Recap: Harriers 1-1 Hereford

A recap of the key action from the draw with Hereford…

Lewis Montrose in action against Hereford [Pic (c) Ade Hoksins)

HARRIERS and Hereford cancelled each other out in a battling 1-1 derby draw at Aggborough on Saturday.

The two sides netted a penalty a  penalty in each half – Harriers striking first and the Bulls levelling – to leave honours very much even.

Harriers, who’d made two changes to the starting line-up and given a debut to Jason Cowley on the bench following his arrival, started brightly and scored first after Hemmings tidied away the side’s first penalty in just over 14 matches this season.

Indeed  the home side were the better of the two in the opening 45 and the goal had come after Brandon Hall had forced a good save from Ethan Freemantle, the former Harrier doing similar as Hemmings later tried his own luck with a curling shot.

Hemmings was a persistent threat in the first half and Prosser, too, was dangerous as he drove over the bar – Moyo likewise from a corner.

Russ Penn after
Kidderminster Harriers 1-1 Hereford
02/01/2021 National League North

Frustrating for boss Russ Penn, though, was the contrast in the performance in the second half. Granted Hereford were far sharper and brighter in the second 45 than the first, but Harriers were far from at their best and failed to create a serious chance of note  when shooting towards the North Terrace.

Hereford got their equaliser from the spot not long after the hour – John-Lewis coolly converting past Simpson to keep up his own run of form, while both  he and Finn had chances to win it, forcing the goalkeeper into saves.

For the hosts, a shot from sub Sterling into the side-netting was as good as it got going forward, leaving the Reds with food for thought as the battle ended even and with the prospect of the visit of York to Aggborough on Tuesday night.

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