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  • Swifts 0
  • Harriers 4
  • Nathan Blissett fires Harriers ahead in the 29th minute
  • Michael Gash bagged second in the 47th minute, before trialist Reece Hales added a third
  • Jack Byrne added s fourth in the 88th minute
  • FOLLOW the action as Stourport Swifts tackle Kidderminster Harriers in tonight's friendly derby (7.45pm ko) with The Shuttle's live match updates


It is over! Harriers have their first pre-season win. I thought Jake Green looked very lively and trialists such as Tristan Dunkley, Jay Dhillon and Dan Udoh did well. Ahmed Obeng showed some flashes of skill also.


88- Jack Byrne finishes from close range after Obeng drove a good ball across the box. 


85- Save! Brenden Bunn gets a hand to Jack Byrne's firm shot.


80- Miss! Ahmed Obeng shows great control to take down Gowling's long ball with a deft touch and drives into the box. He then becomes indecisive and fires a shot into side netting when he had options ahead of him.


80- Miss! Ahmed Obeng shows great control to take down Gowling's long ball with a deft touch and drives into the box. He then becomes indecisive and fires a shot into side netting when he had options ahead of him.


More changes for Harriers as Kyle Storer replaces Aman Verma, who has used the ball effectively tonight. 

Danny Lewis is off and replaced by an unnamed keeper, whose first name is Mason apparently. 


Goal! Udon wins ball on the edge of the box, Tristan Dunkley chases down and squares the ball to Reece Hales, who slotted home.


66- Two Harriers subs. PJ Smith and Reece Hales are on for Blissett and  Gash.


66- Udoh fires over after a good run and pass by Obeng.


60- Good skill by Dhillon, who dribbles down the left and bests a host of players, in the end he settles for a corner against Swifts' massed ranks.


Swifts made a number of changes, with Parsons-Smith, Hyde, Jones, Pountney and Griffn all off. Nathan DeMonte, Alex Lavery, Joe Mogg, Ryan Edwards and Rory Curtis on.


Harriers made one change at the break. Off came Hodgkiss (Green slots  in at right-back) and on comes Stevenage hopefuls Dan Udoh.


Goal! Michael Gash takes a touch 12 yards out and fires a shot into the back of the net. He was set up by Obeng.


Half-time: That's the break. Harriers have largely been in control and started to test Bunn in Swifts' goal. Stourport have worked hard but not really threatened a defence marshalled by Gowling.


42- Saves! Brenden Bunn denies Aman Verma and Gash in the space of couple of minutes.


31- Free-kick to Harriers after Briscoe fouls Blissett. Gash hammers a decent effort wide.


29- Goal! Nathan Blissett does well to hold off a defender, turn and slot a shot from 12-yards into the back of the net.


25- Promising move for Kidderminster ends. Jake Green drives forward and takes the defence with him but not before slipping a pass to the free Gash, who gets his studs caught and falls over. The big hitman has done that several times now.


20- Chance! Harriers put together a slick move down the left and a Gash shot bounces to the unmarked Blissett. The ball is at an awkward height but he makes a connection bit fires over the bar from close range.


13- Swifts won a corner but it is easily dealt with.


10- Chance for Swifts. Jamie Hyde is found down the left by Alex Cowley but the wideman's cross flies through the box.


9- Harriers have been quite bright and dominated so far but Swifts are trying to break.


8- Chance! Dhillon makes a nice run down the left and he finds Briscoe in the box. The striker fires goalwards but Briscoe sticks out a foot to block.


Jarred Hodgkiss makes his first pre-season appearance for Harriers at right-back, who appear to be playing a variation of 4-3-3. Jay Dhillon is playing at left-back.


Swifts have fielded a strong start line-up, with former Kiddy players Michael Briscoe and Paul Hurrell starting. 


Swifts: Bunn, Parsons-Smith, Hude, Briscoe, Jones, Dinsley, Cowley, Walker, Pountney, Griffin, Hurrell.

Subs: DeMonte, Lavery, Edwards, Mogg, Curtis, Morris.

Referee: M Amhplett.


Kiddy have fielded quite a strong first team with the likes of Josh Gowling, Danny Lewis, Michael Gash and Ahmed Obeng starting. Former Stevenage youngster Jay Dhillon starts, while Dan Udoh is on the bench. Trialist Jake Green also starts.


Harriers: Lewis, Hodgkiss, Dhillon, Verma, Gowling, Williams, Byrne, Green, Gash, Blissett, Obeng.

Subs: Udoh, T Dunkley, Hakes, Smith.


One bit of team news is that striker Craig Reid will sit out tonight. While  Harriers train, it looks as though Callum Gittings, Michael Gash, Josh Gowling and Jack Byrne will feature as well as some younger faces.


I have arrived at Walshes Meadow and have taken my seat. It is a lovely sunny evening and I am awaiting team news. 


Good evening folks. I will be back from just after 7pm with team news for tonight's Wyre Forest friendly.


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