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Match Day
Saturday, 8 September, 15:00PM - Aggborough Stadium
Att. 1570 (27 away)
3
Kidderminster Harriers

Chambers 37; Horsfall 43; Williams 70


1
Blyth Spartans AFC

Horsfall (OG) 57

Key Moments

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Harriers make it four wins from five with this 3-1 victory at Aggborough.

Blyth boast some of the division's best attacking talent but the back-line dealt with what they had to offer for the most part and were, at times, superb going forward.

A fourth goal of the season for Ashley Chambers was a magnificent way to get the scoring underway.



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HARRIERS were worthy 3-1 winners over Blyth Spartans at Aggborough on Saturday afternoon..

Ashley Chambers netted a fantastic fourth of the term to get things underway before Fraser Horsfall made it 2-0.

Blyth pulled a goal back but never looked like snatching anything on a day that ended in the home side's favour thanks to a fine team goal, finished off by Ed Williams.

Harriers were dominant once again for large spells of this game - although they only had  Weeks effort over the bar to show for it, the first ten minutes was entirely one-sided, Ironside blazing over not long after. Blyth did have their openings - the best of which seeing Maguire fire wide before Buddle headed the ball on to the bar, all before the 20 minute mark.

Chambers was a constant threat on the day and he hit wide on 23 minutes before Daniels hit right at goalkeeper Jameson; Weeks then advancing past the half-hour as he turned free to bend a shot down low, but just past the post.

The lead, when it came, was deserved - 37 on the clock as Taylor strode forwards on a sublime Daniels pass; the full-back's cross deflected up into  the air as it floated above the area. Chambers watched it down with composure and, first time, bend a calm, precise shot beyond Jameson and into his net.

Six minutes later it was two; the ball blocked in the area twice as Chambers and Ironside had snatches at it before it fell to Forsfall who firmly drove it into the net for his second of the season.

Three before the hour, Rivers got the visitors back into the game. Just moments after a what looked to be a costly miss for Reid, his team mate Rivers pounced at the by-line before driving firmly across goal, Horsfall instinctively hitting out at it, unwittingly forcing it into the back of the net.

On 68 minutes, Dale will want to have done better at the far post as he stretched to meet  cross, eventually only being able to skew the ball over - Harriers' two-goal lead restored two minutes later as Vaughan's pass, with surgical position, found Williams who slotted a cool finish past Jameson.

Eight minutes later, Rivers saw a shot held well by Brandon Hall, before up at the other end, Weeks charged through the middle of the pack with Williams occupied; his driving run ending with a pass that Chambers ran on to before curling a good effort just past the far post.

Horsfall, though not needing to redeem himself for Blyth's goal, duly did so in the final minute -- getting back and hooking off the line as Rivers again looked to reduce the arrears.

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Kidderminster Harriers

3
Goals
12
Shots at goal
6
Shots on target
3
Corners
1
Offside
2
Yellow cards
0
Red cards

Blyth Spartans AFC

1
Goals
16
Shots at goal
7
Shots on target
3
Corners
1
Offside
2
Yellow cards
0
Red cards

Kidderminster Harriers

1
Brandon Hall
2
Lee Vaughan
3
Joel Taylor
4
Jimmy O'Connor (C)
5
Fraser Horsfall
6
Kennedy Digie
7
Declan Weeks
8
Billy Daniels
9
Joe Ironside
Bradley 72
10
Ashley Chambers
Richards 81
11
Ed Williams
Baxendale 79

Substitutes

12
Kane Richards
Chambers 81
14
Dan Bradley
Ironside 72
15
James Baxendale
Williams 79
16
Sam Austin
17
Ed Wagner

Blyth Spartans AFC

1
Peter Jameson
2
Alex Nicholson
3
Michael Liddle
4
Connor Oliver
5
Nathan Buddle
6
Aaron Cunningham
7
Jarrett Rivers
8
Lewis Horner
Wrightson 77
9
Dan Maguire
10
Sean Reid
11
Robbie Dale (C)

Substitutes

12
Adam Wrightson
Horner 77
14
Ian Watson
15
Daniel Pybus
16
Damen Mullen
19
Bradley Skirpan

Fraser Horsfall is looking for Harriers to continue their momentum gained as they face Blyth Spartans on Saturday.

The Spartans embark on the 245 mile journey to Aggborough on the back of a win last time out, a 2-1 victory over Altrincham last Saturday.

Most notably, Blyth emerged victorious against Chester early in the season in a nine goal thriller, netting eight to win 8-1.

Similarly, last September's Aggborough meeting with Blyth was a nine goal thriller, Harriers managing to get the three points with an exciting 5-4 victory.

It was a game that came early in Horsfall's Harriers career, but it certainly sticks out in the memory.

"I remember the game last year, it was full of goals!," admitted Horsfall.

"It was one of those games where they would score, and then we would score but we ended up winning.

"When we played them away, we won again, so hopefully we can get the result on Saturday".

Harriers are unbeaten in their first seven matches of the season, picking up three victories and four draws, and Horsfall is keen for Harriers to continue that unbeaten record for as long as possible.

Having now spent a year with Harriers, the defender has experienced all of the challenges that the National League North poses, and reiterates that no-one can be underestimated.

"I've always said that you can't underestimate anyone in this league, every team is strong and brings their own threat, so we are expecting a tough game on Saturday but we will be ready," Horsfall said.

"We're unbeaten - I know we've had a few draws but it is still momentum to take into this game.

"I've been disappointed so far with some of the goals that we've conceded, but I think as a team, we are starting to gel a lot better and we're getting a lot stronger.

"You could see at Boston that we defended through the second half, Lee Vaughan was unbelievable with some goal line clearances, and it just shows that we are desperate for that clean sheet".

Heading into Saturday, there are no injuries amongst the camp.

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