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Match Day
Tuesday, 17 July, 19:45PM - Aggborough Stadium (Pre-season)
Att. 450
1
Kidderminster Harriers

Williams 13


2
Burton Albion

Sbarra 48; McCormick 88

Key Moments

  • Late goal seals friendly win for League 1 opposition
  • Ed Williams had struck to put Harriers ahead
  • A goal at either end of the second half turned the night around
  • Joe Ironside, Joel Taylor and James Baxendale all featured after injuries.


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TWO second half goals saw Harriers beaten in a pre-season game against Burton Albion at Aggborough Stadium.

Ed Williams struck a well-taken goal to give his team the lead at the break, but the League 1 side hit back with two goals at either end of the second half to seal the win.

The home side started tremendously and dominated much of the first half - Lee Vaughan's dangerous deliveries were only a glancing finish away from a breakthrough before Wiliams, striding confidently through the Burton pack before finishing low with 13 on the clock.

Marvin Sordell was the visitors' best first-half outlet, going close either side of the half hour, before Williams was decidedly more wayward with his attempted volley that flew wide of the target on the stroke of half time.

Burton struck level just three after the restart as sub Sbarra powerfully finished beyond Hall - the Harriers custodian doing well to get down and keep out Allen's free kick not long after.

Mass changes meant Harriers never quite matched their first-half showing but, as with Saturday's game against Aston Villa, a very young back-line did well to keep out the advancing threat. Tom Palmer, on for Hall, saved well from Harness S the Reds looked to have wrapped up another credible friendly draw.

That would be dashed just two minutes from time, however, as yet another substitute in McCormick snatched the victory for the Brewers with a composed finish after the ball fell lose in the area.

Up next for Harriers is the visit of Birmingham City to Aggborough this coming Saturday, 3pm.

Kidderminster Harriers

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

Burton Albion

2
Goals
Shots at goal
Shots on target
Corners
Offside
Yellow cards
Red cards

Kidderminster Harriers

1
Brandon Hall
Palmer 60
2
Lee Vaughan
Austin 60
3
Harry Higginson
Taylor 46
4
Kennedy Digie
O'Connor 46
5
Fraser Horsfall
Trialist 60
6
Ryan Johnson
Trialist 60
7
Declan Weeks
Stratford 60
8
Billy Daniels
Baxendale 60
9
Dan Bradley
Truslove 60
10
Trialist
Ironside 60
11
Ed Williams
Chambers 60

Substitutes

12
Joe Ironside
Trialist 60
14
Liam Truslove
Bradley 60
15
Ashley Chambers
Williams 60
16
James Baxendale
Daniels 60
17
Jimmy O'Connor
Digie 45
18
Tom Palmer
Hall 60
19
Joel Taylor
Higginson 46
20
Trialist
Horsfall 60
21
Sam Austin
Vaughan 60
22
Trialist
Johnson 60
0
Dan Sweeney
0
Aron Bannister

Burton Albion

1
Stephen Bywater
Campbell 70
2
John Brayford
Allen 46
3
Damien McCory
McCormic 70
6
Jake Buxton
Sbarra 46
7
Ben Fox
McFadzean 46
8
Scott Fraser
Armitage 77
9
Thomas Egert
4
Elliot Hodge
Hutchinson 70
10
Lucas Atkins
Harness 60
16
Liam Boyce
Lund 60
17
Marvin Sordell
Bent 60

Substitutes

11
Liam Allen
Brayford 46
30
Harry Campbell
19
Joe Sbarra
Buxton 46
14
Kyle McFadzean
Fox 46
18
Marcus Harness
Atkins 60
27
Matthew Lund
Boyce 60
20
Luke McCormick
McCory 70
22
Reece Hutchinson
Hodge 70
29
Darren Bent
Sordell 70
28
Tom Armitage
Fraser 77

ED WILLIAMS is ready to test himself against more quality opposition when Harriers meet Burton Albion at Aggborough on Tuesday (7:45pm).

Williams, a summer signing at Aggborough, got his first taste of action on home soil for the reds this past weekend in the draw against Aston Villa.

His lively display caught the eye, and the former Cheltenham Town youngster says he’s ready for more of the same when Nigel Clough’s Brewers come to town.

Ahead of the test against the League 1 outfit, he said: “We are all looking forward to it and it will be another good test.

“It’s another opportunity to put our work on the training ground on to the pitch and, hopefully, it will go well.

“It’s great for us boys to test ourselves against players like that – we can only benefit from it.”

Looking back on a disciplined display against Villa, Williams added: “We have been working hard in pre-season in the last couple of weeks, looking at our defensive shape.

“It is a platform to then go and attack and express ourselves.

“It was great to get out there in front of all the fans and to finally get on the ball on a great pitch, and to play with the lads.

“I can’t wait for the season to start now.”

Harriers boss Neil MacFarlane said on Monday he hoped to have Joe Ironside and James Baxendale available for the game after they missed the Villa contest through injury.

Admission for Tuesday’s game is as follows:

£10 adults
£6 concessions
£2 U16s

The match is also the final chance home fans have to purchase tickets for the 3-for-2 deal on pre-season friendly matches.

Kick-off is at 7:45pm.

Meanwhile, a Harriers Academy/U23 side will be playing at Alvechurch on Tuesday night in the Worcestershire Senior Cup.

Reaction and reports from both games will appear here on the official website, with live updates from both also on our social media channels.

Supporters can follow @khfcofficial on Twitter for the Burton game, with updates from Alvechurch at @harriersacademy.

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Match highlights

Neil MacFarlane post-match

Ryan Johnson post-match

 

Latest News

Jimmy Shan appointed

Jimmy Shan appointed Interim Manager at Kidderminster Harriers