Kidderminster Harriers 0(0) v (1)3 West Bromwich Albion

Friendly - Aggborough - 10 July 2010

Attendance: 1950

Individual Stats
Kidderminster v WBA
Danny Lewis[1] 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[7] Youssouf Mulumbu
Keith Briggs [8/17] Reuben Reid
Paul Connor [9/10] Ishmael Miller
David McDermott [10/19] Luke Moore
Jack Byrne[11] 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
- [21] George Thorne
- [23] Abdoulaye Meite
Team Stats
  Fouls Conceded Offside Corners Shots On Shots off
Kidderminster 6 7 2 2 1
WBA 14 2 3 9 4
Kidderminster WBA
   11 Ishmael Miller
   68 Roman Bednar
   73 Abdoulaye Meite
Kidderminster WBA
46 Stevens Lewis  46 Daniels Carson  
46 Briscoe Sharpe  46 S. Reid Zuiverloon 
46 Quaynor Albrighton  46 Barnett Mattock 
46 Hayward Shaw  46 Tamas Ibanez 
46 Hadley Hankin  46 Meite Olsson 
46 Gittings Briggs  46 Dorrans Mulumbu 
46 McPhee Connor  46 Barnes Cox 
46 Blair McDermott  46 Morrison Moore 
46 Holsgrove Byrne  46 Bednar Miller 
85 Byrne Vaughan  46 Thomas R. Reid 
     46 Thorne Brunt 
Kidderminster WBA
Referee: Andy Penn (West Midlands)
Match Report by St@tto

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.