Salisbury City 1(0) v (0)0 Kidderminster Harriers

Football Conference National - Raymond McEnhill Stadium - 11 August 2009

Attendance: 1034

Individual Stats
v Kidderminster
James Bittner 50(2)0000[1]Dean Coleman 60(3)000
Sean Clohessy 500200[2]Duane Courtney 500110
Daniel Spence 500300[12/3]Lee Baker 600200
Jamie Turley 600120[5/6]Martin Riley 500430
Daniel Webb 611200[6/5]Gavin Caines 50012(1p)0
Stuart Anderson 51(1)0020[4/8]Dean Bennett 51(1)0110
Rob Sinclair 5003(1p)00[7/11]David McDermott 501110
Darrell Clarke 500140[8/10]Darryl Knights 500210
Matt Tubbs 62(2)1240[10/7]Chris McPhee 61(1)1310
Bradley Gray 501221[14/9]Matt Barnes-Homer 510033
Ryan O'Hara 501011[11/14]Brian Smikle 50001(h)1
Tommy Widdrington     [13/4]John Finnigan 500020
Patrick Cox     [16/15]Liam Dolman     
Chris Flood 501100[17/16]Kyle Hadley 501020
Ben Osman     [18/17]Tom Sharpe 500000
Toby Osman 500000[19/12]Jasbir Singh     
Team Stats
  Fouls Conceded Offside Corners Shots On Shots off
Salisbury Kidderminster
52Daniel Webb    
ClohessyTurley WebbSpence
SinclairClarke AndersonO'Hara
 Tubbs Gray 
CourtneyRiley CainesBaker
McDermott   Smikle
 McPhee Barnes-Homer 
Salisbury Kidderminster
70FloodO'HaraFlood to left midfield.46  McPhee to right central midfield, Bennett to left central midfield, Knights to striker.  Now 4-4-2.
88T. OsmanGrayT. Osman to striker.59HadleyMcDermottHadley to right midfield.
    59FinniganKnightsFinnigan to right central midfield, McPhee to striker.
    81SharpeBakerSharpe to left central defender, Courtney to central defender, Caines to striker.  Now 3-4-3.
Salisbury Kidderminster
  Riley 76 Foul 
Referee: Andy Davies (Hampshire)
Match Report by St@tto

Harriers turned in a very disappointing performance to slump to their first defeat of the season, and their first ever defeat at Salisbury.

Showing just one change from the team that beat Hayes & Yeading at the weekend, Duane Courtney coming in at full back for Liam Dolman, Harriers never got going and struggled to cope with both a terrible pitch - the grass was way too long - and an opponent that appeared far more up for it than them.

Just four minutes were on the clock when Salisbury were gifted a golden chance to take the lead; Gavin Caines made a dreadful attempt at controlling the ball, sending it straight to Rob Sinclair then clumsily fouling him inside the penalty area.  Matt Tubbs stepped forward to take the penalty only to see Dean Coleman dive to his left to save it.  In the same fixture last season Tubbs had a penalty saved by Adam Bartlett.

City enjoyed most of the possession the first half; they were quicker to the ball and stronger in the tackle all over the pitch.  To Harriers' credit they did try to keep playing football, but nothing that they tried came off; their first chance of the half was a half-chance that fell to Matt Barnes-Homer; Darryl Knights' lofted pass fell just beyond his reach and he was unable to convert.

At the other end sloppy defending by Harriers left both Daniel Webb and Ryan O'Hara with clear shooting opportunities but both players blazed their efforts over the bar.  Just before the break Harriers finally brought home keeper James Bittner into the game as Chris McPhee rose to meet Knights' cross but headed straight at the keeper.

City needed just six minutes after the interval to finally break the deadlock; Sinclair's free-kick from the right wing was met at the far post by Webb who sent a looping header back over Coleman to record his first goal of the season.  On the hour Harriers had their best chance of the game; Dean Bennett's 25-yard free-kick beat the wall and was only parried by Bittner but City managed to scramble the loose ball away for a corner before any Harriers player could react.

Tubbs had a similar opportunity for City but his free-kick hit the wall.  Tubbs was then involved again late in the game as City looked to but the game out of Harriers' reach but Coleman dived at full stretch to keep his shot away.  From the resultant corner Coleman was called into action again to keep out Stuart Anderson's shot.