Home | 17 September 2016
GAMES between the two sides are always entertaining and this was no different.
Rushall started the better in the first 20 minutes, but KIdderminster started to grow into the game as the first half went on.
The better chances came from Kidderminster with two close-range headers going over the Rushall bar.
The game was being played in midfield, but Kidderminster's direct play caused Rushall problems. Kidderminster got the all-important first goal when poor defending in the box let in Harry Brown who fired home to make it 1-0.
The second quarter kicked off and again Rushall started better but once more, Kidderminster wrestled control and were more direct in their play.
For all of Rushall's possession, it was Kidderminster who had the better chances. From another poor bit of defending, Kidderminster doubled their lead through Josh Barnes and came in at half-time 2-0 up.
The third quarter kicked off and Kidderminster, took control from the off, they again had the better chances and went 3-0 through Reiss Taylor Randle.
Kidderminster had numerous chances to add to this scoreline, but some wayward finishing and a good saves by Tom Smith for Rushall kept the score down to 3-0 at the end of this quarter
The last quarter saw Rushall playing for a bit of pride, but their ponderous approach play and lack of a final ball didn't trouble the visitors' back-line. However, when Rushall pushed KIdderminster back to get a corner, Jakob Burroughs was unmarked at the back post and he fired home to get a goal back.
Shortly after the restart, a free-kick to Rushall was again played long and Burroughs rose to get his and Rushall's second.
3-2 and Kidderminster were on the rack, but just as Rushall got two quick goals, KIdderminster did the same through Josh Barnes and Kian Kang.
Final score 5-2, but a very good game to watch from two good footballing teams.