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.

4:57pm

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.

 

4:51pm

Four minutes of time added on!

4:49pm

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

4:49pm

87- Penalty to Alfreton! 

Lewis fouls Akinde, so had already got past Dunkley.

4:45pm

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

4:43pm

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

4:38pm

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.

4:36pm

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

4:33pm

73- Michael Gash curls an effort wide.

4:33pm

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.

4:30pm

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.

4:28pm

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! 

4:26pm

65- Harriers have upped the tempo tempo here.

4:22pm

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

4:20pm

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

4:18pm

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

4:17pm

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

4:15pm

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

4:13pm

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

4:07pm

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

4:06pm

Alfreton make a change when Daniel Meadows replaces Chris Westwood.

3:49pm

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.

3:47pm

Booking for Gittings for a foul on Tom Shaw.

3:45pm

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.

3:41pm

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.

3:39pm

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

3:37pm

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

3:36pm

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'.

3:33pm

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

3:29pm

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.

3:26pm

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

3:25pm

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

3:24pm

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.

3:23pm

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.

3:20pm

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.

3:19pm

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

3:17pm

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.

3:16pm

17- goal! Gittings!

3:15pm

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.

3:13pm

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

3:12pm

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

3:10pm

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.

3:09pm

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

3:07pm

Gittings returns to the fray and looks okay to continue.

3:06pm

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.

3:05pm

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

3:04pm

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

3:03pm

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

3:02pm

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'.

2:59pm

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

2:51pm

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

 

2:42pm

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.

2:36pm

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

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

2:31pm

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

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

2:29pm

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

12:14pm

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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