|Danny Lewis||||Scott Carson|
|Lee Vaughan||[2/22]||Gianni Zuiverloon|
|Mike Williams||[3/2]||Joe Mattock|
|Tom Sharpe||[4/6]||Pablo Ibanez|
|Mark Albrighton||[6/5]||Jonas Olsson|
|Tom Shaw||[5/8]||Simon Cox|
|Dave Hankin||||Youssouf Mulumbu|
|Keith Briggs||[8/17]||Reuben Reid|
|Paul Connor||[9/10]||Ishmael Miller|
|David McDermott||[10/19]||Luke Moore|
|Jack Byrne||||Chris Brunt|
|Matty Blair||[12/13]||Luke Daniels|
|Chris McPhee||[14/3]||Leon Barnett|
|Kevin Holsgrove||[15/4]||Giles Barnes|
|Nathan Hayward||[16/9]||Roman Bednar|
|Callum Gittings||[17/12]||Steven Reid|
|Kyle Hadley||[18/14]||Jerome Thomas|
|Josh Quaynor||[19/15]||Graham Dorrans|
|Michael Briscoe||[30/18]||James Morrison|
|Andrew Stevens||[33/20]||Gabriel Tamas|
|Fouls Conceded||Offside||Corners||Shots On||Shots off|
|Referee: Andy Penn (West Midlands)|
Harriers began their pre-season campaign with defeat, but they won't be too disappointed by their performance against Premiership new-boys West Brom who sent a full-strength team.
The Harriers squad was vastly different to that which finished the last season, with just six players in the 20 used who played last time out. Eight new signings were joined by six trialists to complete the matchday squad, with Lee Vaughan amongst those to stand out with a solid performance at right back. Keith Briggs looked comfortable on the ball and Mark Albrighton brought some experience to the defence.
With both teams having been back in training for just five days the game understandably had the air of a pre-season match with rusty players not yet up to speed. Albion, with ex-Harrier Reuben Reid in their line-up, took the lead after ten minutes; Ishmael Miller finding the net with a lob that gave Danny Lewis little chance after being set up by Simon Cox's pass. Albion had the best of the first half and could have led by a greater margin had it not been for some last-ditch defending by Harriers. The home team's best chance of the half fell to Albrighton who saw his header from Dave Hankin's free-kick saved by Scott Carson.
The interval saw multiple substitutions as both managers looked to give their whole squads game time; Albion changed their entire side while Harriers made nine changes. For Harriers trialist Matt Blair, son of ex-Harrier Andy Blair, looked lively in attack and came closest to finding the net, clipping his shot just wide of the far post after breaking into the Albion penalty area on the left.
Midway through the half West Brom doubled their lead when Roman Bednar, who moments earlier had shot against the crossbar, was left unmarked to head in Giles Barnes' right-wing cross. The result was put beyond doubt five minutes later when a half-cleared corner was crossed back in from the left by Jerome Thomas and Abdoulaye Meite was on hand to head in his first goal in an Albion shirt.
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