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Vs cambridge utd 
Harriers give Cambridge an education

Match report by Andrew (Statto) Frazier.

Kidderminster Harriers deservedly recorded their seventh away win of the season as they shackled Cambridge's strike force of David Kitson and Omer Riza who had scored 36 goals between them so far this season.

Sean Flynn Forced into a late change after Bo Henriksen injured his hamstring, Harriers included Scott Stamps on the bench, making up the numbers for the first time since his injury on November 12.

In the early stages of the game Harriers comfortably soaked up the Cambridge pressure and began to take control of the game themselves.  The two sides were fairly evenly matched and cancelled each other out to a certain extent and goalmouth action was rare.

The Harriers had the best chance of the first half in the opening few minutes, Ian Foster picked up the ball on the right and cut inside the penalty area but shot weakly straight at Shaun Marshall in the home goal.

Referee Pearson made his presence known quite regularly during the half, taking the names of Adie Smith and Sean Flynn, Flynn for a high challenge on Francesco Nacca that left the Cambridge player with blood all over his shirt although Flynn had made a genuine attempt to reach the ball.

HT. 0 - 0

After the break Harriers stepped up a gear as they seemed to realise that Cambridge were offering no real threat and began to dominate the game completely.

After 61 minutes Andy Bishop almost opened the scoring when he raced clear of the United defence but Marshall got his fingertips to the shot and turned it out for a corner.

Fraser Digby The opening goal came soon afterwards, however, JJ Melligan getting in the way of a poor clearance by Marshall and looping a header back over him.  Minutes later it got even better for Harriers, a free kick on the left wing was floated towards the far post by Flynn and found Wes Morgan who rose unmarked to head past Marshall to double the lead.

Cambridge finally came out of their shell in the closing minutes as they tried to find a way back into the game.  Ten minutes from the end a cross from the left found Luke Guttridge who headed over with Fraser Digby flapping at thin air in the Harriers goal.

Shortly afterwards David Kitson got clear of the Harriers defence and beat Digby with his shot but saw it cleared off the line by Dion Scott.

Harriers never looked in any danger of losing their grip on the game and easily played out time to claim all three points.

FT. 0 - 2

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Cambridge Utd  subs   cards      Harriers  subs   cards 
Marshall     Digby  
Goodhind     Morgan  
Murray     Scott  
Iriekpen     Williams  
Angus     Hinton  
Fleming     Smith
Nacca     Melligan  
Guttridge     Flynn
Kitson     Bishop  
Riza     Foster  
Newey     Shilton  
SUBS:       SUBS:    
Brennan     Brock  
Theobald     Ayres  
Youngs   Broughton  
Chillingworth     Parrish  
Wanless     Stamps  

Mr R Pearson

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