Barnet v Kidderminster Harriers, 09 September 2000

Score0-0
CompetitionLeague Division 3
VenueUnderhill, London
Attendance2,103
The clubs' first meeting outside of the non-League arena got off to a frantic start as they both aimed to improve on a good start to 2000-01. As the game wore on, the pace dropped and solid defences ensured that the honours were shared. Darren Currie was the Bees' Man of the Match as he caused a constant threat. Often linking with Ken Charlery and John Doolan to open up gaps, he also engineered a late winner. His delightful chip from the left was just too high for Tony Richards at the far post. Kidderminster keeper Stuart Brock played despite a broken bone in his hand, and his only severe test was a 30 yard Doolan volley on the hour. Stewart Hadley played as a lone striker for the Harriers with two or three midfielders offering excellent support. The former Mansfield forward spurned the visitors best chance when his right foot volley was steered wide.

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Lee Harrison
Defender/Right back Sam Stockley
Defender/Centre back Mark Arber
Defender/Centre back Mike Basham
Defender/Centre back Greg Heald
Defender/Left back Rob Sawyers
Midfielder Darren Currie
Midfielder John Doolan
Midfielder Frazer Toms
Forward Ken Charlery
Forward Scott McGleish

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Stuart Brock
Defender/Right back Ian Clarkson
Defender Adie Smith
Defender/Centre back Craig Hinton
Defender/Centre back Mark Shail
Midfielder Gary Barnett
Midfielder Dean Bennett
Midfielder Ian Bogie
Midfielder Barry Horne
Forward Andy Ducros
Forward Stewart Hadley

Substitutions:

Eddie Newton for Mike Basham 45
Ben Strevens for Scott McGleish 65
Tony Richards for Ken Charlery 66

Substitutions:

Paul Webb for Andy Ducros 61

On the bench:

Midfielder Eddie Newton
Forward Tony Richards
Forward Ben Strevens

On the bench:

Midfielder Paul Webb

Comments:

This was Barnet's first goalless draw since they went to Exeter on 15 January, and their third consecutive home League draw. League Position: 7th

Comments:

Kidderminster won their last visit to Underhill in the GM Vauxhall Conference on 8 April 1991. With Barnet on the verge of promotion to the Football League, the Harriers ended a run of 12 Conference games without a win. Goals from Peter Howells, Mark Whitehouse and Delwyn Humphreys earned a 3-2 win. Their 2000 visit saw Gary Barnett's first Football League apperance since 6 May 1995 for Leyton Orient against Wycombe. League position: 5th