Kidderminster Harriers v FCUM. 3pm Saturday, 20th October 2018

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Guy Mansfield

Kidderminster Harriers v FCUM. 3pm Saturday, 20th October 2018

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On Saturday 20th October, FC travel to the Aggborough Stadium, Hoo Road, Kidderminster, DY10 1NB to play high flying Kidderminster Harriers in the National League North kick off 3.00 pm.

The match is segregated and FC fans have been allocated the East Stand where admission is by payment at the turnstiles as follows

Adults £15
Concessions £ 9
Juniors u16 £3

The club will be running a supporters coach to this game.

It will leave Chorlton Street Bus Station at 11.00 am and the price is £20 adults and £10 under 16.

To book a place, follow link here:
or call the FC office on 0161 769 2005.

Enjoy the game!
Paul Hinson
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Re: Kidderminster Harriers v FCUM. 3pm Saturday, 20th October 2018

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The Harriers have won their last 4 Home League games. FCUM have won 3 of their last 27 Away League games.
Kiddy were refused promotion to the Football League in 1994 due to fire regulations affecting their wooden main stand. In the same year they reached the 5th Round of the FA Cup, beating Chesham United (a) 4-1, Kettering Town (h) 3-0, Woking (h) 1-0, Birmingham City (a) 2-1 and Preston North End (h) 1-0 before losing 0-1 at home to West Ham United.
The Harriers played in League Two between 2000-05.
Striker Ed Williams is leading scorer in National League North with 9 goals and recently appeared with Kurt Willoughby and team mate Ryan Croasdale for England C against Estonia.
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Matt Bostock

Re: Kidderminster Harriers v FCUM. 3pm Saturday, 20th October 2018

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Squad update for this afternoon's match

Suspended for today:
Kurt Willoughby
Lewis Mansell
Sam Tattum

Michael Jones
Harry Winter
Billy Priestley

Elliott Simoes
Lloyd Allinson

Promoted from U21s:
Liam Healy
Guy Mansfield

Re: Kidderminster Harriers v FCUM. 3pm Saturday, 20th October 2018

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FC United move off the bottom after shock win at Kidderminster

'FC United are off the bottom of the Vanarama National League North after ending the reign of caretaker boss David Chadwick with a well deserved 2-1 victory at second placed Kidderminster Harriers.

Injuries and suspensions meant that the Reds had to field a team with an average age of 22. Some people would probably have thought more about getting the game out of the way before Neil Reynolds takes over the reigns of the club but a superb team performance saw the Reds return from Worcestershire with all three points.

The signs were ominous for FC as the home side took the lead on five minutes when a free-kick from the right deceived everyone and was played to the edge of the box where the league leading scorer Ed Williams was stood waiting. He took a touch and curled a great shot past the returning Lloyd Allinson for 1-0.

This goal started a few minutes of panic in the FC backline and it looked like the lead would be increased, especially when Billy Daniels went through but saw Allinson pull off a great save with his legs. FC were showing an attacking intent of their own, Jack Banister combining well with Michael Donohue who saw his shot save well by Brandon Hall, the rebound falling to Elliot Simoes but he skied his shot over the bar.

Harriers were finding lots of space behind the FC defence and Ashley Williams should have done better when played through. He was one on one with Allinson but somehow managed to drag his shot wide.

On 20 minutes the Reds pulled level when Simoes released Banister and his shot found its way into the net off keeper Hall for 1-1. It was a great reward for some fast, attacking play from FC but it could have been in vain on 25 minutes when Declan Weeks planted a free-kick against the FC post.

Just after the half hour mark, FC took the lead when another great move involving debutant Liam Healey saw the ball out to Joel Senior. He clipped a good ball into Banister who fired home his second gaol of the day via a deflection off a defender.

This goal saw home heads drop and FC heads rise and it was FC in total ascendency. Simoes again found space in the Kiddy box and his shot was well saved by Hall, the ball fell to Donohue and in a carbon copy of the the chance from Simoes earlier, skied the rebound over the bar when it looked easier to score.

The chances continued for FC, Simoes again denied by Hall and with a minute left in the half, Donohue found himself clear with the goal in front of him. For some reason, he decided to be unselfish and find a team mate, the ball being cleared, when it looked for all the world like he should have shot and scored.

The first chance of the second half fell to Harriers when Ashley Chambers went through but fired wide. FC still looked dangerous on the break, Banister firing just over and Senior testing Hall. The home side were looking for the equaliser but they were coming up against a resolute FC defence where Cole Lonsdale was shining on his league debut for FC.

On 72 minutes, substitute Jamel Crawford was unlucky when his shot from a corner smacked against the bar, his follow up shot was well saved on the line by Hall. As expected, the last few minutes saw the home side put pressure on the FC backline, Williams shooting wide and Theo Brierley clearing a header off his line.

Deep into injury time Joe Ironside had a golden opportunity when he went clean through on goal, Allison pulling off a great save. The ball bounced around the FC box and Allison was called upon again saving this time with his legs.

At the final whistle, the relief was palpable as the players celebrated with the fans and will now take a great momentum into the start of the Neil Reynolds era.

Report by Steven Wood

Website man of the match - Could be any one of the FC players this week but for standing up in the defence on his league debut and being commanding throughout as well as starting many attacks with great passing, Cole Lonsdale takes this weeks award.'
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