KIDDERMINSTER Harriers are out of the Buildbase FA Trophy after being humbled 1-0 at Northern Premier, South East Division side Stamford AFC.

Harriers dominated the ball and the majority of the night’s chances – though few clear-cut - but an early goal from Stamford’s Rob Morgan and some solid, determined defending was enough to secure the victory for the side who play two divisions below Harriers.

The Reds slumped out of the Trophy at the first time of asking – just as they did in the FA Cup this term with an upset at Alvechurch – leaving them with just National League North action to focus on.

This all came just days after a tremendous showing to pick up three points at Gateshead.

Boss Russ Penn admits the opposition were good value for their win.

“Of course, we’re bitterly disappointed as we wanted to progress in the competition,” he said.

“Especially with the bye in the next round.

“Full credit to Stamford, I’m not going to take anything away from them – they had a game plan and they executed it very well.

“You have to come to these places and do a job; we haven’t done a job today and that’s the disappointing thing.”