National League
KidderminsterKidderminster Harriers1AlfretonAlfreton Town3

Kidderminster 1-3 Alfreton

Amari Morgan Smith

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:

"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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 1, Alfreton Town 3.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

  4. 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.

  5. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Daniel Lewis (Kidderminster Harriers) after a foul in the penalty area.

  6. Post update

    Penalty Alfreton Town. John Akinde draws a foul in the penalty area.

  7. Post update

    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.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Anthony Malbon replaces Lee Fowler.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Connor Franklin (Alfreton Town).

  10. Post update

    Daniel Lewis (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Alfreton Town.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Josh Gowling (Kidderminster Harriers).

  14. Post update

    Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved. Assisted by Kyle Storer with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  17. Booking

    Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town).

  19. Post update

    Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).