Kidderminster maintained their position in the promotion play-off picture with a deserved home win over Cambridge.

Cheyenne Dunkley put Harriers ahead by stabbing home Anthony Malbon's pass and Marvin Johnson made it 2-0 with a low angled drive past keeper Craig Ross.

Josh Gowling's own goal gave Cambridge a lifeline but Malbon netted his first goal for 17 games after the break.

The hosts wasted chances to make the game safe but Michael Gash's header was only a consolation for Cambridge.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Cambridge United head coach Richard Money told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"Kidderminster are the best team I have seen at this level. We gave away bad goals and the third goal you wouldn't want an under-10 team to concede.

U's conceded poor goals - Money

"It was a killer, and such a poor goal from experienced players.

"We said a half-time that we had given ourselves a lifeline but 3-1 down was a tough ask against this team.

"We have worked extremely hard to reduce the wage bill significantly so to say that we have gone from fourth-bottom to eighth in the table whilst doing it is credit to the players.

"But we do look short of one or two which we hope to bring in before the next game."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Kidderminster

  • 01 Lewis
  • 02 L Vaughan Booked
  • 03 Demetriou
  • 22 Dunkly
  • 30 Gowling
  • 04 Storer
  • 08 Vincent
  • 16 Jackman (Pilkington - 52' )
  • 10 Malbon
  • 11 Johnson (Rowe - 86' )
  • 20 Morgan-Smith (Jarvis - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 23 N Vaughan
  • 06 Williams
  • 14 Pilkington
  • 09 Rowe
  • 25 Jarvis

Cambridge Utd

  • 24 Ross
  • 02 Roberts
  • 04 Coulson
  • 12 McAuley Booked
  • 22 Wassmer
  • 06 Shaw (Pugh - 60' )
  • 11 Dunk
  • 16 Jarvis (Brighton - 63' )
  • 18 Berry
  • 09 Gash
  • 17 Hughes

Substitutes

  • 01 Hedge
  • 25 Hudson
  • 26 Brighton
  • 34 Haynes-Brown
  • 15 Pugh
Ref: Horwood
Att: 1,949

Match Stats

Shots

11 3

On target

7 1

Corners

9 0

Fouls

11 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:58 Full time

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

90:00 +1:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Malbon on Andy Pugh. Free kick taken by Craig Ross.

88:58

Assist by James Brighton.

88:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Gash - K'minster 3 - 2 Cambridge Michael Gash grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Kidderminster 3-2 Cambridge Utd.

88:50

James Brighton produces a cross,

87:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Berry by James Vincent. Direct free kick taken by James Brighton.

85:56 Substitution

Substitution (Kidderminster) makes a substitution, with Ryan Rowe coming on for Marvin Johnson.

84:46

Luke Berry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle Storer. Kyle Storer takes the direct free kick.

82:32

Corner taken right-footed by Kyle Storer.

82:08

The ball is sent over by Lee Vaughan, Harrison Dunk manages to make a clearance.

78:29

Kevin Roberts produces a cross.

76:37

Foul by Josh Gowling on Craig Ross, free kick awarded. Craig Ross restarts play with the free kick.

75:58

Corner taken by Kyle Storer, save made by Craig Ross.

75:03

Short corner taken by Marvin Johnson from the left by-line.

74:41 Substitution

Substitution (Kidderminster) makes a substitution, with Nathaniel Jarvis coming on for Amari Morgan-Smith.

73:32

Corner taken by Kyle Storer from the right by-line.

73:03

Marvin Johnson takes a shot. Charlie Wassmer makes a clearance.

72:25

Danny Pilkington delivers the ball, Rory McAuley manages to make a clearance.

71:28

The ball is swung over by Kevin Roberts, Cheyenne Dunkley manages to make a clearance.

70:53

Kyle Storer concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Pugh. Craig Ross takes the direct free kick.

70:04

The offside flag is raised against Michael Gash. Daniel Lewis takes the free kick.

67:53

Lee Vaughan challenges Andy Pugh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Harrison Dunk takes the free kick.

67:19

The ball is crossed by Anthony Malbon, save made by Craig Ross.

65:18

Outswinging corner taken by Kyle Storer, Effort on goal by James Vincent from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

64:19

Corner taken by Kyle Storer, Harrison Dunk makes a clearance.

