Oxford United 2(1) v (1)1 Kidderminster Harriers
Football League Division 3 - The Kassam Stadium - 12 April 2003
Attendance: 6820


Individual Stats
 OnOffForAg   OnOffForAg 
Andy Woodman 50(2)0000[1]Stuart Brock 50(1)0000
Scott McNiven 500010[2/7]Dean Bennett 700130
Matt Robinson 62(1)0410[11]Sam Shilton 501200
Paul McCarthy 61021(1h)0[29/6]Adie Smith 61(1)0000
Andy Crosby 600010[5/25]Dion Scott 500200
Matt Bound 500100[18/5]Craig Hinton 500300
Dave Savage 501000[4/24]JJ Melligan 61(1)1300
Dave Waterman 500220[6/4]Danny Williams 700040
Andy Scott 50104(1h)2[10/27]Andy Bishop 600101
Dominic Foley 50016(2h)2[28/12]Bo Henriksen 712022
Bobby Ford 600000[21]Sean Flynn 601210
Chris Hackett 500000[7/3]Scott Stamps     
Dean Whitehead 500130[12/8]Sean Parrish     
Manny Omoyimni 610001[14/9]Drewe Broughton 500010
David Oldfield     [22/14]Hugh McAuley     
Roy Hunter     [27/13]John Danby     
Team Stats
  Fouls Conceded Offside Corners Shots On Shots off
Oxford 195742
Kidderminster 113835
37 Paul McCarthy A corner on the right was played short to McNiven who crossed low to the centre of the penalty area where McCarthy was able to turn and sweep it into the bottom corner. 44 Bo Henriksen Shilton's right wing corner was knocked down at the far post by Bishop and stabbed in from close range by Henriksen.
88 Manny Omoyimni Received a pass through the centre of the defence and held off Scott before slotting the ball under Brock.      
McNiven   Robinson
 Scott Foley 
Bennett   Shilton
 Bishop Henriksen 
46 Whitehead Savage Whitehead to right central midfield. 81 Broughton Bishop Broughton to striker.
59 Omoyimni Foley Omoyimni to striker.        
83 Hackett McNiven Hackett to right wing back.        
Waterman 9 Foul
McCarthy 45+ Handball
  Bennett 79 Foul
Henriksen 82 Foul
Referee: I. Williamson
Match Report by St@tto
Harriers' play-off hopes were dealt a major blow by Oxford's last-gasp winner from substitute Manny Omoyimni that gave the home team a win that they didn't deserve.
Harriers started the game as they had played much of the previous one against Hartlepool and were quickly on the attack.  After just three minutes Dean Bennett broke free on the right wing and his cross to the far post just evaded the outstretched leg of Bo Henriksen.  Eight minutes later Harriers had an even better chance to open the scoring, a deep cross from the left found an unmarked JJ Melligan at the far post but he headed straight at Andy Woodman in the United goal.
The two teams were well matched and after Harriers' bright opening the home team came back into the game and the play became quite scrappy and bogged down in midfield.  The home team then took the lead ten minutes before the interval when Harriers were unable to adequately defend a corner.  Bobby Ford took the corner playing it short to Scott McNiven who crossed low to Paul McCarthy just inside the penalty area who had time to turn and sweep a low shot just inside Stuart Brock's right-hand post.
Harriers soon hit back and levelled the scores two minutes before the break.  Sam Shilton's right wing corner was headed down at the far post by Andy Bishop and Henriksen was on hand to stab in his 20th goal of the season.  In stoppage time at the end of the half Harriers had the ball in the net again, Bennett's cross-shot was turned in by Henriksen but the Dane had been flagged offside.
After the break the game continued in similar fashion with the play centred around the midfield area.  Harriers were stopping Oxford from playing the way they wanted and the home team were forced to resort to numerous long balls.  Andy Crosby saved the home team after 56 minutes, Sean Flynn played a good ball through the middle of the Oxford defence to Henriksen but Crosby made a perfectly timed tackle just as the Harriers man was about to shoot.
At the other end Danny Williams pulled out a similar save to keep Oxford at bay blocking Matt Robinson's shot to concede a corner after Ford had got away on the right to create the chance.  As the game drew to a close and Harriers looked set to hold on for point Craig Hinton was caught in possession by United's Andy Scott who set free sub Manny Omoyimni and he outpaced the sluggish Dion Scott to slot a shot under the advancing Brock and win the game for the home team.


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