Kidderminster Harriers 3(1) v (0)0 Woking

Football Conference National - Aggborough - 21 March 2009

Attendance: 1594

Individual Stats
v Woking
Adam Bartlett     [1] Danny Knowles     
Keith Lowe      [21/14] Patrice Konan     
Lee Baker      [3/25] Joe Anderson     
Martin Riley      [18/2] Paul Lorraine     
Mark Creighton      [5/6] Colin Miles     
Dean Bennett      [20/23] Oliver Bozanic     
Chris McPhee      [26] Kelvin Bossman     
Darryl Knights      [8/16] Paolo Vernazza     
Matt Barnes-Homer      [9/21] Wilfred Domoraud     
Justin Richards      [11/17] Rob Elvins     
Russ Penn      [10/11] Matt Pattison     
Luke Jones      [6/10] Liam Marum     
Stefan Moore      [7/15] Goma Lambu     
Brian Smikle      [14/19] Joel Ledgister     
Martin Brittain      [16/29] Daniel Sintim     
Michael Carr      [25/12] Ross Worner     
Team Stats
  Fouls Conceded Offside Corners Shots On Shots off
Kidderminster 7 3 5 7 4
Woking 18 2 3 1 2
Kidderminster Woking
45+ Martin Riley    
68 Justin Richards    
90+ Chris McPhee    
Lowe Riley  Creighton Baker
McPhee    Penn
  Barnes-Homer  Richards 
Konan Lorraine  Miles Anderson
Bossman Vernazza  Bozanic Pattison
  Domoraud  Elvins 
Kidderminster Woking
64 Smikle Knights Smikle to left midfield, Penn to right midfield, McPhee to right central midfield, Bennett to left central midfield.  Now 4-4-2. 60 Sintim Miles Sintim to left central defender.
82 Brittain Bennett Brittain to right midfield, Penn to right central midfield, McPhee to left central midfield. 71 Marum Elvins Marum to right midfield, Bossman to striker.
86 Moore Richards Moore to striker. 77 Ledgister Pattison Ledgister to left midfield.
Kidderminster Woking
   Lorraine 43 Handball
Vernazza 70 Foul
Referee: Paul Tierney (Lancashire)
Match Report by St@tto

Harriers moved back to within one place and one point of the play-offs with an accomplished win over lowly Woking that sent the visitors down into the relegation zone.

Unchanged from the team that had beaten Lewes and Crawley in the previous two matches Harriers took a while to get going.  The opening stages were edged, just, by Harriers but the first 20 minutes or so were very scrappy.  It was not until eight minutes before the break that either side looked like breaking the deadlock; Matt Barnes-Homer's cross from the right found Russ Penn beyond the far post but he blasted his shot well over the bar.  The opening goal came in first half stoppage time; Keith Lowe's free kick from deep on the right found Martin Riley in the penalty area who guided a glancing header past Danny Knowles in the Woking goal.

After the break Harriers began to find another gear and midway through the half doubled their advantage; Barnes-Homer on the left sprayed a pass across the field to Justin Richards on the opposite flank who beat Knowles with a chip, possible mis-hit, from 25 yards out that sailed over the keeper and into the far corner of the net for his 19th goal of the season.

Soon afterwards Barnes-Homer went close with a low shot from the edge of the penalty area that came through a crowd of legs, Knowles saw it late and did well to push it away.  Richards should have score another eleven minutes from the end; Penn set Barnes-Homer away on the right and his cross found Richards at the far post but he headed straight at the keeper.

Five minutes from the end Woking finally forced Adam Bartlett into action, but Joel Ledgister's free-kick was an easy catch for him after it had  beaten the wall.  In the last minute Harriers had another good chance; Brian Smikle made a good run through the Cards defence on the left before over-hitting his pass to Brittain on the opposite flank, Brittain recovered the ball, however, and crossed to the far post where Barnes-HOmer hit a shot that beat Knowles only to come back off the post with nobody following up.  The win was completed in stoppage time; Brittain's pass sent Stefan Moore into the penalty area through the inside-right channel, his cross into the middle found Chris McPhee who headed in from close range to record his first goal for the club.