LITTLETON enjoyed an excellent pre-season victory on Saturday as they defeated a youthful Kidderminster Harriers 2-0.
A crowd of 250 enjoyed the win against the Conference Premier visitors, which was an ideal way for the Midland Football League Division One side to begin their preparations for the 2014/15 campaign.
An even first 20 minutes was contested as Harriers were restricted to long range efforts at goal and it was the hosts who broke the deadlock on 25 minutes when right back Matty Chambers produced a precision pass to Stuart Hall, who controlled the ball on his chest and lobbed the keeper from the edge of the box.
Harriers were then reduced to ten men after a two-footed tackle by their young midfielder saw him red-carded.
Many substitutions were made in the second half as Littleton gave all 22 players a run out and the home team dominated the second period as the extra man advantage told.
Their pressure finally paid off on 75 minutes when new signing James Schembri slotted home after a neat build-up.
There is a feel-good factor around Littleton at the moment and hopes are high that the new season will be one to savour.
After the match Littleton staged their belated presentations for the 2013/14 season and goalkeeper Haydn Whitcombe was named Supporters’ Player of the Season and Players’ Player, whilst Stuart Hall and Callum Clarke were the Manager’s joint Players of the Season.
Former Littleton and Harriers star Joe Lolley – now plying his trade at Championship outfit Huddersfield Town – was present at the match and he donated a signed Huddersfield shirt to the club which will be mounted in the clubhouse.
Littleton’s next friendlies see them host Perrywood on July 19 before visiting Bewdley Town on July 25 and Evesham United on July 29.