Kidderminster Harriers v Torquay United, 12 August 2000

Score2-0 to Kidderminster Harriers
RefereePhil Dowd
CompetitionLeague Division 3
VenueAggborough, Kidderminster
Attendance5,122
Kidderminster Harriers made their first appearance in the Football League after 114 years of trying, and it proved to be a day to remember. Worcestershire's first taste of League football was only 14 minutes old when local boy Stewart Hadley engraved his name in the Kiddy history books. He scored the opener from close range despite the Gulls loud appeal for offside. There were no doubts about the second goal though. Veteran schemer Barry Horne - who played in the Premiership for Sheffield Wednesday last season - netted with a spectacular 25 yard volley.

Goals:

Stewart Hadley 14 G
Barry Horne 62 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Tim Clarke
Defender/Right back Ian Clarkson
Defender Adie Smith
Defender/Centre back Craig Hinton
Defender/Left back Scott Stamps
Midfielder Dean Bennett
Midfielder Barry Horne
Midfielder Paul Webb
Forward Andy Ducros
Forward Ian Foster
Forward Stewart Hadley

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Stuart Jones
Defender Jimmy Aggrey
Defender Paul Holmes
Defender/Centre back Alex Watson
Defender/Midfielder Steve Tully
Midfielder Chris Brandon
Midfielder Mark Ford
Midfielder Kevin Hill
Forward Kevin Parker
Forward Mark Platts
Forward Habib Sissokho

Substitutions:

Tony Bird for Andy Ducros 70

Substitutions:

Mick O'Brien for Mark Platts 66
Tom Stocco for Kevin Hill 75

Cards:

Cards:

Kevin Hill 26 Y
Jimmy Aggrey 90 Y

On the bench:

Forward Tony Bird

On the bench:

Defender/Forward Tom Stocco
Midfielder Mick O'Brien

Comments:

Six years after being denied the change of League football due to the standard of their Aggborough home, it was Jan Molby who had the opportunity to select the first Harriers League line-up. He named close season captures Barry Horne, Tony Bird and record signing from Nuneaton Borough, Andy Ducros.

Comments:

Manager Wes Saunders fielded three of his summer signings - Mark Ford, Kevin Parker and Habib Sissoko.