Kidderminster stretched their unbeaten run to seven games with a narrow victory over Forest Green.

Harriers striker Jamille Matt had the best opening of an uneventful first half but he headed wide from Callum Gittings' centre.

Jack Byrne headed the winner past keeper James Bittner from close range after Matt had shown good awareness to unselfishly nod back across goal.

The hosts could have extended the lead but Kyle Storer shot wide late on.

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Kidderminster manager Steve Burr told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

Burr hails 'excellent' Kidderminster display

"Teams are going to sit back and they have already done it this season. Some sides have come here and tried to hit us on the break.

"Sometimes that is a concern that we push and push looking to score and we've been undone at the back.

"But I thought the boys at the back were immense today, as were the midfield, but all round I thought everybody did very well."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Kidderminster

  • 31 Breeden
  • 02 Vaughan
  • 04 Jones Booked
  • 15 Sharpe
  • 22 Demetriou
  • 07 Hankin Booked
  • 11 Byrne
  • 18 Gittings
  • 24 Storer
  • 34 Hendrie (Vincent - 76' )
  • 20 Matt (Guinan - 89' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Lyness
  • 03 Williams
  • 08 Vincent
  • 09 Guinan
  • 14 Wright

Forest Green

  • 01 Bittner
  • 02 Hodgkiss
  • 03 Stokes
  • 16 Graham
  • 08 Klukowski
  • 11 Forbes
  • 19 Rowe (Turk - 9' )
  • 21 Thomson
  • 07 Norwood
  • 14 Taylor
  • 23 Uwezu (Griffin - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Bulman
  • 12 Imudia
  • 15 Henry
  • 04 Turk
  • 10 Griffin
Ref: Bond
Att: 2,491

Match Stats

Shots

10 5

On target

4 1

Corners

5 5

Fouls

9 12

Live Text Commentary

93:04 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +2:05

The assistant referee signals for offside against Steve Guinan. Free kick taken by James Bittner.

90:00 +0:18

Corner taken right-footed by Dave Hankin from the left by-line, Close range header by Jack Byrne goes wide of the left-hand post.

88:27

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jake Thomson from the right by-line.

88:27 Substitution

Substitution Steve Guinan is brought on as a substitute for Jamille Matt.

87:36

Jake Thomson restarts play with the free kick.

87:36 Booking

Booking The referee books Dave Hankin for unsporting behaviour.

87:26

Dave Hankin concedes a free kick for a foul on Keiron Forbes.

86:54

Jake Thomson takes the free kick.

86:54 Booking

Booking Luke Jones receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

86:35

Luke Jones challenges Keiron Forbes unfairly and gives away a free kick.

86:22

The ball is crossed by Jared Hodgkiss, Callum Gittings makes a clearance.

83:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matty Taylor on Tom Sharpe. Direct free kick taken by Tony Breeden.

82:05

Effort from a long way out by Dave Hankin goes wide right of the target.

81:16

Effort on goal by Kyle Storer from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

79:56

Jamille Matt is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. James Bittner restarts play with the free kick.

75:53 Substitution

Substitution James Vincent on for Lee Hendrie.

75:15

Chris Stokes crosses the ball, Mickey Demetriou makes a clearance.

74:17

Lee Hendrie takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

71:49

James Norwood is ruled offside. Tony Breeden takes the free kick.

70:33

Jack Byrne challenges James Norwood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jake Thomson restarts play with the free kick.

69:54

Effort from outside the penalty box by Matty Taylor goes wide left of the goal.

68:09

Outswinging corner taken by Jake Thomson from the right by-line.

66:27

Jamille Matt provided the assist for the goal.

66:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Jack Byrne - Kidderm'er 1 - 0 Forest Grn Jack Byrne finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Kidderminster 1-0 Forest Green.

65:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Norwood on Kyle Storer. Kyle Storer restarts play with the free kick.

59:21

Callum Gittings challenges Charlie Griffin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jake Thomson.

58:14

Jamille Matt takes a shot. Save made by James Bittner.

54:46

Lee Vaughan takes a shot. Save by James Bittner.

54:24

Callum Gittings takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.

53:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mickey Demetriou by Charlie Griffin. Direct free kick taken by Callum Gittings.

52:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Jones by Chris Stokes. Tony Breeden restarts play with the free kick.

52:27

Matty Taylor takes a shot. Save by Tony Breeden.

51:41

Centre by Jared Hodgkiss.

51:01

Handball decision goes against James Norwood. Free kick taken by Mickey Demetriou.

48:43

Jake Thomson takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Dave Hankin.

48:30

Jake Thomson takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.

46:18

Jake Thomson takes a inswinging corner.

46:08

The ball is swung over by James Norwood.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Charlie Griffin replaces Michael Uwezu.

45:00 +2:05 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

43:42

Centre by Callum Gittings, Headed effort from close range by Jamille Matt goes wide left of the target.

43:19

Short corner worked by Callum Gittings.

42:26

James Norwood produces a cross.

41:32

Shot from just outside the box by James Norwood goes over the bar.

37:02

The ball is swung over by Chris Stokes.

35:44

Shot from 35 yards by Kyle Storer missed to the right of the target.

34:23

Unfair challenge on Callum Gittings by Jake Thomson results in a free kick. Lee Hendrie takes the free kick.

34:18

The ball is delivered by Dave Hankin, Luke Graham manages to make a clearance.

33:49

Michael Uwezu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Vaughan. Luke Jones takes the free kick.

31:56

Lee Vaughan concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Uwezu. James Bittner takes the free kick.

30:53

Callum Gittings takes a shot. Save by James Bittner.

29:53

Jared Hodgkiss gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamille Matt. Direct free kick taken by Kyle Storer.

28:56

Yan Klukowski produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

28:21

Callum Gittings is ruled offside. Free kick taken by James Bittner.

26:34

Foul by Chris Stokes on Callum Gittings, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Mickey Demetriou.

24:41

James Norwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Jones. Free kick taken by Tony Breeden.

23:51

Foul by Keiron Forbes on Kyle Storer, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Mickey Demetriou.

22:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Stokes by Callum Gittings. Free kick taken by Chris Stokes.

20:49

Corner taken by Callum Gittings played to the near post, clearance made by Wayne Turk.

18:32

Michael Uwezu fouled by Lee Vaughan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jake Thomson from left wing, clearance by Lee Vaughan.

16:00

Corner from right by-line taken by Dave Hankin.

15:18

Unfair challenge on Lee Vaughan by James Norwood results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Vaughan.

13:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Jones on James Norwood. Jake Thomson takes the free kick.

13:12

Effort by Yan Klukowski from a long way out goes over the target.

12:41

Dave Hankin concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Stokes. Free kick taken by Chris Stokes.

10:00

Mickey Demetriou crosses the ball.

9:24

Yan Klukowski concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Jones. Free kick taken by Tony Breeden.

8:33 Substitution

Substitution Wayne Turk joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Rowe.

4:49

Callum Gittings is flagged offside by the assistant referee. James Bittner takes the indirect free kick.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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