LiveFULL-TIME: Dover 0, Harriers 1

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  • Dover 0
  • Harriers 1
  • Jack Byrne fires Harriers ahead in the 51st minute
  • FOLLOW the action as Harriers tackle Dover in Kent this afternoon (3pm ko) with The Shuttle's live match updates.


It is over! Harriers win 1-0 and stretch their unbeaten start to the Vanarama Conference to six games. Another solid display by Kiddy, who also has the game's best chances.


Chance! A low free-kick from Craig Reid curls around the wall and Walker dives to put it behind for a corner.


Final change for Harriers as Callum Gittings replaces Johnson.


Six minutes of time added on.


90- The home fans look incensed as a cross from Nanetti seems to hit Jared Hodgkiss on the arm but no penalty is given. 


87- Harriers defend a Cogan free-kick well. They have looked comfortable against Dover. 



Second change for Kiddy in the 85th minute as Craig Reid is replaced by Reece Styche.


Second change for Kiddy in the 85th minute as Craig Reid is replaced by Reece Styche.


84- A break in play as Jack Byrne receives treatment. He should be okay to continue.


Final change for Dover, as Liam Bellamy is on for Chris Kinnear.


79- Danger for the Reds as Jake Reid races into the box and goes down easily under pressure from Gowling but the referee ignores Dover's plea for a penalty. The striker looked as though he fell over.


Second change for Dover as Jake Reid replaces Elder.


74- Nanetti is trying to inject some pace into the hosts and he delivers a cross from the left that Lewis takes comfortably.


73- Chris Nanetti drives forward down the left wing but his shot was blocked by Storer. 


72- Storer tries to pick out Gash on the right but the ball goes behind for a Dover GK.

Generally, Harriers are looking in control and more of the ball. 


Attendance is 833. 


68 Change for Dover. Tom Wynter is replaced by attack Christian Nanetti.


65- Corner to Harriers. Nicholson swings it in and Gowling heads over at the far post.


Change for Harriers as Michael Gash replaces Nathan Blissett.


I have only just realised that Gary Whild is not at the game but is in fact at the hotel in Dover under the weather. Mark Creighton is in charge this afternoon.


55- A weird one. The referee Dean Treleaven is injured with fourth official Paul Johnsln taking over. There is also a plea for a qualified referee to be fourth referee.


Harriers break well and from Kyle Storer's cross, Jack Byrne chests and ball and volley home!


Goal! Byrne! Harriers 1-0 up!


51- Cogan delivers a free-kick from the right but Danny Lewis pounces on the ball


50- Josh Gowling booked for fouling Barry Cogan.


The second half is underway. 


That is the break! Harriers have looked dangerous and times and had the better chances but Dover have had more possession. Gary Whild will want his side to push put more and be more clinical but they can certainly take all three points back to Worcestershire.


Nathan Elder stoops to meet a Cogan free-kick but his header is easy for Lewis.


Free kick to Dover 25yds out after Grimes fouls Payne.

Barry Cogan delivers from the right but Grimes heads away.


We have had a quiet period in terms of chances. Both teams have had possession but nothing has come of it.


Jack Byrne drives forward and lets fly. Chris Kinnear blocks and his effort is deflected wide. 

From the corner, Grimes heads on and Blissett nods off target.


Verma receives treatment from Gavin Crowe and he looks okay to continue.


30- Aman Verma looks as though he need treatment but the games goes on and Danny Lewis takes a decent cross from Craig Stone.


28- Dover have had more of the ball in the last five minutes but Harriers have been fairly comfortable.


25- Jame Grimes neary mis cues a cross from Tom Wynter but Kevin Nicholson is there to clear the danger.


23- Phew! Barry Cogan's free-kick is headed off target by Orlu but Matt Lock gets another touch but ball still goes out for a goal kick.


20- Harriers are on top now but they need to convert chances into goals.


19- Chance! Superb effort by Craig Reid! He races into box from Kyle Storer's astute lofted pass. The striker unleashes a lovely volley but Walker does well to save.


17- Johnson pops up on the left and slides in a low cross but keeper Mitch Walker is alert to the danger.


15- Harriers carve out a good attack. Jack Byrne drives 20-yards and slips the ball to Nathan Blissett on the right side of the box. The bit forward has time to pick his spot but fires over the bar. 


14- From a Dover free-kick, Danny Lewis comfortably takes Richard Orlu's on target header.


12- Both teams looking to create chances and have a go. Danny Lewis comes out to take ball as Stefan Payne leaps to control Barry Cogan's pass.


9- Johnson looks lively again. He races onto a Nicholson long ball and wins a corner. Storer takes it short to Nichsolon big his cross is cleared.


8- Chance for Dover! Matt Lock crosses from the right and Nathan Elder headers over the bar. 


18- Craig Reid holds up the ball and finds Aman Verma, who fires a right footed shot across goal. 


5- Corner to Harriers. Kyle Storer swings it in but Jamie Grimes is judged to have fouled Craig Stone at the far post.


3- Tom Bonner flashes a first time 25yd effort wide. Not a bad hit and it fizzes a few feet Danny Lewis' right hand post.


1- Marvin Johnson makes a good run centrally and then pops up on the right. He tries to win a corner but it coms off hom for a goal-kick.


We are under way!


Dover hand a debut to Tom Bonner. He replaces Yado Mambo in defence. Christian Nanetti drops to the bench for Barry Cogan.


Two changes for Harriers. Jamie Grimes, sporting a skin head after having his head shaved for a good cause, play in central defence. Aman Verma replace Callum Gittings in midfield. 


Dover: Walker, Stone, Wynter, Kinnear, Orlu, Elder, Cogan, Lock, Payne, Sterling, Bonner.

Subs: Bellamy, Reid, Deverdics, Mambo, Nanetti.

Referee: Dean Treleaven.


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

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


Remember, Harriers are definitely without the suspended Chey Dunkley, with Jamie Grimes set to start in central defence.


Dover have signed Cambridge defender Tom Bonner on loan until January and is set to start against Harriers this afternoon.


I have arrived at Crabble Road in good time for today's match. Harriers stayed overnight so won't be feeling the effects of a 200 mile trip in the morning so should be fresh. No sign of players at this early stage.


Good morning Harriers fans. I am about to set off for Dover but will be online from 2pm with the build-up to Harriers' latest Vanarama Conference clash.


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