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Match Day
Saturday, 16 March, 15:00PM - Aggborough Stadium
Att. 1,436 (36 away)
2
Kidderminster Harriers

Chambers 21,50


1
Spennymoor Town

Taylor 49

Key Moments

The Reds were ahead at half time thanks to Ashley Chambers' 12th goal of the season.

Spennymoor equalised four minutes after the restart through Glen Taylor, only for Chambers to immediately net again with what would turn out to be the winner.

The visitors rallied late but couldn't find a way past the home rearguard, Rob Ramshaw shown a red card after the final whistle after protests from a disallowed goal for the Moors boiled over.



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HARRIERS netted a goal in each half to see off the challenge of title-chasing Spennymoor Town at Aggborough.

The Reds were ahead at half time thanks to Ashley Chambers' 12th goal of the season.

Spennymoor equalised four minutes after the restart through Glen Taylor, only for Chambers to immediately net again with what would turn out to be the winner.

The visitors rallied late but couldn't find a way past the home rearguard, Rob Ramshaw shown a red card after the final whistle after protests from a disallowed goal for the Moors boiled over.

The game was played in challenging conditions throughout, with a fierce wind later joined by driving rain.

It didn't stop the home side getting off to a good start - only a couple of minutes on the clock when Ironside saw a low shot held, that after Chambers had sent an early free kick over the bar.

After a quarter-hour, McAlinden showed quick feet to play in Daniels who directed a shot off target, the same provider giving Chambers the ammunition for the first goal of the day on 21 minutes, a perfect pass for the striker to ease past Gould and into the net.

Gould extended himself perfectly after the half-hour to ensure Chambers didn't get an immediate second, his body spread to keep out a close-range shot after a good nod down in the area by Ironside.

Harriers saw the ball bounce off Butterfield and behind from an attacking corner two minutes after the break, but it would be the visitors celebrating soon after. Flowers had inadvertently forced Hall into a save as an attempted clearing header found the target - the hosts switching off on the re-worked cross that Taylor was left unmarked to nod home.

If the start to half had infuriated Mark Yates, the Harriers boss was mightily cheered by the response; just 12 seconds between the kick-off and the second home goal - Chambers tidying away another McAlinden cross to leave Town shocked.

Past the hour, Williams got a good cross into the area that Ironside nodded into the body of Gould, the same two players combining - though accidentally - shortly after when Williams' shot deflected off his team mate before being well saved.

Spennymoor, with the wind in their favour, kept Harriers alert defensively - with 70 played, Tuton saw a low shot held before Taylor and Chandler both shot - the brace of efforts deflected away from goal.

It wasn't totally one-way traffic - Harriers did go close when a good break saw roles reversed; Chambers supplying McAlinden who arced a shot off target with the target in front of him.

The final two minutes saw another good save from Hall as he was quick to get down to a Boyes shot. Spennymoor had thought they'd equalised as we went into four minutes of added time, but Taylor's header was chalked off for a foul, the marksman adjudged to have fouled Johnson as he climbed to meet a cross.

The referee's whistle brought the game to an end, but perceived injustice at that late call remained within the visitors who remonstrated a little too forcefully - Ramshaw given a straight red for his part in the aftermath.

Kidderminster Harriers

2
Goals
11
Shots at goal
6
Shots on target
6
Corners
2
Offside
2
Yellow cards
0
Red cards

Spennymoor Town

1
Goals
10
Shots at goal
6
Shots on target
5
Corners
0
Offside
1
Yellow cards
1
Red cards

Kidderminster Harriers

1
Brandon Hall
2
Sam Austin
Horsfall 78
3
Joel Taylor
4
Milan Butterfield
Penn 90
5
Harry Flowers
6
Ryan Johnson (C)
7
Liam McAlinden
8
Billy Daniels
9
Joe Ironside
Thomas 78
10
Ashley Chambers
11
Ed Williams

Substitutes

12
Fraser Horsfall
Austin 78
14
Russ Penn
Butterfield 90
15
Kwame Thomas
Ironside 78
16
Kane Richards
18
Tom Palmer

Spennymoor Town

1
Matthew Gould
2
Kallum Williams
3
Stephen Broagan
4
Jamie Chandler
5
Scott Harrison
6
James Curtis (C)
7
Mark Anderson
Boyes 67
8
Shane Henry
Hibbs 70
9
Glen Taylor
10
Rob Ramshaw
11
Shaun Tuton
Hall 80

Substitutes

12
Kris Thackray
13
Christopher Elliot
14
Ryan Hall
Tuton 80
15
Jacob Hibbs
Henry 70
16
Adam Boyes
Anderson 67

New signing Kwame Thomas is looking forward to hitting the ground running at Aggborough ahead of a potential debut against Spennymoor Town on Saturday.

The imposing striker signed for Harriers alongside Solihull Moors teammate Harry Flowers, with the deals being done in time for Saturday's encounter with Spennymoor Town.

Talking us through his aims for his loan spell, Thomas is looking to do his bit to help Harriers finish the season with as much momentum as possible.

Having previously played under Harriers manager, Mark Yates, at Solihull, the manager knows what to expect and has told the former Derby County man to do what he does best.

"The aim coming here is to get some matches under my belt from now until the end of the season, and the even bigger aim is to get us into the playoffs and get us promoted, as well as getting some goals for myself," said Thomas.

"I played under the manager at Solihull last season - it was a different situation with the team avoiding relegation after being bottom of the league when I came in.

"...the even bigger aim is to get us into the playoffs and get us promoted..." Kwame Thomas

"We put on two, three, four wins on the bounce which, in football, creates a buzz around the club with the fans and the players in the changing room, and from there you go into every game feeling like you can't lose.

"The manager has told me to play my football - just to do what I do best - I'm strong; athletic, I can score goals - even if my career record to date doesn't necessarily show that - and I'm very strong in the air".

Thomas' career began with the Rams before a switch to Coventry City in 2016.

During his time with both clubs, he picked up experience in loan spells before making a temporary spell with Solihull permanent last year.

During his time at Derby, Thomas represented England at U16, U17 and U20 level.

However, a series of injuries and difficult situations have meant that his career has been far from easy, but he is now only focused on looking forwards.

"I've had a few injuries and had a few scenarios where certain managers fancied me, but you can't be everyone's type of player so you have ups and downs in football," admitted Thomas.

"Hopefully I've had most of my downs earlier in my career so from now going forwards, I can be on the up".

While Declan Weeks remains a doubt for this weekend's game, he is due to return to full contact training with the squad.

Nick Clayton-Phillips is still receiving treatment with parent club West Bromwich Albion, and is some distance away from a return to match action.

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Extended match highlights

Kwame Thomas pre-match

Harry Flowers pre-match

Mark Yates post-match

Brandon Hall post-match

 

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