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Match Day
Saturday, 13 April, 15:00PM - Broadhurst Park
Att. 1,760 (80 est)
0
FC United Of Manchester


1
Kidderminster Harriers

Ironside 33 (pen)

Key Moments

Ironside's spot-kick capped a dominant first half for Harriers, who know they can only continue to do their ‘bit’ as they bid to gatecrash the North play-off places.

Ashley Chambers and Ed Williams added further chances to a hefty tally for the visitors who saw out the win without any serious fuss.

Full report to follow...



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JOE IRONSIDE’S penalty helped Harriers secure consecutive National League North victories as they won 1-0 at FC United of Manchester.

The spot-kick capped a dominant first half for Harriers, who know they can only continue to do their ‘bit’ as they bid to gatecrash the North play-off places.

Ashley Chambers and Ed Williams added further chances to a hefty tally for the visitors who saw out the win without any serious fuss.

Harriers had their shooting boots on early enough and regularly kept Fisher in the home goal on his guard. Chambers and Butterfield were first up to test him with efforts he held well, before good reactions saw him tip a ball around the post after a cross, deflected off Williams, threatened to find his top corner.

A strong run by Austin on the quarter-hour mark played in Taylor who lashed a shot wide, the same player again supplying the ammunition four minutes later - this time for Horsfall - for another shot that Fisher met well.

Harriers had a big chance on 26 minutes when Ironside flicked on to Chambers, playing him in on goal. Chambers kept his cool and chipped the ball over Fisher, only to see the ball drop just wide of the target.

The breakthrough would come just nine minutes later as Harriers were awarded a penalty after a foul on Chambers - Ironside stepping up to net his 16th goal of the season. Not long after, only a superb block on the line kept out a Chambers volley as Harriers searched for a quick-fire double.

United's chances were very much restricted before the break, but one they did have saw Lynch meet a corner well, though his header was over Palmer's target.

The hosts were keen to set about Harriers after the restart, and though Willoughby had two good opportunities, he served to spurn them both, before Horsfall headed off target up at the other end, Chambers doing so too on the hour.

The two sides then traded half chances from distance as the likes of Austin, McAlinden and United's Potts tried their luck, Ironside getting up well with 20 left to play, his header from Taylor's cross held by Fisher.

O'Halloran should have done better for the hosts with a header not long after, before Harriers ended the game the stronger with a string of chances - McAlinden and Flowers going close before Williams, Richards and Chambers followed suit. Of those, Williams was closest to a second Harriers goal as he saw a low, powerful drive well blocked.

FC United Of Manchester

0
Goals
7
Shots at goal
1
Shots on target
6
Corners
1
Offside
0
Yellow cards
0
Red cards

Kidderminster Harriers

1
Goals
16
Shots at goal
9
Shots on target
4
Corners
1
Offside
0
Yellow cards
0
Red cards

FC United Of Manchester

1
Andrew Fisher
2
Christopher Lynch
3
Stephen O'Halloran
4
Zehn Mohammed
5
Jan Palinkas
McDowell-Jallow 46
6
Michael Potts (C)
Ozono 76
7
Jack Banister
8
Jack Grimshaw
9
Kurt Willoughby
10
Louis Myers
11
Mark West
Donohue 46

Substitutes

12
Michael Donohue
West 47
14
Chris Sharp
15
Tom Peers
16
Will Ozono
Potts 76
17
Momodou McDowell-Jallow
Palinkas 46

Kidderminster Harriers

18
Tom Palmer
2
Sam Austin
3
Joel Taylor
4
Harry Flowers
5
Fraser Horsfall
6
Ryan Johnson (C)
7
Liam McAlinden
8
Milan Butterfield
9
Joe Ironside
Thomas 81
10
Ashley Chambers
Richards 81
11
Ed Williams

Substitutes

12
Russ Penn
14
Kwame Thomas
Ironside 81
15
Kane Richards
Chambers 81
16
Harry Higginson
17
Josh Heaton

Harriers attacker Ashley Chambers is hoping that the team avoid the inevitable end-of-season twists and turns as they head to face FC United of Manchester on Saturday.

The rapid front man has 14 goals to his name this season, the latest coming in last weekend's victory over Bradford Park Avenue.

Harriers took the lead through Joe Ironside before Chambers doubled the lead before half time - Ironside grabbing his second in the second half to ensure all three points would stay in Worcestershire.

It was a result and performance that Chambers enjoyed, he said: "It was fantastic - we always knew going into the game that it was going to be difficult.

"Bradford are always a difficult team to play against with the amount of experienced players and quality that they've got.

"So to come out with a 3-0 victory was fantastic for the lads".

"...we will definitely be on our guard and ready to go there and stamp our impetus on the game, and try to come out with all three points..." Ashley Chambers

The result meant that Harriers kept up the pressure on the sides currently inside the playoffs, and now sit four points behind seventh placed AFC Telford United.

Despite being out of Harriers' hands, Chambers is keen to ensure that the team only focus on picking up as many points as possible from the last four matches of the league season.

"We know what we've got to achieve from now until the end of the season but it still might not get us to where we want to be, so we're just concentrating on our next four games - taking it a game at a time," admitted Chambers.

"We just have to worry about ourselves to be honest, because now we've come to a point where it's out of our hands - unfortunately, that's football sometimes, but we will keep trying to do as best as we can.

"I think there will be a lot of twists and turns before the end of the season but we want to keep ourselves out of that and keep ourselves on the straight and narrow.

"To be honest, the only thing that is going to get us there is four victories - it's going to take a monumental effort".

Harriers travel to Broadhurst Park to face FC United who came from behind to win 2-1 in October at Aggborough.

With the club currently occupying a relegation position, Chambers knows that they will be fighting to stay in this league against Harriers.

"Next up is FC United - they're fighting for their lives to stay in this league so it's not going to be an easy game at all but we're all looking forward to it," said Chambers.

"There are not any easy games in this league to be honest, regardless of league position.

"There is a lot of quality in the National League North so you can't take any teams for granted based on the league positions that they're in.

"We will definitely be on our guard and ready to go there and stamp our impetus on the game, and try to come out with all three points".

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