|Jake Meredith||||Andy Stevens|
|Gary Moran||||Paul McCone|
|Josh Quaynor||||Aaron Griffiths|
|Luke Keen||||Joe Hull|
|Andy Jones||||Henry Eze|
|Marlon Walters||||Pat Sayce|
|Chris Cornes||||Kyle Hadley|
|Jordan Fitzpatrick||||Nathan Woolfe|
|Marco Adaggio||||Dominic Morrell|
|Danny Campbell||||Robert Thompson-Brown|
|Will Gayton||||Ruben Bover-Izquierdo|
|Deniro Moore||[20/12]||Richard Mansell|
|Jamie Insall||||A. Trialist|
|Danny Scheppel||[17/7]||Scott Mason|
|Fouls Conceded||Offside||Corners||Shots On||Shots off|
|60||Danny Scheppel||23||Kyle Hadley|
|Referee: Simon Brown (Worcestershire)|
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.
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