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Summary

  • Peterborough 2
  • Harriers 3
  • Tommy Rowe fires Pish ahead in the 24th minute
  • Michael Gash levels and Jack Byrne fires Harriers ahead
  • Assombalonga penalty levels for United but Joe Lolley replies instantly with long range stunner
  • HARRIERS take on League One Peterborough in the FA Cup Third Round replay this evening (7.45pm ko)
  • Follow the action with The Shuttle's live match updates.

9:37pm

The home fans urge their team to attack but it is rather aimless from United, who looked stunned.

9:36pm

Four minutes of time added on.

9:35pm

Lolley is applauded by Harriers fans when he is rreplaced by Jack Dyer. If this is his final contribution in a Harriers shirt, he may have written his name into the hearts of the fans forever more.

9:32pm

86- Gowling heads a corner away. 

But a shot deflects off Demetriou for a second but Harriers survive.

9:31pm

It is all Peterborough now. Harriers having to defend resolutely.

9:29pm

Chance! Jeffers leaps for a high ball but his header loops over.

9:28pm

84- Lolley raids again but win a phalanx ahead of him he passes to Gash. The striker fires wide.

9:27pm

If Harriers win this game, it would be a brilliant way for Lolley to sign off for Kidderminster.

9:25pm

Ten minutes left.

9:21pm

Incredible! Joe Lolley beat Olejnik with a stunning 25-yard effort to put Harriers ahead again! 

9:20pm

Goal! Lolley! 

9:19pm

Assombalonga slots the penalty into bottom left corner to make it 2–2.

The striker was fouled in the by Lee Vaughan but it looked a soft decision.

9:18pm

Penalty to Posh! 

9:15pm

Save! Danny Lewis gets everything behind Danny Swanson's powerful goal blind shot.

9:15pm

We've got 20 minutes left and Harriers are going to have to defend like their lives depend on it as Posh pile on the pressure.

9:11pm

65- Good defending by Jackman, who blocks Swanson's shot.

9:10pm

65- A Harriers attack breaks down and Posh hit them on the break but Johnson tracks back to win ball off Michael Bostwick.

9:07pm

Yellow card for Storer as be fouled Assombalonga while he drove towards box. 

The resulting free-kick was comfortably taken by Lewis.

9:04pm

What can I say but wow! Harriers have more than matched their opponents from two leagues higher and thoroughly deserve to be ahead! 

9:02pm

Some changes here. Danny Swanson replaced Anderson for hosts in the 53rd minute.

Marvin Johnson then replaces AMS in the 57th.

8:57pm

Superb run by Lolley down the left and he passes to Byrne who fires in a shot from the edge of area. Olejnik gets a touch but it is not enough to stop it! 

8:56pm

Goal! Byrne! Harriers leading 2-1! 

8:54pm

Chance! Mark Little sees his sit hit the base of the post and bounce out. Phew! 

8:54pm

Great goal! Danny Jackman delivers a great cross from the left and Gash heads in powerfully at far post.

8:52pm

Goal! Gash! 1-1!

8:35pm

50- That is the break. Apart from conceding a soft goal, they have been marching their League One rivals. 

If Amari Morgan-Smith had scored it would have not undeserved. 

Now they need to find a leveller and make prevent Peterborough from scoring a second. 

8:32pm

47+3 Posh stroking ball around comfortably now and end first half on top. Harriers must not concede a second now.

8:31pm

45+2 - The ball is driven in from right but Jeffers fires wide of near 

post. 

8:29pm

Five minutes of added time. 

8:29pm

44- AMS booked for a foul on Nat Knight-Percival.

8:28pm

Posh win a corner and after a bout if head tennnis, Lewis punches and Harriers clear.

8:28pm

Posh win a corner and after a bout if head tennnis, Lewis punches and Harriers clear.

8:27pm

Fowler sends in a free-kick and Gowling heads powerfully but Nat Knight-Percival heads away.

The ball falls to Lolley 20-yards out who sees his stinging volley blocked.

8:25pm

40- AMS is fouled and Harriers have a free-kick on the left.

