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Barnet 1-0 Kidderminster Harriers

2 November 2013

Luisma Villa scored and was sent off as Barnet secured three points at The Hive.

Barnet secured a 1-0 win against high-flying Kidderminster Harriers to extend their unbeaten run to seven games.

Luisma Villa, who was sent off in the dying stages, got the only goal of the game with 25 minutes played as he scrambled home a low Keiron Cadogan corner kick.

It wasn’t all good news for the Bees however with forward Dani Lopez being stretchered off with a shoulder injury. 

Kiddy made a bright start to the match but it was Barnet who created the first chance when the irrepressible Keanu Marsh-Brown danced past three defenders before shooting just over.

With 14 minutes on the clock Lopez went down and stayed down before being replaced by Harry Crawford with a shoulder injury.

The change did little to alter the tide of the game with Barnet becoming increasingly dominant and KMB again went close after playing a neat one-two with Villa.

Midway through the first-half the Bees struck when Kiddy failed to clear Cagodan’s cross and Villa pounced on the loose ball to scoop the ball into the net.

Kiddy reacted well to going behind and within a minute they were almost level when Graham Stack expertly denied Storer from range.

The pressure continued to build and after spending 25 minutes as a spectator Stack was called into action once more to turn Johnson’s low drive around the post.

Gash then had a golden opportunity to level but he somehow headed wide from just six-yards. 

Crawford had the last chance of the match when substitute Crawford latched onto KMB’s searching cross field ball and fired at goal where Lewis made the save. 

Barnet almost doubled their lead straight after the restart but Villa’s low shot was blocked off the line by Demitriou. 

The second period offered little in terms of goalmouth action with Barnet happy to soak up the Kidderminster pressure. 

The introduction of Joe Lolly with 71 minutes played increased the away side’s threat and he went close with Stack palming away a fierce shot with 15 minutes remaining.

Eight minutes were added on at the end due to a serious looking injury to Johnson and Villa was sent off half way through added time but the Bees held on to secure three points against a side who started the day second in the Skrill Premier.

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