Solihull Moors 3(2) v (0)2 Kidderminster Harriers

Friendly - Damson Park - 13 July 2010

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Individual Stats
Solihull v Kidderminster
Jasbir Singh[1] Andy Stevens
Phil Midworth[2] Lee Vaughan
Dominic Langdon[3] Stuart Giddings
Joe Clarke[4] Mike Williams
Theo Streete[5] Jack Byrne
Colm Tiernan[6] Michael Briscoe
Dean Lea[7] Nathan Hayward
Junior English[8] Callum Gittings
Matt West[9] Paul Connor
Alex Price[10] Kristian Dennis
Ryan Beswick[11] Matt Blair
Adam Cunnington[12] James McPike
Jamie Atkins [13/33] Danny Lewis
Ross Dempster[14] Tom Sharpe
Joe Coe[15] Kyle Hadley
Aaron Moses-Garvey[16] Gavin Caines
Tom Overfield [17] Pat Sayce
- [18] Keith Briggs
- [19] Tom Shaw
- [30] Dave Hankin
- [31] Mark Albrighton
Team Stats
  Fouls Conceded Offside Corners Shots On Shots off
Solihull 7 2 2 4 2
Kidderminster 11 1 4 5 8
Solihull Kidderminster
39 Junior English 49 James McPike
43 Ryan Beswick 54 Kristian Dennis
74 Ross Dempster (penalty)  
Solihull Kidderminster
28 Cunnington West  46 Lewis Stevens 
46 Dempster Price  46 McPike Connor 
46 Coe Midworth  46 Sharpe Vaughan 
46 Moses-Garvey Lea  46 Briggs Byrne 
46 Atkins Singh  46 Shaw Hayward 
72 Overfield Beswick  46 Hankin Blair 
     46 Albrighton Giddings  
     60 Hadley Gittings  
     64 Sayce Dennis  
     72 Caines Briscoe  
Solihull Kidderminster
Referee: Mark Howes (Solihull)
Match Report by St@tto

Harriers slipped to their second defeat in as many pre-season games when visiting Solihull Moors who were playing just their first game of the summer.

More trialists were brought in with Kristian Dennis, a striker formerly with Macclesfield; Stuart Giddings, a left back most recently with Darlington; James McPike, a striker once with Birmingham; and Pat Sayce, a young midfielder who came through the ranks at Bristol City.  Solihull included former Harrier Jasbir Singh in goal.

Facing a more realistic test against their Conference North hosts than they had against WBA at the weekend Harriers enjoyed large amounts of possession in the opening stages without really testing Singh.  Dennis had fired wide as the closest they came until eight minutes before the break when Matt Blair set up Nathan Hayward who hit the post.  Harriers then found themselves two behind at the break thanks to goals late in the half; a hopeful punt forward on 39 minutes set up Junior English who had time to clip his shot past Andy Stevens.  Four minutes later Ryan Beswick doubled the advantage with a free kick from just outside the penalty area that Stevens got a hand to but could not keep out.

Wholesale changes at the break saw a better performance in the second half and Harriers took just three minutes to get back into the game, Dave Hankin did well on the right wing, getting to the byline before pulling the ball back to McPike who flicked it in from close range despite the efforts of Colm Tiernan to clear it off the line.  Five minutes later Dennis fired in the equaliser five minutes later with a shot from 20 yards out that caught Jamie Atkins in the home goal by surprise and he could only stand motionless and watch as it flew past him.

At the other end another Beswick free-kick should have restored Solihull's advantage but Danny Lewis managed to keep it out.  After 73 minutes the home side regained the lead on 73 minutes; Mark Albrighton brought down Ross Dempster in the penalty area and Dempster himself stepped up to take the resultant spot kick, Lewis dived the right way but was unable to reach it.  In the closing stages Harriers had a couple of chances to level but on both occasions McPike rose well to meet the ball but headed over.