Match report Vs Spennymoor TownVenue: The Brewery FieldDate: 28-09-19Att: 1036 (away fans: 42)

28-09-19 - Report - Spennymoor Town 2 Kidderminster Harriers 1

Spennymoor break the hearts of the Harriers fans

Report: Harriershane

Kidderminster Harriers made the long journey to Brewery Field bolstered by a new signing; Brandon Diau. A quick search reveals that he came through the ranks at Bayer Leverkusen but his time at England could be classed as that of a jobbing journeyman with previous stops including Billericay Town, Great Wakering Rovers and Truro City. In somewhat more known quantities, promising youngster Jaiden White was handed a start.

The home side flew out of the traps and Glen Taylor had a goal disallowed inside the first minute for offside. A good finish it was though and perhaps a sign of things to come.

Indeed, Moors continued to come forward but the Harriers defence stood firm. Settling into the game, John Pemberton’s men began to set the offensive agenda, almost forcing an own goal from former Gateshead defender Carl Magnay, who had his blushes spared by a smart stop from goalkeeper Matt Gould.

Correy Davidson emerged as the focal point for the visiting attacks, perhaps a smart strategy with the 6′ 6″ Diau playing up front. With twenty minutes played the Harriers should have taken the lead. Ashley Chambers intercepted a poor Rob Ramshaw ball and fed Jaiden White. The youngster checked inside, leaving his defender for dead but delayed his shot just long enough for it to be blocked. The rebound fell to Diau but his effort was blocked by James Curtis, with whom he had an ongoing battle all day.

Five minutes later Harriers were not to be denied. Declan Weeks picked the ball up in midfield and scooped a ball over the top for Chambers to scamper onto. Meeting the ball, he drew goalkeeper Gould out before unleashing a vicious effort into the top corner to send Harriers into a perhaps deserving lead.

The team managed to settle into the lead well and were never really threatened until a ball came into the area, hitting Moyo, and nearly squirming into the net; Tom Palmer doing well to get down low and prevent the equaliser.

HT: 0 – 1

Spennymoor were by far the brightest of the two sides after the interval, with Glen Taylor again seeing an effort go close before eventually drawing level through Rob Ramshaw’s first goal of the season. Stephen Brogan stood up a ball at the back post, finding the midfielder who looped a header over Tom Palmer and into the far corner.

That goal seemed to hit Harriers hard and the Moors grew in confidence, winning the ball back quickly and continuing to cause problems.

In a Curtis vs Diau battle update, the German ended up in a bandage whilst Curtis was eventually withdrawn thanks to a cut caused in a clash of heads. Diau would soon lose his bandage and almost turned a header home before being taken off; David Neligwa coming on for him.

To highlight the shortness of strength in depth at Pemberton’s disposal the Spennymor manager, Jason Ainsley, was able to call upon Adam Boyes as the home side went in search of a winner while we could only bring an U23 graduate still wet behind the ears. And then play him out of position.

The winner would come just as four minutes of injury time was announced. Such is the predicament of the Reds at the minute that this was simply met with a resigned sigh and grumble of “well, there’s a surprise”.

There was once a time where a last minute defeat would break hearts. Now, it’s simply apathetic. And pathetic. The goal itself came courtesy of Taylor, nodding home a Ramshaw cross.

There were forty two Harriers fans in attendance and they all left once again disappointed with some rethinking the value of committing the kind of time and money required to travel all over the country.

FT: 2 – 1

Goals for Spennymoor Town: Ramshaw 54, Taylor 90

Goal for Harriers: Chambers 25

The Harriers Online MotM is: Jaiden White

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Spennymoor Town Goals Subs Time Cards
Brogan   63  
Curtis   71  
Roberts   79  
A Johnson        
Hibbs   63  
Boyes   79  
Ward   71  
Harriers Goals Subs Time Cards
R Williams        
R Johnson        
Diau   84
White   61  
Prosser   61  
Neligwa   84  
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