Kidderminster struggled to break down a defensive Rom’s side despite dominating at Coles Lane this afternoon. Freshfrom my holiday in Devon, I once again set out to Coles Lane. I had intended to go to Smithswood Firs friendly but decided at the last minute the timeframe to get there wasn’t viable so ended up here. The admission for this game was £7 which I thought was a little steep for a friendly fixture and no team sheet seemed available. Harriers sent a squad half full of academy players for this fixture.
The game kicked off just after 3pm and the conditions were very warm and sunny. Rom’s were in their red and white strip and were on the back foot from the off. Their number 5 struggled at the back and gave away several passes. Kiddy were also uninspiring, plenty of build up but no finish. They did however take the lead on 26 minutes, from a low cross by Gurjit Singh, Romulus failed to clear , and Jake Green steered the ball past the keeper.
Romulus had a chance to equalize after Luke Keen was sent through, but he sent the ball straight at McNamara n the Harriers goal. At half time, I had a beer that was very welcome in the sunshine. The second half , continued to be all Harriers but they wasted many chances. They were denied a penalty that looked cast iron to me , but a free kick was awarded after the referee consulted his linesman. Kidderminster also had a goal ruled out for offside just before their second. Harriers eventually doubled their advantage , substitute Amadou Alassane charged to the right of the area , Parson’s in the Romulus goal rushed out and Alassane rolled the ball under the keeper.
Admission – £7 Attendance – Unknown Possibly 130 ?