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Match Day
Saturday, 29 September, 15:00PM - Aggborough Stadium
Att. 1517 (116 away)
3
Kidderminster Harriers

Williams 1; Bradley 35; Chambers 45


2
Altrincham

Johnston 23, Harrop 52

Key Moments

HARRIERS netted three first half goals to ensure their league campaign got back to winning ways with a 3-2 success over Altrincham.

The Reds struck as early as the first minute as Ed Williams pounced for his seventh of the term, before a lively Robins side struck back through Johnston's finish.

The hosts then added further goals through Bradley and Chambers to leave themselves 3-1 up at the break, the arrears reduced by a deflected Max Harrop free-kick. Harriers held off amid late pressure to ensure the points stayed in Worcestershire.



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HARRIERS netted three first half goals to ensure their league campaign got back to winning ways with a 3-2 success over Altrincham.

The Reds struck as early as the first minute as Ed Williams pounced for his seventh of the term, before a lively Robins side struck back through Johnston’s finish.

The hosts then added further goals through Bradley and Chambers to leave themselves 3-1 up at the break, the arrears reduced by a deflected Max Harrop free-kick. Harriers held off amid late pressure to ensure the points stayed in Worcestershire.

The game began in ideal fashion to say the least, 37 seconds on the clock when Weeks saw his drive spilled by the goalkeeper – Williams on hand to immediately drive it home to make no mistake.

Seven minutes in, shot-stopper Wynne found a Williams shot too hot to deal with but this time saw his parry cleared away, before a prowling Bradley rifled one over the bar.

The visitors, lively going forward, caused their share of problems all afternoon and they really came into the ascendancy after the quarter hour, a Sean Williams shot going wide before the equaliser, on 23 minutes, saw Dale’s energetic run and ball into the area slotted home clinically by Johnston.

Harriers netted twice more before the break, the first coming on 35 minutes when Bradley, latching on to an expertly-timed pass from Johnson, fired across the keeper and home. Johnston and White then both went close for the visitors before, a minute before the break, Chambers raced on to a loose ball after dangerous work from Williams to net his fifth of the campaign.

The Robins began the second period looking dangerous; within three minutes they’d forced a save from Hall through Harrop, before pulling another goal back through the same player as his low free-kick found the net with the help of a hefty deflection.

As the hour mark came and went this became a relentless, end-to-end affair with chances flying all over; Horsfall and Daniels going ever so close with shots on 65 before Altrincham’s Williams hit wide with venom.

Weeks and Williams struck on target for Harriers inside the final quarter hour, but there was stern defending needing to be done in the dying minutes as Altrincham pushed; Hall parrying a shot into the air that Johnson headed over his own bar with perfect timing, a Jones attempt then clipping the post with virtually the last kick of the game.

Kidderminster Harriers

3
Goals
14
Shots at goal
7
Shots on target
3
Corners
3
Offside
3
Yellow cards
0
Red cards

Altrincham

2
Goals
17
Shots at goal
6
Shots on target
5
Corners
0
Offside
1
Yellow cards
0
Red cards

Kidderminster Harriers

1
Brandon Hall
2
Lee Vaughan
3
Sam Austin
4
Jimmy O'Connor (C)
5
Fraser Horsfall
6
Ryan Johnson
7
Declan Weeks
8
Billy Daniels
9
Dan Bradley
Ironside 71
10
Ashley Chambers
Richards 72
11
Ed Williams
Baxendale 87

Substitutes

12
Kane Richards
Chambers 72
14
Joe Ironside
Bradley 71
15
Kennedy Digie
16
James Baxendale
Williams 87
17
Tom Palmer

Altrincham

1
Elliott Wynne
2
Andrew White
3
Connor Hampson
4
James Jones
5
Thomas Hanningan
6
Jake Moult (C)
7
John Johnston
8
Sean Williams
Poole 78
9
Thomas Peers
Hulme 56
10
Max Harrop
11
Owen Dale
Hancock 56

Substitutes

12
Joshua Hancock
Dale 56
14
Jordan Hulme
Peers 56
15
Liam Goulding
16
James Poole
Williams 78
20
Anthony Thompson

DAN BRADLEY admits to a bittersweet feeling as he’s battled himself back into contention ahead of the visit of Altrincham to Aggborough on Saturday.

The former Tamworth and Alfreton Town man had started the season in good form but was forced to sit out three games after a sending off against Ashton United.

His absence coincided with a surge in the team’s fortunes, and also those of Ed Williams who nailed down what was effectively Bradley’s place as his own.

Bradley did get his first start for a while last time out, though, as he played up front alongside Joe Ironside in the 5-0 FA Cup demolition of Atherstone Town – picking up a hat-trick in the process.

Ashley Chambers was rested for the game and it’s now down to boss Neil MacFarlane to accommodate some or all four of the attacking line-ups when the Robins come to town.

Bradley, for his own part, can only try and take his chance when it comes - something he managed in style last week. Speaking ahead of the Altrincham game, he reflected on his enforced absence and admitted he could have few complaints.

“It has been a frustrating time,” he began. “But it has also been nice to see the lads doing well because, overall, that’s the whole aim – to get promoted this year, whether you’re playing or not.

“You want to be in a successful team, so it has been nice to be watching but, on the otherwise, you’re still wanting to get your chance.

"...you have to sit there and bite your tongue and, hopefully you’ll get your chance..." Dan Bradley

“Rightly so, the team has stayed the same way for the games we’ve been doing well… when the lads are doing well, you haven’t got an argument really – you have to sit there and bite your tongue and, hopefully you’ll get your chance and when it comes you have to take to it.”The game this weekend will be the team’s first league match since a maiden defeat of the campaign at Chester around ten days ago.

Bradley added: “It will be nice to get back at it in the league because it was an FA Cup game [last week]; so, it will be a test for us on Saturday to bounce back in the league.”

Harriers will check on the fitness of Joel Taylor and Billy Daniels ahead of the game. Taylor underwent very minor facial surgery last week while Daniels managed a knock.

James Baxendale will join Bradley in battling to keep his place after making a first start of the campaign against The Adders.

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