Non-league Kidderminster caused an FA Cup shock by beating League Two Newport County to reach the third round for the first time in five years.

Michael Gash fired Harriers ahead from inside the area before Callum Gittings struck from close range.

Gittings made it 3-0 before the break with his second after being put through one-on-one with Lenny Pidgeley.

Gash also claimed a brace by firing in a well worked free-kick before Robbie Willmott's shot and header made it 4-2.

Harriers continued their form of last season against the Pilgrims, when Steve Burr's side beat the Conference Premier play-off winners twice and finished above Justin Edinburgh's side in the table.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"We had enough chances early on to get ourselves in front, but goals changes games, and they they were very clinical.

"Unfortunately, we weren't. We can do better. The first goal was with the outside of the foot and it's a good goal. The fourth goal is a great strike, and there is not much you can do defence-wise.

"Connor [Washington] was manhandled in the wall for the free-kick, but we could do better for the third goal, which won them the game.

"I am not going to criticise the players because we have not been overrun or been out of the game.

"We let ourselves down and we are despondent because of the result, but we had enough chance to win the game."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Kidderminster Harriers

  • 01 Lewis
  • 02 Vaughan
  • 16 Jackman
  • 08 Fowler Booked
  • 30 Gowling
  • 06 Dunkley
  • 21 Lolley
  • 04 Storer Booked
  • 09 Gash
  • 18 Gittings Booked (Byrne - 73' )
  • 22 Morgan-Smith (Johnson - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Demetriou
  • 07 Byrne
  • 10 Malbon
  • 11 Johnson
  • 13 Blissett
  • 17 Dance
  • 23 Vaughan

Newport County

  • 01 Pidgeley
  • 18 Jackson
  • 12 Willmott
  • 03 Hughes
  • 22 Worley
  • 20 Oshilaja Booked (Flynn - 67' )
  • 19 Naylor
  • 07 Chapman
  • 14 Washington
  • 09 Crow (Sandell - 64' )
  • 08 Minshull (Jolley - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Pipe
  • 13 Sandell
  • 16 Jones
  • 17 Flynn
  • 23 Jolley
  • 24 Barker
  • 25 Stephens
Ref: Mark Heywood
Att: 2,636

Match Stats

Shots

16 25

On target

9 5

Corners

1 3

Fouls

14 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 4, Newport County 2.

90:00 +4:02 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 4, Newport County 2.

90:00 +3:35

Attempt missed. Michael Flynn (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Robbie Willmott.

90:00 +1:48

Attempt missed. Lee Vaughan (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Marvin Johnson.

90:00 +0:03

Dangerous play by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

90:00 +0:03

Lee Fowler (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:42

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Newport County).

88:42

Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

88:07

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Newport County).

88:07

Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

87:35

Attempt blocked. Michael Flynn (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andy Sandell.

86:19

Tom Naylor (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:19

Foul by Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers).

85:19 Booking

Booking Lee Fowler (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card.

85:06

Adam Chapman (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:06

Foul by Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers).

83:34 Booking

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

83:22

Ryan Jackson (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:22

Foul by Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers).

83:16

Attempt blocked. Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Lolley.

82:17 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 4, Newport County 2. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andy Sandell with a cross.

80:55

Attempt saved. Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marvin Johnson.

78:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 4, Newport County 1. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

78:50

Attempt missed. Tom Naylor (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

78:25

Attempt blocked. Conor Washington (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Chapman.

77:56

Attempt blocked. Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marvin Johnson.

77:12

Andy Sandell (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

77:12

Foul by Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers).

76:08

Ryan Jackson (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:08

Foul by Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers).

74:54

Attempt missed. Andrew Hughes (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Michael Flynn.

73:43

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers. Conceded by Adam Chapman.

73:40

Attempt blocked. Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

72:43

Foul by Harry Worley (Newport County).

72:43

Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:17 Substitution

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

69:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Marvin Johnson replaces Amari Morgan-Smith.

68:28

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Danny Jackman.

67:29

Attempt missed. Christian Jolley (Newport County) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Conor Washington with a cross.

