Burton Albion 1(0) v (0)0 Kidderminster Harriers

Football Conference National - Aggborough - 26 November 2005

Attendance: 1847

Individual Stats
v Kidderminster
Saul Deeney 500000[31/13]Daniel Lewis 50(1)0000
Terry Henshaw 600310[2/24]Johnny Mullins 501140
Andy Corbett 500100[4/5]Wayne Hatswell 500220
Darren Tinson 500000[5/4]Mark Jackson 500110
Ryan Austin 500100[6]Daryl Burgess 400020
Jake Sedgemore 61(1)0210[16/23]Simon Heslop 61(w)1100
Chris Hall 500020[12/26]Marc Pugh 500000
Lee Bell 610130[22/20]Russ Penn 500410
Jon Shaw 500220[9/18]Taiwo Atieno 50214(1h)1
Shaun Harrad 501220[14/9]Iyseden Christie 501212
Keith Gilroy 514430[11]Michael Blackwood 700310
Darren Stride     [7/8]Terry Fleming 500010
Dale Anderson     [8/10]Lee Thompson     
Andy Ducros     [10/12]Laurie Wilson     
Gary Rowett 500010[17/21]Gavin Hurren     
Andy Todd     [19/1]John Danby     
Team Stats
  Fouls Conceded Offside Corners Shots On Shots off
Burton Kidderminster
49Lee Bell    
HenshawTinson AustinCorbett
HallBell SedgemoreGilroy
 Shaw Harrad 
MullinsJackson BurgessHatswell
PughPenn HeslopBlackwood
 Atieno Christie 
Burton Kidderminster
58RowettTinsonRowett to right central defender.66FlemingPughFleming to left central midfield, Heslop to right midfield.
    70 BurgessMullins to right central defender, jackson to central defender, Hatswell to left central defender.  Now 3-4-2.
Burton Kidderminster
Shaw 52 Dissent
Rowett 61 Foul
Gilroy 64 Foul
 Burgess 45+ Foul
Penn 57 Foul
Jackson 68 Foul
Burgess 70 Foul
Mullins 78 Foul

Burgess 70 Persistent Misconduct
Referee: Mark Haywood (tbc)
Match Report by St@tto

Harriers' brief upturn in form came to a juddering halt with a disappointing defeat on their first visit to Burton's new Pirelli Stadium that stretched their winless run in the league to six games.

Away from home Harriers have not won since September's victory at Gravesend & Northfleet and their performance at Burton did not look like one that would end that run.  After their great midweek win at Boston in the LDV Vans Trophy Stuart Watkiss named an unchanged team but the performance did not match those standards and Harriers were second best all over the park.

A scrappy first half saw neither team create much although Burton had most of the possession and kept Harriers pinned back in their own half for long spells.  It was not until ten minutes before the break that either side looked like scoring when Burton's lively winger Keith Gilroy missed a double chance first shooting against Johnny Mullins' legs and then firing the rebound over the bar.  In stoppage time Harriers' best move of the half saw Iyseden Christie's pass find Taiwo Atieno who knocked it into the path of Simon Heslop unfortunately, the youngster's finishing deserted him and he fired high and wide.  Also in stoppage time DAryl Burgess picked up a yellow card that took his tally for the season to five and a suspension for the next game.

The second half was little better although Harriers should have gone ahead early in the half; Michael Blackwood turned right-back Terry Henshaw inside out and then crossed from the left to the far post where an unmarked Christie couldn't direct his header and sent the ball back across the face of goal.

The Brewers took the lead after 49 minutes; former Harrier Andy Corbett pumped a free kick forward that Harriers were unable to deal with and when the loose ball dropped to Lee Bell he made no mistake rifling a low shot past Daniel Lewis.  Harriers' heads dropped at this setback and although they did try to battle back into the game they didn't look like they were capable of overcoming their hosts.

On the hour mark Harriers had their best chance to level the scores; Blackwood did well on the left, knocking the ball back to Wayne Hatswell whose dangerous cross was only cleared as far as Heslop, his low shot hit the foot of the post and spun along the line before being cleared for a corner.  From the corner Burton didn't clear and Hatswell blazed his shot over the bar.

With twenty minutes remaining Harriers suffered another setback, Burgess brought down Jon Shaw on the edge of the penalty area and was shown his second yellow card of the afternoon reducing Harriers to ten men.  In the closing stages the extra man didn't seem to be any advantage to Burton who were content to sit on the lead that they had although Gilroy went close to doubling the advantage with a free-kick that beat the wall but flew wide of the near post.  Either side of that effort Harriers had half chances, Terry Fleming's free kick from the left picked out Mullins at the far post but he headed over and then in stoppage time Heslop got to the byline on the right and crossed to the near post for Atieno who had time to do better but hit a first-time shot wide.