|Kidderminster Harriers 1(0) v (1)1 Lincoln City|
|Football League Division 3 - Aggborough - 10 August 2002|
|Stuart Brock 6||0(2)||0||1||0||0||||Alan Marriott 7||0(5)||0||0||1||0|
|Adie Smith 6||0||0||1||0||0||[6/2]||Mark Bailey 5||0||0||3||1||1|
|Scott Stamps 6||1(1)||1||2||1||1||[3/16]||Stuart Bimson 5||0||1||1||1(1p)||0|
|Abdou Sall 5||0||1||4||2||0||[2/6]||Richard Logan 5||0||0||2||6||0|
|Craig Hinton 5||0||0||1||1||0||[5/15]||Simon Weaver 6||1||0||1||0||0|
|Danny Williams 6||1(1)||0||2||1||0||[4/5]||Peter Morgan 5||0||0||1||1||0|
|Dean Bennett 5||0||3||2||1||0||[7/21]||Scott Willis 5||0||1||1||2||0|
|Sean Flynn 5||1||2||1||0||0||[21/7]||Paul Smith 5||1(1)||1||3||1||3|
|Drewe Broughton 7||3(3)||1||5||2||0||||Dene Cropper 5||1(1)||1||1||3||0|
|Bo Henriksen 7||1||0||1(1p)||1||0||||Simon Yeo 5||0||0||0||4||3|
|Sean Parrish 6||0||0||1||5||0||[8/11]||Peter Gain 5||0||1||1||3||0|
|Andy Ducros||[14/3]||Paul Mayo|
|Daire Doyle||[15/8]||Adam Buckley|
|Lee Ayres||[16/10]||Ben Sedgemore 5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Ian Joy||[18/19]||Kingsley Black|
|John Danby||||Paul Pettinger|
|Fouls Conceded||Offside||Corners||Shots On||Shots off|
|59||Bo Henriksen||Parrish floated a free-kick over from the right towards the far post and Henriksen scored with a glancing header.||11||Simon Weaver||Smith's left-wing corner was headed back across goal by Logan at the far post and then headed in by Weaver.|
|87||Sedgemore||Yeo||Sedgemore to left midfield, Logan to right midfield, Morgan to right central defender. Now 4-4-1.|
|Williams 15 Dissent
Hinton 37 Dissent
|Cropper 44 Dissent
Logan 53 Dissent
Marriott 64 Handball
Yeo 66 Foul
Cropper 83 Foul
Bimson 85 Foul
|Cropper 83 Persistent Misconduct|
|Match Report by St@tto|
Kidderminster wasted the chance to record their third consecutive opening day victory with
Drewe Broughton's missed penalty five minutes from the end against ten-man Lincoln.
The visitors had taken an early lead and then prevented the home team from getting into their stride until after the break when there looked to be only one winner.
Harriers had a bright start and almost took a sixth minute lead when Dean Bennett controlled well but dragged his shot wide of the far post. Goalkeeper Stuart Brock then tried to gift a goal to The Imps when he cleared weakly straight at Lincoln’s new signing Dene Cropper but was fortunate enough to drop quickly and smother the striker’s shot.
That let-off was only a brief respite, in the tenth minute a corner from the left was headed back across goal by Richard Logan at the far post for Simon Weaver to head in despite the best efforts of Adie Smith on the goal line to keep it out.
After this setback, Harriers became very disjointed and the back four were all at sea with Abdou Sall in particular looking out of form in his first game back after injury. The visitors were quickest to the ball in all areas of the field and were closing down Harriers players without letting them settle on the ball. Towards the end of the half, however, Kidderminster began to get into the game and an equaliser was almost forthcoming when Bennett’s shot was deflected for a corner.
Lincoln almost doubled their lead early in the second period, the home defence was split wide open and Paul Smith was allowed a clear run on goal but Brock came out to save well. Harriers hit back within a minute a and Scott Stamps had a powerful 20 yard shot tipped over the bar by Alan Marriott in the visitors’ goal.
The equaliser came just before the hour mark, Sean Parrish’s free kick from the right headed in by Bo Henriksen. From this point on, it was Kidderminster who looked the most likely winners. A good move involving Sall, Smith and Parrish ended with Sean Flynn shooting just wide. With ten minutes remaining, Flynn set Bennett free on the right but he pulled his shot wide of the far post.
With seven minutes remaining, Lincoln were reduced to ten men when Dene Cropper was sent off for his second yellow card. Two minutes later Stuart Bimson pushed Henriksen in the area and referee Crossley had no hesitation in pointing to the penalty spot. Drewe Broughton’s kick was not the best, however, and Marriott dived to the right to save it.