Kidderminster Harriers 0(0) v (0)0 Cheltenham Town
Football League Division 3 - Aggborough - 10 February 2004
Attendance: 3803

Individual Stats
 OnOffForAg   OnOffForAg 
Stuart Brock 6 0(2)0000[1/12]Shane Higgs 7 0(3)0000
Matt Gadsby 6 00010[6/2]Anthony Griffin 5 00000
Scott Stamps 6 01030[3]Jamie Victory 5 00000
Craig Hinton 5 01110[5/6]Michael Duff 6 00010
Wayne Hatswell 6 00310[22/5]John Brough 5 0021(h)0
Dean Bennett 5 02311[7/28]John Finnegan 5 0011(h)0
Adam Murray 5 1(1)2000[17/16]Martin Devaney 5 02310
Scott Rickards 5 00110[16/31]Karl Henry 5 00240
John Williams 5 01031[9]Paul Brayson 5 1(1)1101
Ian Foster 5 00000[21/17]Kayode Odejayi 5 00230
Dean Keates 5 2(1)033(1h)0[11]Grant McCann 5 1(1)2010
Danny Williams     [4]Richard Forsyth 5 00100
Jesper Christiansen 5 1(1)0000[10/14]David Bird 5 00000
Sean Parrish     [14/21]Ben Cleverley     
Graham Ward     [20/32]Peter Hynes 5 00110
John Danby     [15/1]Steve Book     
Team Stats
  Fouls Conceded Offside Corners Shots On Shots off
Kidderminster 142747
Cheltenham 131225
GadsbyHInton HatswellStamps
 RickardsJ. WilliamsFoster 
GriffinDuff BroughVictory
DevaneyHenry FinneganMcCann
 Brayson Odejayi 
70 Christiansen Foster Christiansen to centre forward, J. Williams to right, Rickards to left. 58 Hynes Odejayi Hynes to striker.
        76 Forsyth Henry Forsyth to right central midfield.
        81 Bird Brayson Bird to centre midfield. Now 4-5-1.
Hinton 52 Foul
Stamps 64 Foul
Keates 89 Foul
Referee: C. Boyeson
Match Report by St@tto

Two poor teams shared the point in a dour goalless draw at Aggborough as Harriers stretched their winless run to eight games.  Harriers' best home league gate of the season was in attendance to see the debut of Dean Keates annd the return of Ian Foster.

Jan Molby made three changes to the team that was beaten by Yeovil on Saturday; John Williams started in place of Jesper Christiansen while Keates and Foster came in for Rob Betts and Danny Williams who was dropped for the first time this season.  As in the previous game, the match began in lively fashion with half chances at both ends.  Cheltenham had a couple of long range efforts that fell to Martin Devaney and Paul Brayson that didn't trouble Stuart Brock in the Harriers goal while at the other end Adam Murray was a whisker away from connecting with a spectacular overhead kick that would surley have hit the back of the net had he met it.

Murray was not at his best but was still the key to most Harriers moves; it was his free kick that found the head of Craig Hinton who had made his way forward unmarked but he headed over the bar.  The game degenerated into a midfield battle with neither side looking really dangerous in attack.  There were players on both sides - Keates and Murray for Harriers and Grant McCann for The Robins - who should have lit up the game but it was not to be.  It was not until late in the half that a goal was threatened again, Keates had a low shot from over 30 yards out that Shane Higgs held at the second attempt; Murray curled a long-range free-kick over the wall that had Higgs scurrying across his goalline to field and at the other end Brayson was allowed too much time to turn in the Harriers penalty area but his shot was weak and straight at Brock.

The second half was even worse than the first; after an early free kick from McCann that beat the wall, but not Brock, from 25 yards out the play was some of the most scrappy seen at Aggborough all season.  Harriers probably had the best of the possession but even with a three-pronged attack never looked capable of finding the net while Cheltenham didn't muster another shot on target.  In hte last twenty minutes Harriers became more frantic, a Dean Bennett shot from distance was deflected away for a corner which came to nothing; another long range shot, this time from Keates, hit Jesper Christiansen who managed to control it and turn and shoot but the shot was weak and easily picked up by Higgs.  Five minutes from the end Christiansen picked up the ball on the right and knocked it back into the path of John Williams who hit his shot narrowly wide of the far post.

There was no other action in the game and the crowd was streaming out of the ground well before the end.  The result did, however, lift Harriers one place further away from the relegation zone but makes the next games, at Southend, a real six-pointer that they must win.

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