Bristol Rovers 1(0) v (0)0 Kidderminster Harriers
Football League Division 3 - Memorial Ground - 6 September 2003
Attendance: 6791

Individual Stats
 OnOffForAg   OnOffForAg 
Kevin Miller 60(1)0000[1]Stuart Brock 70(5)0100
Danny Boxall 500010[2/19]Kenny Coleman 501000
Ijah Anderson 500020[3]Scott Stamps 500200
Christian Edwards 500010[20/18]Adam Willis 500020
Adam Barrett 500040[5]Craig Hinton 500020
Graham Hyde 51(1)1110[14/4]Danny Williams 504210
Dave Savage 62(2)0011[7]Dean Bennett 500010
Robert Quinn 51(1)0120[8/20]Graham Ward 500010
Paul Tait 501220[9/12]Bo Henriksen 502500
Junior Agogo 61(1)1213[10/6]Matt Gadsby 61(1)3110
Kevin Street 501100[22/23]Lloyd Dyer 601300
Kevin Austin     [6/8]Sean Flynn 500000
Simon Bryant     [15/9]John Williams 500000
Lee Hodges 611100[17/10]Andy Bishop 500000
Sonny Parker     [18/11]Sam Shilton     
Calum Willcock 500001[30/14]Sean Parrish     
Team Stats
  Fouls Conceded Offside Corners Shots On Shots off
Bristol 155865
Kidderminster 905111
70 Lee Hodges A deep cross from the right to beyond the far post was kept in by Tait who played it back to Hodges who curled a shot into the far corner from the corner of the penalty area.      
BoxallEdwards BarrettAnderson
SavageQuinn HydeStreet
 Tait Agogo 
ColemanWillis HintonStamps
64 Hodges Street Hodges to left midfield. 66 J.Williams Ward J.Williams to striker, D.Williams to right central midfield.  Now 4-4-2.
86 Willcock Agogo Willcock to striker. 76 Flynn Gadsby Flynn to left midfield.
        76 Bishop Coleman Bishop to striker, Hinton to right back, Stamps to left central defender, Dyer to left back, D.Williams to central midfield.  Now 4-3-3.
Tait 40 Foul
Quinn 90 Foul
  Willis 21 Foul
D.Williams 54 Dissent
Referee: A.Butler
Match Report by St@tto
Disappointment for Harriers who slipped to their third defeat in four matches after a dull encounter that looked to be heading for a goalles draw until a spark of imagination from Rovers sub Lee Hodges won the game for the home team.
Harriers looked quite lively in the early stages, new signing Lloyd Dyer showed some trickery on the left wing and Matt Gadsby, making his first start of the campaign, created the first threat in the opening minutes when he made a god run on the left but his cross to the far post was just a little to hard for Dean Bennett to reach.  The home team also made themselves felt early in the game, after 13 minutes Dave Savage lifted the ball over the Harriers backline for Junior Agogo to run onto but his snap shot was pushed onto the crossbar by Stuart Brock.
After these early exchanges the quality of the game dropped away sharply, Harriers' five man midfield stifled most things that Rovers tried to do but Bo Henriksen on his own up front was an isolated figure and rarely got into the action.  Most of the goalscoring oportunities were restricted to long-range efforts and set-pieces.  In the last minute of the half Danny Williams blasted a 35-yard effort over the bar and in stoppage time Paul Tait had a good chance at the other end but he blasted his shot too high.
Not much changed after the break, but the home team came into the game more looking for their first home win of the season.  After 55 minutes Hyde hit a free-kick from 30 yards that beat the wall easily but flew tamely into the arms of Brock.  Three minutes later Rovers had their best chance so far, Tait crossed from the left to the far post where Hyde got up well and directed a powerful header goalwards that Brock tipped over for a corner.
At the other end Harriers' best chance so far came five minutes later, a Graham Ward corner from the right found Gadsby who had been allowed to run into the penalty area unmarked twelve yards out but under no pressure he headed the ball woefully wide.  Shortly afterwards Harriers crafted another good opening when substitute John Williams found Danny Wiliams and his cross from the right found Henriksen but the Dane, stretching to reach it, couldn't connect properly.
A minute later the deadlock was broken, a deep cross from the right was carried by the wind beyond the far post but none of the Harriers defenders reacted as quickly as Tait who did well to keep it in and knocked it back to substitute Lee Hodges who had time to pick his spot and curl a shot beyond the reach of Brock and into the top corner.
Having already changed formation from 4-5-1 to 4-4-2 with the introduction of John Williams, Harriers brought on two further subs, Sean Flynn and Andy Bishop, and went to 4-3-3 in the hope of getting something from the game.  In the last five minutes they had a couple of chances: Danny Williams, who had already tried his luck from long distance with a couple of free-kicks, was presented with another only 25 yards out and in better position but again he blasted it high and wide; finally in the last minute a foward pass from Flynn was knocked down by Bishop into the path of Henriksen right in front of goal but he chose the wrong foot to take the shot with and blasted it miles wide.
Valid CSS Valid XHTML 1.0