Kidderminster Harriers striker Joe Lolley hit a hat-trick to help his side ease to victory in new boss Andy Thorn's first game in charge.

Lolley's first came on 18 minutes, a 20-yard left-foot shot into Salisbury keeper Will Puddy's top left corner.

Lolley then hit a 75th minute penalty after being fouled by James Clarke.

He then scored again from the spot when sub Marvin Johnson was felled by Angus MacDonald as Harriers climbed back into the Conference Premier play-off zone.

Double figures for Lolley

  • Joe Lolley has scored 10 goals in 24 appearances for the Harriers

It was also the Harriers' second successive clean sheet, having previously not enjoyed one since the goalless draw at Chester in early October.

Salisbury had won both their games over Christmas prior to having their last three league games postponed.

Playing their first game in a fortnight, they showed little sign of ring rust, matching Harriers for effort - only to be beaten by the one quality player on the pitch.

Lolley's opener was another stunner, taking his Harriers tally to 10 for the season since his summer arrival from local non-league minnows Littleton, the majority of which have been goal of the season candidates.

And that was a fitting way for Lolley to bow out if, having been strongly linked with a January transfer window move, this turns out to have been the 21-year-old's final game at Aggborough.

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Kidderminster Harriers manager Andy Thorn told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"We wanted to get the bandwagon rolling again and we were pleased to get three points.

"The manner in which we did it pleased me too as it was founded on a good defensive performance.

"But there were things I wasn't pleased with too and I know we have a lot of work to do.

"Joe Lolley was excellent. He's a fantastic young talent. But what he did today was built on the back of a great team ethic. And, for us to progress, it has to be as a team."

Salisbury City manager Mikey Harris told BBC Wiltshire:

"I thought the game was a lot tighter than the scoreline suggests.

"At 1-0 I made a couple of substitutions that made us more attacking, we'd stretched the pitch and we were looking like we might get back in the game.

"But the second goal killed us. And the two lads who gave away the penalties know they've cost us the game.

"The first goal was bit of brilliance from Joe Lolley. Kidderminster will struggle to keep him in the form he's in right now."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Kidderminster Harriers

  • 01 Lewis
  • 02 Vaughan
  • 30 Gowling
  • 03 Demetriou
  • 04 Storer
  • 16 Jackman
  • 07 Byrne (Malbon - 81' )
  • 08 Fowler Booked
  • 21 Lolley Booked (Dyer - 89' )
  • 22 Morgan-Smith (Johnson - 64' )
  • 09 Gash

Substitutes

  • 11 Johnson
  • 10 Malbon
  • 23 Vaughan
  • 06 Dunkley
  • 26 Dyer

Salisbury City

  • 01 Puddy
  • 04 Brett Booked (Sinclair - 72' )
  • 05 Clarke Booked
  • 06 Wilson
  • 12 Kamdjo
  • 23 MacDonald
  • 03 Hart (White - 72' )
  • 14 Sinclair
  • 07 McPhee
  • 08 Wellard (Frear - 59' )
  • 10 Lewis

Substitutes

  • 13 Sinclair
  • 11 Frear
  • 09 White
  • 25 Bittner
  • 17 Feeney
Ref: Anthony Backhouse
Att: 2,034

Match Stats

Shots

9 4

On target

7 0

Corners

0 0

Fouls

8 16

Live Text Commentary

+4:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 3, Salisbury City 0.

90:00 +3:02 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 3, Salisbury City 0.

90:00 +2:36

Hand ball by Elliott Frear (Salisbury City).

90:00 +1:44

Corner, Salisbury City.

90:00 +1:26

Corner, Salisbury City.

90:00 +0:23

Attempt saved. Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

88:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Jack Dyer replaces Joe Lolley.

88:01

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

87:43

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

87:16

Foul by Clovis Kamdjo (Salisbury City).

87:16

Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

85:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 3, Salisbury City 0. Joe Lolley (Kidderminster Harriers) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the centre of the goal.

