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Match Day
Saturday, 16 February, 15:00PM - Aggborough Stadium
Att. 1,598 (147 away)
1
Kidderminster Harriers

Ironside 76


2
York City

Griffiths 31, Burgess 83

Key Moments

The home side switched off from two throw ins - one in each half - and were punished in spectacular fashion as City rifled in two superb finishes courtesy of Griffiths and Burgess.

In between, Joe Ironside's ninth goal of the season had levelled things up but, going behind for the second time on the day, Harriers were unable to muster a second response.



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HARRIERS lost out to the odd goal in three as York City again tasted triumph at Aggborough Stadium with a 2-1 victory.

The home side switched off from two throw ins - one in each half - and were punished in spectacular fashion as City rifled in two superb finishes courtesy of Griffiths and Burgess.

In between, Joe Ironside's ninth goal of the season had levelled things up but, going behind for the second time on the day, Harriers were unable to muster a second response.

It was a fairly frantic opening to the game. After Burgess had stabbed wide for City, Nick Clayton-Phillips forced goalkeeper Bartlett into a low save after  weaving run and shot with just six on the clock.

A minute later, McAlinden almost forced home at the near post but Bartlett again denied him, Hall in the Harriers goal able to save well from Burgess with a dozen played.

The opening goal came on the half-hour, Griffiths unchecked as he ran on to a throw-in and unleashed an unstoppable drive that flew into Hall's top corner, Ironside blocked out in his attempts to equalise five minutes later.

The second period was slower to start than the first, Kempster heading wide ten after the restart, before Griffiths, well found, shot wide of the near-post.

Williams, on as a sub, saw an effort deflected through to Bartlett on 69 minutes, just four minutes before the equaliser that saw Ironside expertly guide McAlinden's free-kick into the back of the net.

The two sides them traded efforts with NCP bending one wide before Kempster was kept at bay by Hall, but the telling goal would come with just seven minutes left of normal time; again men were left free to run on to a throw as Burgess expertly chested down and volleyed beyond Hall.

Ironside's deflected shot three minutes later was as close as Harriers came to a second equaliser - even four minutes of added time wasn't enough to break the City defence once again.

 

Kidderminster Harriers

1
Goals
9
Shots at goal
7
Shots on target
3
Corners
1
Offside
1
Yellow cards
0
Red cards

York City

2
Goals
9
Shots at goal
7
Shots on target
5
Corners
1
Offside
2
Yellow cards
0
Red cards

Kidderminster Harriers

1
Brandon Hall
2
Sam Austin
3
Joel Taylor
4
Billy Daniels
Williams 62
5
Fraser Horsfall
6
Ryan Johnson
7
Nick Clayton-Phillips
8
Milan Butterfield
9
Joe Ironside
10
Ashley Chambers
Richards 23
11
Liam McAlinden

Substitutes

12
Ed Williams
Daniels 62
14
Russ Penn
15
Harry Higginson
16
Kane Richards
Chambers 23
18
Jake Weaver

York City

1
Adam Bartlett
2
Kallum Griffiths
3
David Ferguson
4
Adriano Moke
5
David Mirfin
6
Sean Newton
7
Wes York
8
Patrick McLaughlin
9
Jordan Burrow (C)
10
Scott Burgess
11
Alex Kempster

Substitutes

12
Josh Law
14
Hamza Bencherif
15
Alex Harris
18
Ryan Whitley
19
Jon Parkin

AFTER his return to the side, Joel Taylor wants to contribute as much as he can to Harriers’ run-in ahead of Saturday’s game with York City.

The full-back put in a strong showing in the 4-1 win over Chester at Aggborough a week ago.

It came after a two-month spell with Halesowen Town in which the former Stoke youngster featured extensively.

While the Yeltz are struggling in their own season, Taylor’s form was something of a highlight – and that’s something the man now wants to build on.

He told the club’s YouTube channel that he’d used the spell as productively as possible, but now wants to make sure he does his bit back in a Harriers shirt.

“Going out on loan is to benefit you if you’re not playing at the team you’re at,” he explained.

“It did help me with the minutes that I played and, coming back in, I’ve got to take the confidence from those games and come back in and do what I’m supposed to do.

“The Chairman told me before I left that I still had a part to play and that they’d be keeping an eye when I was at Halesowen.

“I went there and did the best I could for the team and now I’m back.

“I have a part to play and we’ll see where that goes to the end of the season.”

"...I went there and did the best I could for the team and now I’m back..." Joel Taylor

Taylor was influential in the Chester victory, but knows that win has now been consigned to history.

What’s important now is that the team follow up the performance with a good showing against the Minstermen.

City come to Aggborough on the back of a good win of their own seven days ago against Ashton United.

The 22-year-old is keenly aware of their threats but knows that, now more than ever, its important for Harriers find form.

“That’s the thing at this moment in time as we aren’t where we want to be in the league.

“Following up [last week] and going on for the rest of the 13 games; the biggest run we can go on, we’re going to have to try and do it and get as many points as we possibly can to get us back to where we know we should be.

“We all know that York are a big team in this league… but we’re taking one game at a time.”

After a lengthy injury lay off, it’s hoped Billy Daniels may be able to play some part in the game this weekend.

Russ Penn likewise is progressing well and is close to a return, while Josh Heaton is also back in full training. Jimmy O’Connor and Tom Palmer remain out of action.

Kane Richards is also back available to Harriers after several weeks out serving a suspension.

Kick-off at Aggborough on Saturday is at 3:00pm

WATCH: Joel Taylor’s full pre-match video interview, courtesy of our YouTube channel, by clicking the video tab above.

BUY: Main Stand match tickets by clicking on the link in the top right of the page above. Don’t worry – you can still pay for admission at the turnstile once online sales end.

DON’T FORGET: Saturday’s day programme tomorrow features an interview with Liam McAlinden, Jake Weaver tackles the Player v Fan quiz and much more.

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