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Posted Sat 20 Apr 13 at 19:15 PM

Hatters relegated after heavy defeat

The Hatters were relegated to the sixth tier of English football after a four goal thumping at Aggborough by a Kidderminster Harriers side that were looking for automatic promotion..

In a first half of very little drama both sides had efforts wide of the post, Danny Whitehead and Alex Kenyon for County, Danny Jackman and Anthony Malbon for the home side.

Sean Newton's free kick, superbly kept out by keeper Lewis, was the closest the Hatters came to breaking the deadlock, with Storer's effort crashing against Ian Ormson's bar the closest for the home side.

HT: Kidderminster Harriers 0 Stockport County 0

The drama had been saved for the second half and with the home side needing a win to stand a chance of winning the league it was no surprise that they pushed forward with more purpose.

The pressure on the County defence paid off as Malbon crashed home to give his side the lead, having latched on to a hopeful ball forward. The goal was followed by a pitch invasion by several of the travelling Hatters fans and when play resumed it appeared that the delay had affected the County team more with Malbon grabbing his and Harriers second almost immediately with Dunkley adding a third soon after.

A brief flurry of attacking play from County saw Whitehead and James Tunnicliffe have efforts cleared off the line, but within minutes substitute Devaney had scored Harriers fourth of the day within minutes of entering the fray.

Ormson gave the travelling army their only moment of glory as he superbly saved a last minute penalty by Vaughan after Devaney had been upended in the box.

FT: Kidderminster Harriers 4 Stockport County 0

Starting XI: Ormson, Newton, Vidal, Tunnicliffe, Whitehead, Kenyon, Sheridan, Cirak (Windsor), Fagbola, Mainwaring (Hackney), Bullock (Marshall).
Subs: Smith, Halls, Nolan, Hackney, Marshall, Windsor.

ATT:  6,453 (1,809)


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