Harriers 1, York City 3.

KIDDERMINSTER were sent crashing out of the FA Trophy with defeat against York City at Aggborough.

A double from City captain Jordan Burrow helped the visitors to a third qualifying round win as Harriers slipped to their fourth successive home defeat.

The Reds made three changes from the side that shipped four against Chorley the week before as Sam Austin, Ryan Johnson and Kane Richards replaced Joel Taylor, Jimmy O’Connor and Declan Weeks. Richards was handed his first competitive start for the club.

Harriers would have been keen to shake off that Chorley disappointment but made a disastrous start to the clash and found themselves behind after just 90 seconds.

Lewis Hawkins escaped his marker in the left channel before crossing for Burrow to poke home.

Kallum Griffiths then fired narrowly over from a free-kick on seven minutes as the hosts’ slow start continued.

The first chance for the home side fell to Richards a minute later but the pacey forward saw his far post header comfortably gathered by former Kidderminster stopper Adam Bartlett.

Reds needed Brandon Hall to prevent them from going two goals behind after Alex Bray got in behind the backline on 13 minutes as the game remained an open affair early on.

York did have their second after just 22 minutes as Harriers were exploited down their right side this time.

Bray again found space in behind before he picked out Hawkins with a low cross. The midfielder was the only City player in the area but he slid in to provide the finish inside the six yard box.

Harriers’ most likely way back into the clash came from lively attacker Ed Williams.

He saw a powerful drive saved on the the half hour mark before firing just over two minutes later.

Their best chance fell to Ash Chambers after Williams had played him in with a fine through ball five minutes before the break.

However, with only Bartlett to beat, he saw his effort deflected wide by the keeper.

Harriers enjoyed more possession at the start of the second period and worked efforts from range from Billy Daniels and Williams inside the first five minutes. Both shots were well gathered by Bartlett as the hosts still couldn’t open their account.

Instead it was York that extended their lead from the penalty spot in the 51st minute.

Burrow beat Hall to bag his second and his side’s third after Bray had been fouled by Horsfall just inside the box.

Harriers continued to work opening without finding a way beyond Bartlett, who gathered headers from both Horsfall and Chambers.

They did finally pull one back in the 66th minute through Lee Vaughan, who provided a controlled finish after Bartlett had pushed out a fine curling effort from opposite full-back Sam Austin.

The hosts continued to press for another as Bradley’s dipping effort from distance was collected by Bartlett with the contest entered the final 10 minutes.

Any hopes of a comeback disappeared as Williams saw his penalty saved in the closing stages after Bray had fouled Richards.

Harriers will look to return ton winning ways when they go to Spennymoor in the league next weekend.

Harriers: Hall, Vaughan, Austin, Penn (Weeks 68), Horsfall, Johnson, Richards, Daniels, Chambers (c), Bradley, Williams.

Unused subs: Taylor, Wagner, Baxendale, Palmer.

York: Bartlett, Dyer, Newton, Tait (Law 82), Davis, Griffiths, Hawkins, Moke, Burrow (c), Harris (Ferguson 78), Bray.

Unused subs: Wright, Langstaff, York.

Att: 784 (66).