harriers-online match report
Vs wrexham 
Powder puff Dragons hit by Harriers scorchers

The Harriers came away from a cold and foggy Wales with all three points after stunning a mediocre Wrexham side with two top drawer goals from Sean Parrish and John Melligan.

We know now that Danny Williams was surprisingly on the bench for us along with Drewe Broughton.  We had to find this out for ourselves because the jerk on the PA was more interested in telling people to move their cars because they'd left their lights on than giving out any team news.  That was when you could hear it.

Sean Parrish As expected we started with Bish and Bo upfront and Sean Parrish in midfield.

The game was a scrappy affair to start with.  Neither side looked keen on warming the crowd up but at least we survived the first fifteen minutes without conceding an early goal which has been a problem in recent weeks.

The first attack of note came from the Harriers when Henriksen glanced a header just wide after a brilliant cross from Sam Shilton out on the right.

Five minutes later Dean Bennett should have done better when an excellent pass from Melligan found him but he shot straight at keeper Rogers at his near post.

On 34 minutes the home side had their first shot on goal when Carlos Edwards got to the byeline and pulled the ball back into the goalmouth.  We failed to clear it and it went out to Paul Barrett who's shot hit Stuart Brock's left hand post.

Three minutes later the Harriers had the ball in the back of the Wrexham net but Andy Bishops lob over Rogers head was ruled out for offside.

We came close again when the post kept out Parrish's close range header after a corner from Sam Shilton.  Luckily Sean made up for that two minutes before the interval when the Super Reds took the lead.

The Wrexham born midfielder scored his second goal of the season when a long ball from Kenny Coleman was only half cleared by Roberts.  The ball fell into the path of Parrish and he let fly with a 25yd volley that swerved away from the keeper to give him no chance of stopping it.

HT. 0 - 1

The Harriers started the second half on the attack with Bo Henriksen flashing a 20yd drive just wide on 48 minutes.  A few minutes later Bo came close again when he hooked the ball over after a cross from Andy Bishop.

By now Wrexham were starting to get frustrated and Darren Ferguson was the one to lose his rag.  He lunged at 'JJ' Melligan catching him in the groin with his studs and sparked a set to that had almost all the players involved.

Once he had regained control referee Mathieson had no hesitation in showing the red card to Sir Alex's son.  Sean Flynn should consider himself lucky that he didn't get to see the same card after rushing in with his fists.

The sending off sparked Wrexham into action for fifteen minutes and in that time they should have scored.  Morrell found himself goal side of Ayres, not for the first time either, but the leagues top scorer saw his drive well turned away by the superb Brock low to his right.

Lee Jones was next to try his luck when he came even closer than his team mate.  His shot beat Brock but was blocked by Lee Ayres on the goal line.  It landed safely into the keepers arms.

We bought on Drewe Broughton for the injured Bo Henriksen after 70 minutes but to be honest it seemed that he'd rather be elsewhere.

'JJ' Melligan Danny Williams came on just after and probably wished that he was elsewhere when he found himself collecting a yellow card for time wasting after only being on the pitch for a few seconds.

Soon after substitute Hector Sam almost capitalised on a poor back pass from Lee Ayres but he put his shot just wide of the goal.

A minute from the end and the game was over when 'JJ' Melligan grabbed his eighth goal of the season.  He received the ball on the right and hit a blistering shot from 25yds into the top corner of the net that gave the keeper no chance at all.

As the Wrexham fans started to leave in disappointment Andy Morrell nearly pulled one back for them when his speculative shot bounced off the top of Brockies bar.

So the 'non-league rubbish' win again at the home of a 'big team'.  Must have been luck.

FT. 0 - 2

The Harriers-Online
Man of the Match is : 
Stuart Brock

It was a good display by all of the team but for me Brockie stood out with his safe handling throughout.

Best for them:  Danny Lawrence.

vote for your
man of the match now

Wrexham  subs   cards      Harriers  subs   cards 
Rogers     Brock  
Whitley     Coleman  
Roberts     Ayres  
Lawrence     Parrish
C.Edwards     Hinton  
Jones     Flynn  
Ferguson   Bennett  
Pejic     Melligan  
Barrett     Bishop  
P.Edwards   Henriksen  
Morrell     Shilton  
SUBS:       SUBS:    
Dibble     Danby  
Holmes     Williams
Carey     Broughton  
Thomas     Doyle  
Sam     Foster  

Mr S W Mathieson

links to some
wrexham websites:

official site
red passion
one nil to the sheepshag**rs

click below
to see previous
Did you see the
same match as me?
Do you want to
write a report?
If you do then click here
If you came here from an external link
then please click below to go to
              Back to Top

Site © 1999- Harriers-Online.co.uk - all rights reserved  
This site is 100% unofficial and in no way represents the views of Kidderminster Harriers FC