Jamille Matt was again the match winner as Kidderminster Harriers beat Hereford United at Edgar Street to clock up their seventh straight league win.

Matt struck in a goalmouth scramble after just six minutes to claim his seventh goal in five league starts.

The goal was against the run of play, the Bulls going close when Harriers keeper Danny Lewis denied Brian Smikle.

Marley Watkins also went close for the hosts, whose last chance went when Smikle's strike was blocked.

That condemned Hereford, playing their first league game in almost three weeks, to their first home Blue Square Bet Premier defeat in almost three months.

Anthony Malbon went close to adding a second for the Harriers, but he finished weakly from 12 yards out - and Matt's early goal proved enough to lift his side to fifth in the Blues Square Bet Premier.

The Jamaica-born striker has only been back in action for just over a month, having not played since February because of a citizenship problem.

Harriers and Hereford are due to meet again at Aggborough in the return fixture on New Year's Day, but the two sides are both in action again before then, this Saturday, when the Bulls host Newport and the Harriers travel to Forest Green.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Hereford

  • 01 Bittner
  • 03 Heath
  • 05 Townsend (Gallinagh - 70' )
  • 06 Graham
  • 14 Stam
  • 04 Pell Booked
  • 17 Evans
  • 18 Clucas
  • 22 Smikle
  • 07 Watkins
  • 26 Perry (O'Keefe - 69' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Gallinagh (Marsh - 78' )
  • 16 McQuilkin
  • 20 Hackney
  • 21 O'Keefe
  • 15 Marsh

Kidderminster

  • 01 Lewis
  • 02 L Vaughan
  • 03 Demetriou
  • 22 Dunkly Booked
  • 30 Gowling Booked
  • 04 Storer Booked
  • 08 Vincent
  • 21 Briggs
  • 10 Malbon (Rowe - 87' )
  • 17 Shakes (Clancy - 90' )
  • 20 Matt (Blissett - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 23 N Vaughan
  • 06 Williams
  • 24 Clancy
  • 09 Rowe
  • 13 Blissett
Ref: Huxtable
Att: 2,902

Match Stats

Shots

10 8

On target

5 2

Corners

7 5

Fouls

7 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:56 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +2:28

Centre by Joe Heath, Cheyenne Dunkley manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +1:45 Booking

Booking Caution for Josh Gowling.

90:00 +0:57 Substitution

Substitution Ricky Shakes leaves the field to be replaced by Sean Clancy.

90:00 +0:20

Will Evans sends in a cross, Daniel Lewis makes a comfortable save.

90:00 +0:11

The ball is sent over by Samuel Clucas.

88:49

Brian Smikle takes a shot. Kyle Storer gets a block in.

88:33

Lee Vaughan sends in a cross.

88:13

Lee Vaughan sends in a cross, Stefan Stam manages to make a clearance.

86:05 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Rowe is brought on as a substitute for Anthony Malbon.

85:58

Will Evans delivers the ball.

85:00

The official flags Anthony Malbon offside. James Bittner takes the free kick.

83:14 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Blissett replaces Jamille Matt.

83:01

Samuel Clucas delivers the ball.

82:36

Corner taken by Samuel Clucas from the right by-line played to the near post, Anthony Malbon manages to make a clearance.

82:24

The ball is delivered by Will Evans, blocked by Mickey Demetriou.

80:31

The ball is swung over by Will Evans, save by Daniel Lewis.

79:07

Marley Watkins concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Vaughan. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Lewis.

78:25

A cross is delivered by Will Evans.

77:11 Substitution

Substitution (Hereford) makes a substitution, with Phil Marsh coming on for Andy Gallinagh.

74:24

Samuel Clucas sends in a cross, save by Daniel Lewis.

71:42

Samuel Clucas takes the free kick.

71:42 Booking

Booking Cheyenne Dunkley receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

71:24

Cheyenne Dunkley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Gallinagh.

69:13 Substitution

Substitution Andy Gallinagh replaces Michael Townsend.

68:52 Substitution

Substitution Joshua O'Keefe replaces Kyle Perry.

66:43

Cheyenne Dunkley concedes a free kick for a foul on Kyle Perry. Stefan Stam restarts play with the free kick.

66:35

The ball is crossed by Lee Vaughan, Stefan Stam manages to make a clearance.

64:12

Anthony Malbon produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

63:23

Outswinging corner taken by Kyle Storer from the right by-line, The ball is sent over by Cheyenne Dunkley, Joe Heath manages to make a clearance.

63:11

Lee Vaughan takes a shot. Joe Heath gets a block in.

61:13

A cross is delivered by Keith Briggs, save made by James Bittner.

60:53

Centre by Anthony Malbon.

60:24

Anthony Malbon takes a shot. Joe Heath makes a clearance.