66:33

Attempt missed. Christian Jolley (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

66:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newport County. Michael Flynn replaces Adedeji Oshilaja.

65:36 Booking

Booking Callum Gittings (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

65:22

Foul by Callum Gittings (Kidderminster Harriers).

65:22

Conor Washington (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newport County. Andy Sandell replaces Danny Crow.

62:36 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 4, Newport County 0. Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kyle Storer following a set piece situation.

61:40

Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:40

Foul by Tom Naylor (Newport County).

61:07

Lee Fowler (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:07

Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

60:08

Josh Gowling (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:08

Foul by Danny Crow (Newport County).

57:37

Attempt missed. Joe Lolley (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Amari Morgan-Smith.

56:27

Josh Gowling (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:27

Foul by Conor Washington (Newport County).

56:12

Foul by Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers).

56:12

Harry Worley (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:59

Attempt saved. Harry Worley (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Robbie Willmott with a cross.

54:35

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Cheyenne Dunkley.

53:26

Attempt missed. Conor Washington (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Harry Worley with a headed pass.

51:01

Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:01

Foul by Harry Worley (Newport County).

49:23

Attempt missed. Tom Naylor (Newport County) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

49:17

Robbie Willmott (Newport County) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Danny Crow.

46:55

Attempt missed. Harry Worley (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Robbie Willmott with a cross following a corner.

46:35

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Josh Gowling.

46:33

Attempt blocked. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Crow.

45:21

Attempt missed. Joe Lolley (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Michael Gash.

45:00

Second Half begins Kidderminster Harriers 3, Newport County 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newport County. Christian Jolley replaces Lee Minshull.

45:00 +2:10 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 3, Newport County 0.

45:00 +1:45

Attempt missed. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is just a bit too high. Assisted by Lee Minshull.

45:00 +0:22

Attempt saved. Joe Lolley (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Amari Morgan-Smith.

42:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 3, Newport County 0. Callum Gittings (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Lolley.

40:48

Joe Lolley (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

40:48

Foul by Andrew Hughes (Newport County).

39:59

Foul by Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers).

39:59

Ryan Jackson (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:28

Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Josh Gowling tries a through ball, but Amari Morgan-Smith is caught offside.

39:04

Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Kyle Storer tries a through ball, but Amari Morgan-Smith is caught offside.

37:25

Foul by Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers).

37:25

Ryan Jackson (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:17

Attempt blocked. Tom Naylor (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

36:31

Foul by Lee Fowler (Kidderminster Harriers).

36:31

Lee Minshull (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:39

Foul by Danny Jackman (Kidderminster Harriers).

35:39

Conor Washington (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:20

Attempt saved. Conor Washington (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adedeji Oshilaja.

31:39 Booking

Booking Adedeji Oshilaja (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

31:17

Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:17

Foul by Adedeji Oshilaja (Newport County).

30:25

Foul by Callum Gittings (Kidderminster Harriers).

30:25

Lee Minshull (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:13

Attempt missed. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

28:25

Foul by Lee Fowler (Kidderminster Harriers).

28:25

Lee Minshull (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:11 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 2, Newport County 0. Callum Gittings (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

27:09

Attempt saved. Joe Lolley (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kyle Storer.

26:10

Attempt missed. Danny Crow (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Lee Minshull with a headed pass.

23:49

Attempt saved. Callum Gittings (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Amari Morgan-Smith.

21:40

Attempt missed. Adam Chapman (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Conor Washington with a cross.

18:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 1, Newport County 0. Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kyle Storer.

16:38

Attempt missed. Conor Washington (Newport County) left footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Jackson with a cross.

15:36

Attempt saved. Joe Lolley (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Amari Morgan-Smith with a cross.

12:53

Attempt saved. Danny Crow (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Jackson.

7:28

Foul by Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers).

7:28

Ryan Jackson (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:51

Attempt blocked. Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Jackman.

3:23

Attempt missed. Conor Washington (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

2:46

Attempt missed. Danny Crow (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Lee Minshull with a headed pass.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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