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Harriers' 1987 FA Trophy winners are reunited

Wyre Forest | Sport | Published:

Kidderminster Harriers' only-ever FA Trophy winning team have been reunited at Aggborough 25 years on from their part in the club's triumph.

Kidderminster Harriers' only-ever FA Trophy winning team have been reunited at Aggborough 25 years on from their part in the club's finest hour.

John Barton, Colin Youngjohns, Paul 'Ocker' Davies, Colin Brazier, Mick Tuohy, Dave Reynolds, Kim Casey and boss Graham Allner were all present.

They watched a re-run of Harriers' famous victory over Burton Albion at a function staged by the Kidderminster Harriers Independent Supporters Trust.

The players and boss Allner then answered questions from the 50 or so fans in attendance last night about the final, which went to a replay at the Hawthorns.

The trip to Wembley ended in a goalless draw with Burton Albion so they met again three days later, with Harriers breaking the Brewers' hearts in extra-time.

They would reach the final again in 1991, 1995 and 2007 but have never lifted the trophy since that night on 12 May 1987 in front of 15,685 spectators.

Davies scored twice to seal Harriers' greatest cup success and was welcomed back as a hero, along with the club's most successful manager in Allner.

Other members of the 1987 side included Martin Woodall, who is now living in Australia, and Clive Boxall, who couldn't attend due to his father being ill.

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Boxall said: "Please send my regards to all those that have organised the event, the players, the boss and the supporters.

"I remember the game as if it were yesterday, the Kiddy fans were brilliant and the atmosphere was absolutely electric.

"I knew we were going to win, it was just meant to be. It was appropriate that 'Ocker' should score both goals.

"My only real contribution was an incredible tackle on my own player Colin Brazier in the second-half, his fault not mine.

"Great team, great mates, great management, great support, great days."

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