Kidderminster Harriers came from behind to hand Forest Green Rovers their fifth defeat in six matches at Aggborough in a fiery second half of three red cards.

Harriers old boy Matthew Barnes-Homer gave Rovers an early lead, only for Kyle Storer to head the hosts level.

Jack Byrne hooked in Harriers' second before Rovers had Al Bangura sent off.

Amari Morgan-Smith then curled in a superb third and blasted home a late penalty, for handball, before James Dance and Aarran Racine were sent off.

Having gone into the game following successive goalless draws against Aldershot and Chester, goal-shy Harriers were close to four hours without a goal when Kyle Storer headed home Callum Gittings' corner. And Steve Burr's men ended up with their biggest win of the campaign so far.

Harriers sub Dance and Rovers midfielder Racine both received their marching orders for violent conduct as the result of an ugly mass injury-time scuffle.

That tripled the red card count, referee Kevin Johnson having also sent off visiting midfielder Bangura for his late challenge on Storer, his second bookable offence.

Bangura's 67th-minute dismissal came just two minutes after the impressive Byrne, a first-half substitute for the injured Callum Gittings, had fired Harriers ahead with his first goal in almost 14 months.

Morgan-Smith's first two goals since returning to Kidderminster then helped his team to their biggest win of the season to climb up to second in the table, eight points behind leaders Cambridge.

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Kidderminster Harriers

  • 23 Vaughan
  • 30 Gowling
  • 02 Vaughan
  • 15 Grimes
  • 18 Gittings (Byrne - 25' Booked )
  • 16 Jackman
  • 08 Fowler
  • 04 Storer Booked
  • 21 Lolley (Angus - 74' )
  • 13 Blissett
  • 22 Morgan-Smith (Dance - 88' Dismissed )

Substitutes

  • 07 Byrne
  • 01 Lewis
  • 10 Malbon
  • 14 Angus
  • 17 Dance

Forest Green Rovers

  • 01 Russell
  • 03 Stokes
  • 16 Racine Dismissed
  • 27 Pilkington Booked
  • 02 Hodgkiss
  • 04 Bangura Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 08 Klukowski (Vieira - 73' )
  • 11 Forbes
  • 23 Kelly
  • 09 Wright (Mangan - 70' )
  • 18 Barnes-Homer (Norwood - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 10 Vieira
  • 30 Mangan
  • 12 Asafu-Adjaye
  • 13 Bulman
  • 07 Norwood
Ref: Kevin Johnson
Att: 2,244

Match Stats

Shots

10 9

On target

8 5

Corners

0 0

Fouls

12 8

Live Text Commentary

+9:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 4, Forest Green Rovers 1.

90:00 +7:20 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 4, Forest Green Rovers 1.

90:00 +5:55 Booking

Booking Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +4:51 Dismissal

Dismissal Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the red card for fighting.

90:00 +4:50 Dismissal

Dismissal James Dance (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the red card for fighting.

90:00 +4:09

Foul by James Dance (Kidderminster Harriers).

90:00 +4:09

Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

90:00 +2:17

Attempt saved. Jared Hodgkiss (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

90:00 +0:49

Foul by Chris Stokes (Forest Green Rovers).

90:00 +0:49

Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

90:00 +0:02

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

89:36

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

89:21

Attempt saved. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

87:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. James Dance replaces Amari Morgan-Smith.

87:24 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 4, Forest Green Rovers 1. Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers) converts the penalty with a.

86:30 Booking

Booking George Pilkington (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

86:22

Penalty conceded by George Pilkington (Forest Green Rovers) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

85:26

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

85:05

Attempt saved. Andrew Mangan (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

83:32

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

83:11

Attempt saved. Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Dior Angus.

82:36

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

81:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. James Norwood replaces Matthew Barnes-Homer.

79:29

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

79:11

Attempt saved. Chris Stokes (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved.

78:28

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

73:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Dior Angus replaces Joe Lolley.

72:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Magno Vieira replaces Yan Klukowski.

71:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 3, Forest Green Rovers 1. Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers).

70:41

Attempt saved. Joe Lolley (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved.

70:00

Attempt missed. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

69:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Andrew Mangan replaces Daniel Wright.

68:38

Attempt missed. Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

66:37 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) for a bad foul.

66:18

Foul by Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers).

66:18

Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

64:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 2, Forest Green Rovers 1. Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Amari Morgan-Smith with a headed pass.

64:02

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

60:26

Foul by Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers).

60:26

Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

57:16

Foul by Lee Fowler (Kidderminster Harriers).

57:16

Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

55:46

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

52:12

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

50:48

Attempt missed. Joe Lolley (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

50:10

Foul by Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers).

50:10

Kieran Forbes (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

49:31

Foul by Lee Fowler (Kidderminster Harriers).

49:31

Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

47:53

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Matthew Barnes-Homer tries a through ball, but Matthew Barnes-Homer is caught offside.

46:31

Attempt saved. Joe Lolley (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

45:37 Booking

Booking Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45:35

Foul by Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers).

45:35

Lee Fowler (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

45:00

Second Half begins Kidderminster Harriers 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

45:00 +2:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

45:00 +1:45

Foul by Nathan Blissett (Kidderminster Harriers).

45:00 +1:45

Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

45:00 +0:45

Foul by Nathan Blissett (Kidderminster Harriers).

45:00 +0:45

Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

45:00 +0:17

Foul by Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers).

45:00 +0:17

Josh Gowling (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

44:45

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

43:05

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

41:47

Attempt missed. Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box.

39:47

Attempt saved. Joe Lolley (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved.

38:35 Booking

Booking Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

37:32

Foul by Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers).

37:32

Matthew Barnes-Homer (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

36:13

Attempt missed. George Pilkington (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Marcus Kelly.

35:24

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

30:42

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

26:19

Foul by Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers).

26:19

Jared Hodgkiss (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

24:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Jack Byrne replaces Callum Gittings.

23:57

Attempt missed. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

19:17

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

18:49

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

17:07

Foul by Callum Gittings (Kidderminster Harriers).

17:07

Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

16:12

Foul by Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers).

16:12

Nathan Blissett (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

15:35

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

12:49

Foul by Joe Lolley (Kidderminster Harriers).

12:49

Chris Stokes (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

11:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 1, Forest Green Rovers 1. Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers).

10:29

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

7:18

Foul by Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers).

7:18

Nathan Blissett (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

6:46

Foul by Lee Fowler (Kidderminster Harriers).

6:46

Matthew Barnes-Homer (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

5:27 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 0, Forest Green Rovers 1. Matthew Barnes-Homer (Forest Green Rovers).

2:40

Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Josh Gowling tries a through ball, but Josh Gowling is caught offside.

2:03

Foul by Kieran Forbes (Forest Green Rovers).

2:03

Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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