FA Cup - Second Round
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Kidderminster Harriers 4-2 Newport County

Kidderminster v Newport
Kidderminster v Newport

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."

Line-ups

Kidderminster

  • 1Lewis
  • 2Vaughan
  • 16Jackman
  • 8FowlerBooked at 86mins
  • 30Gowling
  • 6Dunkley
  • 21Lolley
  • 4StorerBooked at 84mins
  • 9Gash
  • 18GittingsBooked at 66minsSubstituted forByrneat 73'minutes
  • 22Morgan-SmithSubstituted forJohnsonat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Demetriou
  • 7Byrne
  • 10Malbon
  • 11Johnson
  • 13Blissett
  • 17Dance
  • 23Vaughan

Newport

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 18Jackson
  • 12Willmott
  • 3Hughes
  • 22Worley
  • 20OshilajaBooked at 32minsSubstituted forFlynnat 67'minutes
  • 19Naylor
  • 7Chapman
  • 14Washington
  • 9CrowSubstituted forSandellat 64'minutes
  • 8MinshullSubstituted forJolleyat 45'minutes

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamKidderminsterAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home16
Away25
Shots on Target
Home9
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 4, Newport County 2.

Full Time

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

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

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

Dangerous play by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

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

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Newport County).

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

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Newport County).

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

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

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

Foul by Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers).

Booking

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

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

Foul by Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers).

Booking

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

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

Foul by Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers).

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Foul by Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers).

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

Foul by Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers).

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

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers. Conceded by Adam Chapman.

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

Foul by Harry Worley (Newport County).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Jack Byrne replaces Callum Gittings.

Substitution

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

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Danny Jackman.

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

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

goal

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