Kidderminster scored three first-half goals to end York's 12-match Blue Square Bet Premier unbeaten run.

Jack Byrne's header gave Harriers the lead, only for York to level when Matty Blair slotted home.

Callum Gittings' cool finish restored Kidderminster's advantage and Jamille Matt raced clear to extend the lead.

York were offered a lifeline when Luke Jones handled, but Ashley Chambers missed the penalty, leaving David McGurk's header as a mere consolation.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

York City manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio York:

"It was poor. Taking nothing away from Kidderminster, the first half killed the game for us.

"[They were] three sloppy goals to concede, make no mistake about that. You can't expect to get promoted, you can't expect to win cups, you can't expect to win anything when you defend like that.

"We've come out second half for two weeks running at home and gone a bit desperate again. I'm disappointed because we looked second-best, certainly for the first half."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

York

  • 24 Ingham
  • 03 Meredith
  • 05 McGurk
  • 16 Fyfield
  • 08 Kerr
  • 12 Pilkington (Ashikodi - 53' )
  • 15 Boucaud (Moke - 53' )
  • 17 Blair
  • 20 Challinor
  • 26 McLaughlin
  • 10 Chambers (Parslow - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Oyebanjo
  • 04 Smith
  • 06 Parslow
  • 18 Moke
  • 28 Ashikodi

Kidderminster

  • 31 Breeden Booked
  • 02 Vaughan Booked
  • 04 Jones
  • 15 Sharpe
  • 22 Demetriou
  • 07 Hankin
  • 11 Byrne
  • 18 Gittings (Wright - 46' )
  • 24 Storer Booked
  • 34 Hendrie Booked (Williams - 69' )
  • 20 Matt (Guinan - 88' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Lyness
  • 03 Williams
  • 09 Guinan
  • 10 Williams
  • 14 Wright
Ref: Harrington
Att: 2,830

Match Stats

Shots

10 13

On target

8 7

Corners

7 5

Fouls

9 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:04 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +2:31

Corner from right by-line taken by Patrick McLaughlin.

86:57

Direct free kick taken by Tony Breeden.

86:57 Substitution

Substitution Jamille Matt goes off and Steve Guinan comes on.

86:57

Patrick McLaughlin handles the ball and concedes a free kick.

86:23

Unfair challenge on Patrick McLaughlin by Jamille Matt results in a free kick. Michael Ingham takes the direct free kick.

85:04

Dave Hankin produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

82:44 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Chambers goes off and Daniel Parslow comes on.

81:33

Effort from 30 yards by Nick Wright. Save by Michael Ingham.

77:24

Dave Hankin decides to take the corner short.

76:53

Patrick McLaughlin challenges Mickey Demetriou unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tony Breeden.

75:59

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ashley Chambers.

75:48

James Meredith takes a shot. Kyle Storer gets a block in.

73:49

Matty Blair takes a shot from 20 yards. Tony Breeden makes a save.

72:44

Free kick taken by Jon Challinor.

72:44 Booking

Booking Kyle Storer booked.

72:28

Unfair challenge on Matty Blair by Kyle Storer results in a free kick.

70:06

Effort on goal by Nick Wright from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

68:01 Substitution

Substitution Marc Williams is brought on as a substitute for Lee Hendrie.

67:12

Assist by Patrick McLaughlin.

67:12 Goal scored

Goal! - David McGurk - York 2 - 3 Kidderm'er David McGurk finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. York 2-3 Kidderminster.

65:46

Inswinging corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin from the right by-line,

64:49

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Chambers from the right by-line.

64:04

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Moses Ashikodi played to the near post.

63:52 Penalty

A save by Tony Breeden from penalty by Ashley Chambers. York 1-3 Kidderminster.

63:31 Booking

Booking The referee books Tony Breeden for unsporting behaviour.

62:19

Luke Jones is penalised for handball and concedes a .

61:03 Booking

Booking Lee Hendrie is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

59:27

Short corner worked by Kyle Storer, save by Michael Ingham.

59:04

Shot from 12 yards by Jack Byrne. Jon Challinor gets a block in.

