Kidderminster Harriers 4-2 Aldershot Town: Phil Brown inspires new side to win - BBC Sport
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Kidderminster Harriers 4-2 Aldershot Town: Phil Brown inspires new side to win

Phil Brown has been appointed manager at Kidderminster Harriers
Phil Brown joined Kidderminster Harriers with the team bottom of the National League

Phil Brown enjoyed a remarkable first game as Kidderminster boss after seeing his side mount a spirited comeback to beat National League rivals Aldershot 4-2.

Bottom-of-the-table Harriers trailed 2-0 after just 24 minutes at Aggborough, but Ashley Hemmings' double and further goals from Amari Morgan-Smith and substitute Gold Omotayo turned what had looked like being another dark day on its head.

Brown's afternoon got off to a bad start when Josh Stokes fired the visitors into a fifth-minute lead from Lorent Tolaj's cut-back, and it took a further turn for the worse with 24 minutes gone when Cian Harries sent keeper Christian Dibble the wrong way from the penalty spot after a foul on Tolaj.

However, things picked up markedly for the home side on the half-hour when, after Morgan-Smith had been fouled, Hemmings converted the resulting spot-kick, and he repeated the dose seven minutes before the break when he span on Caleb Richards' cross to fire home an equaliser.

Morgan-Smith completed a remarkable fightback three minutes after the restart when he headed the home side in front for the first time from Alex Penny's cross, and there was more to come 12 minutes from time as substitute Omatayo followed up to score after Hemmings' initial effort had been saved.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Kidderminster

Formation 5-4-1

  • 21Dibble
  • 2PennySubstituted forPearceat 76'minutes
  • 3Richards
  • 6McNally
  • 16PrestonBooked at 85mins
  • 10Hemmings
  • 11LambertSubstituted forLissimoreat 86'minutes
  • 14Brown
  • 19BellisSubstituted forOmotayoat 76'minutes
  • 23Byrne
  • 9Morgan-Smith

Substitutes

  • 5Pearce
  • 12Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • 18Lissimore
  • 26Hesketh
  • 27Omotayo

Aldershot

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 37Sheik
  • 3Harfield
  • 4Harries
  • 18ScottBooked at 66mins
  • 8FrostSubstituted forJonesat 80'minutes
  • 11Glover
  • 10Stokes
  • 6WiddringtonBooked at 77mins
  • 24MullinsSubstituted forThomasat 68'minutes
  • 9TolajBooked at 86mins
  • 22Barham

Substitutes

  • 7O'Keefe
  • 17Jones
  • 34Tetek
  • 38Westen
  • 39Thomas
Referee:
Steven Copeland
Attendance:
3,089

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Kidderminster Harriers 4, Aldershot Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 4, Aldershot Town 2.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Kai Lissimore replaces Jack Lambert.

  4. Booking

    Lorent Tolaj (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Booking

    Matt Preston (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Aaron Jones replaces Tyler Frost.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 4, Aldershot Town 2. Gold Omotayo (Kidderminster Harriers).

  8. Booking

    Theo Widdrington (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Krystian Pearce replaces Alex Penny.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Gold Omotayo replaces Sam Bellis.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Kwame Thomas replaces Maxwell Mullins.

  12. Booking

    Oliver Scott (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 3, Aldershot Town 2. Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers).

  14. Second Half

    Second Half begins Kidderminster Harriers 2, Aldershot Town 2.

  15. Half Time

    First Half ends, Kidderminster Harriers 2, Aldershot Town 2.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 2, Aldershot Town 2. Ashley Hemmings (Kidderminster Harriers).

  17. Post update

    Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 1, Aldershot Town 2. Ashley Hemmings (Kidderminster Harriers) converts the penalty with a.

  18. Post update

    Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 0, Aldershot Town 2. Cian Harries (Aldershot Town) converts the penalty with a.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Kidderminster Harriers 0, Aldershot Town 1. Joshua Stokes (Aldershot Town).

  20. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

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5Altrincham271110649381143
6Oldham2711974338542
7Rochdale2811894639741
8Gateshead27117950391140
9Halifax27101073027340
10Aldershot27124114751-440
11Eastleigh27107104650-437
12Southend27135944281634
13Hartlepool29104154555-1034
14Wealdstone2596103436-233
15Boreham Wood2871293544-933
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18Dag & Red2786133439-530
19York2761293644-830
20Woking2776142837-927
21Ebbsfleet2976163755-1827
22Fylde2767143950-1125
23Oxford City2866164054-1424
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