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Match Day
Tuesday, 8 January, 7:45PM - The Brewery Field
Att. 575 (30 est away)
2
Spennymoor Town

Johnson 45; Hall 50


1
Kidderminster Harriers

Phillips 45+1

Key Moments

After a dominant first half, Harriers looked set to go into the break a goal down after Andrew Johnson netted, but Aaron Phillips immediately replied with a goal on his first start to level matters.

A goal five after the restart after a defensive collision for Harriers eventually decided the game, but Harriers left Brewery Field able to be far prouder with their performance than the showing offered in these parts just a few days ago.



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HARRIERS lost 2-1 at Spennymoor Town on Tuesday night after putting in a much-improved performance.

After a dominant first half, Harriers looked set to go into the break a goal down after Andrew Johnson netted, but Aaron Phillips immediately replied with a goal on his first start to level matters.

A goal five after the restart after a defensive collision for Harriers eventually decided the game, but Harriers left Brewery Field able to be far prouder with their performance than the showing offered in these parts just a few days ago.

The visitors had begun the game smartly and looked more creative and threatening in the first half than they had for the entirety of the trip to Darlington.

Weeks, Richard and Ironside all had sights of goal with efforts that went off target, before Hall made the night’s first save up at the other end in turning away Brogan’s rising free-kick.

Harriers then, in truth, had four serious chances to have strode ahead and should have done so – Austin’s great work and sweeping cross finding Chambers who had a shot blocked, before two followed swiftly after, Richards somehow denied at close-range as he tried to turn the ball past Gould between the sticks, Austin curling wide the recycled ball.

Six before the break Richards showed great alertness to find himself one-on-one with Gould but couldn’t finish after taking the ball around him, the goalkeeper reacting to quickly pounce on the ball.

Harriers then conceded after one misplaced pass allowed the host in to finish under Hall, but responded expertly when, inside a minute, Phillips was on hand to power home with his head after a dangerous delivery across the face of goal.

Five after the restart, Harriers found themselves behind again, Phillips and Weeks inadvertently wiping each other out as they collided and Hall was left free to advance on Brandon Hall and finish for 2-1.

Four minutes later Gould showed safe hands to hold a Richards shot before Hall made three great saves in the space of two minutes, Tuton twice and Taylor once, both drawing smart stops from the Aggborough custodian.

Past the hour, Chambers worked well to get two shots off but neither were able to trouble Gould, before Spennymoor began to make use of the counter-attack with Harriers pushed forward, huge shouts for a penalty waved away as Vaughan blocked the ball on the line.

Harriers introduced Butterfield, White and Baxendale as their only attacking options from the bench to try and fashion a late equaliser but, despite their pressure, nothing further was forthcoming.

Spennymoor Town

2
Goals
10
Shots at goal
8
Shots on target
6
Corners
0
Offside
2
Yellow cards
0
Red cards

Kidderminster Harriers

1
Goals
11
Shots at goal
4
Shots on target
2
Corners
4
Offside
1
Yellow cards
0
Red cards

Spennymoor Town

1
Matthew Gould
2
Callum Williams
3
Stephen Brogan
4
Kris Thackray
5
Rob Atkinson
6
James Curtis
7
Ryan Hall
8
Shane Henry
9
Glen Taylor
10
Andrew Johnson
Kempster 83
11
Shaun Tuton
Boyes 67

Substitutes

12
Alex Kempster
Johnson 83
13
Christopher Elliott
14
Joshua Bayne
15
Rob Ramshaw
16
Adam Boyes
Tuton 67

Kidderminster Harriers

1
Brandon Hall
2
Lee Vaughan
3
Aaron Phillips
4
Declan Weeks
Butterfield 78
5
Fraser Horsfall
6
Josh Heaton
Baxendale 89
7
Sam Austin
8
Russ Penn
9
Joe Ironside
10
Ashley Chambers
11
Kane Richards
White 90

Substitutes

12
James Baxendale
Heaton 89
14
Milan Butterfield
Austin 78
15
Harry Higginson
16
Jaiden White
Richards 90
18
Tom Palmer

Returning striker Joe Ironside is looking forward to pulling a Harriers shirt back on ahead of the trip to face Spennymoor Town.

He and his team mates travel to The Brewery Field following a defeat to Darlington - the Quakers winning 3-0 thanks to goals from Stephen Thompson, Will Smith and Jordan Nicholson.

The Spennymoor trip will mean Harriers players will have travelled over 800 miles in four days, but Ironside is just concentrating on doing all that he can to help Harriers to victory, to help turn around a difficult run of form.

"First and foremost I've got to do what's best for the team and if I can get back to goal scoring form then that helps everyone," said Ironside.

"It's been a bit sticky recently so hopefully we can all pull together and get a positive result.

"They're a good side, they've been up there for two seasons so it will be a tough task to go up there and get a result, but we've got to do everything that we can.

"Hopefully we can come away with a positive result".

Ironside returns to Aggborough following two months on loan with York City, where he made a total of ten appearances, but is happy to be back.

"It was good to see all of the boys again, I got a warm welcome," said Ironside.

"It's been a frustrating period but that's football - everyone goes through ups and downs but hopefully I can start scoring goals again".

Harriers will be without Ryan Johnson as the defender serves the first of a three-game suspension for his sending off on New Year's Day.

After having an ankle injury compounded by illness over the festive period, Ed Williams has joined in some light training but is unlikely to feature at Spennymoor, while Saturday's game against Boston is a more likely prognosis for Dan Bradley who also joined in with the group at the start of this week.

Jimmy O'Connor and George Waring will have knocks from Darlington assessed again prior to kick-off on Tuesday.

Kick-off at Spennymoor is at 7:45pm

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