street
 [5]Gavin Caines
 [6]Gavin Strachan
 [7]Damien Jarrett
 [8]Darryl Knights
 [9]Matt Barnes-Homer
 [10]Aaron Farrell
 [11]Brian Smikle
 [12]Zac Costello
 [13]Robert Holmes
 [14]Dean Bennett
 [15]Nathan Hayward
 [16]David McDermott
 [17]Kyle 'Mason'
 [18]Nick Ingram
 [19]Myles Jones
Team Stats
  Fouls Conceded Offside Corners Shots On Shots off
Bewdley Kidderminster
   38Damien Jarrett 
   71Aaron Farrell 
   80Myles Jones 
Bewdley Kidderminster
Bewdley Kidderminster
Referee: tbc (tbc)
Match Report by St@tto

Harriers recorded their second win against West Midlands League opposition in as many days with a much closer win over local rivals Bewdley than they had enjoyed over Bromyard the previous evening.

Again a number of trialists and youth team players featured alongside the first team squad, but there were no new additions to the squad at this stage.

The home team were clearly up for the challenge of a local derby and started brightly.  In the opening stages Lewis Pountney should have given Bewdley the lead but his header beat Dean Coleman and then hit his own player on the goal line.  Pountney then rattled the Harriers crossbar before Harriers had a great opportunity to take the lead.  Awarded a penalty for handball, Matt Barnes-Homer saw his spot-kick saved by former Harriers youth team goalkeeper Tom Harper.

Just past the half-hour mark Aaron Farrell chased a through ball through the middle of the Bewdley defence but put too much on his lob and lifted his shot over the keeper and the bar when he should have done much better.  Eight minutes before the break Harriers took the lead; Lee baker's cross from the left was given the slightest of glancing headers at the near post by Farrell to guide it into the path of Damien Jarrett who stabbed it past Harper.

Wholesale changes by both teams at the interval didn't help the flow of the game and  it soon settled down into typical pre-season dullness.  Harriers enjoyed most of the possession and their lead rarely looked threatened, although Alex Taffe had a good chance but failed to hit the target.

Twenty minutes from the end Harriers doubled their lead; Nick Ingram knocked the ball down into the path of Dean bennett who burst into the penalty area only to see his shot parried by Harper but Farrell was on hand to snap up the lose ball and bundle it into the net.  The scoring was completed eleven minutes from time, Bennett received a pass through the inside-right channel and rather than shooting unselfishly passed square towards the far post where Myles Jones was on hand to score with an easy tap in.  For the last few minutes Bewdley wheeled out 39-year-old former Harrier Darren Steadman in place of Harper in goal but he was given nothing to do by the visitors.