A Ryan Rowe hat-trick gave Kidderminster their first win of the season against 10-man Cambridge and lifted them off the foot of the table.

Luke Berry was sent off for the hosts after collecting two yellow cards in three minutes but Josh Coulson's header gave them the lead.

Rowe drove the equaliser into the roof of the net before adding his second from close range.

He completed his hat-trick and the win with a neat finish from inside the box.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Cambridge United manager Jez George told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"It's difficult enough in the situation we're in without going down to 10 men so early in the game.

"We tried to stay in the game as much as we could, with a shape to contain them and then try and get a goal and find a way of releasing the pressure in the second half.

"We did the first bit quite well and switched the system at half-time and sort of went 4-3-1-1.

"We thought we'd be dangerous from set-plays and so it proved - obviously it's disappointing that we then conceded because the longer the game goes at 1-0, the more anxious they get and we fancy ourselves that we can hang on."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Cambridge Utd

  • 01 Hedge
  • 03 Jennings Booked
  • 04 Coulson
  • 12 McAuley
  • 20 Thorpe Booked
  • 29 Andrew (Moke - 66' )
  • 06 Shaw (Jarvis - 75' )
  • 18 Berry Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 09 Gash
  • 15 Pugh
  • 17 Hughes (Elliott - 76' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Wylde
  • 16 Jarvis
  • 21 Moke
  • 23 Eades
  • 10 Elliott

Kidderminster

  • 23 N Vaughan
  • 02 L Vaughan
  • 03 Demetriou
  • 22 Dunkly
  • 30 Gowling
  • 08 Vincent
  • 18 Gittings (Johnson - 67' )
  • 21 Briggs
  • 10 Malbon (Shakes - 84' )
  • 13 Blissett
  • 24 Peniket (Rowe - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Lewis
  • 06 Williams
  • 17 Shakes
  • 09 Rowe
  • 11 Johnson

Match Stats

Shots

7 13

On target

3 7

Corners

3 5

Fouls

8 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:10 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +4:25

Mickey Demetriou concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathon Thorpe. Rossi Jarvis takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +3:26

Ryan Rowe is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Jonathon Thorpe.

90:00 +2:40

Long range shot from Andy Pugh misses to the left of the target.

90:00 +2:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Vaughan on James Jennings. Free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

90:00 +1:01

Ricky Shakes takes a shot. Jonathan Hedge makes a save.

90:00

Michael Gash has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

84:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Rowe - Cambridge 1 - 3 Kidderm'er Ryan Rowe scores a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Cambridge Utd 1-3 Kidderminster.

84:15

Cheyenne Dunkley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Gash. Free kick taken by James Jennings.

83:37 Substitution

Substitution Ricky Shakes is brought on as a substitute for Anthony Malbon.

81:26

Foul by Keith Briggs on Michael Gash, free kick awarded. Michael Gash has an effort direct from the free kick, clearance by Josh Gowling.

79:47

Corner taken by Marvin Johnson, save by Jonathan Hedge.

79:18

The ball is sent over by Lee Vaughan, Rory McAuley makes a clearance.

77:34

Jonathon Thorpe fouled by Anthony Malbon, the ref awards a free kick. Jonathon Thorpe takes the free kick.

76:21

Lee Vaughan crosses the ball, Jonathon Thorpe makes a clearance.

74:15

Mickey Demetriou takes the free kick.

74:15 Substitution

Substitution Tom Elliott replaces Liam Hughes.

74:15 Substitution

Substitution Tom Shaw goes off and Rossi Jarvis comes on.

74:15 Booking

Booking Jonathon Thorpe is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

73:42

Marvin Johnson fouled by Jonathon Thorpe, the ref awards a free kick.

71:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Briggs on Andy Pugh. Jonathan Hedge takes the free kick.

69:48

Ryan Rowe is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

68:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Rowe - Cambridge 1 - 2 Kidderm'er Ryan Rowe gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cambridge Utd 1-2 Kidderminster.

66:45

Direct free kick taken by Mickey Demetriou.

