Report: Magpies sink Harriers

Report from Aggborough as Harriers fall to heavy defeat…

Kidderminster Harriers' Ashley Chambers

HARRIERS fell to another emphatic home defeat as they were beaten 4-0 by Chorley at Aggborough.

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Though Harriers had started the game brightly enough, they never seriously tested Matt Urwin in the Magpies goal. At the break the only difference was a close-range shot from Wilson that beat Hall as the Reds failed to decisively clear.

Weeks and O’Connor had early sights for Harriers before Newby, with just five on the clock, hit wide with a volley.

Bradley dragged wide with 25 played, before Chorley’s first goal arrived – Wilson on his toes to pick up the ball and spin before firing past Hall.

A coming together of players soon after almost saw the game boil over but, as it was, there was seemingly to be little more to speak of before the break apart from Cotterill for Chorley and Taylor for Harriers, both hitting off target.

On the stroke of the interval, however, a well-worked second for the visitors saw Elliot Newby pick up on the ball and fire in accurately into the bottom corner.

As with the first half, Harriers did have half chances at the beginning of the second – Weeks hitting over with a free kick and Chambers who narrowly missed out on a header.

Chambers struck wide again before Chorley made it 3-0 on 58 minutes, Wilson latching on to a loose ball combining well with Jordan before firing past Hall who could do little about it.

The fourth game on 66 minutes, Wilson forcing a great save from Hall, the parried ball lading behind him and literally on to the post and on the line where Teague poked it behind.

Newby might have made it four straight away but Hall saved well, before Austin, quarter of an hour later, had arguably Harriers’ best chance of the day when he drove at Urwin to punched it away.

Chambers had the final chance of the day, as industrious as ever, as he hit low, but again Urwin was behind it as a miserable afternoon drew to a close.

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