59:40

Will Evans produces a cross, Josh Gowling manages to make a clearance.

57:56

Will Evans challenges James Vincent unfairly and gives away a free kick. Daniel Lewis takes the free kick.

57:24

Foul by Jamille Matt on Joe Heath, free kick awarded. Stefan Stam takes the free kick.

56:22

Effort from the edge of the box by Marley Watkins goes wide of the right-hand upright.

55:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamille Matt on Luke Graham. Will Evans takes the free kick.

51:24

The ball is swung over by Jamille Matt, James Bittner makes a save.

50:51

Foul by Brian Smikle on James Vincent, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Cheyenne Dunkley.

48:04

Strike comes in from Will Evans from the free kick.

48:04 Booking

Booking Harry Pell goes into the referee's book.

47:26 Booking

Booking Caution for Kyle Storer.

46:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Samuel Clucas by Kyle Storer.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +4:14 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +3:57

Anthony Malbon takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

45:00 +3:32

Mickey Demetriou delivers the ball, clearance by Luke Graham.

45:00 +2:44

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

45:00 +1:31

Marley Watkins fouled by Mickey Demetriou, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James Bittner.

45:00 +0:58

Ricky Shakes sends in a cross, clearance made by Michael Townsend.

43:21

Handball by Marley Watkins. Mickey Demetriou restarts play with the free kick.

42:14

Corner taken by Samuel Clucas, Kyle Storer makes a clearance.

41:52

The ball is swung over by Marley Watkins, Cheyenne Dunkley gets a block in.

35:07

Corner taken right-footed by Kyle Storer from the right by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Bittner by Cheyenne Dunkley. James Bittner takes the free kick.

33:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Perry on Josh Gowling. Direct free kick taken by Kyle Storer.

33:05

The ball is swung over by Anthony Malbon.

32:10

Keith Briggs produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

30:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamille Matt by Joe Heath. Free kick taken by Lee Vaughan.

28:33

Lee Vaughan challenges Samuel Clucas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marley Watkins takes the free kick.

28:00

Lee Vaughan handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Heath.

27:34

Brian Smikle sends in a cross, Cheyenne Dunkley manages to make a clearance.

27:04

Centre by Ricky Shakes, clearance made by Stefan Stam.

26:49

The ball is crossed by Joe Heath, clearance by Mickey Demetriou.

25:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cheyenne Dunkley on Kyle Perry. Direct free kick taken by Stefan Stam.

24:55

Centre by Joe Heath, James Vincent makes a clearance.

24:41

Kyle Perry crosses the ball.

23:48

Shot from just outside the box by Anthony Malbon misses to the right of the target.

22:56

Samuel Clucas produces a cross, Brian Smikle takes a shot. Save by Daniel Lewis.

22:15

Keith Briggs delivers the ball, James Bittner makes a comfortable save.

21:17

Short corner taken by Marley Watkins, Samuel Clucas sends in a cross, Ricky Shakes manages to make a clearance.

21:05

The ball is crossed by Samuel Clucas, Ricky Shakes gets a block in.

20:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Perry by Keith Briggs. Stefan Stam takes the free kick.

18:42

Anthony Malbon crosses the ball, clearance by Joe Heath.

18:22

Kyle Perry is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Josh Gowling.

17:51

Josh Gowling concedes a free kick for a foul on Kyle Perry. Free kick taken by Harry Pell.

17:04

Outswinging corner taken by Kyle Storer from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Cheyenne Dunkley goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

16:31

Kyle Storer takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Michael Townsend makes a clearance.

15:52

Foul by Marley Watkins on Kyle Storer, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Mickey Demetriou.

15:16

Samuel Clucas takes a shot. Blocked by Cheyenne Dunkley.

12:30

Corner taken by Will Evans, Jamille Matt makes a clearance.

11:54

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Samuel Clucas, clearance made by Keith Briggs.

10:45

Keith Briggs gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Samuel Clucas. Will Evans takes the direct free kick.

10:07

Inswinging corner taken by Samuel Clucas from the right by-line, Cheyenne Dunkley makes a clearance.

9:40

Brian Smikle takes a shot. Daniel Lewis makes a save.

7:10

A cross is delivered by Marley Watkins, Samuel Clucas produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

5:56

The assist for the goal came from Kyle Storer.

5:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Jamille Matt - Hereford 0 - 1 K'minster Jamille Matt finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hereford 0-1 Kidderminster.

5:24

Inswinging corner taken by Kyle Storer,

4:31

Unfair challenge on Jamille Matt by Stefan Stam results in a free kick. Mickey Demetriou takes the direct free kick.

2:37

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Marley Watkins from the left by-line, Header from close in by Luke Graham misses to the right of the goal.

1:20

Harry Pell delivers the ball, clearance made by Josh Gowling. Will Evans produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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