Lincoln City 1(1) v (0)0 Kidderminster Harriers
Football League Division 3 - Sincil Bank - 25 March 2003
Attendance: 4092


Individual Stats
 OnOffForAg   OnOffForAg 
Alan Marriott 70(3)0000[1/18]Fraser Digby 60(4)0100
Mark Bailey 61(1)1021[2/6]Adie Smith 600200
Paul Mayo 71(1w)1430[3/5]Craig Hinton 600030
Paul Morgan 500000[5/16]Lee Ayres 600310
Simon Weaver 500010[15/25]Dion Scott 501010
Peter Gain 500020[11/8]Sean Parrish 502100
Richard Butcher 502230[19/10]Ian Foster 50002(1h)1
Allan Pearce 500110[18/4]Danny Williams 61(1)2541
Shayne Bradley 622402[26/27]Andy Bishop 71(1)0200
Chris Cornelly 61(1)0010[25/21]Sean Flynn 601630
Ben Futcher 62(1)0150[4/11]Sam Shilton 500100
Paul Smith 510000[7/3]Scott Stamps 500000
Simon Yeo 52(1)0210[12/7]Dean Bennett     
Stuart Bimson     [16/9]Drewe Broughton 51(1)0010
Scott Willis     [21/12]Bo Henriksen     
Daniel Webb 501020[28/1]Stuart Brock     
Team Stats
  Fouls Conceded Offside Corners Shots On Shots off
Lincoln 2135107
Kidderminster 152536
15 Shayne Bradley Cornelly ran across the face of the penalty area, holding off the challenge of Smith, before firing a shot that Digby could not hold and Bradley followed up to fire in the loose ball before the defence reacted.      
BaileyMorgan WeaverMayo
SmithAyres ScottHInton
49 Yeo Cornelly Yeo to striker. 71 Broughton Foster Broughton to striker, Flynn to right midfield, Williams to right central midfield.  Now 4-4-2.
66 Smith Pearce Smith to striker. 92 Stamps Ayres Stamps to left back, Hinton to right central defender.
76 Webb Bradley Webb to striker.        
Butcher 69 Dissent
Webb 91 Foul
  Parrish 65 Dissent  
Referee: L.Mason
Match Report by St@tto
Harriers' injury hit squad suffered another setback in their quest for promotion when they were beaten by the only goal of the game by promtion rivals Lincoln City at Sincil Bank.
The promised aerial bombardment by the home team duly arrived as The Imps threw or kicked the ball forward at every opportunity.  After just four minutes a throw in from the left dropped into the heart of the Harriers penalty area and was only cleared as far as Richard Butcher who blasted a shot just wide from 30 yards or more.
Lincoln took the lead after 15 minutes, Chris Cornelly held off the challenge of Adie Smith as he raced across the face of the penalty area and got in a sharp shot on the turn that Fraser Digby could only parry.  Again his defenders let him down as they were slow to react to the loose ball and Shayne Bradley followed up to last the ball home.
In the opening half-hour Harriers were unable to get hold of the ball and try to get themselves back into the game.  Lincoln attacked quickly, trying to expose Harriers' offside trap with balls over the top and the visitors were forced onto the back foot.  After 24 minutes Cornelly and Bradley combined again, Cornelly crossing from the left but an unmarked Bradley at the far post could not control it and fired high and wide into the back of the stand behind the goal.
Three minutes later Harriers had their best chance of the half, Danny Williams had time to pick his spot from 25 yards but Alan Marriott in the Lincoln goal just managed to pluck his shot from under the bar.  As the half drew to a close Harriers got into the game more, eight minutes before the break Sean Parrish and Andy Bishop exchanged passes on the edge of the penalty area but the Welshman drove his shot over the bar.  Two minutes before the break Lincoln almost doubled their lead, Digby came a long way from goal to punch but failed to connect and Bradley's goalbound header was cleared off the goal line by Hinton.
In the second half Harriers dealt better with Lincoln's tactics and the game became more even.  It was the home team, however, who came closest to scoring next.  Paul Mayo raced clear on the left and hit a thunderous shot from 25 yards that left Digby rooted to the spot but fortunately for Harriers it cannoned back off the crossbar and and Simon Yeo's follow-up header was cleared off the line by Lee Ayres.
Lincoln continued to create the best chances throughout the game, Mark Bailey curled a free kick just wide from 25 yards and later on got one on target but Digby held it well.  Harriers grew stronger as the game drew to a close, Bishop managed to get a shot in on the turn that Marriott held at the foot of his near post and three minutes from time Drewe Broughton got on the end of Smith's right wing cross but shot straight at Marriott from the edge of the penalty area.  In stoppage time a Parrish header that was drifting wide was sliced over the crossbar by Richard Butcher for a corner, but that was Harriers' last chance of an equaliser.  Harriers suffered another blow in the dying moments when a late challenge by Daniel Webb on Lee Ayres left the defender requiring lengthy treatment on a stretcher at the side of the pitch, the challenge left a gash on his leg that later required five stitches.


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