Jack Byrne scored twice as Kidderminster thrashed Braintree to end a run of three consecutive defeats.

Ben Wright put the hosts ahead with a curled shot from inside the box but Tom Marshall levelled before half-time, firing in from the edge of the area.

Byrne gave Harriers the lead soon after the break when he volleyed in Dave Hankin's half-cleared cross.

Malbon made it 3-1, directing a superb volley over Nathan McDonald before Byrne unleashed a 25-yard strike.

Harriers, who beat Braintree 5-4 in their previous meeting back in October, had lost their previous three games but victory means they are now six points off the play-off places.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Kidderminster assistant manager Gary Whild told BBC Hereford and Worcester:

"It's a difficult place to come to and you have only got to look at their recent results here.

"I think they beat Gateshead here comfortably last week so we knew it was going to be difficult.

"I thought the lads showed a lot of character today after we again conceded an early goal but we came back and got a deserved equaliser before half-time.

"In the second half the confidence was there again and, for me, there was only going to be one winner."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Braintree Town

  • 01 McDonald
  • 03 Thomas Booked
  • 05 Paine
  • 16 O'Connor
  • 24 Wells
  • 06 Reason
  • 07 Symons Booked (Peters - 55' )
  • 08 Davis
  • 15 Quinton (Guy - 67' )
  • 09 Marks
  • 10 Wright (Appoak-Kupi - 89' )

Substitutes

  • 22 Green
  • 04 Bailey-Dennis
  • 02 Peters
  • 11 Guy
  • 36 Appoak-Kupi

Kidderminster

  • 31 Breeden
  • 02 Vaughan
  • 04 Jones
  • 06 Marshall
  • 22 Demetriou
  • 07 Hankin
  • 11 Byrne Booked
  • 24 Storer (Bradley - 86' )
  • 09 Guinan (Rowe - 76' )
  • 27 Malbon (Wright - 61' )
  • 28 Johnson

Substitutes

  • 21 Lyness
  • 03 Williams
  • 30 Bradley
  • 10 Rowe
  • 14 Wright
Ref: Fearn
Att: 610

Match Stats

Shots

11 16

On target

7 10

Corners

4 7

Fouls

10 19

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:26 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +2:45

Effort from outside the penalty box by Jamie Guy goes wide right of the goal.

90:00 +1:38

Pat O'Connor fouled by Jack Byrne, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Paine.

90:00 +0:54

Jai Reason has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

89:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Wright on Dean Wells. Dean Wells restarts play with the free kick.

88:03 Substitution

Substitution Joel Appoak-Kupi comes on in place of Ben Wright.

87:21

The ball is swung over by Marvin Johnson, Matthew Paine manages to make a clearance.

85:48

Mickey Demetriou takes the direct free kick.

85:48 Substitution

Substitution Daniel Bradley is brought on as a substitute for Kyle Storer.

85:48

Ryan Peters gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marvin Johnson.

85:26

The ball is crossed by Jai Reason, save by Tony Breeden.

84:31

The offside flag is raised against Ryan Rowe. Indirect free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

83:55

Marvin Johnson has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

81:47

Nick Wright takes a shot. Save made by Nathan McDonald.

79:48

Ryan Rowe sends in a cross, Matthew Paine gets a block in.

79:14

Centre by Dave Hankin. Marvin Johnson sends in a cross, clearance by Dean Wells.

78:15

Jamie Guy fouled by Luke Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Jai Reason restarts play with the free kick.

77:05

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jai Reason, clearance by Luke Jones.

76:16

The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ben Wright, Lee Vaughan makes a clearance.

76:16 Booking

Booking Booking for Jack Byrne.

75:51

Ben Wright produces a cross, Luke Jones manages to make a clearance. Jai Reason fouled by Jack Byrne, the ref awards a free kick.

75:04 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Rowe on for Steve Guinan.

74:17

Ben Wright produces a cross.

71:49

Kyle Storer produces a cross, clearance made by Ryan Peters. Dave Hankin takes a short corner. Marvin Johnson delivers the ball, Effort from deep inside the area by Steve Guinan clears the bar. Short corner taken by Marvin Johnson from the right by-line. The ball is delivered by Marvin Johnson, blocked by Jai Reason.

70:47

The ball is swung over by Aswad Thomas, Mickey Demetriou makes a clearance.

70:18

Marvin Johnson fouled by Ben Wright, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Marvin Johnson from left channel, Dean Wells manages to make a clearance.

69:59

The ball is sent over by Lee Vaughan, Ryan Peters manages to make a clearance.

69:22

Steve Guinan concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Paine. Direct free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

68:14

Assist on the goal came from Dave Hankin.

68:14 Goal scored

Goal! - Jack Byrne - Braintree 1 - 4 Kidderm'er Jack Byrne scores a goal from long distance to the top right corner of the goal. Braintree Town 1-4 Kidderminster.

67:24

Jamie Guy takes a shot. Lee Vaughan gets a block in. Corner taken by Ben Wright played to the near post, Dave Hankin makes a clearance.

66:02

Nathan McDonald takes the free kick.

66:02 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Guy joins the action as a substitute, replacing Brad Quinton.

66:02

Foul by Marvin Johnson on Ryan Peters, free kick awarded.

63:34

Luke Jones challenges Sean Marks unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Ben Wright, save made by Tony Breeden.

62:36

Marvin Johnson delivers the ball, Dean Wells manages to make a clearance.

62:19

The ball is swung over by Dave Hankin, Matthew Paine makes a clearance.

61:26

Ben Wright takes the outswinging corner, Steve Guinan makes a clearance.

