Harriers v Peterborough

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  • HARRIERS take on Peterborough United in the FA Cup Third Round at Aggborough this afternoon (3pm ko)
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4:55pm

It is over! Somehow a breathlessly entertaining game ended goalless. Both sides had their chances but at least Harriers are still in tomorrow's draw, with the replay on Jan 14 at United.

4:50pm

90+3 So close! Olejnik spills a corner and Gowling smashes in a shot but Mark Little blocks.

4:48pm

90+1 Free-kick to Harriers as Gash is fouled.

Byrne runs over the wall and Gash's hit rises too high. 

4:47pm

Three minutes of added time! 

More excitement as Olejnik spills a Vaughan cross before diving on it.

4:46pm

88- Well, that was simply incredible. There was an almighty scramble and the ball crashed off the woodwork twice.

4:44pm

How did Peterborough not score? Tomlin's free-kick the woodwork. Then twice United hit the bar and twice Harriers's goal leads a charmed life in the safe of 10 seconds. Incredible! 

4:42pm

85- Byrne is booked for a foul on Tomlin.

4:41pm

85- Today's attendance is 3,858 with 858 away fans.

4:40pm

83- Lewis to the rescue! Lewis tips over Assombalonga's header.

4:38pm

81-Borough win a corner. Storer and Gowling both block and Newell shoots wide.

4:35pm

77- Nithe cuts in from the left and earns a free-kick to Posh. 

The ball is played short to Bostwick, who firs it high over the bar.

4:31pm

75- Harriers are pushed back into their box but Anderson's poor pass gives them a goal kick. 

4:30pm

74- Harriers break and Lolley's lopping effort is guided behind for a corner.

Michael Bostwick is booked for a foul on Gash in the build-up.

 

4:27pm

69- Anthony Malbon is Harriers' final change as he replaces AMS.

4:25pm

67- United have had lots of the ball but may of their efforts have been from distance. Jack Payne sees an effort hit high over the bar.

4:21pm

63- What a miss! Kyle Storer's brilliant pass releases Lee Vaughan but with just keeper to beat to hits it well wide. Was that Harriers'. Big chance?

4:19pm

63 Second change for Harriers. Lee Fowler has produced several poor passes and he is hauled off and replaced by Jack Byrne.

4:18pm

61- Posh pass the ball around but Anderson puts ball it of 

pass stupidly.

4:16pm

60- Great block by Gowling, who dives to get in the way of Newell's shot.

4:15pm

58- Peterborough are seeing more of the ball at the moment. Gash lofts a ball forward.

4:11pm

55- Newell tries his luck from distance but his shot is wide.

4:10pm

52- Good corner from Storer looks as though it is swinging towards goal and Olejnik saves.

4:08pm

51- Callum Gittings has picked up an injury and is replaced by Jack Dyer, who is making his debut on loan from Burton.

4:05pm

49- Lolley leads a counter attack and finds Gash? His low shot from edge of the box is saved.

4:04pm

47- Save! Lewis does brilliantly to get a hand to Assomabolanga'/s bullet header. 

That came from a well worked short corner.

4:03pm

United have started the second half well and are monopolising the ball.

3:55pm

45+1 - Corner to Posh bit the ball is headed away and the whistle blows for half time.

Harriers have been excellent but the score is 0-0 and game could go either way. 

They will need to produce another brilliant second half to stun the League One side.

3:45pm

45- Anderson goes down very easily under pressure from Storer. Lee Fowler points to him in what looks like a warning from the Harriers man.

3:43pm

43- Lee Vaughan does well to head Tomlin's corner away at near post.

3:41pm

42- Save! Danny Lewis dives to his right to get a hand to Tomlin's free-kick which arced over the wall and away headi for bottom corner.

3:40pm

40- Corner to Harriers. But Harriees get it wrong and Lee Tomlin runs the length of the pitch before Jackman blocks him off clumsily and gets a booking for his trouble.

3:38pm

38- Lee Vaughan does very well to drive down the right, ride some challenge and get into the box but Posh eventually clear.

3:37pm

37- Kyle Storer is given a telling off for a foul on Newell.

3:34pm

Surely Harriers must score soon. Olejnik has been forced to make several good saves, while Kiddy have also hit the woodwork.

3:33pm

33- Another chance! Lolley put races the visiting defence to latch onto a long ball but Olejnik is equal to his shot. 

3:31pm

31- Danny Jackman has a rare attack down the left but his cross is straight to a United player.

3:29pm

30- Lee Vaughan crosses despite the close attention of United but his ball is too long.

3:28pm

28- Newell's free-kick is a poor one and allows Lolley to drive forward. Every time he is on the ball Harriers look very dangerous.

3:26pm

27- Lee Fowler catches Tomlin from behind. To be fair, the Harriers man won the ball and is given a warning.

3:25pm

24- Andersn breaks down the right for Posh and Storer clears across the face of his box, luckily the ball is away from any danger.

3:22pm

22- Josh Gowling does very well standing up to Assombalonga as he runs into box. So far the defence looks solid.

3:21pm

22- Peterborough are probably shading possession at the moment but Harriers are very dangerous on the break.

3:19pm

20- Danny Lewis gets down to save a regulation shot from Assombalonga.

3:19pm

19- Let off for Harriers. Assombalonga rides several challenges on the left and finds Jeffers, who passes to Tomlin. 

The striker lofts his shot over the bar.

3:16pm

16- Joe Lolley cuts in from the right and sees a shot blocked by a defender. The young winger is really up for this game.

3:13pm

Lee Vaughan drives into the box and goes down too easily. He is rightly booked.

3:12pm

11- So close! Lee Vaughan smashes in a fine shot which the keeper Bobby Olejnik gets a hand to. 

Gash heads goalwards but Mark Kgoshi Nithe heads it off line.

3:08pm

9- Lolley nearly finds AMS with a lovely pass but a United player just gets to it. 

3:07pm

7- Harriers break and Lolley races past a slew of players before a United finally stops him in his tracks.

3:06pm

6- posh win a corner thanks to the tenacity of Shaun Jeffers, who got the better of Jackman.

3:05pm

4- Joe Newell pounces on a loose pass from Demetriou but Lee Vaughan wins it back with a firm but fair challenge.

3:02pm

There is an absolutely cracking atmosphere and the fans are nearly off their feet as Gittings drives forward but he can't quite get the ball under control.

3:01pm

So close! Lolley drives in from right and sees a cross deflect off a defender and the bar before going behind.

3:00pm

We're off! 

2:57pm

The players walk out to a rapturous applause. This is a special ocassion for Harriers. Can the team live up to it?

2:49pm

Peterborough may have a poor travelling record but the League One side boast 17-goal hitman Britt Assombalonga. He will be supported by former Rushden and Diamond play maker Lee Tomlin. 

2:39pm

There are two changes for Harriers. Mickey Demetriou is back in central defence because of Chey Dunkley's suspension. Lee Fowler comes in central midfield.

2:32pm

Peterborough: Olejnik, Little, Nithe, Bostwick, Brisley, Tomlin, Anderson, Payne, Newell, Jeffers, Assombalonga.

Subs: Day, Knight-Percival, Swanson, Carthy, Marshall, Conlon, McCann.

 

2:29pm

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

Subs not: Byrne, Malbon, Johnson, Angus, Grimes, N Vaughan, Dyer.

2:20pm

The hard work of fans and groundstaff has paid off. There are a few muddy patches in the box and another near the home end but otherwise it looks okay. It may not be the most conducive for flowing football though.

2:05pm

Good afternoon Harriers fans! With 55 minutes to go the ground is already filling up ahead of the action.

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