Kidderminster Harriers 0(0) v (2)3 Aston Villa

Friendly - Aggborough - 12 July 2017

Attendance: 2408

Individual Stats
Kidderminster v Aston Villa
Conor Hudnott [1/31] Mark Bunn
  [2/21] Alan Hutton
Cieron Keane [3/2] Oscar Borg
Liam Daly [5/4] Micah Richards
  [6/12] James Chester
Ryan Croasdale [4/22] Gary Gardner
Manny Sonupe [11/8] Aaron Tshibola
James McQuilkin [8/14] Conor Hourihane
Joe Ironside [9] Scott Hogan
Liam Truslove [10/44] Ross McCormack
Sam Austin [7/20] Birkir Bjarnasson
Andre Brown [12/13] Brad Watkins
  [14/17] Corry Taylor
  [15/18] Kevin Toner
Kennedy Digie [16/23] Harry McKirdy
  [17/27] Jacob Bedeau
Brandon Hall [18/28] Alex Prosser
Declan Weeks [19/29] Khalid Abdoul
  [20] -
Tyrone Williams [21] -
Junior [-*] -
Kieren Finglas [-] -
  [-] -
Team Stats
  Fouls Conceded Offside Corners Shots On Shots off
Kidderminster 9 1 6 2 10
Aston Villa 6 4 6 8 3
Kidderminster Aston Villa
    10 Conor Hourihane
    31 James Chester
    83 Harry McKirdy
Kidderminster Aston Villa
46 Brown Ironside   46 Toner Borg  
46 14 2   61 McKirdy Tshibola  
46 15 Keane   62 Bedeau Chester  
46 Digie Daly   68 Prosser Richards  
46 17 McQuilkin   77 Abdoul Gardner  
46 Hall Hudnott   77 Taylor Hutton  
46 19 Croasdale          
46 20 Sonupe          
46 Williams 6          
46 -* Truslove          
71 Finglas Austin          
83 - Hall          
Kidderminster Aston Villa
-* 86 Foul      
Referee: John Brooks (Leicestershire)
Match Report by St@tto

Harriers gave a good account of themselves but Championship side Villa were ultimately too strong.

The former European Champions sent a mixed side, including experienced heads such as Alan Hutton and Micah Richards along with former Harriers loanee Kevin Toner and one-time Harriers trialist Scott Hogan.

Harriers matched their visitors in the opening exchanges but Villa took the lead after nine minutes when Conor Hourihane fired through a crowded penalty area.  The visitors doubled their advantage on the half-hour when James Chester was allowed a free-header in the penalty area from a free-kick.

At the interval Harriers made a number of changes, bringing on several trialists, and managed to prevent Villa from adding to their advantage for much of their half.  Poor finishing cost Harriers a chance of getting back into the match with only one shot  from a trialist forcing a save from Mark Bunn in the Villa goal.

Villa completed the scoring eight minutes from the end when Harry McKirdy forced the ball in from close range after evading his marker to meet a cross from the right.