The Harriers legend Lee Hughes turned out for the Harriers in a friendly at Stourport Swifts tonight. After being given dispensation by the club that he's hoping to sign for he played the first forty five minutes of a game that never really got beyond being a true friendly.
Playing the game with a smile on his face he had a couple of chances to score that didn't come off and later he told me that he was playing just for fun and had no intention of signing for us.
Again we looked to be settled and calm on the ball and the biggest surprise was how long it took for the first goal to arrive. A simple one-two between Barnes-Homer and Dean Bennett was the first and then soon after Chris McPhee lost his marker to slot the ball home beyond the Swifts keeper.
First half side:
Dean Coleman, Joe Wilcox, Duane Courtney, Martin Riley, Lee Baker, Dean Bennett, Chris McPhee, Brian Smikle, Darryl Knights, Matthew Barnes-Homer, Lee Hughes.
In the second half we had the usual team change round and it didn't take long for the third goal to go in, this time from Aaron Farrell.
The best goal of the night was our final goal. A great cross in from the useful looking Kyle Hadley found the former Albion player, Rob Elvins, on the edge of the area and his superb overhead kick beat the Swifts keeper end up.
In the dying minutes of the game the Swifts pulled a goal back to spoil our clean sheets so far in this round of friendly games. It still leaves us with twenty one goals for and just one against us. If only it was real life.
Second half side:
Coleman (Rob Holmes 68), Wilcox (Damien Jarrett 57), Jordan Street, Tom Sharpe, Zac Costello, Gavin Strachan, Nathan Hayward, Kyle Hadley, David McDermott, Rob Elvins, Aaron Farrell.
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