Harriers v Alfreton

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  • Harriers 1
  • Alfreton 3
  • Callum Gittings fires Harriers ahead in the 17th minute
  • Michael Wylde levels for Alfreton in the 52nd minute
  • Amari Morgan-Smith is sent off for two yellow cards
  • Wylde scores a second in the 67th
  • Jon Akinde scores 88th minute penalty for Alfreton
  • HARRIERS look to stretch their impressive unbeaten run at Aggborough when they take on Alfreton at 3pm
  • Follow all the action with The Shuttle's live match blog.


That is it! Harriers suffer their first home defeat since August.

They paid the price for not taking their chances in a dominant first half.

Morgan-Smith's sending off was then the turning point. Harriers have lost two league games in a row.



Four minutes of time added on!


Goal! Akinde rolls the shot into the bottom left corner!


87- Penalty to Alfreton! 

Lewis fouls Akinde, so had already got past Dunkley.


First change for Harriers as Anthony Malbpn replaces Lee Fowler in the 83rd minute.


81- Danny Lewis makes a good save to deny Akinde!


76- Free-kick to Harriers in a good position after a foul by Wylde.

Gash hits a thumping effort and Wornsop can only palm it away instinctively.


Close! Storer hammers an effort wide after good work by Gash and Gittings.


73- Michael Gash curls an effort wide.


71- What a miss! Akinde is clean through but shoots wide. Referee inexplicably gives a corner, even though the keeper did not touch the ball.


67- Goal! Harriers fall asleep and Michael Wylde scores after Harriers fail to clear a ball from the right.

That goal came directly from AMS's sending off.


66- AMS clumsily lunges into an Alfreton player. He picks up an injury and remains on the pitch but he is rightly shown a yellow card and is sent off! 


65- Harriers have upped the tempo tempo here.


60- Thengame has become stretched now. Gittings drives an effort straight at keeper.


59- AMS cuts in from left and fires in a shot that Wornsop dives to keep out at the base of his near post.


56- Corner to Alfreton after good work by Dan Bradley. Shaw's delivery is too long though.


55- So close! AMS wins a corner. Gash's header at the far post comes of Darren Kempson for another corner.


Oh dear! A slip by Danny Lewis, who missed a cross, allows Michael Wylde to fire the ball into the empty net. 


50 Joe Lolley is booked for kicking out but he was surrounded by a host of Alfreton players, who were getting very close.


46- So close! Jackman crosses from the right and Demetriou nips in before the keeper but fires wide.


Alfreton make a change when Daniel Meadows replaces Chris Westwood.


49- Harriers defend a free-kick and head into the break ahead. It is a scrappy affair, with Alfreton doing their best to disrupt the home side.


Booking for Gittings for a foul on Tom Shaw.


45- Joe Lolley races free bit takes a touch too much and the chance goes begging. The winger was probably offside but the assistant ref missed it.


42- Gash does well to win a corner.

Storer plays in a great ball across the box bit none of his teammates can make contact with it.


40- Mike Gash holds up ball well bit his pass is straight at keeper, with Jackman free on the right.


38- Alfreton are flying in to tackles here. A late Bradley Wood catches Lolley, but the young hitman is okay.


35- Alfreton are trying not to make it easy for Harriers but they are lucky not to have a player sent off after the robust Fenton fouls Demetriou and walks away from the incident as quickly as he can. The referee gives him a gesture which seems to say 'I've got my eyes on you'.


34- It has gone a bit flat in last few minutes. 


29- Callum Gittings tracks back to win the ball off Conor Franklin, who goes down. Gittings is told off by the ref, while Law bellows for a yellow.


28- Joe Lolley picks up the all 30-yards out on the right. Cuts in and steers a good shot just wide. Wow! 


26- Tom Shaw, formally of the Aggborough parish, drives forward but fires a speculative effort over the bar.


25- Alfreton have to come out and actually attack to get anything from this game. Akinde can hold up ball well but he has little support.


23- Another silly booking for Alfreton, who have decided the best way to get back into the game is to have all their players sent off! Dan Bradley is shown a yellow for a late challenge on Storer.


20- A cynical challenge by Nick Fenton for a block on Gittings is rightly rewarded with a yellow. 

AMS is also booked for shoving Fenton.


John Akinde has a thankless task on his own today and to make matters worse he is booked for a foul on Storer.


Lovely run by Amari Morgan-Smith, who finds Gittings on the left. The midfielder fires in a good effort which ricochets off the insidelf far post and nestles in the back of the net.


17- goal! Gittings!


16- Joe Lolley wins a corner from a good Storer pass.

It is quite windy and Storer plays ball in low. Gittings fires just wide.


14- Akinde wins a corner when chasing down a long ball. Harriers defend it though.


Alfreton have sat back and surrended possession almost completely. Lee Fowler has never had so much space in the centre circle.


11- Nearly an absolute beauty from Fowler, who spots keeper Worsnop off his line and tries to chip him. The ball drifts away but good effort.


10- Joe Lolley is just offside. Good ball from Gowling too.


Gittings returns to the fray and looks okay to continue.


6- Callum Gittings battles for the ball but goes down and looks as thigh he has hurt his left arm. Physio Gavin Crowe rushes out to test the midfield dynamo.


6- Lolley cuts in from right again and sees a shot deflected wide. Harriers cannot make corner tell.


3- Akinde powers into the box for a chance but Jackman blocks well.


3- Chance! Joe Lolley drags a shot from the edge box just wide.


Alfreton have come for a point with just John Akinde up front. This game may well be a test of Harriers' patience as the away side 'park the bus'.


Harriers will be keen to avenge losing 3-1 in Derbyshire in August, a game where Kiddy created enough chances to win five games.


A change in Harriers' formation, with Jackman playing right back and Gittings restored to midfield.



Well, it looks as though Callum Gittings might play at right back, instead of the suspended Lee Vaughan.

It seems a slightly odd choice with Mickey Demetriou and Danny Jackman in the starting line.

Lee Fowler and Kyle Storer are back in the side.


Alfreton: Worsnop, Wood, Franklin, Kempson, Wylde, Fenton, Westwood, Bradley, Shaw, Rowe-Turner, Akinde.

Subs: Taylor, Meadows, Clayton, Wishart, McFadzean.


Harriers: Lewis, Demetriou, Storer, Dunkley, Fowler, Gash, Jackman, Gittings, Lolley, Morgan-Smith, Gowling.

Subs: Tolley, Malbon, Grimes, Dance, N Naughan.


With Lee Vaughan serving a one game suspension, the big question is who will come in? Will Danny Jackman move from midfield to RB?


Good afternoon folks, I will be back from 2pm with all the news from Aggborough ahead of this afternoon's Skrill Premier match.


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