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Posted Tue 26 Feb 13 at 21:30 PM


Kidderminster Harriers held firm in second in the BSBP on Tuesday night as the dug deep to record a key 1-0 win away from home at Nuneaton Town.

Harriers had two half openings inside the first ten minutes to make a breakthrough, the returning Lee Vaughan seeing a dipping effort drop just off target before Kyle Storer saw a shot deflected wide as he took aim against one of his former clubs.

A quiet first half failed to really ignite, Wesley York having the first chance of the night for the hosts as he blazed over before Vaughan again tried his luck from distance on the half hour mark but found Lee Burge in the goal untroubled.

Marvin Johnson and Vaughan both then had efforts but they were equally as speculative and likewise neither found the target – the second half starting more brightly as both sides looked to pump the ball into the box.

With an hour gone a good spell of pressure upped the pressure as Anthony Malbon saw a flicked header turned over by Burge, Adam Walker up at the other end sweeping the ball across the face of goal when placed to do a lot better.

Soon after Burge was stretched much further as he had to pull out two further stops to deny first Josh Gowling’s header then a snapshot from close range by substitute Ryan Rowe. 

Burge would be beaten on 69 minutes as the men in yellow finally made their breakthrough – the relief from the away end was tangible as Burge spilled Mickey Demetriou’s free-kick to cue a scramble; Malbon eventually stabbing the ball into the back of the net.

Ten minutes later Nuneaton came close to a leveller but Simon Forsdick saw his low drive clawed away at the foot of the post by Danny Lewis – Harriers almost making them pay straight away but Storer’s curling, lovely free-kick clipped the inside of the woodwork with all beaten.

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