Report: Maidenhead United 1-0 Kidderminster Harriers
Posted on 16th December 2023
Maidenhead made it 7 games unbeaten in the National League, as they beat Kidderminster Harriers 1-0 at York Road.
Alan Devonshire made 3 changes to the side that bowed out of the FA Trophy last Saturday, with Ashley Nathaniel-George, Jayden Mitchell-Lawson, and Alan Massey coming into the starting lineup.
After an uneventful opening to the game, the first chance came just before the 20-minute mark, as Reece Smith found himself one-on-one with Christian Dibble, but the Harriers keeper produced a save to keep the game level.
The visitors had a chance to open the scoring after half an hour, as a floated free kick to the back post found an unmarked Amari Morgan-Smith, but the striker's headers bounced wide of the post.
HALF TIME: Maidenhead United 0 - 0 Kidderminster Harriers
Kidderminster started the second half brightly, and after a ball in by Hobson, the ball was struck goalwards but blocked superbly by Will De Havilland to prevent the visitors from opening the scoring.
Maidenhead would have a chance of their own not long after, as Nathaniel-George and Sho-Silva played a one-two down the left wing before the winger's low effort was tipped wide of the post by Dibble.
With 25 minutes left to play, the Magpies finally opened the scoring. Nathaniel-George dribbled past two Kidderminster defenders before playing a low ball into the box which was swept into the bottom left corner by Casey Pettit.
Reece Smith almost had a second for Maidenhead, after dancing past defenders in the box, his powerful shot was pushed out for a corner by Christian Dibble.
FULL TIME: Maidenhead United 1 - 0 Kidderminster Harriers
Maidenhead United - Craig Ross, Zico Asare, Will De Havilland, Alan Massey, Sam Beckwith, Kane Ferdinand, Casey Pettit, Reece Smith, Ashley Nathaniel-George, Jayden Mitchell-Lawson (McCoulsky 77’), Tobi Sho-Silva
Kidderminster Harriers - Christian Dibble, Krystian Pearce, Reiss McNally, Amari Morgan-Smith (Omotayo 61’), Ashley Hemmings (Byrne 77’), Jack Lambert, Matt Preston, Kai Lissimore (Tollitt 77’), Ryan McLean, Sammy Robinson, Bailey Hobson
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