Report: Kidderminster Harriers 0-0 Maidenhead United
Posted on 29th August 2023
The points are shared in Kidderminster as Maidenhead end a positive August with a second goalless draw in a row.
Alan Devonshire made four changes to the side that drew 0-0 against Oxford City on Saturday with Lewis Kinsella, Remy Clerima, Brad Keetch, and Harry Parsons coming in for Sam Beckwith, Will De Havilland, Charlee Adams, and new signing Chanka Zimba.
It was a scrappy start at Aggborough stadium but despite both sides battling hard to produce an opening, neither were able to create anything in the early stages.
The Magpies controlled possession from the off and put together a few set-piece opportunities early on and despite some decent deliveries from Lewis Kinsella, they all failed to reach a blue shirt.
Maidenhead felt they deserved a penalty in the first half after Jayden Mitchell-Lawson fell to the ground after some tricky footwork in the box. The referee waved away the appeals.
The first chance of the game fell to the hosts with Amari Morgan-Smith getting on the end of a delivery into the box, his header went well over the bar.
Harry Parsons had the first opportunity for Maidenhead, Mitchell-Lawson danced into the box and got past the Kidderminster defender. Parsons received the ball but was unable to trouble Christian Dibble.
HALF TIME: Kidderminster Harriers 0-0 Maidenhead United
Kinsella had the first chance of the second half with a free-kick on the edge of the box after Mitchell-Lawson was brought down, his strike flew over the bar.
The opening stages of the second half were as scrappy as the first with neither side able to produce any clear chances to test the opposing keepers.
Kidderminster captain Krystian Pearce connected with a corner on the hour mark but his header didn’t trouble Craig Ross and went well wide.
Caleb Richards had two chances in quick succession to give the Harriers the lead, the ball fell to him in the box but his strike skimmed past the post. His second effort minutes later was comfortably saved by Ross.
The hosts continued to pile on the pressure, Jack Lambert forced Ross into a good save. The consequent corner was headed over by Joe Leesley.
Neither side created much in the latter stages of the game meaning the spoils were shared.
FULL TIME: Kidderminster Harriers 0-0 Maidenhead United
Kidderminster Harriers – Christian Dibble, Caleb Richards, Nat Knight-Percival, Krystian Pearce, Reiss McNally, Kieran Phillips (Hemmings 63’), Joe Leesley, Amari Morgan-Smith, Jack Lambert, Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kai Lissimore (Brown 75’)
Maidenhead United – Craig Ross, Zico Asare, Kevin Lokko, Harry Parsons (Omilabu 77’), Kane Ferdinand, Jayden Mitchell-Lawson, Brad Keetch (Adams 71’), Casey Petit, Reece Smith (Massey 84’), Remy Clerima, Lewis Kinsella
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