66:45 Substitution

Substitution Marvin Johnson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Callum Gittings.

66:45

Unfair challenge on Lee Vaughan by Liam Hughes results in a free kick.

64:52

Jonathan Hedge takes the free kick.

64:52 Substitution

Substitution Adriano Moke on for Danny Andrew.

64:52

The official flags Josh Gowling offside.

64:29

Corner taken by Callum Gittings.

64:07

Effort on goal by Anthony Malbon from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

63:45

Corner taken by Callum Gittings from the right by-line.

63:16

Mickey Demetriou produces a cross, clearance by Danny Andrew.

60:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Andrew on Anthony Malbon. Mickey Demetriou restarts play with the free kick.

59:27

Assist by James Vincent.

59:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Rowe - Cambridge 1 - 1 Kidderm'er Ryan Rowe grabs a goal from the edge of the area to the top right corner of the goal. Cambridge Utd 1-1 Kidderminster.

58:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Hughes on Mickey Demetriou. Lee Vaughan restarts play with the free kick.

58:06

Nathan Blissett has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

57:34

Mickey Demetriou restarts play with the free kick.

57:34 Booking

Booking James Jennings receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

57:12

James Jennings challenges Keith Briggs unfairly and gives away a free kick.

55:17

The ball is crossed by Callum Gittings.

54:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rory McAuley by Nathan Blissett. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

53:20

Outswinging corner taken by Callum Gittings.

49:57

Danny Andrew provided the assist for the goal.

49:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Josh Coulson - Cambridge 1 - 0 Kidderm'er Josh Coulson finds the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Cambridge Utd 1-0 Kidderminster.

49:41

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Danny Andrew,

49:27

Michael Gash sends in a cross.

48:44

Lee Vaughan sends in a cross.

47:47

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

46:16

The ball is delivered by Lee Vaughan.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Rowe replaces Richard Peniket.

45:00 +1:11 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +0:26

Lee Vaughan has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

44:46

The ball is crossed by Lee Vaughan.

40:39

Callum Gittings decides to take a short corner.

40:19

Keith Briggs takes a shot. Jonathan Hedge makes a save.

39:31

Corner taken by Danny Andrew from the right by-line.

38:04

Keith Briggs has an effort at goal. Save made by Jonathan Hedge.

37:28

Liam Hughes takes a shot from 35 yards and missed to the right of the target.

36:50

James Vincent gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Shaw. Jonathan Hedge restarts play with the free kick.

33:15

Lee Vaughan takes the direct free kick.

33:15 Dismissal

Dismissal Luke Berry shown a red card for second bookable offence.

33:09

Luke Berry concedes a free kick for a foul on James Vincent.

30:33

Mickey Demetriou shoots direct from the free kick, Tom Shaw manages to make a clearance. Mickey Demetriou has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the target.

30:33 Booking

Booking Luke Berry receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

30:16

Unfair challenge on James Vincent by Luke Berry results in a free kick.

27:04

Shot from 35 yards by Callum Gittings missed to the right of the net.

25:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Vaughan by Danny Andrew. Nathan Vaughan takes the free kick.

24:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh Gowling on Michael Gash. Danny Andrew restarts play with the free kick.

24:31

Callum Gittings produces a cross, save by Jonathan Hedge.

23:02

James Jennings delivers the ball, Josh Gowling manages to make a clearance.

20:38

Lee Vaughan produces a cross, save made by Jonathan Hedge.

16:43

The ball is sent over by Lee Vaughan, save by Jonathan Hedge.

15:57

The ball is delivered by Liam Hughes, Nathan Vaughan makes a save.

12:41

Cheyenne Dunkley challenges Michael Gash unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jonathon Thorpe takes the free kick.

8:11

Shot by Michael Gash. Josh Gowling manages to make a clearance. Liam Hughes has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

7:20

Jonathon Thorpe sends in a cross, clearance made by Lee Vaughan.

2:24

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Danny Andrew.

1:09

Centre by Jonathon Thorpe, clearance made by Richard Peniket.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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