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Barrow 1-1 Kidderminster Harriers

Kidderminster Harriers keeper Alex Palmer saved two second-half penalties to earn his side a point at Barrow.

Reece Styche scored his fourth goal of the season to give the visitors an early lead with a cool finish into the bottom corner.

Andy Cook got Barrow back on level terms six minutes into the second half with his eighth goal of the season.

But Palmer proved the difference in the end as he then saved spot-kicks from both Cook and Ashley Grimes.

He saved the first with his foot in the 62nd minute after Cook had been fouled by Jared Hodgkiss.

Palmer then did the same after Anthony Wilson had been brought down by Jordan Tunnicliffe to earn the winless, managerless Harriers only their sixth point in 13 games.

Kidderminster Harriers football development director Colin Gordon told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"These lads are frail. The average age must be the lowest in the league. They don't have the mentalities that some teams have.

"In the first 45 minutes, we were delighted with how we played. There was a desire to get on the ball and we kept to the shape that we've worked to. But then the same old frailties materialise.

"But we're not going to give up on them. It was 30 minutes at Bromley and 45 here so we're doing it step by step, and I think everybody can see what we are trying to do."

Line-ups

Barrow

  • 12Dixon
  • 23Symington
  • 3Ashton
  • 26van den BroekSubstituted forGrimesat 74'minutes
  • 5LiveseyBooked at 31mins
  • 2Cowperthwaite
  • 6GrandBooked at 54mins
  • 4LaceySubstituted forHarveyat 56'minutes
  • 9WalkerSubstituted forWilsonat 57'minutes
  • 10Cook
  • 7Haworth

Substitutes

  • 1Taylor
  • 8Harvey
  • 14Wilson
  • 17Williams
  • 18Grimes

Kidderminster

  • 1Palmer
  • 2HodgkissBooked at 85mins
  • 30Toner
  • 18JonesSubstituted forGreenat 66'minutes
  • 5Langmead
  • 4Maxwell
  • 15TunnicliffeBooked at 84mins
  • 6Clarke
  • 8VermaSubstituted forWrightat 56'minutes
  • 17StycheSubstituted forDinsleyat 77'minutes
  • 25Campbell

Substitutes

  • 10Dinsley
  • 13Snedker
  • 14Green
  • 24Wright
  • 32Millichamp
Referee:
Joseph Johnson
Attendance:
1,323

Match Stats

Home TeamBarrowAway TeamKidderminster
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home18
Away4
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away0
Fouls
Home15
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Barrow 1, Kidderminster Harriers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barrow 1, Kidderminster Harriers 1.

Foul by Anthony Wilson (Barrow).

Kevin Toner (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Andy Haworth (Barrow) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Joe Clarke (Kidderminster Harriers).

Neil Ashton (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Foul by Danny Livesey (Barrow).

Jordan Tunnicliffe (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Barrow.

Attempt missed. Ashley Grimes (Barrow) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Andre Wright tries a through ball, but Andre Wright is caught offside.

Offside, Barrow. Andy Cook tries a through ball, but Andy Cook is caught offside.

Booking

Jared Hodgkiss (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Penalty saved! Ashley Grimes (Barrow) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Jordan Tunnicliffe (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Penalty conceded by Jordan Tunnicliffe (Kidderminster Harriers) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Barrow. Anthony Wilson draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Andy Cook (Barrow) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Jake Green tries a through ball, but Jake Green is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Calvin Dinsley replaces Reece Styche.

Foul by Tahvon Campbell (Kidderminster Harriers).

David Symington (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Luke Maxwell (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Barrow.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Ashley Grimes replaces Benjamin van den Broek.

Attempt saved. Andy Cook (Barrow) header from the left side of the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Andy Cook (Barrow) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Danny Livesey (Barrow).

Reece Styche (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Jake Green replaces Jordan Jones.

Offside, Barrow. Anthony Wilson tries a through ball, but Anthony Wilson is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Niall Cowperthwaite (Barrow) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Andy Cook (Barrow) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Penalty saved! Andy Cook (Barrow) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by Jared Hodgkiss (Kidderminster Harriers) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Barrow. Andy Cook draws a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Niall Cowperthwaite (Barrow).

Luke Maxwell (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Neil Ashton (Barrow) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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