• Amar Sharma

Another loss for Alfreton as Kidderminster prevail

Alfreton Town battled but ultimately fell to a third league defeat in a row and a fifth loss in the last six, as Kidderminster ran out deserved 3-0 winners at Aggborough on Tuesday night.

The Reds were hit by a Cliff Moyo header from a corner on 27 minutes as he headed into the bottom corner. Ashley Hemmings then added a second half brace with a far post header and a 20 yard finish into an empty net to leave the Reds in a real struggle for form.

Harriers started with an electric tempo and Hemmings cut inside and fired wide of the near post as the hosts had their first effort of the game.

Jake Day shields the ball against Kidderminster. Photo: Paul France.

Alfreton were matching the hosts and Josh Clackstone fired wide of the far post from just inside the box, George Willis blocking an effort from former Red Amari Morgan-Smith at the other end.

But from the resulting corner Moyo headed into the bottom corner as he rose highest to give the hosts the lead after 27.

Alfreton responded with Jake Day and Dan Bradley both going close but half-time came with them a goal down.

The second half saw Harriers press again, Omari Sterling just wide from 25 yards out then Willis saving from Luke Maxwell's low shot.

Bradley then saw a low effort saved for Alfreton and it proved costly, as soon afterwards Hemmings nodded home the second goal from Sterling's deep cross on 70 minutes.

Despite Alfreton competing throughout the game, it was the hosts' forward play that proved the difference.

Bobby Johnson had a shot blocked on the edge of the box before James Jones headed wide from a cross on the right. However, it was 3-0 on 87 as a goal kick from Willis was intercepted by Maxwell, the interception fell for Hemmings 20 yards out and he hit the ball first time into the empty net with Willis out of position.

The final goal summed up the Reds display with mistakes once again costing them, although despite this Alfreton lacked the cutting edge in front of goal and will be disappointed with the goals that were conceded yet again.

The Reds will be in desperate need to turn the form around and avoid a fourth straight defeat as they head to Southport on Saturday. Kick-off is 3pm behind closed doors.

Alfreton: Willis, Clackstone, Fox, Branson (Clarke 66), Lees, Jones, Smith, Bradley (c), Day (Johnson 71), Reeves (Walker 76), Atkinson.

Subs Not Used: Lund, Unwin-Marris.