63:38

Danny Pilkington takes a shot. Save by Craig Ross.

62:51 Substitution

Substitution James Brighton replaces Rossi Jarvis.

60:41

Lee Vaughan produces a cross, Amari Morgan-Smith takes a shot. Save by Craig Ross.

59:51 Substitution

Substitution Andy Pugh comes on in place of Tom Shaw.

59:20

Lee Vaughan produces a cross, clearance by Charlie Wassmer.

57:30

Kyle Storer takes the inswinging corner, Close range header by Anthony Malbon misses to the right of the goal.

56:12

Harrison Dunk restarts play with the free kick.

56:12 Booking

Booking Lee Vaughan shown a yellow card.

56:06

Harrison Dunk fouled by Lee Vaughan, the ref awards a free kick.

53:34

Kevin Roberts fouled by Marvin Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Craig Ross.

51:42 Substitution

Substitution Danny Pilkington is brought on as a substitute for Danny Jackman.

50:34

Assist by Mickey Demetriou.

50:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Anthony Malbon - K'minster 3 - 1 Cambridge Goal scored by Anthony Malbon from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Kidderminster 3-1 Cambridge Utd.

49:05

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Kyle Storer played to the near post, clearance made by Kevin Roberts.

47:49

Unfair challenge on Mickey Demetriou by Tom Shaw results in a free kick. Kyle Storer restarts play with the free kick.

46:22

Rossi Jarvis handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Kyle Storer restarts play with the free kick.

45:53

Michael Gash gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Vincent. Josh Gowling takes the free kick.

45:23

Marvin Johnson produces a cross.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:53 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:10

Anthony Malbon is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Craig Ross.

42:43

The assist for the goal came from Luke Berry.

42:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Josh Gowling - K'minster 2 - 1 Cambridge Josh Gowling scores an own goal from 6 yards. Kidderminster 2-1 Cambridge Utd.

41:17

Assist by Kyle Storer.

41:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Marvin Johnson - K'minster 2 - 0 Cambridge A goal is scored by Marvin Johnson from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Kidderminster 2-0 Cambridge Utd.

38:52

Foul by Mickey Demetriou on Charlie Wassmer, free kick awarded. Kevin Roberts restarts play with the free kick.

38:00

Luke Berry is ruled offside. Daniel Lewis restarts play with the free kick.

35:01

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

33:43

The ball is crossed by Marvin Johnson, clearance made by Josh Coulson.

32:03

James Vincent challenges Harrison Dunk unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Rossi Jarvis.

28:21

Effort on goal by Amari Morgan-Smith from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

26:03

Assist on the goal came from Anthony Malbon.

26:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Cheyenne Dunkley - K'minster 1 - 0 Cambridge Goal scored by Cheyenne Dunkley from close range low into the middle of the goal. Kidderminster 1-0 Cambridge Utd.

25:05

Corner taken by Kyle Storer, clearance by Charlie Wassmer.

23:51

The ball is sent over by Lee Vaughan.

23:13

Handball decision goes against Amari Morgan-Smith. Craig Ross restarts play with the free kick.

20:02

Michael Gash fouled by Josh Gowling, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Rossi Jarvis.

19:38

Shot from outside the box by Lee Vaughan goes wide right of the target.

19:20

Mickey Demetriou sends in a cross, clearance made by Harrison Dunk.

13:57

Free kick crossed right-footed by Kyle Storer, save by Craig Ross.

13:57 Booking

Booking Booking for Rory McAuley for unsporting behaviour.

13:51

Unfair challenge on Amari Morgan-Smith by Rory McAuley results in a free kick.

13:08

The assistant referee flags for offside against Marvin Johnson. Free kick taken by Craig Ross.

10:07

Rossi Jarvis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marvin Johnson. Daniel Lewis takes the free kick.

7:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Hughes by Danny Jackman. Michael Gash takes the direct free kick.

5:58

Rossi Jarvis delivers the ball.

4:17

Centre by Anthony Malbon, Amari Morgan-Smith takes a shot. Craig Ross makes a save.

3:34

Luke Berry challenges Lee Vaughan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Vaughan takes the direct free kick.

2:10

Charlie Wassmer takes a shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the net.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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