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Kidderminster Harriers
A Curry (78'), K Tshimanga (80')
Full time
Sat 25 Nov 15:00 - Cup Attendance 732

Boston United 2-2 Kidderminster Harriers

Boston United battled back to earn a Buildbase FA Trophy replay against Kidderminster Harriers at The Jakemans Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Debutant Adam Curry and leading goalscorer Kabongo Tshimanga struck inside the final 12 minutes to pull United back from the brink of elimination.

Andre Brown and Joe Ironside had earlier put the slick Harriers in control but United responded impressively under new manager Craig Elliott to force a replay on Tuesday.

Hull City loanee Curry was handed his debut at left-back, while Derby County youngster Kyron Stabana appeared on the opposite side of defence.

The loan players — and United as whole — found themselves under the cosh in the first half and Harriers spurned eight presentable openings before the break.

George Willis denied Brown, Elton Ngwatala headed wide from James Pearson’s deep cross and Ironside lifted an effort too high as Harriers started like an express train.

Ironside, Ngwatala and Brown each had further chances, while Ryan Croasdale fizzed an effort off target from distance and Declan Weeks was only denied by a terrific Jamie McGuire clearance on the goalline.

Harriers finally went in front 11 minutes after half-time when Croasdale teed up Pearson to cross from the right and once Ironside had nodded the ball down, BROWN finished expertly on the turn.

It was seemingly game, set and match 10 minutes later when James McQuilkin’s deep corner was guided home by the head of IRONSIDE but United ultimately had other ideas.

Two long-range bullets from McGuire set the tone for United and from a resulting Ashley Hemmings corner, CURRY curled home a fine left-footed effort on his United debut.

The comeback was completed two minutes later when Hemmings again turned provider to afford TSHIMANGA a tap-in at the back post.

Hemmings almost assumed the role of match-winner with five minutes to play but his fierce drive was spectacularly tipped to safety by visiting keeper Brandon Hall.

Boston (4-3-3): George Willis; Kyron Stabana, Brad McGowan, Brad Beatson, Adam Curry; Jordan Keane, Jamie McGuire, Harry Vince (Jay Rollins 63); James Clifton (Kabongo Tshimanga 63), Reece Thompson, Ashley Hemmings. Subs (not used): Jan Yeomans, Gregg Smith, Jack Broadhead.

Kidderminster (4-2-3-1): Brandon Hall; James Pearson, James O'Connor, Fraser Horsfall, Sam Austin; Ryan Croasdale, James McQuilkin; Declan Weeks, Andre Brown (Emmanuel Sonupe 67), Elton Ngwatala; Joe Ironside. Subs (not used): Yan Klukowski, Gabriel Danko, Dale Eve (gk).

Referee: Declan Bourne.

Attendance: 732 (58 visitors).

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Jamie McGuire

Player of the Match

Jamie McGuire

Key moments

Goal Adam Curry scores for Boston United
Goal Kabongo Tshimanga scores for Boston United


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90:00 Yellow Card
Brad McGowan is yellow carded for Boston United
90:00 Player of the Match
Jamie McGuire is awarded player of the match for Boston United
80:00 Goal 2 - 0
Kabongo Tshimanga scores for Boston United
78:00 Goal 1 - 0
Adam Curry scores for Boston United
63:00 Sub On
Jay Rollins is substituted on for Boston United
63:00 Sub On
Kabongo Tshimanga is substituted on for Boston United
63:00 Sub Off
James Clifton is substituted off for Boston United
63:00 Sub Off
Harry Vince is substituted off for Boston United
52:00 Yellow Card
Jordan Keane is yellow carded for Boston United
End of period 1
32:00 Yellow Card
Reece Thompson is yellow carded for Boston United
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Boston United
  • Kidderminster Harriers
  • 0
  • Reece Thompson Yellow Card 32:00'
  • Jordan Keane Yellow Card 52:00'
  • Jay Rollins Sub On 63:00'
  • Kabongo Tshimanga Sub On 63:00'
  • James Clifton Sub Off 63:00'
  • Harry Vince Sub Off 63:00'
  • Adam Curry Goal 78:00'
  • Kabongo Tshimanga Goal 80:00'
  • Brad McGowan Yellow Card 90:00'

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