|Kidderminster Harriers 1(1) v (1)2 York City|
|Football League Division 3 - Aggborough - 14 December 2002|
|Stuart Brock 6||0(4)||0||0||0||0||||Alan Fettis 6||0(4)||0||0||0||0|
|Dean Bennett 6||1(1)||0||1||2||0||[7/2]||Darren Edmondson 5||0||0||0||2||0|
|Sam Shilton 7||0||1||0||0||0||||Graham Potter 5||0||0||1||3||0|
|Kenny Coleman 6||0||0||0||2||0||[26/5]||Jonathan Parkin 5||1(1)||0||4||1||0|
|Lee Ayres 5||1||1||5||2||0||[16/7]||Chris Brass 5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Craig Hinton 5||0||0||2||0||0||[5/6]||Gary Hobson 5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sean Flynn 6||0||1||1||2||0||[21/9]||Lee Nogan 7||3(2)||0||2||1||0|
|JJ Melligan 5||1(1)||1||4||1||3||[24/16]||Stephen Brackstone 6||1||0||0||1||0|
|Drewe Broughton 4||0||1||0||3||2||[9/26]||Michael Reddy 5||1(1)||0||1||3||8|
|Andy Bishop 7||4(2)||7||3||1||2||[27/10]||Peter Duffield 5||0||0||4||3(1h)||3|
|Sean Parrish 6||1||0||1||0||1||||Lee Bullock 6||0||1||1||0||1|
|Ian Foster||[10/3]||Tom Cowan 5||0||0||0||2||0|
|Bo Henriksen||[12/4]||Richard Cooper|
|Andy Ducros||[14/15]||Leigh Wood 5||0||0||0||2||0|
|Ian Joy||[18/17]||Christian Fox 5||0||0||0||1||0|
|John Danby||[13/21]||Jon Collinson|
|Fouls Conceded||Offside||Corners||Shots On||Shots off|
|40||Andy Bishop||Ayres' pass through the inside right channel split the defence allowing Bishop to slot his shot inside the far post.||22||Stephen Brackstone||Rifled a low 20 yard shot to Brock's right after Duffield had laid Reddy's low cross from the left back to him.|
|86||Lee Nogan||Took advantage of sloppy defending to chip the ball from Cowan's pass over Brock.|
|39||Now 5-3-1.||8||Wood||Brass||Wood to central defender.|
|76||Cowan||Hobson||Cowan to left central defender.|
|76||Fox||Brackstone||Fox to left central midfield, Bullock to right central midfield.|
|Broughton 17 Foul
Ayres 28 Foul
Bishop 81 Dissent
Coleman 93 Foul
|Broughton 39 Violent Conduct||Bullock 53 Dissent
Wood 65 Foul
Cowan 78 Foul
Fox 88 Foul
Reddy 89 Dissent
|Match Report by St@tto|
Kidderminster will consider themselves very unfortunate to have ended this game empty handed after coming
from behind with only ten men and then dominating the second half before falling to a late breakaway goal.
The visitors gave Harriers an early scare when Lee Nogan got free on the left and his snap shot was well saved by Stuart Brock with Craig Hinton clearing the loose ball under pressure from Peter Duffield. Drewe Broughton was the first of nine names to go into referee Paul Taylor's notebook for a foul on Jonathan Parkin after 17 minutes only moments after he had had a lecture for a similar offence, he had also clashed with Chris Brass after seven minutes causing the York defender to be taken off with a suspected fracured cheekbone.
Soon afterwards York took the lead, while JJ Melligan was off the field having been told to remove his black cycling shorts, Duffield received the ball at the far post from a low Michael Reddy cross and laid it back into the path of Stephen Brackstone who rifled a low shot from 20 yards into the bottom corner of the net. Lee Ayres had his name taken for a foul on Reddy when the on-loan striker was through on goal, one of a number of erratic decisions by the referee - if Ayres was the last man and it was a foul then he ought to have been sent off.
Andy Bishop had the best chance of the half for Harriers nine minutes before the interval, Dean Bennett crossed low from the right to the unmarked striker at the far post who ballooned his shot over the crossbar. Two minutes later Harriers were reduced to ten men when Broughton was shown the red card after catching Parkin in the face with his elbow. The setback seemed to fire Harriers and within seconds they were level. Ayres' pass split the defence open and Bishop raced onto it and slotted a shot past Alan Fettis and inside the far post.
After the break Kidderminster began to dominate and created a string of chances with Bishop in particular revelling in the extra space created by the loss of Broughton. Just after the hour Bishop knocked the ball down for JJ Melligan who held off the challenge of his marker but shot weakly at Fettis. The York defending became more and more desperate as Harriers attacked, Sean Parrish saw his goal bound shot blocked by Gary Hobson, from the resulting corner Bishop's header was cleared off the line by Lee Bullock and in the dying minutes Ayres had a header cleared off the line by Darren Edmondson.
With Harriers throwing men forward in search of a winner they were caught out by a rare York attack with four minutes left, Nogan capitalising on sloppy defending to chip the ball over Brock from Tom Cowan's pass to win the game.