Harriers win through in FA Trophy

20 January 2010 11:21
Kidderminster Harriers booked their place in the third round of the FA Trophy the hard way after throwing away a two-goal lead at Aggborough.Harriers looked comfortably on course when an early second-half Darryl Knights goal doubled the early lead earned by Robbie Matthews. [LNB]Lewes then hit back to astonishingly level with two goals in five minutes from Aaron Hopkinson and Louis Pople. [LNB]But Gavin Caines came up with the goods for an injury-time winner. [LNB]Caines drilled home from 12 yards just when visiting keeper Rikki Banks appeared to have saved his side with a double block from Aaron Farrell and Knights. [LNB][LNB] [LNB][LNB] Harriers caretaker boss John Finnigan told BBC Hereford and Worcester: "We had to work hard for it in the end, it was a bit too easy and a bit of sloppiness crept in. [LNB]"The boy were coasting really, and when they are playing well they have to keep doing the right things. [LNB]"Overall we deserved the win and I told the players that, but we should have won lot more comfortably than we did." [LNB]Harriers could now face Worcester City if their now managerless local rivals win next week's replay with Carshalton Athletic, following Monday night's 1-1 draw at St George's Lane. [LNB]It could have been Finnigan's final game in charge as caretaker boss as Harriers, ninth in the Blue Square Premier, expect to appoint Mark Yates' long-term successor on Wednesday.

Source: BBC_Sport