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Kidderminster 3-2 Gateshead

Matthew Barnes-Homer scored the winner and created two goals as Kidderminster came from behind to beat Gateshead.

A 30-yard Alex Francis strike put the visitors ahead but Harriers equalised when Barnes-Homer's cross was headed into his own net by Chris Swailes.

Brian Smikle fired the home side ahead only for the visitors to level through Kris Gate's superb volley.

But Barnes-Homer secured the win for the Harriers with a close-range finish with ten minutes remaining.


Kidderminster assistant manager Neil Howarth told BBC Hereford and Worcester:

"There was a lot of good play at times throughout the game but there are still a lot of things to work on.

"I don't think we looked particularly solid as a unit defensively and that is not necessarily only the defenders.

"But there was a lot of good play at times and it was a good three points but could do better."


Kidderminster: Coleman, Courtney, Caines, Riley, Baker, McDermott (Hadley 75), Bennett (Hayward 20), Smikle, Knights (Farrell 90), Barnes-Homer, McPhee.
Subs Not Used: Dolman, Sharpe.

Booked: Baker.

Goals: Swailes 25 og, Smikle 40, Barnes-Homer 80.

Gateshead: Provett, Baxter (McDermott 46), Swailes, Robinson, Cave, Francis (Harwood 67), Gate, Turnbull, Mackay, One (Phillips 46), Armstrong.
Subs Not Used: Farman, Forsyth.

Booked: Swailes, Harwood.

Goals: Francis 12, Gate 62.

Att: 1,286.

Ref: D Bond (England).



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