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Kidderminster 1-3 Alfreton

Three second-half goals helped Alfreton come from behind to beat Kidderminster, who had Amari Morgan-Smith sent off.

Harriers led at half-time after Callum Gittings' fifth goal in five games.

Ex-Kidderminster striker Michael Wylde levelled after a mistake from goalkeeper Danny Lewis before Morgan-Smith was shown a second yellow card.

An unmarked Wylde then put the visitors in front before John Akinde sealed the points with a last-minute penalty after he was brought down by Lewis.

The defeat was promotion hopefuls Kidderminster's second in a row and a first at home in the Conference Premier since they went down 2-0 to Luton back in August.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Alfreton boss Nicky Law told BBC Radio Derby:

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Post-match: Alfreton manager Law

"It's always a difficult place to come. We set up early doors to stay in the game and I thought we gave a poor goal away. We lost possession of the ball 35 yards from goal, but then it was just about growing into the game.

"We knew if we could get it into John Akinde he'd cause them problems and he's done that again.

"I'm really pleased with the performance. We just had to find a way of stopping them run and that's what we did."

Line-ups

Kidderminster

  • 1Lewis
  • 3Demetriou
  • 30Gowling
  • 6Dunkley
  • 8FowlerSubstituted forMalbonat 84'minutes
  • 18GittingsBooked at 45mins
  • 4Storer
  • 16Jackman
  • 22Morgan-SmithBooked at 66mins
  • 21LolleyBooked at 51mins
  • 9Gash

Substitutes

  • 10Malbon
  • 17Dance
  • 15Grimes
  • 23Vaughan
  • 5Tolley

Alfreton

  • 15Worsnop
  • 21Rowe-Turner
  • 16FentonBooked at 20mins
  • 3Franklin
  • 4WestwoodSubstituted forMeadowsat 46'minutes
  • 2Wood
  • 5WyldeBooked at 77mins
  • 10BradleyBooked at 24mins
  • 6Kempson
  • 8Shaw
  • 18AkindeBooked at 19mins

Substitutes

  • 20McFadzean
  • 13Wishart
  • 9Clayton
  • 14Taylor
  • 12Meadows
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
1,834

Match Stats

Home TeamKidderminsterAway TeamAlfreton
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home17
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away8
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 1, Alfreton Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 1, Alfreton Town 3.
Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Goal!

Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 1, Alfreton Town 3. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.
Penalty conceded by Daniel Lewis (Kidderminster Harriers) after a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty Alfreton Town. John Akinde draws a foul in the penalty area.
Attempt missed. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) header from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Daniel Bradley with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Anthony Malbon replaces Lee Fowler.
Foul by Connor Franklin (Alfreton Town).
Daniel Lewis (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.
Corner, Alfreton Town.
Attempt saved. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.
Foul by Josh Gowling (Kidderminster Harriers).
Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved. Assisted by Kyle Storer with a cross.
Attempt saved. Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Booking

Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town).
Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.
Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).
Josh Gowling (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Corner, Alfreton Town.
Attempt saved. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.
Attempt missed. Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Corner, Alfreton Town.
Attempt saved. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.
Foul by Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town).
Callum Gittings (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 1, Alfreton Town 2. Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Shaw.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers) for a bad foul.
Foul by Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers).
Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).
Mickey Demetriou (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Callum Gittings (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.
Attempt saved. Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.
Attempt saved. Nick Fenton (Alfreton Town) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Tom Shaw.
Corner, Alfreton Town.
Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.
Attempt saved. Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.
Corner, Alfreton Town.
Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.
Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers) hits the bar with a header from the left side of the box. Assisted by Kyle Storer.
Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.
Attempt saved. Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).
Josh Gowling (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 1, Alfreton Town 1. Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Joe Lolley (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Joe Lolley (Kidderminster Harriers).
Connor Franklin (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town).
Callum Gittings (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Callum Gittings (Kidderminster Harriers) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Michael Gash with a cross.
Attempt missed. Mickey Demetriou (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Kyle Storer with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Danny Meadows replaces Chris Westwood.

Second Half

Second Half begins Kidderminster Harriers 1, Alfreton Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 1, Alfreton Town 0.

Booking

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