85:03

Penalty conceded by Angus MacDonald (Salisbury City) after a foul in the penalty area.

85:03

Penalty Kidderminster Harriers. Marvin Johnson draws a foul in the penalty area.

84:16

Attempt missed. Glenn Wilson (Salisbury City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Elliott Frear with a cross.

83:21

Foul by Mickey Demetriou (Kidderminster Harriers).

83:21

Chris McPhee (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

80:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Anthony Malbon replaces Jack Byrne.

75:59

Foul by Elliott Frear (Salisbury City).

75:59

Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

74:21 Booking

Booking James Clarke (Salisbury City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

74:06 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 2, Salisbury City 0. Joe Lolley (Kidderminster Harriers) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

73:09

Penalty conceded by James Clarke (Salisbury City) after a foul in the penalty area.

73:09

Penalty Kidderminster Harriers. Joe Lolley draws a foul in the penalty area.

71:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Salisbury City. Jamie White replaces Callum Hart.

71:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Salisbury City. Rob Sinclair replaces Ryan Brett.

71:07

Foul by Theo Lewis (Salisbury City).

71:07

Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

69:55

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

69:41

Attempt saved. Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

63:53 Substitution

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

63:39 Booking

Booking Ryan Brett (Salisbury City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

63:19

Foul by Ryan Brett (Salisbury City).

63:19

Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

60:05 Booking

Booking Joe Lolley (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

59:43

Foul by Joe Lolley (Kidderminster Harriers).

59:43

Callum Hart (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

58:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Salisbury City. Elliott Frear replaces Ricky Wellard.

58:41

Attempt missed. Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

57:57

Foul by Theo Lewis (Salisbury City).

57:57

Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

57:11

Foul by Ricky Wellard (Salisbury City).

57:11

Danny Jackman (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

56:02 Booking

Booking Lee Fowler (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

55:40

Foul by Lee Fowler (Kidderminster Harriers).

55:40

Clovis Kamdjo (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

52:47

Foul by Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers).

52:47

Stuart Sinclair (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

49:04

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

48:03

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

45:15

Foul by Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers).

45:15

Stuart Sinclair (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

45:00

Second Half begins Kidderminster Harriers 1, Salisbury City 0.

45:00 +2:08 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 1, Salisbury City 0.

45:00 +1:42

Foul by Ryan Brett (Salisbury City).

45:00 +1:42

Josh Gowling (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

45:00 +1:10

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

41:44

Foul by Chris McPhee (Salisbury City).

41:44

Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

41:22

Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Jack Byrne tries a through ball, but Jack Byrne is caught offside.

38:52

Attempt missed. Danny Jackman (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

34:01

Foul by Angus MacDonald (Salisbury City).

34:01

Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

32:30

Foul by Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers).

32:30

Theo Lewis (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

28:48

Attempt missed. Ryan Brett (Salisbury City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

27:10

Foul by Callum Hart (Salisbury City).

27:10

Lee Vaughan (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

24:19

Corner, Salisbury City.

23:26

Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Michael Gash tries a through ball, but Michael Gash is caught offside.

21:44

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

20:52

Offside, Salisbury City. Chris McPhee tries a through ball, but Chris McPhee is caught offside.

19:06

Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Salisbury City).

19:06

Josh Gowling (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

17:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 1, Salisbury City 0. Joe Lolley (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner.

14:41

Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Jack Byrne tries a through ball, but Jack Byrne is caught offside.

11:18

Foul by Callum Hart (Salisbury City).

11:18

Joe Lolley (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

8:43

Foul by Callum Hart (Salisbury City).

8:43

Joe Lolley (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

8:07

Foul by Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers).

8:07

Stuart Sinclair (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

5:28

Attempt missed. Glenn Wilson (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Glenn Wilson with a cross.

4:52

Foul by Lee Vaughan (Kidderminster Harriers).

4:52

Chris McPhee (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

1:52

Attempt missed. Chris McPhee (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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