Kidderminster's losing start to the season continued as they lost at promoted Dartford.

The Darts had also lost their first three matches of the season but scored the game's only goal when Lee Burns thumped home from Ryan Hayes' corner.

Nathan Blissett came close to levelling for the visitors but his header was well saved by Marcus Bettinelli.

The scoreline could have been worse for Harriers but for two good saves from keeper Daniel Lewis.

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Dartford manager Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent:

Win only a matter of time - Burman

"It's good to get off the mark but it was only a matter of time.

"We played better in the three games we had but today we got the three points.

"We're working with 16 to 18 players and if we need to make changes we may do. You're in a squad and we stick together.

"Sometimes you have to get people a bit angry, they [Danny Harris and Ryan Hayes] were upset they were left out, but they took it the right way."

Kidderminster manager Steve Burr told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"It was another difficult afternoon and sometimes our decision making today was again not what I would like.

"We're not functioning as a team at the minute and there's no getting away from that so this was a disappointing defeat.

"You can make excuses but we need to start winning and getting some points and it's a very poor start from our point of view.

"Collectively, as a team we are not producing at the moment."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Dartford

  • 12 Bettinelli
  • 02 Rose
  • 03 Green (Burns - 25' Booked )
  • 04 Champion
  • 06 Bonner
  • 13 Rogers
  • 16 Arber
  • 10 Bradbrook
  • 07 Hayes (Noble - 90' )
  • 11 Harris
  • 21 Crawford

Substitutes

  • 08 Wallis
  • 14 Noble
  • 15 Collier
  • 20 Burns
  • 09 Erskine

Kidderminster

  • 01 Lewis
  • 06 Williams
  • 16 Austin
  • 22 Dunkly
  • 07 Byrne
  • 08 Vincent
  • 17 Shakes
  • 21 Briggs (Demetriou - 46' )
  • 09 Rowe
  • 10 Malbon (Blissett - 46' )
  • 11 Johnson (Pilkington - 58' )

Substitutes

  • 23 Baughan
  • 03 Demetriou
  • 04 Storer
  • 14 Pilkington
  • 13 Blissett
Ref: Horwood
Att: 1,068

Match Stats

Shots

11 6

On target

8 3

Corners

9 7

Fouls

2 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:49 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +2:19 Substitution

Substitution Lee Noble comes on in place of Ryan Hayes.

90:00 +2:19

Corner taken by Danny Pilkington, Mark Arber manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Mickey Demetriou, clearance made by Tom Bonner. Corner from the right by-line taken by Danny Pilkington, Tom Bonner manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +1:27

Richard Rose handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Danny Pilkington, save by Marcus Bettinelli.

90:00 +0:48

The ball is sent over by Ryan Hayes, Daniel Lewis makes a save.

89:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Harris by Mike Williams. Mark Arber takes the free kick.

80:26

Ryan Hayes produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

79:55

Foul by Danny Pilkington on Tom Bonner, free kick awarded. Marcus Bettinelli takes the direct free kick.

77:51

Foul by Cheyenne Dunkley on Harry Crawford, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Ryan Hayes from right channel, Cheyenne Dunkley manages to make a clearance. Ryan Hayes fouled by Mickey Demetriou, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Ryan Hayes, clearance made by Ryan Austin.

73:08

Ryan Hayes produces a cross, Harry Crawford takes a shot. Daniel Lewis makes a save. Outswinging corner taken by Ryan Hayes, clearance by Cheyenne Dunkley.

71:58

The referee blows for offside against Ryan Rowe. Marcus Bettinelli restarts play with the free kick.

66:17

Corner taken by Mark Arber from the left by-line, clearance made by Cheyenne Dunkley. Corner taken left-footed by Ryan Hayes, Harry Crawford takes a shot. Clearance made by Cheyenne Dunkley. Ricky Shakes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Marcus Bettinelli.

64:54

Corner taken short by Danny Pilkington, Lee Burns makes a clearance.

64:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Vincent by Danny Harris. Ryan Austin takes the direct free kick.

62:50

Danny Harris takes a shot. Save made by Daniel Lewis.

57:55

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Pilkington from the right by-line to the near post, Richard Rose manages to make a clearance.

57:09 Substitution

Substitution Danny Pilkington joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marvin Johnson.

56:43

Elliot Bradbrook is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by James Vincent.

54:42

The ball is sent over by Ryan Hayes.

52:59

Ryan Hayes takes a shot. Save by Daniel Lewis.

51:28

The ball is crossed by Ricky Shakes, Nathan Blissett takes a shot. Save by Marcus Bettinelli.

50:01

Foul by Harry Crawford on Mike Williams, free kick awarded. James Vincent takes the direct free kick.

46:54

Effort on goal by Marvin Johnson from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Mickey Demetriou on for Keith Briggs.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Blissett is brought on as a substitute for Anthony Malbon.

45:00 +4:02 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +3:06

Unfair challenge on Elliot Bradbrook by Jack Byrne results in a free kick. Marcus Bettinelli takes the free kick.

43:50

Harry Crawford takes a shot. Save made by Daniel Lewis. Corner from the left by-line taken by Ryan Hayes, Cheyenne Dunkley makes a clearance. Marvin Johnson takes a shot. Blocked by Tom Bonner. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ricky Shakes, Mark Arber makes a clearance.

42:39

The referee blows for offside. Marcus Bettinelli restarts play with the free kick.

39:04

Ryan Austin concedes a free kick for a foul on Harry Crawford. A cross is delivered by Ryan Hayes, Effort on goal by Mark Arber from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

37:24 Booking

Booking Lee Burns goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

35:55

Assist by Ryan Hayes.

35:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Burns - Dartford 1 - 0 Kidderm'er Lee Burns gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Dartford 1-0 Kidderminster.

35:24

Harry Crawford takes a shot. Cheyenne Dunkley gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Ryan Hayes from the right by-line,

34:42

Jack Byrne produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

33:20

A cross is delivered by Mike Williams, Marcus Bettinelli makes a save.

28:14

The ball is crossed by Marvin Johnson, clearance by Mark Arber. Ricky Shakes takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Tom Bonner. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ryan Hayes.

26:58

Centre by Danny Harris.

23:20 Substitution

Substitution Lee Burns joins the action as a substitute, replacing Adam Green.

23:20

Ryan Rowe challenges Mark Arber unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Marcus Bettinelli.

20:32

Outswinging corner taken by Ryan Hayes from the left by-line, clearance made by Ryan Austin.

18:57

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ryan Hayes, Elliot Bradbrook takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Austin.

17:09

James Vincent takes a shot. Save by Marcus Bettinelli.

15:13

Jack Byrne concedes a free kick for a foul on Elliot Bradbrook. Tom Bonner takes the direct free kick.

14:23

A cross is delivered by Harry Crawford, save made by Daniel Lewis.

12:51

Jack Byrne produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

12:09

The offside flag is raised against Danny Harris. Free kick taken by Ryan Austin.

8:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cheyenne Dunkley on Harry Crawford. Ryan Hayes delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance by Cheyenne Dunkley.

7:20

James Vincent gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Hayes. Mark Arber takes the direct free kick.

6:11

A cross is delivered by James Rogers.

3:14

Danny Harris takes a shot. Save by Daniel Lewis.

1:14

Danny Harris is ruled offside. Daniel Lewis restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The match begins.

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