Report: Spennymoor Town 0-0 Kidderminster Harriers

  • Nothing to separate the two sides in cagey game
  • Moors up one place to 10th and above Hereford
  • Spennymoor head to AFC Telford on Saturday

Attendance: 1127

Spennymoor Town 0

Kidderminster Harriers 0

Spennymoor and Kidderminster Harriers cancelled each other out on an evening of few chances at The Brewery Field.

Moors were the better side in the first half before Harriers got to grips with the occasion in the second half.

Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley brought captain James Curtis back into the starting line-up following his suspension against Kettering, with the defender replacing Ryan Hall.

That meant Kenton Richardson reverted back to his regular right-back berth following an impressive display alongside Joe Tait.

Harriers, who came into the game on the back of three successive defeats – their worst run of the campaign – came up against a Moors side yielding a perfectly timed surge of momentum.

A tepid opening ten minutes was disrupted by a typically lively Jordan Thewlis run and shot which was deflected wide. Curtis connected with the resulting delivery but the ball flew over the bar.

The encounter was absorbing, if a tad uneventful, with Lewis Montrose’ heavy challenge on Ethan Pye bringing the contest’s first caution of the game.

Glen Taylor, fresh from breaking Spennymoor’s all-time scoring record three days previous, tested the grip of Luke Simpson moments later with a stinging free-kick.

Harriers were gifted a chance to create an opener when Jordan Amissah claimed Tait’s back pass, but an indirect free-kick was superbly defended by an organised Spennymoor backline.

Both sides exchanged half chances as the first half reached its conclusion, with admirable defending the key takeaway from a cagey 45 minutes.

Kidderminster started the second half with an added level of intensity, with Sam Austin testing the reflexes of Amissah four minutes after the restart.

Moors struggled to recapture their first half flow, with Simpson in the Harriers goal being relegated to a bystander up until the hour mark.

Russ Penn’s side remained toothless in attack themselves, with Austin dribbling a tame shot from just outside the box a rare highlight.

Despite both sides probing for a winner, the game petered out and the full time whistle signalled a fair point apiece.

Spennymoor Town: Amissah, Richardson, Tait, Curtis, Pye, Spokes, Ramshaw, Anderson (Oyibo 75), Preston (Hall 85), Taylor, Thewlis.

Subs not used: Carrington, Martin.

Kidderminster: Simpson; Penny; Richards, Lowe, Montrose, Austin, Morgan-Smith (Freemantle 87), Hemmings (Sterling 75), Bajrami, Moyo (Foulkes 45), Redmond.

Subs not used: Mason, Ofosu, 

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