Yesterday afternoon Kidderminster Harriers hosted Telford United in a Vanarama National League North derby game. The Harriers came into the game after a fine run of form, being unbeaten in four. Most notably they’re coming in off the back of a hard fought win against National League side Grimsby Town in the FA Cup. Telford were not so happy with their previous result, coming in with a loss to Bradford Park Avenue 3-2.
The game started slowly, neither side really threatening their opponents goalkeepers. It took until the 27th minute for Harriers first goal to nestle in the Telford net after a well placed corner was latched onto by number two, Alex Penny, who guided it past Griffiths in the Telford goal with a lovely header.
It didn’t take the Harriers long to double their lead after a delivery from Richards was sent into the Telford box. Even with it being slightly behind Player Of The Month Ashley Hemmings, he still managed to guide his header into the top left for 2-0.
Telford seemed dead and buried at the half-time whistle however the Harriers were not finished and continued to threaten in the second half. It took until the 63rd minute for Nathan Cameron to bag Harriers’ third. After a very scrappy corner seemed to bounce around forever and attempts flying at goal from every Harriers player in the box it was eventually hammered home by the number four from close range.
What would have been a perfect day for Harriers was slightly soiled with a late injury for goalscoring defender, Alex Penny, who was helped off the field and substituted in the 85th minute. Nevertheless, Harriers held strong and bagged themselves three points and a clean sheet. This win carries them up to fourth while their lacklustre opponents sat down in 20th.
It’s shaping up to be a very good campaign for the Harriers who still have some games to play on the teams above them and only time will tell whether they can keep up this good run of form they are on.