Kidderminster continued their recent good form by beating 4th placed Torquay at Aggborough.
This was the perfect send-off for the Cowshed, which is due to be knocked down and replaced with a 2000 seater stand. Coincidencly, Torquay were the first team to visit Aggborough when we joined the league and we won 2-0, and now they were the last team to be played with the Cowshed there, and yet again they lost 2-0! Weird?!
Out of 3 visits to Aggborough in the league they have never came away from Aggborough with a point of more, nor a goal! They are now saying that we are their bogey side! So we know know how Carlisle feel about us!
Onto the game then, Brit opted to start JJ Melligan in the place of Sean Parrish, also Drewe Broughton started in the place of Andy Bishop, despite the latter being named in the starting 11 on the PA. Torquay included the likes of Gritton, Graham, Canoville etc.
The hosts went at the Gulls right from the start, Danny Williams went close after 9 minutes after he saw Torquay keeper Kevin Dearden off his line and sent a looping effort over his fellow Welshman, thankfully for Dearden it came of the crossbar.
Drewe Broughton has a chance after Bo Henriksen headed the ball back to him but it went wide.
Harriers pressure was finally rewarded on 20 minutes when JJ Melligan fired a superb 25-yard strike into the top far corner after some good play by Henriksen and Sam Shilton, with Dearden given no chance. This silenced the 400-odd travelling supporters and their bell!
Dearden then saved another Melligan effort and then Broughtons looping shot was saved by the keeper.
Torquay almost equalised just before half-time when David Graham collected the ball after a poor clearance by Dion Scott but the defender got back just in the nick of time making a fantastic last-ditch tackle on the 14-goal Scotsman.
Half time: 1-0 to Kiddy!
Into the second half, Torquay looked the better side and former Cardiff midfielder Jason Fowler has a shot which went wide for the visitors on 62 minutes. Kevin Dearden then saved another effort by Melligan when the Irish under 21 international got on the end of Shiltons cross.
Bo Henriksen then put the hosts 2-0 up with his 14th goal of the season, which came on 69 minutes. Drewe Broughton headed the ball onto the Dane, who turned and then curled an absolute beauty into the top left hand corner.
Torquay still looked for a goal and they nearly got one when Martin Gritton fired a rasping 25-yard drive onto the crossbar with Fraser Digby well beaten. Soon after, Torquays David Woozley shot just wide.
Danny Williams nearly capped his superb performance when he shot from 20-yards but Kevin Dearden did well to tip his shot over.
The full time whistle went to the joy of the 2600 Harriers fans with 400 coming from Torquay. Looking at Torquays attendances,they are not that much better than ours but they still manage to bring a very good following 3-4 hours up the road.
Hopefully many Harriers fans will take note and start following the team away.
The North stand was in very good voice, as was the bloke at the back who gave end-less criticism to Drewe Broughton. Hopefully the bloke will shut it and start supporting instead of moaning like he always does.
7 points from a possible 9, looking good, now we must aim for 6 points from the next 2 games, both away at Exeter and Boston. I've got my ticket for Boston, have you? I hope so, the team needs supporting, lets get 300-400 or more to Boston (no, not that one in the USA!) on Saturday.
Danny Williams was absolutly awesome, hopefully he will get offered a new deal in the summer and accept.
Looking good for us again isn't it!
Full time: 2-0 to Kiddy!