Match report Vs Brackley Town Venue: St James Park Date: 19-03-22 Att: 1159 (away fans: 387)

19-03-22 - Report - Brackley Town 1 Kidderminster Harriers 0

The Harriers miserable run continues

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The Harriers slumped to another defeat on the road in an abject showing at title chasing Brackley Town. Following the goalless draw at Spennymoor Town on Tuesday night Russ Penn appeared to stick with a familiar defensive outlook with Keith Lowe one of three centre backs whilst for Brackley Jaanai Gordon was preferred over Lee Ndlovu.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, it was the hosts who made the early running with Jimmy Armson firing high and wide. Whilst the first quarter of an hour had a frantic feel to proceedings there were no real chances although The Saints did look more promising.

With twenty minutes gone Matt Lowe managed to get a header on target but it was easy for Luke Simpson to gather. The evergreen Gaz Dean was next to try his luck but his effort was deflected before an almighty scramble ensued in the Harriers area – Armson just striking wide after a few attempts from the home side.

The first Harriers effort came from Devonte Redmond but it never really troubled Danny Lewis at five minutes from the end of the half.

HT: 0 – 0

It was Brackley who started the second half brighter with Glenn Walker sending an effort wide before a small period of Harriers pressure ensued, without paying any dividends.

The best chance for the visitors came through Amari Morgan-Smith, whose endeavour created an opportunity out of very little but his effort curled off target from a tight angle. Lewis Montrose, with sixty six minutes played, also tried his luck but his effort was never going to trouble Lewis.

We had a moment of worry when Joe Foulkes was clattered into by Jaanai Gordon with Joe staying down for what seemed an eternity but thankfully he recovered and carried on. Gordon was booked for his reckless action.

The hammer blow came with twelve minutes to go as a somewhat innocuous looking cross was headed back across goal by Lee Ndlovu, on for Gordon. Somehow Ndlovu’s header managed to drop past and over Simpson and nestled into the far corner of the net to prolong the Harriers players and fans frustration at recent events.

Aside from a couple of efforts and an inswinging corner the Harriers never really unduly threatened Brackley who picked up yet another 1-0 win in their pursuit of the title. As for Harriers a very tough game against Chorley FC awaits as we fall behind in the race for third place thanks to AFC Fylde’s demolition of Alfreton Town.

FT: 1 – 0

Goal for Brackley: Ndlovu 78

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Brackley Town Goals Subs Time Cards
J Richards        
M Lowe        
Gordon   64
Walker   68  
Ndlovu 64  
Yusif   68  
Harriers Goals Subs Time Cards
C Richards        
K Lowe        
Montrose   84  
Austin   73  
Morgan-Smith   67  
Hemmings   73  
Freemantle   67  
White   84  
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