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Tamworth FC 2 Kidderminster Harriers 1: Knights and Reid make it five unbeaten

By Tamworth Herald  |  Posted: September 12, 2017



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Tamworth made it five straight wins at home as they claimed their first win over Kidderminster Harriers since August 2009.

It was a fantastic display from the Lambs who attacked with pace with Callum Powell at the fore.

Darryl Knights' fine finish opened the scoring just before the break and Bradley Reid added a second to put the Lambs in control.

Joe Ironside's goal set up a nervy finish but the Lambs were great value for their win.

Harriers started well and Elton Ngwatala found space on the left and whipped in a low cross which Andre Brown hit wide.

Brandon Hall then presented Powell with a shooting chance after making a hash of his throw out.

However, the Harriers keeper recovered well to push Powell's low drive out for a fruitless corner.

Another mix-up allowed Bradley Reid a shot, blocked by the Harriers defence.

It was an end-to-end affair and James McQuilkin tried his luck from distance for Harriers but Shaun Rowley gathered.

Lambs skipper Luke Jones, back in the side after three games out, then did well to block Tyrone Williams' downward header.

Both sides were attacking with pace with Powell looking a handful for Tamworth while Andy Burns and Stephan Morley were getting into advanced positions.

Neat link up play between Powell and Burns ended with the latter sending a cross into the box but Reid couldn't get enough power on his header and it looped into the arms of Hall.

A dangerous ball from Morley flashed across the area and caused panic in the Harriers defence on 33 minutes but no Lambs player was able to get the killer touch.

Tamworth were ahead on 40 minutes as Powell threaded the ball through for Knights and his fantastic finish left Hall with no chance.

The start of the second half continued in a similar vein to the first with both teams intent to attack.

Powell cut inside and saw a low shot saved by Hall before Tamworth made it 2-0 on 53 minutes.

That man Powell found Reid inside the area and he created space for himself with some clever footwork before slotting home.

Powell could have got on the scoresheet himself on 65 minutes as he was released by Knights but he struck his effort over.

The Lambs were playing some great stuff and Ellis Deeney got on the end of a fast-flowing move but saw his shot well blocked.

Harriers looked to get a stranglehold on the game but Tamworth were counter-attacking well and the lively Powell then left Sam Austin for dead on the left hand side only to see his low cross well cut out.

Harriers were back in the game on 80 as Ngwatala's long range shot was parried by Rowley and sub Joe Ironside was on hand to fire home the rebound.

The visitors were almost level late on as Andre Wright found Andre Brown but Shaun Rowley pulled off a fantastic reflex save to deny him.

Powell could have put the game to bed after breaking at pace but shot wide rather than playing in Knights.

Tamworth: Rowley, Burns, Morley, Jones, Upton, Lane, Deeney, Verma, Reid (Taylor 80), Knights, Powell. Subs: Curley, Walters, Shaw, Ezewele.

Kidderminster Harriers: Hall, Auston, Taylor, Weeks (Wright 57), Horsfall, Williams, Sonupe (Finch 70), McQuilkin, Brown, Ngwatala, Longbottom (Ironside 56). Subs: Webb, Digie.

Attendance: 723

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