Woking 0(0) v (1)3 Kidderminster Harriers
FA Cup Round 2 - Kingfield - 6 December 2003
Attendance: 3484

Individual Stats
 OnOffForAg   OnOffForAg 
Scott Bevan 4 0(1)0000[33/1]Stuart Brock 6 0(2)0000
Ben Townsend 5 00100[2]Adie Smith 6 00010
Gary MacDonald 5 01140[6/3]Scott Stamps 5 01110
Jon Boardman 5 00000[5]Craig Hinton 5 00210
Neil Sharp 5 00210[25/22]Wayne Hatswell 5 00040
Scott Canham 5 00310[8/4]Danny Williams 5 01140
Steve Ferguson 5 00101[22/9]John Williams 6 00020
Ian Selley 5 01320[23/6]Matt Gadsby 6 00140
Chris Sharpling 5 01201[7/25]Andy White 5 02423
Amos Foyewa 5 1(1)0313[10/7]Dean Bennett 8 3(1)1420
Raphael Nade 6 2(1)1311[18/23]Steve Burton 6 13011
Jamie Campbell     [3/11]Sam Shilton 5 00000
Neil Smith 6 00330[4/12]Bo Henriksen 5 00110
Davis Haule 5 0012(1h)0[9/14]Sean Parrish     
Liam Cockerill 5 00000[19]Kenny Coleman 5 00000
Ashley Bayes     [1/15]John Danby     
Team Stats
  Fouls Conceded Offside Corners Shots On Shots off
Woking 156334
Kidderminster 234348
      5 Dean Bennett Gadsby slipped the ball through the inside right channel for Bennett to run onto and he slipped his shot under Bevan from a narrow angle.
      64 Dean Bennett Bennett ran onto a through ball on the left and broke into the penalty area, his initial shot was saved but he reacted quickest to put in the rebound.
      74 Steve Burton Sam Shilton broke clear on the right, his low cross was missed by Bennett but ran to Burton at the far post in acres of space who swept it in easily.
TownsendBoardman SharpMacDonald
FergusonSelley CanhamNade
 Sharpling Foyewa 
SmithHinton HatswellStamps
J. WilliamsGadsby D. WilliamsBurton
14 Smith Boardman Smith to right back, Townsend to left back, MacDonald to left central defender, Sharp to right central defender. 66 Shilton J. Williams Shilton to right midfield.
71 Haule Ferguson Haule to striker. 76 Henriksen White Henriksen to striker.
71 Cockerill Townsend Cockerill to left wing back, Nade to right wing back, Sharp to central defender, Smith to right central defender, Sharpling to left central midfield, Canham to central midfield. Now 5-3-2. 86 Coleman Burton Coleman to right midfield, Shilton to left midfield.
Sharp 41 Foul
Selley 83 Foul
Haul 90+ Foul
  Gadsby 54 Foul
Hinton 66 Unsporting Behaviour
Hatswell 86 Foul
Referee: C. Penton
Match Report by St@tto

Harriers reached the Third Round of the FA Cup for just the second time in their history after a thoroughly professional performance brought them victory over former Conference rivals Woking.

Jan Molby made one change from the team that drew at Boston last week, bringing back Scott Stamps in place of Sean Parrish but kept the same 4-4-1-1 formation.  The game got off to the best possible start for Harriers after a delayed kick-off when Dean Bennett chased a through ball from Matt Gadsby and tucked his shot under Scott Bevan to open the scoring after just four minutes.

Harriers had the best of the possession in the first half, without creating too many clear-cut chances, but Woking looked dangerous on the break. After 18 minutes Woking won a corner on the left that Harriers failed to deal with properly but Adie Smith saved them when he threw himself in front of Raphael Nade's shot. The pace of Nade caused problems for Harriers and Smith in particular throughout the half, midway through the period he left Smith for dead only to be denied by a great tackle from Hatswell that the referee saw as a foul. The resultant free-kick was wasted, being struck straight into the wall.

Before the interval Harriers had another good chance to increase their advantage, a ball over the top of the Cards' defence beat the offside trap and left Andy White with plenty of space to run into and he beat the onrushing goalkeeper to the ball but his lob from wide on the right drifted well wide of the far post.

After the break Woking showed more appliction as they were forced to come at Harriers more and had more posssession; Harriers were content to soak up the pressure and try to hit back on the counter-attack.  Just after the hour mark Woking won a free kick on the right midway inside the Harriers half, it was pumped into the penalty area to an unmarked Chris Sharpling who galnced his header wide of the far post.  A minute later Harriers doubled their advantage; Bennett raced onto a through ball on the left and broke into the penalty area, his intial shot was saved by Bevan but the ball came back to him and was quickest to react and steer it into the net.

Ten minutes on and Harriers had the game wrapped up; a Woking attack broke down and play switched swiftly to the other end, Sam Shilton raced clear on the right wing and crossed low into the penalty area, Bennett missed the ball completely but Steve Burton was arriving late in acrea of space at the far post and swept the ball past Bevan.  Even though there was still more than fifteen minutes to play there was a mass exodus of Woking fans from the ground from this point on.

Woking battled on bravely even though the game was lost but Stuart Brock was not called upon to make a proper save, the closest they came was a miss-hit cross from the left that Brock fumbled over the bar for a corner.  Harriers were able to see out nearly five minutes of added time comfortably and begin to dream of a glamour tie in the next round.

Valid CSS Valid XHTML 1.0