Macclesfield Town 1(0) v (0)0 Kidderminster Harriers

Football Conference National - Moss Rose - 19 January 2013

Attendance: 1342

Individual Stats
v Kidderminster
Lance Cronin     [1] Danny Lewis     
Thierry Audel      [30/2] Lee Vaughan     
Craig Braham-Barrett      [22/3] Mickey Demetriou     
Pablo Mills      [34/30] Josh Gowling     
Nathaniel Brown      [5/22] Chey Dunkley     
Sam Wedgebury      [17/4] Kyle Storer     
Jack Mackreth      [7/21] Keith Briggs     
Kieran Murtagh      [8/18] Callum Gittings     
Wade Fairhurst      [20/9] Ryan Rowe     
Matthew Barnes-Homer      [9/10] Anthony Malbon     
Jon-Paul Kissock      [19/11] Marvin Johnson     
Ryan Jackson      [2/6] Mike Williams     
Amari Morgan-Smith      [10/13] Nathan Blissett     
Peter Winn      [11/14] Danny Pilkington     
Tony Diagne      [14/17] Ricky Shakes     
Charlie Henry      [18/23] Nathan Vaughan     
Team Stats
  Fouls Conceded Offside Corners Shots On Shots off
Macclesfield 4 4 11 6 14
Kidderminster 10 5 6 2 2
Macclesfield Kidderminster
56 Wade Fairhurst  
Audel Mills  Brown Braham--Barrett
Mackreth Murtagh  Wedgebury Kissock
  Fairhurst  Barnes-Homer 
L. Vaughan Gowling  Dunkley Demetriou
  Briggs  Storer 
   Gittings  Johnson
  Rowe  Malbon 
Macclesfield Kidderminster
70  Mills   59 Blissett Gittings Blissett to striker, Malbon to attacking midfield.
72 Winn Kissock Winn to left central midfield, Wedgebury to central midfield. 66 Pilkington Briggs Pilkington to right wing, Malbon to right central midfield.  Now 4-2-4.
73 Diagne Mackreth Diagne to left central defender, Brown to right central defender.  Now 4-3-2.    
Macclesfield Kidderminster
Audel 58 Foul Mills 70 Serious Foul Play Storer 29 Foul 
Referee: Seb Stockbridge (Gateshead)
Match Report by St@tto

A disappointing, lacklustre, performance from Harriers saw them defeated by ten-man Macclesfield at Moss Rose.

Macclesfield's groundstaff and volunteers had done a great job to get the game on but even so the freezing conditions made for a scrappy encounter.

The home team had the better of the opening exchanges, with most of the possession and most of the goalscoring chances, but Harriers defence was more than equal to them. Harriers' best chance of the half eventually came in the last minute of it, Ryan Rowe setting up Marvin Johnson whose cross from the left just evaded Anthony Malbon.

The only goal of the game came ten minutes after the break; a free-kick deep on the left taken quickly sent Jack Mackreth away on the opposite flank, he got to the byline and crossed to the near post where Wade Fairhurst headed past Danny Lewis.

Harriers huffed and puffed in search of an equaliser but never tested Lance Cronin in the home goal. The closest that they came were a fluke effort midway through the half by Johnson after Danny Pilkington, making his return from injury, had scuffed his cross that hit the crossbar and then a Rowe header from Lee Vaughan's right-wing cross seven minutes from time that also rattled the bar.

Results eleswhere went in Harriers' favour meaning that they kept their place in the play-off positions but wasted the opportunity to close the gap to the top of the table.