Kidderminster Harriers 0(0) v (0)4 Boston United

Football League Two - Aggborough - 6 November 2004

Attendance: 2208

Individual Stats
v Boston
Ben Foster 4 0(4)012(2p)0[20/26]Nathan Abbey 7 0(3)0000
Shaun Cooper 5 00120[21/28]Dean West 6 00020
Jon Beswetherick 5 00210[23/14]Austin McCann 5 00110
Abdou Sall 600110[5/2]Lee Beevers 7 103(1p)10
Wayne Hatswell 5 00130[22/4]Paul Ellender 5 00020
Dean Keates 5 02200[11/5]Mark Greaves 5 01220
Simon Russell 6 1(1)2200[19/15]Lee Thompson 5 1(1)1240
Lee Jenkins 5 01020[2/8]David Noble 5 03220
James Keene 5 1(1)245(1h)2[14/10]Andy Kirk 8 4(1)0144
Darryn Stamp 5 00010[25/9]Jason Lee 6 1(1)14(1p)01
Jesper Christiansen 6 00300[12/16]Danny Thomas 5 1(1)0300
Frédéric Advice     [6]Steve Melton     
Youssou Diop 5 1(1)0010[10/11]Chris Holland      
Ian Foster 5 00010[16/12]Simon Rusk 5 00000
Chris McHale      [17/23]Courtney Pitt      
Daniel Lewis      [1/18]Luke McCormick      
Team Stats
  Fouls Conceded Offside Corners Shots On Shots off
Kidderminster Boston
   49Lee Beevers Noble's corner from the left found an unmarked Beevers who powered a header past Foster from close range.
   56Andy Kirk Penalty struck to Foster's left with the keeper going the opposite way.
   80Andy Kirk Penalty struck to Foster's left with the keeper going the opposite way.
   90+Andy Kirk Thompson's shot was parried by Foster into the path of Kirk who had an easy tap-in from close range.
  B. Foster   
CooperSall HatswellBeswetherick
RussellJenkins KeatesChristiansen
 Keene Stamp 
WestBeevers EllenderMcCann
ThompsonNoble GreavesThomas
 Kirk Lee 
Kidderminster Boston
66DiopChristiansenDiop to left midfield. 90+RuskKirkRusk to right midfield, Thompson to striker.
72I. FosterJenkinsI. Foster to right midfield, Russell to right central midfield.    
Kidderminster Boston
Hatswell 49 Foul
Keates 56 Dissent
Diop 86 Foul
 Greaves 54 Foul
Thompson 79 Foul
Referee: A. Bates (Stoke)
Match Report by St@tto

Another sorry afternoon for a Harriers side that remains rooted to the foot of League Two following a fourth consecutive defeat, their heaviest at home this season, and a thirteenth failure to score.

Jon Beswetherick and Darryn Stamp were brought in for their debuts and Wayne Hatswell returned from suspension; Chris McHale was relegated to the subs' bench as was Ian Foster who lost his place to Jesper Christiansen.  Harriers started brightly and James Keene almost opened the scoring in the second minute when he flashed a shot across the face of goal and wide of the far post.  Boston caught the Harriers defence napping with an early raid, Andy Kirk got clear but Ben Foster was out quickly to save his shot.  Harriers were trying to play football and were knocking the ball around quite well, throughout the first half they were well on top as the visitors offered little as an attacking threat.  Simon Russell saw a volley tipped over the bar by Nathan Abbey following good work on the left by Christiansen.

After their promising first half showing Harriers would have expected to have gone on to build on the solid platform that they had built but United had other ideas and came out for the second half fired up.  It took just three minutes for the first goal to come, a corner on the left taken by David Noble found an unmarked Lee Beevers in the goalmouth, Foster should have claimed the cross but remained rooted to his line as Beevers powered a header past him.  Before Harriers had had a chance to regroup and start to play again they were two down; the ball was played through the inside left channel to Jason Lee who collided with Foster who had come out to clear and referee Bates had no hesitation in pointing to the penalty spot.  Andy Kirk stepped forward to take the kick and sent Foster the wrong way.

At two down Harriers went to pieces, the players' heads dropped and they were unable to lift themselves to try and get back into the game until late on.  Keene had a good shot parried by Abbey but there was nobody following up to capitalise.  A Youssou Diop shot was tipped away for a corner and then Diop and set Dean Keates free on the left; his low cross found Keene but he got the ball stuck under his feet and United were able to clear.

Ben Foster's afternoon went from bad to worse ten minutes from the end when he gave away another penalty for a foul on Kirk.  Kirk stepped forward again and sent his shot to Foster's left, as he had the first one, and again Foster went the wrong way.  Harriers' humiliation was completed in stoppage time when Lee Thompson got into the penalty area on the right, his shot was parried by Foster but Kirk was following up and had an easy tap in to complete his hat-trick.  The game ended to a chorus of boos and a section of the crowd chanting for the removal of the club's board of directors.