60:43 Substitution

Substitution Anthony Malbon leaves the field to be replaced by Nick Wright.

59:55

Assist by Steve Guinan.

59:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Anthony Malbon - Braintree 1 - 3 Kidderm'er A goal is scored by Anthony Malbon from just inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Braintree Town 1-3 Kidderminster.

55:49

Outswinging corner taken by Ben Wright from the right by-line, Tom Marshall makes a clearance.

53:34

Tony Breeden takes the free kick.

53:34 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Peters comes on in place of Nicky Symons.

53:34

Marvin Johnson fouled by Pat O'Connor, the ref awards a free kick.

53:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Pat O'Connor by Kyle Storer. Pat O'Connor takes the free kick.

52:22

The ball is crossed by Lee Vaughan, save made by Nathan McDonald.

50:59

Aswad Thomas manages to make a clearance.

50:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Jack Byrne - Braintree 1 - 2 Kidderm'er Jack Byrne fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Braintree Town 1-2 Kidderminster.

50:53

The ball is delivered by Dave Hankin,

50:37

The ball is delivered by Marvin Johnson, blocked by Jai Reason.

50:21

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

48:01

Free kick crossed right-footed by Kyle Storer, save by Nathan McDonald.

48:01 Booking

Booking Nicky Symons goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

47:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicky Symons on Anthony Malbon.

46:11

Ben Wright produces a cross.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:36 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +1:34

The ball is delivered by Marvin Johnson, Nathan McDonald makes a save.

45:00 +0:57

Unfair challenge on Anthony Malbon by Nicky Symons results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tony Breeden.

45:00 +0:04

Mickey Demetriou delivers the ball, Matthew Paine manages to make a clearance. Dave Hankin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean Marks. Matthew Paine takes the free kick.

44:17

Aswad Thomas produces a cross, clearance by Mickey Demetriou.

43:31

A cross is delivered by Mickey Demetriou, save by Nathan McDonald.

43:15

Dave Hankin produces a cross, clearance made by Aswad Thomas.

41:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Marshall - Braintree 1 - 1 Kidderm'er Tom Marshall fires in a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Braintree Town 1-1 Kidderminster.

40:48

Mickey Demetriou takes a shot. Save made by Nathan McDonald. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Marvin Johnson, clearance by Dean Wells.

39:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Vaughan on Jai Reason. Free kick taken by Brad Quinton. The ball is sent over by Jai Reason, clearance made by Mickey Demetriou. Marvin Johnson fouled by Kenny Davis, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Kyle Storer from left channel, clearance made by Kenny Davis.

38:17

Kyle Storer concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Symons. Nathan McDonald restarts play with the free kick.

37:37

Kenny Davis delivers the ball.

35:50

Jai Reason takes a shot. Save by Tony Breeden.

34:10

Dave Hankin concedes a free kick for a foul on Aswad Thomas. Nathan McDonald takes the direct free kick.

31:41

Jack Byrne challenges Kenny Davis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nathan McDonald restarts play with the free kick.

30:49

Sean Marks takes a shot. Save by Tony Breeden. Matthew Paine concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Malbon. Kyle Storer takes the free kick. The ball is swung over by Dave Hankin, Dean Wells manages to make a clearance.

27:31

Brad Quinton fouled by Marvin Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

26:16

Jack Byrne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jai Reason. Brad Quinton has an effort direct from the free kick, Tony Breeden makes a save.

23:18

Marvin Johnson crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Jai Reason manages to make a clearance.

23:18 Booking

Booking Aswad Thomas goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

23:08

Aswad Thomas concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Vaughan.

22:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Storer by Brad Quinton. Direct free kick taken by Tony Breeden.

20:03

Dave Hankin takes a shot. Matthew Paine gets a block in. Corner taken by Marvin Johnson from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Pat O'Connor.

18:37

Effort on goal by Lee Vaughan from just inside the area clears the bar.

17:50

Kenny Davis delivers the ball, clearance by Tom Marshall.

16:04

The ball is delivered by Marvin Johnson, blocked by Pat O'Connor. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Dave Hankin. The ball is delivered by Mickey Demetriou, clearance by Nicky Symons.

13:53

Ben Wright fouled by Tom Marshall, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Wright from right channel, clearance by Jack Byrne.

12:23

Dave Hankin takes a shot. Dean Wells gets a block in. Steve Guinan takes a shot. Nathan McDonald manages to make a clearance. Dave Hankin takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Shot from 20 yards by Marvin Johnson. Save made by Nathan McDonald.

10:48

Anthony Malbon fouled by Matthew Paine, the ref awards a free kick. Mickey Demetriou has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

9:54

Steve Guinan takes a shot. Nathan McDonald makes a save.

8:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicky Symons by Dave Hankin. Free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

7:36

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Brad Quinton goes wide of the right-hand upright.

6:43

Unfair challenge on Dean Wells by Dave Hankin results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

5:46

Sean Marks provided the assist for the goal.

5:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Ben Wright - Braintree 1 - 0 Kidderm'er Ben Wright scores a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Braintree Town 1-0 Kidderminster.

4:16

Corner taken by Dave Hankin from the left by-line, clearance made by Dean Wells.

3:53

The ball is sent over by Mickey Demetriou, blocked by Pat O'Connor.

3:19

Ben Wright has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

2:05

Ben Wright takes a shot. Save by Tony Breeden.

1:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Marshall on Sean Marks. Free kick taken by Brad Quinton.

1:01

Steve Guinan has a shot on goal from long range that goes wide left.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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