Redditch United 1(0) v (1)3 Kidderminster Harriers

Friendly - Valley Stadium - 27 July 2010

Attendance: 279

Individual Stats
Redditch v Kidderminster
Jake Meredith [1] Andy Stevens
Gary Moran [2] Paul McCone
Josh Quaynor [3] Aaron Griffiths
Luke Keen [4] Joe Hull
Andy Jones [5] Henry Eze
Marlon Walters [6] Pat Sayce
Chris Cornes [7] Kyle Hadley
Jordan Fitzpatrick [8] Nathan Woolfe
Marco Adaggio [9] Dominic Morrell
Danny Campbell [10] Robert Thompson-Brown
Will Gayton [11] Ruben Bover-Izquierdo
Deniro Moore [20/12] Richard Mansell
Tom Turner [13] -
  [6/14] Joel Grandison
 [15] Sanchez
Jamie Insall [16] A. Trialist
Danny Scheppel [17/7] Scott Mason
Dexter Ravenhill [18] -
  [19] -
Team Stats
  Fouls Conceded Offside Corners Shots On Shots off
Redditch 8 1 4 3 2
Kidderminster 13 2 0 5 5
Redditch Kidderminster
60 Danny Scheppel 23 Kyle Hadley
   59 Pat Sayce
   68 Joel Grandison
Redditch Kidderminster
36 Ravenhill Gayton   46 Mansell Griffiths  
53 Scheppel Keen   46 Grandison Hadley  
61 15 Walters   46 16 Eze  
61 Insall Cornes   54 Sanchez Bover-Izquierdo  
70 Moore Adaggio   67 Mason Sanchez  
75 19 Moran      
78 6 Insall      
Redditch Kidderminster
Referee: Simon Brown (Worcestershire)
Match Report by St@tto

A team of youngsters and trialists, and just two contracted players, proved to be too strong for Conference North side Redditch, with Harriers running out comfortable victors.

New faces in the Harriers starting line-up included Halesowen Town defender Henry Eze, former Bolton midfielder Nathan Woolfe, striker Dominic Morrell and highly-rated youngster Ruben Bover-Izquierdo.

It was one of the contracted players, however, who gave Harriers the lead midway through the first half; Kyle Hadley picking up the ball on the right and drilling a low shot past Jake Meredith from just outside the penalty area.  Just before the half-hour mark Bover-Izquierdo did well on the left wing to create space to cross into the goalmouth for Morrell who contrived to miss the target from inside the six-yard area.  Five minutes before the break the young Spaniard went close to doubling the advantage with a free-kick that deflected off the defensive wall and into Meredith's hands.

At the interval Harriers made changes, introducing more trialists including Richard Mansell, Joel Grandison and a mystery defender.  A further trialist, Sanchez, was introduced after 53 minutes but his game lasted less than five minutes before he was forced off with injury.  Harriers had to play with ten men for some time but despite the handicap doubled the advantage on 59 minutes, Sayce bundling the ball past Meredith following a strong run into the penalty area on the left.

Redditch pulled a goal back less than a minute later former Harriers reserve Danny Scheppel with a long-range shot that took a wicked deflection and looped over Andy Stevens in the Harriers goal.  After 63 minutes United nearly drew level; Stevens fumbled a low cross from the United right, the ball fell to Dexter Ravenhill beyond the far post but his shot back across the face of goal hit the post and rebounded safely into the arms of Stevens.

Harriers wrapped up the victory after 67 minutes; Morrell made a surging run to the byline on the left and pulled the ball back to Grandison who fired it into the roof of the net from 15 yards out.  In the last minute Redditch could have pulled another goal back, a free-kick from deep on the left found the head of Deniro Moore but he couldn't direct the ball on target.