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Coventry 2-0 Kidderminster

Leon Mckenzie celebrates
Leon Mckenzie helped guide Coventry into the next round of the Cup

Second-half goals from Leon McKenzie and Leon Best gave Coventry a hard-fought but deserved victory over Blue Square Premier side Kidderminster.

Harriers goalkeeper Adam Bartlett saved well from McKenzie and Best to keep the game goalless at half-time.

Russell Penn's long-range shot went close for Kidderminster just after the break before McKenzie's left-foot shot put Coventry in front.

Best scored a late breakaway goal to put the result beyond doubt.


Kidderminster manager Mark Yates told BBC Hereford and Worcester:

"I'm proud of the players although one or two of them are a little bit disappointed that we haven't quite played and expressed ourselves as much as we would have liked.

"But it's a difficult place to come and they are a decent side with some very good players.

"They can be proud of their achievements, but we must now concentrate on the league and the FA Trophy."


Coventry: Marshall, Wright, Wynter, Turner, Hall, Simpson (Morrison 83), Gunnarsson, Doyle, McKenzie (Fox 69), Best, Eastwood. Subs not used: Konstantopoulos, Thornton, Walker, Cain, Fraser.

Goals: McKenzie 52, Best 82

Kidderminster: Bartlett, Lowe, Creighton, Riley, Baker, Brittain (Knights 77), Bennett, Penn, Ferrell (Smikle 57), Barnes-Homer (Moore 87), Richards. Subs not used: Coleman, Jones, McDermott, Foley.

Att: 13,652

Ref: Mark Haywood (W Yorkshire).



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