LiveMacclesfield v Harriers

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Summary

  • Macclesfield 0
  • Harriers 0
  • FOLLOW all the action from Harriers' Vanarama Conference clash at Macclesfield with The Shuttle's live match updates.

4:54pm

That is it! Harriers pushed hard late on but could not make the vital breakthrough. Kidderminster were not quite as sharp going forward as they had been in the previous two games but this is a decent point away from home. Once again, they looked very solid and very comfortable at the back. 

They will be looking for all three points on Monday when Steve Burr brings Chester to Aggborough. I will be back to provide for the Bank Holiday action then.

4:50pm

Chaos in Macc's box as Harriers push. Obeng sees an effort blocked and Grimes heads the wrong way but Gash fouls the keeper to break up play.

4:49pm

90+1 Gash twists onto Obeng's pass and fires in a deflected sort for a corner.

Storer's delivery is headed away.

4:47pm

Four minutes of time added on! 

4:47pm

90- Reece Styche tries an effort from distance but it's quite wide.

4:41pm

83- Chance! Reece Styche heads a glorious chance over the bar from close range.

4:40pm

82- Harriers a bit lucky here. Gnahoua cuts in from the right and his effort hits Nicholson on the arm. The defender did nothing wrong, his arm was by his side, but you do see those given.

4:37pm

80- Lewis makes a comfortable save from a Waide Fairhurst right-footed effort. 

4:35pm

78- Danny Lewis rushes out and smothers the ball as Scott Barrow charges into the box.

4:34pm

77- Free-kick to Macc after a push by Nicholson on Moke. 

Turnbull's free-kick is cleared by Harriers.

4:33pm

75- Good defending by Dunkley in the right back position. He is not fooled by Lavelle-Moore's trickery.

4:27pm

70- Gash on for Blissett. Styche on for Reid. 

4:25pm

68- Reece Styche and Michael Gash are taking off their training gear and preparing to come on. 

4:22pm

65- Macclesfield survive another assault by Harriers and try to hit Kiddy on the break but Josh Gowling makes a well timed challenge on Lavelle-Moore.

4:20pm

First change for Harriers as Marvin Johnson is replaced by Ahmed Obeng in the 63rd minute.

4:19pm

62- The home fans cry out in desperation for a penalty as a shot from Gnahoua hits Gowling on the arm. There was nothing Harriers' captain could have done and the referee waves play on.

4:15pm

57- Chance! Blissett drives with purpose down the left and delivers a cross that has Taylor forced to tip it wide.

4:14pm

First change for Silkmen as Malachi Lavelle-Moore replaces David Gonzalez Dia in the 57th minute.

4:14pm

54- Johnson is scythed down by Paul Lewis.

4:11pm

54-More pressure from the away team forces a corner but Macclesfield survive.

4:10pm

63- Chance! Reid passes to Grimes in the box and gets the ball back he then fizzes a cross across the face of goal from a tight angle. A decent effort! 

4:09pm

52- Harriers doing all the pressing but still no chances.

4:06pm

48- Corner to Harriers.

Storer's delivery is cleared at near post.

4:03pm

The second half is underway!

3:48pm

45+2 That is the break. Harriers have looked solid but have not really found their passing game. At times they have looked dangerous but have yet to really test Macc keeper Rhys Taylor. 

3:43pm

43- Blissett wins a free-kick. Nicholson puts the ball across the face of goal but a stretching Gowling puts it wide.

3:41pm

42- Aman Verma sees some space and goes for goal. The midfielder drifts in from the right and lefts fly with a left-footed shot from 20-yard that he drags just wide of the post.

3:40pm

41- Chance for Macclesfield. Fairhurst does well to hold up ball in the box but Waterfall fires wide.

3:38pm

38- More good hold up play from Blissett, who earns a corner. From the set piece, Grimes is trying a fire home the ball at the far post only for Andy Halls to make a very good clearance.

