Bath City 1-2 Kidderminster

Two goals from Jack Byrne ensured Kidderminster saw off Blue Square Bet Premier strugglers Bath and kept the pressure on the top five.

Harriers took the lead when Romans keeper Jason Matthews could only parry Anthony Malbon's shot into the path of Byrne, who slotted in.

Byrne doubled the lead soon after the break with a superb 25-yard strike.

Sean Canham set up a nervy finish, when he swept in Chris Shephard's pass, but the play-off chasing visitors held on.

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Kidderminster Harriers assistant manager Gary Whild told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"I thought we totally dominated the game from start to finish, and if it wasn't for the missed chances it could've been four or five.

"We were comfortable but we need to be a bit more ruthless in both 18-yard areas.

"Considering we've all been disappointed by a dip in form, we certainly have our destiny in our own hands now."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Bath City

  • 17 Matthews
  • 05 Jones
  • 15 Preece
  • 26 Gallinagh
  • 03 Stonehouse Booked
  • 07 Murray (Cook - 65' )
  • 08 Connolly
  • 11 Hogg Booked (Shephard - 63' )
  • 19 Burnell
  • 40 Doherty (Watkins - 46' Booked )
  • 27 Canham

Substitutes

  • 16 Canham
  • 18 Watkins
  • 36 Shephard
  • 09 Cook
  • 10 Phillips

Kidderminster

  • 31 Breeden
  • 02 Vaughan Booked
  • 03 Williams
  • 04 Jones
  • 16 Briscoe
  • 11 Byrne
  • 18 Gittings
  • 24 Storer
  • 10 Rowe (Wright - 79' )
  • 20 Matt (Guinan - 61' )
  • 27 Malbon (Johnson - 61' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Hankin
  • 08 Vincent
  • 09 Guinan
  • 14 Wright
  • 28 Johnson
Ref: Wigglesworth
Att: 676

Match Stats

Shots

10 7

On target

6 5

Corners

4 5

Fouls

15 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:13 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +3:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marley Watkins on Marvin Johnson. Lee Vaughan takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +1:24

Foul by Callum Gittings on Joe Burnell, free kick awarded. Joe Burnell takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Connolly by Nick Wright. Joe Burnell restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:29

The ball is swung over by Chris Shephard, Luke Jones manages to make a clearance.

88:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Vaughan on Marley Watkins. Chris Shephard has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Tony Breeden.

87:16

Assist on the goal came from Chris Shephard.

87:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Sean Canham - Bath City 1 - 2 Kidderm'er Goal scored by Sean Canham from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Bath City 1-2 Kidderminster.

85:34

Foul by Paul Stonehouse on Marvin Johnson, free kick awarded. Lee Vaughan takes the free kick.

84:56

Marvin Johnson has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

80:53

Corner taken left-footed by Nick Wright to the near post, Joe Burnell manages to make a clearance.

78:44 Substitution

Substitution Nick Wright replaces Ryan Rowe.

77:48

Free kick taken by Marvin Johnson.

77:48 Booking

Booking Paul Stonehouse is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

77:27

Foul by Paul Stonehouse on Callum Gittings, free kick awarded.

76:53

The referee blows for offside against Steve Guinan. Jason Matthews takes the indirect free kick.

75:38

The ball is delivered by Joe Burnell, Sean Canham takes a shot. Save made by Tony Breeden.

74:52

Corner taken by Chris Shephard from the right by-line played to the near post, Mike Williams makes a clearance.

74:29

Callum Gittings concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Shephard. Jason Matthews takes the direct free kick.

74:00

Jack Byrne takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Gethin Jones.

73:38

Marvin Johnson takes a shot. Save made by Jason Matthews.

72:30

Corner taken by Marvin Johnson, save by Jason Matthews.

70:54

Foul by Kyle Storer on Joe Burnell, free kick awarded. Chris Shephard takes the free kick.

68:48

Centre by Jack Byrne.

67:59

Mike Williams challenges Marley Watkins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Chris Shephard, Luke Jones makes a clearance.

66:48

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Callum Gittings, Foul by Luke Jones on Gethin Jones, free kick awarded. Jason Matthews takes the free kick.

64:17

Lee Vaughan restarts play with the free kick.

64:17 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Cook on for Scott Murray.

