Kidderminster HarriersSpennymoor Town FC
2 - 2Full Time
KO KO 7 49 49 62 70 72 77 78 90 90 90 (p) FT
A penalty from Joe Tait deep into injury time secured a point for Spennymoor after they had squandered a first half lead given to them by another sublime David Foley goal.
The game burst into life after seven minutes when Foley added to his collection of wonderful goals this season.
Brandon Hall launched a ball out which Foley chested down, and from 45 yards out he fizzed a dipping shot which sailed over Hall’s head and into the net via the bar.
It was the wingers fourth goal of the season and arguably his best despite scoring similarly brilliant goals against Stockport, Darlington and Southport.
Spennymoor almost doubled their lead thirty minutes in when Glen Taylor saw his header cleared off the line from a defender, with Taylor and his fellow teammates claiming it had crossed the line.
As the gale force conditions began to worsen during half time, Moors faced the tough prospect of defending against torrential wind and rain.
So it was no surprise that the home side dominated the second period, which began with an altercation between Jordan Porter and Dan Bradley.
Emmanuele Sanupe saw his shot blocked by the colossal James Curtis soon after, and when McQuilkin slipped the rebound to Joel Taylor, his shot was cleared off the line by Shane Henry.
Harriers did find an equaliser just past the hour mark when McQuilkin, a constant threat all afternoon, struck a shot from 20 yards which flew past Porter and into the bottom corner.
Joe Ironside then struck the bar after meeting McQuilkin’s low corner, before Sanupe saw his long-range effort well saved by the busy Porter.
It wasn’t long until Spennymoor’s resistance was broken again, as Andre Brown, just on as a substitute, headed in from a free-kick with his first touch.
Moors struggled to create a meaningful chance in a second half where they struggled to withstand a barrage of attacks from Kiddiminster, but they claimed a precious point in injury time after Jimmy O’Connor fouled Rob Ramshaw in the penalty area.
O’Connor, who was booked earlier in the second half, was sent off, before Tait sent Hall the wrong way to send the travelling contingent of Spennymoor fans wild.
Great Annual Savings Man of the Match: James Curtis
Attendance: 1406 (28)
Spennymoor Town (4-2-3-1): Porter, Griffiths , Curtis, Tait, Henry, Dixon (Johnson 86), Chandler, Fewster (Hall 60), Anderson (Ramshaw 73), Foley, Taylor. Subs not used: Dan Lowson, Graeme Armstrong.
Kidderminster (4-4-2): Hall, Williams, Taylor, Croasdale ©, Horsfall, O’Connor, Sonupe (Austin 85), McQuilkin, Ironside, Ngwatala (Brown 77), Wright (Bradley 45). Subs not used: Jack Finch, Declan Weeks
|21st October 2017||3:00 pm||National League North||2017/18|
|266 Hoo Rd, Kidderminster DY10 1LY, UK|