LiveHarriers v Shrewsbury

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  • Harriers 1
  • Shrewsbury 1
  • Reece Styche fires Kidderminster ahead in the 18th minute
  • James Collins levels for Shrewsbury in the 72nd
  • FOLLOW the action as Harriers tackle Shrewsbury Town in a pre-season friendly tonight (7.45pm ko) with The Shuttle's live match updates


That is it! It was a decent work out for Harriers. Reece Styche stood out but Kevin Nicholson also did very well and played the entire game. We will see if Harriers sign him.

Thanks for sticking with me, I will be back for Saturday's final pre-season against Cheltenham.


87- Chance! Singh does well to  block Collins' far post header and Gowling clears before Mangan can pounce.


77- Reece Styche comes off and is replaced by Craig Reid.


Goal! Collins fires home a shot after good work Andy Mangan.


71- Reee Hales replaces Michael Gash.


70- Three changes for Shrewsbury. Off comes Keeper Callum Leutwiler for Callum Burton, Andy Mangan replaced Robinson and Ryan Woods replaces Lawrence.


69- Chance! Chey Dunkley heads over from a good Nicholson free-kick.


I have only just noticed Josh O'Keefe has replaced Aman Verma. 


60- Chey Dunkley is Kidderminster's second change, replacing Jamie Grimes.


55- Chance! Andy Robinson sees a free-kick deflected just over the bar, Shrewsbury are looking worry a leveller here.


Change for Harriers in the 50th minute, with Jake Green on for Jared Hodgkiss.


Second half is under way but go changes as yet.


That is the break. It has been a pretty good first half with Harriers coming out on top. Styche looks impressive and Verma and Obeng are bright.


41- Worry for Harriers as Gittings takes a knock on the knee but he is happy to continue.


40- Verma lofts the ball over over a defender. Obeng gives chase and manages to hook a cross into the goal mouth but Shrewsbury clear.


36- Close! Liam Lawrence sees a finely hit free-kick fly a fraction over the top right post.


36- Singh makes another regulation save from James Collins.


32- Harriers attack well and Gittings slides an effort wide.


29- From a corner, Gowling bullets a header wide at the far post.


28- Kevin Nicholson throws a cross in from deep but it's onto the top of the goal.


25- Singh saves from James Collins after Jordan Clarke won the ball off Jack Byrne.


Little Ahmed Obeng does very well to win the ball off Cameron Gayle and slip the ball to Styche. The striker's first effort is parried but the hitman pounces on the loose ball and fires home.


18- Goal! Styche!


17- A great ball from Nicholson finds Styche but the striker can't quite control the ball.


15- Corner to Harriers. Aman Verma's vicious shot must have taken a slight deflection wide. At the set piece, Josh Gowling nearly makes contact at the far post but Cameron Gayle just beats him to it.


13- It has been fairly tame so far but Torquay's Aaron Wildlg sees a shot fly over the bar.


9- Jack Byrne sees a long range effort blocked.


7- Torquay go on the attack, with Liam Lawrence fires a shot from the edge of the box but Jas Singh has it covered.


3- Reece Styche wins the ball and finds Michael Gash but his shot is blocked.



Among the starting line-up for Shrewsbury is ex-Harriers player Mickey Demetriou, who left Harriers in the summer.


Shrewsbury: Leutwiler, Gayle, Demetriou, Lawrence, Grandison, Knight-Percival, Clarke, Wildig, Collins, Robinson, Caton.

Subs: Burton, Goldspn, Mangan, Ellis, Vincent, Smith, Ginnelly, Woods.

Referee: Bobby Jones.


Nicholson, a former Torquay legend, is currently just training with Harriers. He is looking for a new club following his release The Gulls. 

Otherwise, Marvin Johnson misses out after his knock against Birmingham. Ahmed Obeng starts.


Harriers: Singh, Hodgkiss, Nicholson, Byrne, Gash, Styche, Obeng, Grimes, Verma, Gittings, Gowling.

Subs:  Lewis, Green, Dunkley, Reid, O'Keefe, Hales.


Good evening folks! I have arrived at Aggborough. It is a lovely evening  and Harriers have completed training. 

Among the Kidderminster ranks is former Torquay man Kevin Nicholson, who is training with Harriers.


Good afternoon folks, I will be back this evening with team news and build-up to tonight's friendly.


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