Hednesford Town 0(0) v (2)3 Kidderminster Harriers

Friendly - Keys Park - 7 August 2010

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Individual Stats
Hednesford v Kidderminster
Dan Crane [1] Danny Lewis
Sean Platt [2/5] Tom Shaw
Louis Keenan [3] Mike Williams
Ben Bailey [4/6] Mark Albrighton
Jimmy Turner [5/15] Tom Sharpe
Jay Denny [6/4] John Finnigan
Dorryl Proffitt [7] Dave Hankin
David Bridgewater [8] Keith Briggs
Mark Bellingham [9/10] Chris McPhee
Chris Clements [10/9] Lee Morris
Aaron Gibson [11/18] Callum Gittings
Cheyenne Dunkley [12/2] Lee Vaughan
Josh Craddock [14/11] Jack Byrne
Jamey Osbourne [15/13] Aaron Griffiths
Tom Overfield [16/14] Nick Wright
Justin Burgher [17/16] Michael Briscoe
Kyle Patterson [18/17] Matt Blair
Stuart Brock [13/19] Kyle Hadley
- [33] Andy Stevens
Team Stats
  Fouls Conceded Offside Corners Shots On Shots off
Hednesford 11 1 4 4 2
Kidderminster 8 5 3 8 3
Hednesford Kidderminster
   1 Chris McPhee
   43 Lee Morris
   83 Keith Briggs
Hednesford Kidderminster
56 Burgher Gibson   32 Byrne Finnigan  
56 Patterson Clements   34 Briscoe Sharpe  
59 Dunkley Bailey   59 Vaughan Shaw  
64 Overfield Proffitt   59 Wright Hankin  
69 Osbourne Platt   66 Blair McPhee  
75 Craddock Bridgewater   66 Hadley Gittings  
     75 Griffiths Williams  
     79 Stevens Lewis  
Hednesford Kidderminster
Referee: Alan Sheffield (West Midlands)
Match Report by St@tto

Harriers wrapped up their pre-season campaign with a sixth successive victory, beating Zamaretto League Premier Division side Hednesford comfortably at Keys Park.

Steve Burr fielded what is likely to be the team that starts the Conference season at York next weekend, with Tom Shaw filling in at right back for Lee Vaughan, who will be suspended, and slightly surprisingly Callum Gittings starting on the left wing.  Shaw was involved as Harriers got off to a flying start; his long ball forward found Lee Morris in the Town penalty area, he was brought down but before a penalty could be awarded Chris McPhee had followed up to fire the loose ball into the net with just 12 seconds on the clock.

On the quarter-hour mark the home team could have levelled the scores; Mark Albrighton's clearance was pounced upon by Mark Bellingham whose 20-yard shot was well saved by Danny Lewis low down to his left.  Harriers played some good football on a difficult pitch, on 27 minutes a good move involving Morris and Gittings ended with latter setting up John Finnigan who fired over the bar from 25 yards out.

Harriers suffered a setback just after the half-hour stage when Finnigan had to leave the field on a stretcher with a knee injury after going down under a heavy challenge.  As the half wore on Harriers continued to dominate and could have increased their lead; Michael Briscoe stabbed  shot against the post and Gittings had a goal ruled out for offside.  The second goal eventually came two minutes before the break; Gittings' pass released Morris on the left, he race clear of the home defence before calmly chipping the ball over Dan Crane in the Hednesford goal.

After the interval Harriers continued to control the game but a rash of substitutions by both sides spoiled the match as a spectacle.  Jack Byrne had a shot saved by Crane on 50 minutes after being set up by McPhee and twenty minutes from the end Keith Briggs had a goal disallowed for offside, heading in from Mike Williams' cross.

Briggs had the last laugh, however, as he was on hand to fire in the third goal after Nick Wright had seen his shot saved by the home keeper eight minutes from the end of the game.  Kyle Hadley went close in the closing minutes but his angled shot was hacked away from the goal line by Jimmy Turner.