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Harriers v Peterborough
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- Harriers 0
- Peterborough 0
- HARRIERS take on Peterborough United in the FA Cup Third Round at Aggborough this afternoon (3pm ko)
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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.
90+3 So close! Olejnik spills a corner and Gowling smashes in a shot but Mark Little blocks.
90+1 Free-kick to Harriers as Gash is fouled.
Byrne runs over the wall and Gash's hit rises too high.
Three minutes of added time!
More excitement as Olejnik spills a Vaughan cross before diving on it.
88- Well, that was simply incredible. There was an almighty scramble and the ball crashed off the woodwork twice.
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!
85- Byrne is booked for a foul on Tomlin.
85- Today's attendance is 3,858 with 858 away fans.
83- Lewis to the rescue! Lewis tips over Assombalonga's header.
81-Borough win a corner. Storer and Gowling both block and Newell shoots wide.
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.
75- Harriers are pushed back into their box but Anderson's poor pass gives them a goal kick.
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.
69- Anthony Malbon is Harriers' final change as he replaces AMS.
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.
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?
63 Second change for Harriers. Lee Fowler has produced several poor passes and he is hauled off and replaced by Jack Byrne.
61- Posh pass the ball around but Anderson puts ball it of
60- Great block by Gowling, who dives to get in the way of Newell's shot.
58- Peterborough are seeing more of the ball at the moment. Gash lofts a ball forward.
55- Newell tries his luck from distance but his shot is wide.
52- Good corner from Storer looks as though it is swinging towards goal and Olejnik saves.
51- Callum Gittings has picked up an injury and is replaced by Jack Dyer, who is making his debut on loan from Burton.
49- Lolley leads a counter attack and finds Gash? His low shot from edge of the box is saved.
47- Save! Lewis does brilliantly to get a hand to Assomabolanga'/s bullet header.
That came from a well worked short corner.
United have started the second half well and are monopolising the ball.
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.
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.
43- Lee Vaughan does well to head Tomlin's corner away at near post.
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.
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.
38- Lee Vaughan does very well to drive down the right, ride some challenge and get into the box but Posh eventually clear.
37- Kyle Storer is given a telling off for a foul on Newell.
Surely Harriers must score soon. Olejnik has been forced to make several good saves, while Kiddy have also hit the woodwork.
33- Another chance! Lolley put races the visiting defence to latch onto a long ball but Olejnik is equal to his shot.
31- Danny Jackman has a rare attack down the left but his cross is straight to a United player.
30- Lee Vaughan crosses despite the close attention of United but his ball is too long.
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.
27- Lee Fowler catches Tomlin from behind. To be fair, the Harriers man won the ball and is given a warning.
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.
22- Josh Gowling does very well standing up to Assombalonga as he runs into box. So far the defence looks solid.
22- Peterborough are probably shading possession at the moment but Harriers are very dangerous on the break.
20- Danny Lewis gets down to save a regulation shot from Assombalonga.
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.
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.
Lee Vaughan drives into the box and goes down too easily. He is rightly booked.
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.
9- Lolley nearly finds AMS with a lovely pass but a United player just gets to it.
7- Harriers break and Lolley races past a slew of players before a United finally stops him in his tracks.
6- posh win a corner thanks to the tenacity of Shaun Jeffers, who got the better of Jackman.
4- Joe Newell pounces on a loose pass from Demetriou but Lee Vaughan wins it back with a firm but fair challenge.
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.
So close! Lolley drives in from right and sees a cross deflect off a defender and the bar before going behind.
The players walk out to a rapturous applause. This is a special ocassion for Harriers. Can the team live up to it?
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.
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.
Peterborough: Olejnik, Little, Nithe, Bostwick, Brisley, Tomlin, Anderson, Payne, Newell, Jeffers, Assombalonga.
Subs: Day, Knight-Percival, Swanson, Carthy, Marshall, Conlon, McCann.
Harriers: Lewis, L Vaughan, Demetriou, Storer, Fowler, Gash, Jackman, Gittings, Lolley, Morgan-Smith, Gowling.
Subs not: Byrne, Malbon, Johnson, Angus, Grimes, N Vaughan, Dyer.
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.
Good afternoon Harriers fans! With 55 minutes to go the ground is already filling up ahead of the action.
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