3:36pm

36- Chance! Hodgkiss spots a gap and threads a pass for Reid to chance. The striker is on it quick as a flash but his effort is saved by Taylor.

3:32pm

32- Aman Verma drives down the right and it looks as though he puts the ball put of play but the ref blows for a corner. 

Unfortunately, Nicholson's delivery is cleared at the near post.

3:30pm

30- The last five minutes have been uneventful. Nicholson saw a long range attempt changed down but that is about it 

3:26pm

25- Good tracking back by Johnson who keeps on Arthur Gnahoua and wins the ball with a tackle from behind. 

Chance! Turnbull delivers a great ball, which scythes through Harriers' defence and goes behind for a GK.

3:23pm

23- Free-kick to Macc after a push by Grimes on Waide Fairhurst.

Turnbull plays it to Andy Halls but his cross is headed wide by Waterfall aimlessly.

3:21pm

21- Kevin Nicholson digs out the ball which is too deep and flies put of play.

3:19pm

19- Johnson runs the length of the pitch after swapping passes with Grimes to win a throw in for Kiddy near Macc's area. 

3:14pm

14- Harriers are edging possession and pushing forward. They have looked quite bright but have not created any clear cut chances as yet. 

3:10pm

10- Nice move by Kiddy. Verma sweeps the ball to Grimes, who slips Johnson doesn't the left. The winger's cross is an awkward height and keeper Rhys Taylor is forced into action to take it.

3:09pm

9- Blissett does well to get free on the left and finds Grimes in the box but the midfielder cannot take control of the ball. 

3:06pm

7- Macc win a corner but Aman Verma heads away.

3:06pm

6- Kyle Storer is straight onto a wayward pass and drives forward but he is crowded out on edge of box.

3:04pm

4- Blissett drives down the right and his cross wins a corner. 

Kevin Nicholson delivers it deep but the ref blows for a foul as Chey Dunkley is judged it have pushed Luke Waterfall.

3:03pm

3- Jared Hodgkiss has the ball on the right but his attempted ass over the top goes out for a home GK.

3:00pm

Macc kick off and they play a long ball out for a Kiddy goal-kick.

3:00pm

Here we go! 

3:00pm

Here we go! 

2:57pm

Having a discussion about the last time Harriers kept four clean sheets at the start of the season with the BBC's Steve Miller. After a quick look at Statto's Harriers website, they kept clean sheets in the first three league games of the 1978-79 season but drew 2-2 in game number four. But they did play a number of cup games among those league matches.

2:54pm

Gary Whild has a very good record as Harriers boss with just one loss in 16 since taking over. Away from home, he has yet to lose. Kiddy have won just one and drew six on their travels.

2:41pm

New Macc signings Will Haining and Domaine Rouse are on the bench for the hosts. 

Harriers' rivals make one change, with David Gonzalez Diaz in for Danny Whitaker.

2:36pm

Correction folks, with two two games in three days, manager Gary Whil is shuffling his pack and has decided to rest Byrne ahead of the home clash against Chester. 

2:33pm

Sorry for my lateness folks, I was stuck on the car park known as the M6. But I have arrived just in time for the team news. 

2:26pm

Just one change for Harriers as Jack Byrne misses out because of injury and the versatile Jamie Grimes (who is usually a centre back or left-back) is drafted into midfield.

2:25pm

Maccesfield: Taylor, Halls, Barrow, Waterfall, Pilkington, Turnbull, Lewis, Fairhurst, Moke, Gnahoua, Gonzalez Diaz.

Subs: Cowan, Haining, Rouse, Branagan, Lavelle-Moore.

2:21pm

Harriers: Lewis, Hodgkiss, Storer, Dunkley, Johnson, Reid, Blissett, Grimes, Verma, Nicholson, Gowling.

Subs: Gash, Styche, Obeng, Gittings, Singh.

10:07am

Morning folks. I will return from 2pm with all the build-up to Harriers' clash at Moss Rose, followed by live match updates.

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