Fans team has day to remember

Action from Harriers fans team's day at Aggborough.

Action from Harriers fans team's day at Aggborough.

First published in Blue Square Premier

HUNDREDS flocked to Aggborough on Saturday to watch and take part in Harriers fans’ teams day.

The team marked the end of the football season by taking on other supporters sides from across the country.

With the fans using 52 players over the course of the season, they was able to split the big squad into three teams and ensure an entertaining day of football.

Harriers boss Steve Burr also made an impressive cameo, playing for an hour in the 0-0 draw against a team representing AFC Telford.

In the second game, they went down 3-2 to Forever Bury, with Jon Taylor and Richard Hall on target for the Harriers side.

The fans’ team tasted victory in game number three, when they saw off a Stoke City supporters side 2-1 thanks to a brace from Lewis Pountney.

The Harriers Trust Sunday league team then ended a successful day by drawing 4-4 Boing FC, who are West Bromwich Albion’s supporters team.

The tournament also raised £1,600 which will be donated to the club.

Mark Connolly, who helped to organise the tournament and manages the fans team, said: “It was a fantastic day and everybody enjoyed themselves.

“The games were played in the right spirit and we also managed to raise some cash for Kidderminster Harriers.”

The team also held their end-of-season awards with Steve Thomas named players’ player and top goal-scorer of the season, while Richard Millington clubman-of-the-year.

Meanwhile, the team are gearing up for the IFA Supporters Cup semi-final against Motherwell.

The game is set to be played at a neutral venue in Preston on Saturday, June 16.

Last season’s finalists reached the last four with a 4-1 win over Hull at the start of May.

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