56:58

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jamille Matt. Scott Kerr takes the free kick.

56:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Hendrie by Scott Kerr. Free kick taken by Lee Vaughan.

54:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Vaughan on Ashley Chambers.

54:11

The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ashley Chambers from left wing, save made by Tony Breeden.

54:11 Booking

Booking Booking for Lee Vaughan for unsporting behaviour.

52:30 Substitution

Substitution (York) makes a substitution, with Adriano Moke coming on for Andre Boucaud.

52:30 Substitution

Substitution Moses Ashikodi comes on in place of Danny Pilkington.

48:31

Jack Byrne has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

46:35

Unfair challenge on Lee Vaughan by Scott Kerr results in a free kick. Kyle Storer takes the direct free kick.

45:09

Unfair challenge on Jamal Fyfield by Jamille Matt results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Nick Wright joins the action as a substitute, replacing Callum Gittings.

45:00 +3:00 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +1:16

A cross is delivered by Jon Challinor, save by Tony Breeden.

42:58

Corner taken right-footed by Jon Challinor from the left by-line, clearance made by Jamille Matt.

41:07

Patrick McLaughlin has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

36:18

Patrick McLaughlin produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

34:17

Ashley Chambers takes a shot. Save by Tony Breeden.

32:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Jamille Matt - York 1 - 3 Kidderm'er Jamille Matt gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. York 1-3 Kidderminster.

32:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Jones by Patrick McLaughlin. Lee Vaughan restarts play with the free kick.

31:58

The assistant referee signals for offside against Matty Blair. Tony Breeden restarts play with the free kick.

30:59

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Patrick McLaughlin from the right by-line to the near post, Lee Vaughan makes a clearance.

30:38

Ashley Chambers takes a shot. Tom Sharpe gets a block in.

29:37

Scott Kerr fouled by Lee Hendrie, the ref awards a free kick. Jamal Fyfield restarts play with the free kick.

26:43

Danny Pilkington takes a shot. Tony Breeden makes a save.

23:52

Foul by David McGurk on Callum Gittings, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Kyle Storer.

22:20

Lee Vaughan concedes a free kick for a foul on Andre Boucaud. Free kick taken by Jamal Fyfield.

20:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Callum Gittings - York 1 - 2 Kidderm'er Callum Gittings grabs a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. York 1-2 Kidderminster.

19:08

Assist by Ashley Chambers.

19:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Matty Blair - York 1 - 1 Kidderm'er A brilliant goal is scored by Matty Blair from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. York 1-1 Kidderminster.

17:07

James Meredith challenges Dave Hankin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tony Breeden restarts play with the free kick.

15:36

Mickey Demetriou delivers the ball, clearance made by David McGurk.

15:04

Callum Gittings takes a outswinging corner.

14:04

David McGurk concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamille Matt. Lee Vaughan restarts play with the free kick.

13:48

Centre by Scott Kerr.

12:16

A cross is delivered by Mickey Demetriou, clearance made by David McGurk.

11:56

Callum Gittings takes a shot. Jon Challinor gets a block in. Callum Gittings takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

11:23

The ball is crossed by Matty Blair, Kyle Storer manages to make a clearance.

9:38

Ashley Chambers delivers the ball, Tom Sharpe manages to make a clearance.

8:35

Dave Hankin sends in a cross, clearance made by David McGurk.

7:49

Shot from 12 yards by Patrick McLaughlin. Tom Sharpe gets a block in.

6:09

Jamille Matt takes a shot. Save by Michael Ingham.

4:34

Mickey Demetriou provided the assist for the goal.

4:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Jack Byrne - York 0 - 1 Kidderm'er Jack Byrne finds the net with a headed goal from close in. York 0-1 Kidderminster.

3:45

Lee Hendrie fouled by Patrick McLaughlin, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is swung over by Mickey Demetriou,

2:37

Callum Gittings produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

0:54

Callum Gittings takes the inswinging corner, Kyle Storer produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

0:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Kerr on Callum Gittings. Lee Hendrie takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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