Worcester City v Kidderminster Harriers u15s
By Glenn Webby
Match report by Darron Hobbs
Worcester City welcomed local rivals Kidderminster Harriers to Perdiswell in what everyone hoped would be a great example of quality football in the JPL.
1st quarter - An energetic quarter with both teams working hard to gain an advantage, clear cut chances were hard to come by with both defences coming out on top as the score remained 0-0.
2nd quarter - Kidderminster stepped up a gear in this quarter and for long periods had WCFC pinned into their own half as they looked to get in & behind the defence with a constant barrage of crosses into the penalty area. It was only due to some determined defending from the WCFC defence that the score remained level with 5 minutes to go. However the pressure finally paid off when a cross was only cleared to the edge of the penalty box where Jack Male controlled the ball well before placing the ball into the top corner to make it 0-1 to Kidderminster.
3rd quarter - Both teams made a few changes and this quarter was more free flowing with a number of goal scoring opportunities. A combination of great goalkeeping, wayward finishing and impressive defending lead to an entertaining, but ultimately goalless quarter.
4th quarter - With nothing to lose WCFC went with an extra attacker and a more direct approach. This resulted in more possession as Kidderminster dropped back and hoped to protect their lead. WCFC went close on a number of occasions, yet could not find the finish needed to level the score. Kidderminster also had a couple good counter attacks as WCFC over committed in search of a goal. With seconds to go WCFC had their best chance to level the score, but it was not meant to be as Kidderminster took the points.
Credit to the players and managers who contributed to an excellent game of football, we look forward to the return fixture at Kidderminster.