64:17

Unfair challenge on Lee Vaughan by Sean Canham results in a free kick.

63:47

Luke Jones fouled by Sean Canham, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jack Byrne.

62:57 Substitution

Substitution Chris Shephard joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lewis Hogg.

59:51 Substitution

Substitution Anthony Malbon leaves the field to be replaced by Marvin Johnson.

59:51 Substitution

Substitution Jamille Matt goes off and Steve Guinan comes on.

59:51

Lewis Hogg gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Byrne.

59:12 Booking

Booking Marley Watkins is cautioned.

59:03 Booking

Booking Booking for Lee Vaughan for unsporting behaviour.

57:30

The referee blows for offside. Jason Matthews restarts play with the free kick.

57:04

Lewis Hogg fouled by Lee Vaughan, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Murray crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Lee Vaughan makes a clearance.

56:01

Andy Gallinagh sends in a cross, clearance by Luke Jones.

55:07

Marley Watkins takes a shot. Save by Tony Breeden.

53:37

Assist on the goal came from Jamille Matt.

53:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Jack Byrne - Bath City 0 - 2 Kidderm'er Jack Byrne gets on the score sheet with a goal from long range to the top left corner of the goal. Bath City 0-2 Kidderminster.

52:51

Unfair challenge on Anthony Malbon by Mark Preece results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kyle Storer.

49:07

Lewis Hogg concedes a free kick for a foul on Mike Williams. Tony Breeden takes the free kick.

48:36

Corner taken by Scott Murray, Jack Byrne makes a clearance.

47:58

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Scott Murray played to the near post, clearance made by Callum Gittings.

46:52

Andy Gallinagh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Rowe. Kyle Storer takes the free kick.

46:26

The offside flag is raised against Jamille Matt. Jason Matthews restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Marley Watkins comes on in place of Tommy Doherty.

45:00 +2:13 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +1:22

Callum Gittings gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Murray. Free kick crossed right-footed by Scott Murray.

45:00 +0:02

Luke Jones fouled by Lewis Hogg, the ref awards a free kick. Tony Breeden restarts play with the free kick.

42:36

Short corner taken by Callum Gittings from the right by-line.

41:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Byrne by Tommy Doherty. Kyle Storer produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

30:48

Shot by Scott Murray from outside the box goes over the net.

30:13

Anthony Malbon handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Gethin Jones takes the free kick.

29:50

Jamille Matt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gethin Jones. Direct free kick taken by Jason Matthews.

26:01

Scott Murray takes a shot. Save by Tony Breeden.

25:27

Sean Canham fouled by Luke Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Murray takes the free kick.

23:52

Adam Connolly has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.

22:44

Effort on goal by Jamille Matt from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

21:28

Corner taken by Scott Murray, Luke Jones manages to make a clearance.

21:03

The ball is crossed by Mike Williams, clearance by Paul Stonehouse.

18:48

Scott Murray takes a shot. Tony Breeden makes a save.

18:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Storer on Lewis Hogg. Free kick taken by Lewis Hogg.

17:15

The assist for the goal came from Anthony Malbon.

17:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Jack Byrne - Bath City 0 - 1 Kidderm'er Jack Byrne scores a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bath City 0-1 Kidderminster.

16:44

Anthony Malbon takes a shot. Save by Jason Matthews.

15:13

Effort from inside the area by Sean Canham misses to the right of the goal.

9:18

Close range shot by Lewis Hogg goes wide of the left-hand post.

9:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Murray by Mike Williams. Free kick taken by Scott Murray.

7:00

Jack Byrne fouled by Lewis Hogg, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Kyle Storer.

6:11

The official flags Lewis Hogg offside. Free kick taken by Michael Briscoe.

5:30

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jamille Matt. Jason Matthews takes the free kick.

5:07

Mike Williams fouled by Scott Murray, the ref awards a free kick. Kyle Storer takes the direct free kick.

3:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean Canham on Luke Jones. Tony Breeden takes the free kick.

3:14

The ball is crossed by Scott Murray, Luke Jones manages to make a clearance.

1:14

Direct free kick taken by Michael Briscoe.

1:14 Booking

Booking Lewis Hogg receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

0:34

Unfair challenge on Lee Vaughan by Lewis Hogg results in a free kick.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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