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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Kidderminster Harriers 4 - Hereford 1

Hereford suffered their second defeat to a National League North side within three days, losing 4-1 at Kidderminster Harriers. There were a number of changes made to the side that played FC United of Manchester on Saturday with new signings Alex Harris, Jamie Edge, Chris Barker and Jamie Cuss coming into the starting XI along with trialist Chris Parry from Undy.

After a minute’s silence in memory of ex-KHIST chairman Steve Millington and Stourport's chairman Chris Reynolds who sadly passed away last week, Kidderminster got the inaugural Steve Millington Memorial Trophy underway attacking the South Terrace.

There were plenty of chances in the opening stages of the game, with the home side first to threaten. Elton Ngwatala and Arthur Gnahoua both saw shots go wide of Alex Harris' goal following great runs into the box, before Pablo Haysham missed a great chance to put the Bulls ahead, as his chipped effort narrowly cleared the crossbar.

Moments later, Ross Staley’s cross was met by the head of Jamie Cuss, whose effort from 6-yards was pushed around the post by Kidderminster's keeper Sam Hornby, but the resulting corner was easily cleared by the Harriers' defence.

Another chance to put the Bulls one-up fell to Pablo Haysham midway through the first half, but his shot took a deflection off of Keith Lowe before being caught by the keeper.

In the 37th minute Alex Harris pulled off a fine save, pushing the pacey left-back Francis-Angol's shot around the upright for a fruitless corner.

HT: Kidderminster Harriers 0 - Hereford 0

Hereford started the second period brightly, with John Mills going close moments after the restart. After beating the offside trap, Mills had just the keeper left to beat, but his powerful right-footed shot failed to trouble the keeper.

Just after the hour mark, Harriers struck two goals in quick succession courtesy of Arthur Gnahoua and Mani Dieseruve. First, Gnahoua turned in a cross from Tyrell Waite, before a defensive mix-up left Dieseruve with the easy task of slotting the ball home.

Hereford managed reduced the deficit 9 minutes later through John Mills. After substitute Joe Phillips crossed the ball into the box, Mills’ acrobatic shot went in off the underside of the crossbar.
But the celebrations were short-lived for the Bulls as moments later new signing Tyrell Waite was fouled in the area. With the referee awarding a penalty, Waite made no mistake from the spot, sending Alex Harris the wrong way.

Kidderminster managed to add a fourth goal in the 84th minute, as Sam Austin’s cross was met by a strong header from a trialist who made no mistake.

FT: Kidderminster Harriers 4 - Hereford 1
Att: 989

Kidderminster Harriers: Hornby, Williams, Francis-Angol, Carter, Lowe, Thomas, Waite, Trialist, Brown, Ngwatala, Gnahoua
Subs: Austin, McQuilkin, Dieseruvwe, Hancocks, Brown, Trialist.

Hereford: A Harris, Parry, Edge (Robbins - 81'), Purdie, Barker, Tumelty, Staley, Birch (Phillips - 71'), Mills, Haysham (Huntbach - 81'), Cuss.
Subs: Clarke, Horsell.