Cambridge United 0(0) v (0)0 Kidderminster Harriers
Football League Division 3 - Abbey Stadium - 17 April 2004
Attendance: 3756

Individual Stats
 OnOffForAg   OnOffForAg 
Shaun Marshall 7 0(3)0000[1/15]John Danby 8 0(5)0100
Stevland Angus 6 01310[6/5]Craig Hinton 6 00010
Fred Murray 5 01130[3/4]Steve Burton 6 1(1)0010
Warren Goodhind 5 00120[2]Abdou Sall 5 01210
Adam Tann 5 00100[5/22]Wayne Hatswell 5 00130
Luke Guttridge 6 1(1)1130[14/23]Mark Yates 1(1)1120
Ashley Nicholls 5 00000[20/8]Lee Jenkins 6 00210
Justin Walker 5 0215(2h)0[11/6]Matt Gadsby 5 00010
Jermaine Easter 5 1(1)0310[9/10]Jesper Christiansen 5 01221
John Turner 5 00131[15/24]Simon Brown 5 1(1)0512
Shane Tudor 6 1(1)0100[10/14]Sean Parrish 5 00210
Danny Webb 5 2(2)0120[7/3]Scott Stamps     
Terry Fleming     [8/9]John Williams 5 00110
Daniel Chillingworth 5 01100[12]Leon Clarke     
Matt Robinson 5 00000[23/17]Adam Murray 6 00100
John Ruddy     [33/1]Stuart Brock      
Team Stats
  Fouls Conceded Offside Corners Shots On Shots off
Cambridge 201756
Kidderminster 153433
AngusGoodhind TannMurray
NichollsWalker GuttridgeTudor
 Easter Turner 
HintonSall HatswellBurton
JenkinsGadsby YatesParrish
 Brown Christiansen 
46 Webb Turner Webb to striker. 35     Yates to central midfield, Jenkins to right central midfield, Gadsby to left central midfield, Brown to inside right, Parrish to inside left.  Now 4-3-2-1.
67 Chillingworth Easter Chillingworth to striker. 46     Yates to left central midfield, Gadsby to right central midfield, Jenkins to right midfield, Parrish to left midfield, Brown to striker.  Now 4-4-2.
81 Robinson Nicholls Robinson to right midfield. 57 Murray Parrish Murray to left central midfield, Yates to defensive midfield, Jenkins to right central midfield.
        58 Williams Gadsby Williams to striker, Christiansen to inside left, Brown to inside right.  Now 4-3-2-1.
        60   Sall Jenkins to right back, Hinton to right central defender, Brown to right central midfield.  Now 4-3-1-1.
Webb 47 Unsporting Behaviour
Murray 72 Foul
  Sall 47 Unsporting Behaviour
Sall 60 Foul
Hatswell 80 Foul

Sall 60 Persistent Infringement
Referee: J. P. Robinson
Match Report by St@tto

Once again Harriers' discipline let them down and they had to play half an hour of the game with ten men.  Abdou Sall was the one to take an early bath on this occasion after he picked up two yellow cards in the space of thirteen minutes.

The game was a typical, dull, end of season 0-0 with little to spark any interest until Sall's dismissal.  Harriers boss Jan Molby made changes to the team that had beaten Huddersfield in the previous game, this time enforced, with the recall of Lee Jenkins in place of Ian Foster whose loan has ended; Adam Murray returned to the squad on the bench after missing the last game to witness the birth of his daughter Jolie.

There was very little incident in the first half, Mark Yates hit a fifth minute drive from 25 yards that Shaun Marshall in the home goal did well to tip over the bar for a corner.  At the other end, Stevland Angus should have opened the scoring two minutes before the break when he showed great trickery to break into the Harriers penalty area in the inside right channel but then, like the defender that he is, rounded off the move with a woeful finish that hit the side netting.

After the break the game needed less than two minutes to come to life; an encounter between Sall and United's half-time sub Daniel Webb ended with the two players squaring up to each other and both being shown the yellow card. Cambridge had a good chance to open the scoring soon afterwards; Jermaine Easter outpaced the Harriers defence and broke in on goal but John Danby was quickly off his line to save well.

On the hour Sall was penalised again after he brought down Easter and was shown his second yellow card which meant that for the second game in a row Harriers were reduced to ten men.  Despite the handicap Harriers still tried to get their attacking game going, an intricate passing move involving Yates and Murray ended with a Simon Brown shot from outside the penalty area that Marshall held on to comfortably.

Next a Steve Burton free kick from the right was tipped over the bar for a corner by Marshall and from the resulting flag kick Murray found an unmarked Yates at the near post but he directed his header wide when he should have done much better.  At the other end an Ashley Nicholls cross from the right flashed across the face of goal just out of reach of the onrushing Webb.

As the game went into stoppage time John Williams needlessly gave away a free kick 25 yards from goal when he fouled Adam Tann; Shane Tudor's kick was arrowing for the top corner but Danby stretched at full length to push it around the post.  Finally, with almost the last kick of the game Jesper Christiansen could have won the game for Harriers; Williams crossed from the right and Marshall could only get his fingertips to it and push it out to the Dane who lashed it high over the bar with the goal at his mercy and Harriers had to settle for a point.

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