Kidderminster Harriers 3 Nuneaton Town 1
Tuesday 2nd December, 2014
Match report courtesy of Nuneaton News;
The horrible away day run continues for the Boro this season as they suffered their 11th defeat in 12 outings away from the James Parnell Stadium at Kidderminster.
The game was only seven minutes old when - just like against Dover seven days before – Liam Daish’s men were the architects of their own downfall.
A long ball from back to front was flicked on, rather than headed out, by Anthony Charles, the unexpected assist was pounced upon by Craig Reid who slid the ball calmly through the legs of Christian Dibble when he was free in the box.
The Harriers dominated all aspects of the game after the early goal and it was to their credit that Nuneaton kept the score at just one.
The closest the home side came to stretching their lead came from former Boro boy Kyle Storer, his fierce effort flying straight past the right hand post.
Storer was clearly enjoying the outing against his former club and it was no surprise that it was the midfield man who stretched their lead in the 39th minute.
A fantastic sliding block by Theo Streete gave the home side a corner, it was from that set-piece that Storer struck. Finding room in the box the Harriers number four produced a left footed volley that left Dibble with no chance.
To his credit Storer refused to celebrate the strike while all around him were going wild.
A lack of width on the left hand side had been a problem for the Boro in the first half. It was a problem boss Liam Daish solved ten minutes into the second period when he swapped James Armson for Marcel Barrington.
Ironically though, it was from the right that Boro got back into the match. Adam Dawson found room out wide before whipping in a wonderful cross that Josh Gowling headed into his own net under serious pressure from Onome Sodje.
Despite being thoroughly outplayed in the first half the Boro were right back in it after the goal and were turning the match into an even – and end to end – encounter.
It was harsh then when the home side re-established their two goal cushion in the 71st minute.
The goal was wonderfully worked by the Harriers as they hit Boro on the break. First Anthony Charles was left exposed and then Connor Franklin was unable to get across in time to deny Jack Byrne who slid the ball past Dibble from just inside the box.
Nuneaton were unable to muster a fightback again as they failed to build on their win on Saturday.
NUNEATON: Dibble, Starosta, Franklin, Charles, Streete, Armson (Barrington 56), Fowler (Walker 77), Anton Brown, Dawson, Stankevicius, Sodje.
Subs not used: Cowan, Smith, Quinn.
KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS: Lewis, Hodgkiss, Storer, Byrne, Johnson, Reid (Hales, 82), Grimes, Verma, Gittings, Nicholson, Gowling.
Subs not used: Mayebi, Green, Obeng, Tunnicliffe.