Histon 1(0) v (1)1 Kidderminster Harriers

Football Conference National - Bridge Road - 12 September 2009

Attendance: 774

Individual Stats
v Kidderminster
Danny Naisbitt     [1]Dean Coleman     
Craig Pope     [16/2]Duane Courtney     
Gareth Gwillim     [3]Lee Baker     
Adam Bygrave     [6]Martin Riley     
Matt Langston     [5]Gavin Caines     
Adam Tann     [2/8]Dean Bennett     
Ben Farrell     [29/11]David McDermott     
Josh Simpson     [24/10]Darryl Knights     
Nat Knight-Percival     [18/9]Matt Barnes-Homer     
Michael Frew     [9/7]Chris McPhee     
Neil Andrews     [8/14]Brian Smikle     
John Kennedy     [7/15]Liam Dolman     
Jamie Barker     [11/16]Kyle Hadley     
Andrew Tidswell     [12/17]Tom Sharpe     
Craig Hammond     [17/18]Aaron Farrell     
Joe Welch     [27/19]Nathan Hayward     
Team Stats
  Fouls Conceded Offside Corners Shots On Shots off
Histon Kidderminster
84Craig Hammond 35Chris McPhee 
Pope   Gwillim
 Knight-Percival Frew 
CourtneyRiley CainesBaker
McDermott   Smikle
 Barnes-Homer McPhee 
Histon Kidderminster
55KennedyFarrellKennedy to left central midfield, Andrews to right central midfield.    
60HammondFrewHammond to striker.    
66BarkerBygraveBarker to right central defender.    
Histon Kidderminster
Tann 20 Foul From Behind
Langston 41 Dissent
 Knights 90+ Foul 
Referee: David Coote (Nottingham)
Match Report by St@tto

One moment of indecision cost Harriers two points and the chance of a first-ever win at Histon having dominated the game against the out-of-form Stutes.

Unchanged from the team that had convincingly beaten Mansfield in midweek Harriers didn't get going as quickly in a game that lacked incident.  It was midway through the first half until either side looked like breaking the deadlock; Josh Simpson's pass through the inside-right channel let in Nat Knight-Percival who shot weakly straight at Dean Coleman.  Harriers opened the scoring nine minutes before the break with a goal out of the blue; Darryl Knights' pass found skipper Chris McPhee whose shot on the turn gave ex-Bromsgrove keeper Danny Naisbitt no chance in the home goal.

After the break Harriers continued to enjoy the best of the possession while the game didn't really come to life.  Twenty minutes from the end a long ball on the left set Matt Barnes-Homer clear, he pulled the bal back to the far post where it was held up by McPhee before rolling it into the path of Brian Smikle who hit a weak shot at Naisbitt.  Shortly afterwards David Mcdermott's pass set up Knights who's snapshot flew narrowly wide of the near post.

On 78 minutes Harriers had the ball in the net again, Smikle's shot hit McDermott who was in an offside position and the goal was disallowed.  Histon capitalised on that let-off just five minutes later;  a long ball out of defence should have been dealt with by Martin Riley but his attempted back-pass fell short and left Coleman in no-man's land and allowed Craig Hammond in who fired into the unguarded net.

Stoppage time saw more action in with chances at both ends; Barnes-Homer had a 25-yard free-kick beaten away by Naisbitt with no Harrier quick enough to react to the loose ball while at the other end Gareth Gwillim's cross from the left was blasted over at the far post by Hammond.