Kidderminster Harriers 1(0) v (2)3 Oxford United
Football League Division 3 - Aggborough - 28 January 2003
Attendance: 2991


Individual Stats
 OnOffForAg   OnOffForAg 
Stuart Brock 40(1)0000[1]Andy Woodman 50(2)0000
Dean Bennett 61(1)1110[7/2]Scott McNiven 601110
Sam Shilton 600201[11]Matt Robinson 600110
Kenny Coleman 500200[26/29]Christian Edwards 500120
Adie Smith 500010[6/5]Andy Crosby 500110
Craig Hinton 400300[5/18]Matthew Bound 502000
Sean Flynn 500120[21/8]James Hunt 500420
Danny Williams 500130[4/27]Roy Hunter 501310
Andy Bishop 71(1)1121[27/23]Steve Basham 611123
Bo Henriksen 502000[12/10]Andy Scott 62(1)0030
Sean Parrish 611230[8/4]Dave Savage 500101
Drewe Broughton 500210[9/6]Dave Waterman 500020
Ian Foster 500000[10/9]Lee Steele     
Andy Ducros     [14/12]Dean Whitehead     
Lee Ayres 500000[16/17]Jefferson Louis     
John Danby     [13/22]David Oldfield 500000
Team Stats
  Fouls Conceded Offside Corners Shots On Shots off
Kidderminster 132435
Oxford 154535
52 Sean Parrish Bishop did well to get into the penalty area on the right and his cross-shot was turned in at the far post by Parrish. 21 Steve Basham Was allowed to run at the heart of the Harriers defence before striking a low shot into the bottom corner of the net from the edge of the box.
      28 Craig Hinton The ball was played into the penalty area from the left wing, Hinton's attempted cleareance was sliced goalwards and found its way into the net despite the efforts of Brock and Coleman.
      61 Andy Scott The ball was played over the Harriers defence, Brock came out to meet it but failed to collect it leaving Scott free to volley it into the net from a narrow angle.
Bennett   Shilton
 Bishop Henriksen 
McNiven   Robinson
 Basham Scott 
46 Ayres Smith Ayres to central defender. 72 Waterman Savage Waterman to central midfield, Hunter to left central midfield.
69 Foster Bennett Foster to striker, Shilton to left midfield, Williams to right central midfield, Flynn to right midfield.  Now 3-4-3. 85 Oldfield Scott Oldfield to striker.
69 Broughton Henriksen Broughton to striker.        
Williams 67 Foul
Broughton 90+ Foul
  Hunt 36 Foul  
Referee: S.Tomlin
Match Report by St@tto
Kamikaze defending cost Kidderminster dearly again as they made an impressive Oxford side look even better allowing them a comfortable 3-1 win.
The early exchanges were fairly even, although frantic, Oxford were first to threaten a goal when Roy Hunter blazed a long shot just wide. Harriers came close after 20 minutes, Andy Bishop got into the penalty area on the left and fired the ball across the face of goal and Dean Bennett couldn't reach to turn it in.
Within a minute the visitors were ahead. Steve Basham was allowed to run at the heart of the Harriers defence who all kept backing off until he was close enough to strike a low shot into the bottom corner of the net. Eight minutes later Kidderminster needlessly gave away possession in a dangerous position and as the ball was played into the penalty area Craig Hinton's attempted clearance sliced towards the goal and despite the efforts of Stuart Brock and Kenny Coleman on the line it found its way into the back of the net.
Just before the interval Bishop came close, running through the Oxford defence but he fired weakly at Andy Woodman in the visiting goal.
After the break Harries were more fired up and looked dangerous straight away. Six minutes into the half Sean Parrish pulled a goal back, Bishop did well on the right and his cross-shot was turned in by Parrish at the far post.
Five minutes later Oxford almost restored their two goal advantage, Hunter's through ball set Andy Scott free on the left but his shot was well tipped over by Brock for a corner. On the hour Oxford scored a third, the ball was played into the penalty area and Brock inexplicably dropped it allowing Scott a clear sight of goal and the striker found the net with a sharply taken volley from a narrow angle.
Kidderminster almost reduced the arrears five minutes later, Bishop and Dean Bennett combined on the right and Bo Henriksen almost turned in Bennett's shot at the far post. Fifteen minutes from the end Sam Shilton crossed well from the right and Parrish, who had more time than he realised, headed over. Oxford's third goal had taken the sting out of the Harriers attack and the visitors were able to control the closing minutes of the game and snuff out any threat that Harriers might get themselves back into the game again.


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