Match Report – Non-League Paper – 23/10/2022


By Adam Matthews

STAR MAN: Josh Hmami (Southport)


Oct 23, 2022

A GOAL in each half was enough for Southport to seal three well-deserved points against Kidderminster Harriers.Niall Watson and Marcus Carver were on target for the Sandgrounders as they buried any memories of last season’s 6-0 defeat at Aggborough.Harriers should have taken the lead in the seventh minute when Ethan Freemantle threaded the perfect ball through to Yusifu Ceesay, but his effort was blocked by keeper Tony McMillan.The visitors took the lead in the 29th minute. Jack Doyle’s throw was flicked on by Adam Anson and Watson poked past Tom Palmer from close range.Harriers sought a way back after the break and debutant loanee Joe Starbuck forced McMillan into action five minutes after the restart.It was Southport though who deservedly doubled their lead. Josh Hmami crossed for Carver who, with the outside of his right foot, slid the ball past Palmer despite the efforts of Tom Leak.Carver should have put the game safe when he danced through only to shoot wide of the upright from well inside the box.Harriers couldn’t force their way back and were met with a chorus of boos from the home supporters at the final whistle.