Danny Jackman hit his first goal for Kidderminster Harriers to help beat Lincoln and keep the Blue Square Bet Premier leaders a point clear on top.

Michael Gash set up Jackman to fire home the opener into the bottom right corner on 27 minutes at Aggborough.

But the Harriers then made hard work of it against relegation-battling Lincoln.

It took two goals in the last 10 minutes from skipper Kyle Storer and full-back Lee Vaughan to secure a third straight win for Steve Burr's men.

Storer ran on to Marvin Johnson's through ball to lift the ball over Imps keeper Paul Farman from a tight angle to make the game safe 11 minutes from time.

  • Kidderminster Harriers, unbeaten now in eight games, have lost just three times in 19 matches since New Year's Day

Vaughan then put the game beyond doubt in the final minute of normal time when he fired across the face of goal to find the bottom corner.

Harriers' victory, which came at the cost of injuries to Danny Pilkington (hamstring) and Keith Briggs (suspected broken hand), keeps them a point clear of second-placed Mansfield Town, who won 4-0 at Barrow.

But Mansfield, who have two games in hand, now play twice - at home to Macclesfield on Tuesday night and at Braintree next Saturday (15:00) - before the Harriers are next in action in their televised teatime kick-off at Wrexham (17:15 BST).

If the Stags were to win both games, then the Harriers would have to win at the Racecourse Ground next Saturday evening to keep their title hopes alive.

Lincoln's first defeat in five matches leaves them still under threat of a second relegation in three seasons - just two points clear of the drop zone, with three games left.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Harriers manager Steve Burr told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"It was nice to see other members of the team getting on the scoresheet. All three goals were quality, clinical finishes.

"Danny Jackman's been threatening to do that ever since he got here.

"Mansfield have had a good win at Barrow, but all we can do is try to win as many games as we can.

"We have to go to Wrexham next Saturday and get three points."

Imps manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"We came in with a game plan to keep it tight, which I thought we did well and in the second half, until the second goal which killed us off, I thought we were in it. If we'd got a goal I could see us pushing on.

"As I've said before, I think it will go down to the wire but if we keep playing like that, where we can cause the team at the top of the league to wobble, then we've come a long way.

"They're riding high, trying to win the league and they're at home so I thought we acquitted ourselves pretty well but I'm disappointed that we conceded three goals."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Kidderminster Harriers

  • 01 Lewis
  • 02 L Vaughan
  • 03 Demetriou
  • 22 Dunkly
  • 30 Gowling
  • 04 Storer
  • 14 Pilkington (Devaney - 43' )
  • 16 Jackman
  • 21 Briggs (Johnson - 67' )
  • 10 Malbon (Gittings - 90' )
  • 20 Gash

Substitutes

  • 23 N Vaughan
  • 18 Gittings
  • 26 Devaney
  • 09 Rowe
  • 11 Johnson

Lincoln City

  • 01 Farman
  • 05 Boyce
  • 20 Miller
  • 25 Brown
  • 04 Jordan
  • 08 Power
  • 12 Sheridan Booked
  • 37 Fofana
  • 07 Smith (Hobson - 70' )
  • 10 Taylor
  • 14 Oliver

Substitutes

  • 31 Preece
  • 06 Garner
  • 35 Turnbull
  • 18 Jones
  • 23 Hobson
Ref: Breakspear
Att: 2,326

Match Stats

Shots

8 2

On target

4 0

Corners

3 3

Fouls

9 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:27 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +0:42

Inswinging corner taken by Alan Power, Kyle Storer manages to make a clearance.

88:45 Substitution

Substitution Callum Gittings is brought on as a substitute for Anthony Malbon.

88:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Vaughan - K'minster 3 - 0 Lincoln Lee Vaughan grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Kidderminster 3-0 Lincoln City.

84:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Johnson by Jake Sheridan. Free kick taken by Kyle Storer.

83:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Storer on Nathaniel Brown. Paul Farman restarts play with the free kick.

81:22

Unfair challenge on Michael Gash by Alan Power results in a free kick. Daniel Lewis takes the direct free kick.

79:54

Marvin Johnson provided the assist for the goal.

79:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Kyle Storer - K'minster 2 - 0 Lincoln Goal scored by Kyle Storer from deep inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Kidderminster 2-0 Lincoln City.

76:40

Inswinging corner taken by Alan Power. Pass corner from left by-line crossed in by Alan Power, Michael Gash manages to make a clearance.

73:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Taylor on Daniel Lewis. Daniel Lewis takes the free kick.

69:34 Substitution

Substitution Craig Hobson comes on in place of Adam Smith.

68:36

Mamadou Fofana fouled by Marvin Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Alan Power from right channel, Josh Gowling makes a clearance.

66:16 Substitution

Substitution Keith Briggs goes off and Marvin Johnson comes on.

58:11

Keith Briggs gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Power. Paul Farman takes the free kick.

52:15

Unfair challenge on Todd Jordan by Keith Briggs results in a free kick. Jake Sheridan takes the direct free kick.

50:56

Free kick crossed right-footed by Martin Devaney, clearance by Andrew Boyce.

50:56 Booking

Booking Booking for Jake Sheridan for unsporting behaviour.

50:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Jackman by Alan Power. Free kick taken by Kyle Storer. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Storer by Jake Sheridan.

48:13

Corner taken right-footed by Kyle Storer from the left by-line, clearance by Nathaniel Brown.

46:36

Adam Smith sends in a cross, save by Daniel Lewis.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +1:59 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +0:46

Headed effort from inside the box by Vadaine Oliver misses to the right of the target. The offside flag is raised against Vadaine Oliver. Free kick taken by Lee Vaughan.

42:14 Substitution

Substitution (Kidderminster) makes a substitution, with Martin Devaney coming on for Danny Pilkington.

40:32

Vadaine Oliver fouled by Cheyenne Dunkley, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Power takes the direct free kick.

38:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathaniel Brown on Michael Gash. Danny Jackman takes the direct free kick, Cheyenne Dunkley produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

33:07

Effort from the edge of the box by Michael Gash goes wide of the left-hand upright.

30:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Storer on Adam Smith. Direct free kick taken by Alan Power, The ball is swung over by Tom Miller.

29:23

Shot on goal by Danny Pilkington from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

28:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Power on Danny Jackman. Lee Vaughan takes the free kick.

28:17

Shot on goal by Lee Vaughan from just inside the area goes over the target.

26:26

Assist by Anthony Malbon.

26:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Jackman - K'minster 1 - 0 Lincoln Danny Jackman fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Kidderminster 1-0 Lincoln City.

23:24

Vadaine Oliver has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target. Michael Gash fouled by Andrew Boyce, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Pilkington restarts play with the free kick.

20:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Storer on Nathaniel Brown. Paul Farman takes the direct free kick.

19:31

Jamie Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Kyle Storer. Kyle Storer restarts play with the free kick. A cross is delivered by Mickey Demetriou, Kyle Storer takes a short corner, Andrew Boyce makes a clearance. Mamadou Fofana makes a clearance.

18:49

Foul by Jamie Taylor on Josh Gowling, free kick awarded. Daniel Lewis restarts play with the free kick.

16:54

Unfair challenge on Tom Miller by Kyle Storer results in a free kick. Paul Farman takes the direct free kick.

16:05

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Kyle Storer.

12:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathaniel Brown on Michael Gash. Mickey Demetriou takes the direct free kick. Mickey Demetriou takes a shot. Save by Paul Farman.

5:49

Anthony Malbon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Todd Jordan. Paul Farman takes the direct free kick.

4:07

Anthony Malbon is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Paul Farman.

0:00

The match begins.

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