National League
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Kidderminster Harriers 3-0 Salisbury City

Joe Lolley, Kidderminster Harriers striker

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.

It was also the Harriers' second successive clean sheet, having previously not enjoyed one since the 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 this turns out to have been the 21-year-old's final game at Aggborough.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

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."

Line-ups

Kidderminster

  • 1Lewis
  • 2Vaughan
  • 30Gowling
  • 3Demetriou
  • 4Storer
  • 16Jackman
  • 7ByrneSubstituted forMalbonat 81'minutes
  • 8FowlerBooked at 57mins
  • 21LolleyBooked at 61minsSubstituted forDyerat 89'minutes
  • 22Morgan-SmithSubstituted forJohnsonat 64'minutes
  • 9Gash

Substitutes

  • 11Johnson
  • 10Malbon
  • 23Vaughan
  • 6Dunkley
  • 26Dyer

Salisbury

  • 1Puddy
  • 4BrettBooked at 64minsSubstituted forSinclairat 72'minutes
  • 5J ClarkeBooked at 75mins
  • 6Wilson
  • 12Kamdjo
  • 23MacDonald
  • 3HartSubstituted forWhiteat 72'minutes
  • 14Sinclair
  • 7McPhee
  • 8WellardSubstituted forFrearat 59'minutes
  • 10Lewis

Substitutes

  • 13Sinclair
  • 11Frear
  • 9White
  • 25Bittner
  • 17Feeney
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
2,034

Match Stats

Home TeamKidderminsterAway TeamSalisbury
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home9
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away0
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 3, Salisbury City 0.

Full Time

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

Hand ball by Elliott Frear (Salisbury City).

Corner, Salisbury City.

Corner, Salisbury City.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Jack Dyer replaces Joe Lolley.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

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

Foul by Clovis Kamdjo (Salisbury City).

Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

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.

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

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

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.

Foul by Mickey Demetriou (Kidderminster Harriers).

Chris McPhee (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Anthony Malbon replaces Jack Byrne.

Foul by Elliott Frear (Salisbury City).

Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Booking

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

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.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Salisbury City. Jamie White replaces Callum Hart.

Substitution

Substitution, Salisbury City. Rob Sinclair replaces Ryan Brett.

Foul by Theo Lewis (Salisbury City).

Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

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

Substitution

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

Booking

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

Foul by Ryan Brett (Salisbury City).

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

Booking

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

Foul by Joe Lolley (Kidderminster Harriers).

Callum Hart (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Salisbury City. Elliott Frear replaces Ricky Wellard.

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

Foul by Theo Lewis (Salisbury City).

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