|Lincoln City 0(0) v (0)1 Kidderminster Harriers|
|Football League Division 3 - Sincil Bank - 20 November 2001|
|Alan Marriott 6||0(4)||0||0||0||0||||Stuart Brock 8||0(5)||0||0||0||0|
|Mark Bailey 5||0||1||1||2||0||[22/12]||Ian Clarkson 6||0||0||0||0||0|
|Stuart Bimson 5||0||1||2||0||0||||Scott Stamps 6||0||0||0||1||0|
|Ian Hamilton 6||1(1)||1||0||2||0||||Mark Blake 6||0||0||3||2||0|
|Steve Holmes 5||1(1)||1||0||1||1||||Craig Hinton 6||0||0||3||1||0|
|Grant Brown 5||0||0||1||3||0||[15/26]||Abdou Sall 6||0||1||3||2||0|
|Kingsley Black 6||2(2)||1||0||0||0||[7/27]||Colin Larkin 6||0||2||1||0||0|
|Ben Sedgemore 6||0||1||0||0||0||[14/8]||Danny Williams 5||0||0||1||2||0|
|Tony Battersby 5||0||4||3||5||1||[9/30]||Bo Henriksen 5||1(1)||1||2||0||0|
|Dave Cameron 5||2(1)||0||3||3||3||[19/20]||Dean Bennett 8||3(2)||0||1||2||2|
|Adam Buckley 6||0||0||1||0||0||[18/29]||Richie Appleby 6||1(1)||2||1||2||0|
|Justin Walker 5||0||1||1||0||0||[4/6]||Adie Smith|
|Peter Gain 5||0||1||0||0||0||||Sam Shilton 6||0||0||0||0||0|
|Mark Camm 5||0||0||0||0||0||[20/14]||Andy Ducros 5||0||0||1||0||0|
|Chris McConville||[25/19]||Tony Bird 5||0||0||0||0||1|
|Darren Horrigan||||Brendan Murphy|
|Fouls Conceded||Offside||Corners||Shots On||Shots off|
|85||Dean Bennett||Ran from near half-way, through the inside right channel, holding off his marker before planting a shot inside the near post.|
Lincoln: (Red & White/Black/Red)
|64||Walker||Black||Walker to right midfield.||69||Shilton||Larkin||Shilton to forward.|
|64||Gain||Buckley||Gain to left midfield.||72||Ducros||Appleby||Ducros to forward, Bennett to right midfield.|
|83||Camm||Sedgemore||Camm to right central midfield.||83||Bird||Henriksen||Bird to striker.|
|Battersby 88 Foul||Appleby 51 Foul|
Harriers record a third consecutive win in the league for the first
time since they joined the professional ranks, courtesy of Dean
Bennett's third goal in four games.
The visitors began the game in determined mood after the disappointing cup exit in the previous game, and were soon laying seige to the Lincoln goal. Harriers dominated possession in the opening period without ever looking really dangerous, Dean Bennett forced a save from Marriott as did Richie Appleby, but neither caused him too many difficulties.
It was not until the half was nearly over that Harriers started to look really threatening. Good work by Larkin on the right created an opening for Henriksen, but his snap shot was straight at the keeper, and then a great run by Bennett on the right wing set up Larkin but he shot well over the bar from close range.
The home team continually created more chances with their possession, but were wasteful in the opening period, and only once came close to scoring when Cameron's effort was cleared off the line. Early in the second period Kingsley Black broke free into the Harriers penalty area but shot straight at Brock.
Brock was to prove a key figure in the second half, also saving from Hamilton, Black again, and Cameron. As the half wore on it began to look as if the profligacy of both teams was going to end in a goalless draw, Harriers again had most of the possession without threatening and Lincoln created more but wasted the chances.
With time running out, Dean Bennett broke clear of the home defence which had been pressed right up to the half way line, and used his pace to get into scoring position before tucking a shot past the advancing Marriott. Harriers then had to weather s last onslaught as the home team pressed for an equaliser, but the defence stood firm for a deserved victory.