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Match Report


Posted Sat 17 Aug 13 at 16:45 PM


Harriers got back to winning ways at the start of this season on Saturday as they hit late to beat Braintree Town 1-0 at the Amlin Stadium.

Harriers began brightly in Essex and almost found the back of the net after just 12 minutes as Kyle Storer's free-kick found the head of Michael Gash but the striker's effort cannoned off the bar with the goalkeeper beaten all ends up.

It was the visitors who controlled much of the half and further chances came through Marvin Johnson's shot and a well-taken Gash free-kick that curled just wide.

Dan Holman had the home side's best chance of the first half as he saw a snap-shot held by Danny Lewis but as the interval approached, Chey Dunkley almost broke the deadlock for his team but his flick-header from a free-kick dropped inches wide.

Harriers were almost caught cold on 49 minutes as Braintree broke forward through Kenny Davis; the midfielder seeing his shot parried away well by Lewis and, up at the other end, Malbon's header near the hour was kept well by keeper MacDonald.

The visitors weren't able to show much of the confidence seen in their first half play during the second but they continued to plug away and only missed that vital cutting edge - Joe Lolley and Jack Byrne given run-outs late on to try and help find that all important breakthrough.

It did come in the 89th minute and it was from the head of skipper Kyle Storer as he rose in the area to meet a wonderful delivery from Byrne to crash one into the back of the net  just at the ideal time.

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