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Vs oxford utd 
Broughton scores at Oxford.

An equaliser ten minutes from the end stopped the Harriers racking up their first away win since early January in their first ever visit to Oxford's Kassam Stadium.

We went in front with a Drewe Broughton goal that was scrambled in after a shot from Colin Larkin was parried by the U's keeper Woodman.
It fell for Drewe whose shot was again parried and then trickled over the line.

The first half was all Oxford and they dominated the game in terms of possession, managing to hit the woodwork twice through Paul Moody and Paul Powell.

After starting brightly United were forced to regroup after only ten minutes when Richardson was injured as he stretched to keep a ball in.
He was replaced by Dave Morley.

Drewe had our best chance of the half but his header went well wide of the upright.

Straight after Moody went up for Oxford but his shot hit the post from ten yards out.

Harriers had a a penalty appeal turned down when the ball was handled blatantly from another shot by Broughton.
It seems our penalty saga has continued from last season, we've only had three so far this term.

HT. 0-0

It was Oxford who started the second half brightest but it was Drewe Broughton again with the first goal attempt but his shot from an acute angle went across the goal.

After that both sides started to struggle to make the breakthrough until in the 63 minute Drewe got the goal that he had deserved all evening.

Oxford almost clawed a goal back though when a shot from Powell beat Stuart Brock but luckily rebounded off the crossbar to safety.

Oxford then made a substitution when they bought on Jamie Brooks for Paul Tait.

And it was from another shot that hit the crossbar that Oxford gained their equaliser.

A free kick taken by Bound was collected by Crosby who saw his shot cannon off the bar.
In the melee it was scrambled frantically away but Brooks was there six yards out to bury the ball with his first touch of the game.

In the end it was a fair result for both sides but it was so nearly three points for the Harriers on a night when all the other play-off contenders with the exception of Hartlepool won.

FT. 1-1

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Brock, Clarkson, Hinton, Smith, Sall, Bennett, Williams, Larkin, Foster, Broughton, Henriksen.

Subs;   Danby, Bird, Shilton, Ayres, Joy.

Oxford Utd.
Woodman, Richardson, Crosby, Bound, Maddison, Stockley, Powell, Whitehead, Tait, Moody, Scott.

Subs;   Hackett, Morley, Brooks, Quinn, Beauchamp

Yellow. Harriers 1. Smith.
Yellow. Oxford Utd 1. Scott.

Red. Harriers 0.
Red. Oxford Utd 0.

Mr C J Foy (St Helens).

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