|Rushden & Diamonds 3(1) v (0)1 Kidderminster Harriers|
|Football League Division 3 - Nene Park - 17 August 2002|
|Billy Turley 6||0(2)||0||0||0||0||||Stuart Brock 5||0(3)||0||2||0||0|
|Andy Sambrook 5||0||0||1||1||0||[20/6]||Adie Smith 5||0||0||3||2||0|
|Paul Underwood 6||0||0||1||3||0||||Scott Stamps 5||0||0||1||1||1|
|Barry Hunter 5||0||0||4||1||0||[4/2]||Abdou Sall 5||0||0||2||1||0|
|John Dempster 5||0||0||2||3||0||[24/5]||Craig Hinton 6||0||0||2||0||0|
|Stuart Gray 6||2(1w)||0||0||2||0||[12/4]||Danny Williams 7||1||2||2||2(1p)||0|
|Paul Hall 5||0||0||0||1||0||[22/7]||Dean Bennett 5||0||1||1||1||0|
|Stuart Wardley 5||1(1)||0||0||2||0||[7/21]||Sean Flynn 5||0||0||3||0||0|
|Onandi Lowe 5||0||2||3||5||2||[31/9]||Drewe Broughton 4||0||1||2||5||0|
|Duane Darby 6||2(1)||1||1(1p)||2||1||[10/12]||Bo Henriksen 5||0||1||3||2||1|
|Daniel Talbot 5||0||0||1||1||0||[19/8]||Sean Parrish 5||1(1)||2||1||0||0|
|Tarkan Mustafa||[2/10]||Ian Foster 5||0||0||0||1||0|
|Scott Partridge 5||0||0||0||0||0||[9/14]||Andy Ducros|
|Andy Burgess 5||1(1)||0||1||0||0||[11/16]||Lee Ayres 5||1(1)||2||0||0||0|
|Gary Mills 5||0||0||0||1||0||[15/18]||Ian Joy|
|Adam Sollitt||[16/13]||John Danby|
|Fouls Conceded||Offside||Corners||Shots On||Shots off|
|15||Sean Flynn (OG)||Talbot's right wing corner reached the far post where Flynn headed into his own net from close range.||77||Danny Williams||Flynn rolled a free kick from twenty yards out to Williams who hit a low shot into the bottom corner.|
|65||Stuart Gray (penalty)||Gray struck his penalty straight down the middle with Brock diving to his right.|
|81||Duane Darby||Onandi Lowe got to the byline on the left and squared for Darby to fire home from close range.|
|57||Burgess||Talbot||Burgess to left midfield.||45||Ayres||Sall||Ayres to right central defender.|
|80||Mills||Wardley||Mills to right midfield, Hall to right central midfield.||60||Now 4-4-1|
|87||Partridge||Darby||Partridge to striker.||66||Foster||Bennett||Foster to striker. Now 4-3-2.|
|Darby 6 Foul
Hunter 30 Foul
Dempster 52 Dissent
|Stamps 16 Dissent
Williams 40 Foul
Broughton 42 Foul
Broughton 60 Foul
Smith 90 Foul
|Broughton 60 Persistent Misconduct|
|Match Report by St@tto|
An incident-packed match saw Rushden record their first Football League victory over
Kidderminster and inflict Harriers' first defeat of the season.
Rushden attackecd from the start and almost opened the scoring after 13 minutes when a short free-kick went to Stuart Gray who struck his shot against the post from 22 yards out. The opening goal was not long in coming, however, Talbot's corner from the right found Flynn at the far post who headed into his own net.
Harriers did more attacking than in their previous match, and came close to an equaliser seven minutes into the second half. A free-kick was pumped into the penalty area where it was mishit by Danny Williams but fell for substitute Lee Ayres whose volley almost crept over the head of Billy Turley in the Diamonds' goal. A good ove on the right got Sean Parrish into the penalty area but he shot wide.
On the hour, Harriers were reduced to ten men when Drewe Brougton received his second yellow card of the afternoon after referee Foy decided that he had led with his elbow when challenging Barry Hunter. Within minutes the deficit was doubled, Williams was adjudged to have tripped Duane Darby in the penalty area, and Stuart Gray stepped up to fire the spot kick straight past Stuart Brock.
Harriers continued to press and pulled a goal back with fourteen minutes remaining, Flynn's short free kick found Wiliams who struck a low shot into the bottom corner of the net. At the other end, Brock was keeping Diamonds at bay with good saves from Darby and Stuart Wardley. Ten minutes from time Harriers almost drew level, Flynn's quickly taken free kick set up Henriksen but he fired his shot across the face of goal and Ian Foster was unable to connect to turn it in. Rushden killed the game off within seconds, Onandi Lowe getting to the byline and squaring for Darby who fired in from close range.