Kidderminster 2-1 Forest Green

13 February 2010 07:19
Damian Spencer's late strike kept Kidderminster Harriers in the hunt for a Blue Square Premier play-off place.The bustling striker came off the bench to power home an injury-time winner at Aggborough to help keep up new Harriers boss Steve Burr's unbeaten run. [LNB]Brian Smikle put the home side ahead when he smashed in Marc Goodfellow's cross from close range on 12 minutes. [LNB]But, after Jonathan Smith headed in a Curtis McDonald cross to level, on-loan substitute Spencer had the final word. [LNB]Harriers should have extended their first-half lead when Robbie Matthews and John Finnigan both failed to hit the target in good positions. [LNB]But, after being unexpectedly forced back on level terms just before the hour, Spencer's arrival made a big impact. [LNB]After twice going close, he burst clear on goal from out wide as the game entered injury time and bent home his shot in off the post for his second goal in three league matches. [LNB]FA Trophy quarter-finalists Harriers remain nine points adrift of the play-off pack going into next Saturday's last-eight date away against Oxford. [LNB][LNB]Kidderminster assistant manager John Finnigan told BBC Radio Hereford Worcester:"It was just what we needed. [LNB]"We caused them a few problems in the last ten minutes with set pieces and corners but it was a cracking finish for us." [LNB][LNB]Kidderminster Harriers: Coleman, Courtney, Caines, Riley, Baker, Finnigan, Goodfellow, Bennett (Knights 64), McPhee, Smikle, Matthews (Spencer 64). Subs Not Used: Singh, Hadley, Sharpe. [LNB]Goals: Smikle 12, Spencer 90. [LNB]Forest Green Rovers: Ireland, Hodgkiss, Preece, O'Cearuill, McDonald, Brown, Rankin (Thorne 89), Smith, Platt (Rocastle 46), Ameobi, Styche (Stonehouse 66). Subs Not Used: Wilkinson, Lloyd. [LNB]Booked: Rocastle. [LNB]Goal: Smith 59. [LNB]Att: 1,421. [LNB]Ref: Peter Bankes (Merseyside).

Source: BBC_Sport