8:24pm

40- Goos chance for United as Assombalonga drives in a ball and Shaun Jeffers tries to acrobatically back heel it goalwards. He misses target

8:23pm

38- Gash does well to win a header but Joe Lolley scoops an ambitious ball over the bar from outside area.

8:22pm

Change for Posh on the 37th minute as Joe Newell replaces Tommy Rowe.

8:20pm

37- Chance! Mike Gash finds Amari Morgan-Smith but the striker hits a low hard shot at keeper Bobby Olejnik.

8:20pm

35- Harriers are trying to get back into the game and Danny Jackman makes a good raid down the left and crosses. Jack Byrne misses it.

8:17pm

The Harriers fans roar back into good voice to try and lift their team. United's fans in contrast are very quiet. 

8:14pm

Correction: Danny Kearn crosses and Tommy Rowe scores. Not quite as flakey as first thought but the goal has deflated Harriers, who had been having a good spell.

8:10pm

Goal! Rowe curls in. Speculative cross that curls in at last minute and seems to come off Danny Lewis and into back of net. Complete fluke but Narriers are trailing.

8:07pm

23- Jermaine Anderson lofts a shot straight to Danny Lewis. Harriers have had the best chances s far.

8:06pm

22- Harriers enjoying a really good spell and they are taking game to United.

8:05pm

21- Chance! Gash breaks Posh's offside traps down the right and crosses. Lolley gets on the end of it but his low shot into the ground bobbles to keeper Olejnik. 

8:03pm

Break in play as Jack Payne needs treatment but he looks fine to continue.

8:01pm

16- Lee Fowler breaks through a gap in defence onto a high ball and shoots just wide. What a great chance for Harriers.

7:59pm

15- Lee Vaughan gets free down the right and his drive low cross forces a corner.

Lee Fowler's delivery is off target and drifts away from goal.

7:56pm

12- Well, Harriers have got through the first ten minutes, it has been scrappy but that is all good for Kidderminster.

7:53pm

9- Danny Lewis rushes out to take the ball as the dangerous Assombalonga tries to race onto Tommy Rowe's pass.

7:51pm

7- Lee Vaughan makes a good run down the right but he is blocked off several Posh players.

7:49pm

5- Joe Lolley, who looks as though he is making his final appearance for Harriees before his move to Huddersfield, gets his first touch but ball goes out for a throw in.

7:48pm

4- United win a corner. The ball is swung in but the whistle blows for a Posh foul.

7:47pm

Peterborough have started confidently. It is natural they will see a lot of the ball.

7:40pm

So, the prize for Kidderminster is £67,000 in prize money and the even bigger carrot of playing Sunderland in the fourth round at the Stadium of Light.

7:37pm

There are two changes for The Posh from Saturday's loss to Swindon as Andy Kearns and Shaun Jeffers come in. 

Lee Tomlin is suspended and Nicky Ajose misses out.

7:24pm

Of course Thorn has an excellent pedigree in the FA Cup. He won grand old competition in the 1988 with Wimbledon's 'Crazy Gang' and reached the final with Crystal Palace.

7:22pm

Andy Thorn has made no changes to the side which beat Salisbury City 3-0.

With seven substitutes, youngster Josh Riis is selected on the bench. 

7:19pm

Peterborough: Olejnik, Brisley, Bostwick, Payne, Assomalonga, Rowe, Anderson, Kearns, Knight-Percival, Little, Jeffers.

Subs: Day, Nithe, Swanson, McCann, Newell, Ephraim, Coulson.

Referee: Andy D'Urso.

7:11pm

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

Subs: N Vaughan, Dunkley, Malbon, Johnson, Angus, Dyer, Riis.

6:56pm

The Harriers players walk onto the pitch to begin their warm-up and are met with cheers from the smattering of Kiddy fans already in the the stadium.

6:35pm

I have arrived! It is a chilly but pleasant evening.

3:43pm

Afternoon Harriers fans. I will be back online from 7pm with all the build-up to tonight's big game. 

3:43pm

Afternoon Harriers fans. I will be back online from 7pm with all the build-up to tonight's big game. 

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