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Forest Green Rovers v Harriers
- Kick off: 8:45am Tue 7 Apr 09
- Final score:
- Forest Green Rovers 2 - 2 Kidderminster Harriers
95:00: Final whistle The Harriers fans celebrate a battling point as Harriers keep their play-off hopes alive and kicking.
94:00: FGR work it to Conal Platt 30-yards out but Chris McPhee blocks his shot.
93:00: Harriers are just defending now and Adam Bartlett stretches out a hand to put behind Kaid Mohammed's shot. It's a FGR corner...
92:00: What can I say? Harriers looked down and out at 2-1 down but Moore's magic has revitalised them.
91:00: Forest Green survive for a goal-kick.
91:00: This isn't over. Harrirrs have won a corner and there's four minutes of added time.
91:00: This isn't over. Harrirrs have won a corner and there's four minutes of added time.
88:00: Goal! Oh! My! God! Stefan Moore draws Harriers level with a fierce shot from 20-yards out.
85:00: Substitution Adriano Rigoglioso comes on for Dave Brown.
85:00: The Harriers fans behind the dug outs are going mad and Harriers' board members are imploring them to calm down.
84:00: Substitution Stefan Moore replaces Lee Baker.
82:00: Red card Harriers are down to nine men Martin Riley is shown his second yellow even though he looked like he didn't make any contact as Andy Mangan slipped just out of the area.
80:00: Yellow card Harriers are starting to let their frustration get the better of them. Martin Riley is booked for a foul now.
78:00: Red card Mark Yates isn sent off by the referee for complaining to the referee. This is going from bad to worse.
77:00: Goal! Andy Mangan scores! A header from a set piece.
75:00: Substitution Brian Smikle replaces Martin Brittain.
74:00: Harriers are fortunate when Paul Stonehouse mis-controls a pass in the box.
73:00: Good challenge by Keith Lowe on Dave Brown as he sped into the area.
71:00: Another miss by David Brown, who lobs over the bar from edge of box.
70:00: Adam Bartlett gets down well at his left-hand post to get to Conal Platt's driven shot.
70:00: The game is beginning to become stretched. Matthew Barnes-Homer does really well to release Russell Penn with a crossfield pass. But as the midfielder goes to shoot in the box, he's blocked by a defender.
67:00: A good move by Harriers is wasted. Chris McPhee did well to release Martin Brittain on the right but with Russ Penn making a run into the box, his first-time effort goes out of play.
65:00: Another miss for David Brown, who side foots wide from 16-yards out after a good run and cross by Paul Stonehouse.
64:00: A good challenge by Keith Lowe as Conal Platt powers into the box.
61:00: Despite having the man advantage, if seems that Forest Green are still happy to try and hit Harriers on the break. Matthew Barnes-Homer accidentally barges into Terry Burton while chasing a balll forward and the hosts are awarded a free-kick deep in their own half.
60:00: Good defending by Russ Penn who tracks back by Kaid Mohammed as he bursts into the box.
57:00: It has been a quiet start to the second half but Russ Penn tries to lift his team with a fine run in midfield He's fouled and Harriers have a free-kick. Martin Brittain gets in back but his left-wing cross from the left is too long for Keith Lowe.
56:00: Substitution Kaid Mohammed replaces Paul Lloyd for Forest Green.
55:00: Harriers carve out a half chance. Russell Penn plays the ball to Matthew Barnes-Homer and he tries to take advantage of a defensive slip by turning and shooting but his shot rolls wide.
53:00: A poor pass back to goal goes out of play for a Harriers throw-in. Keith Lowe's long delivery is plucked out of the area by Terry Burton through a crowd of players.
52:00: The away fans try and rouse their team with some sustained noise making.
50:00: Phew! Dave Brown shoots over the bar after a good run and cross by Darren Jones. He should have hit the target at least.
48:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer has a tough task as a loan front man as the home defence getting very tight.
47:00: Good tackle by Mark Creighton to block David Brown. From the resulting corner, Harriers clear.
46:00: Harriers have another huge test. They must throw off their obvious anger at the offside for Andy Mangan's goal and the sense of injustice for the sending off for the next 45 minutes.
45:00: Half time Plus three: Harriers' management look frustrated by the referee, who is escorted off while being booed by the visiting fans.
45:00: Plus two: That's a big moment in the season. Harriers will be without their top-scorer for next three games. Justin Richards' reaction was unfprgiveable but Lee Ayre's tackle was bad.
45:00: Plus one: Harriers looked stunned and the the hosts force a corner. Harriers defend it well.
42:00: Yellow card Lee Ayres was booked for the initial challenge.
41:00: Red card Oh dear. Justin Richards is shown a red card after headbutting Lee Ayres, who tackled him from behind.
40:00: Goal! Harriers comfort zone is shattered when Andy Mangan makes a break that looks offside. He powers into the box and despite a challenge by Martin Riley and Conal Playtt finises from close range.
36:00: Forest Green try to hit back but are very lucky when Matthew Barnes-Homer had a goal ruled out for offside.
31:00: That goal really was deserved. It was a great move and a composed finish by Martin Brittain.
30:00: Goal! Martin Brittain scores! It was a great move started by Russ Penn, who passed to Matthew Barnes-Homer. He passed behind Chris McPhee in the box but the winger was on hand to slam a pin-point 12-yard effort into the bottom corner.
28:00: Harriers have another free-kick and Martin Brittain's ball from 40-yards out is only punched into the path of Matthew Barnes-Homer but he can't control the ball.
27:00: Justin Richards teases Jonathan Smith and eventually delivers a low left-wing cross but a defender clears. They just need some more cutting edge to open up a well-drilled home defence.
25:00: Harriers just need that all-important goal, if they could do that then Forest Green could be in trouble.
23:00: Chris McPhee is fouled by Darren Jones near the centre circle. Martin Brittain sends in the free-kick but the referee blows for a foul when Martin Riley challenges Terry Burton.
21:00: Harriers are certainly looking dangerous. After good work by Chris McPhee, Martin Brittain's right-wing cross is take by the keeper.
20:00: Easy save for Adam Bartlett, who also has Paul Stonehouse's low 30-yarder covered.
18:00: Harriers are looking dangerous. Martin Brittain's deep free-kick is headed on by Keith Lowe and falls to Brittain on the left wing. He delivers a swercing right-foot cross that goes out of play.
15:00: More good play by Harriers. Justin Richards slips Chris McPhee into the box. He played it to Russ Penn but keeper Terry Burton takes it comfortably.
14:00: Harriers have a free-kick after a foul on Dean Bennett. After some toing and froing Martin Brittain's 25-yard effort bends over the wall but is just wide.
13:00: Chris McPhee is looking very lively. Again he breaks into the box but the balls is just out of play.
10:00: Adam Bartlett rushes out and blocks Andy Mangan as he bursts in to the box. The resulting corner comes to nothing.
9:00: Once again Martin Brittain delivers it with pace and curve. Justin Richards ducks behind but Martin Riley is caught out and the hosts clear.
9:00: More good play. Chris McPhee breaks down the right and sends in a low cross that Mark Preece clears behind for another corner.
7:00: Ooh that was close. Chris McPhee's cross is headed behind by Jonathan Smith for a Harriers corner. Martin Brittain delivers a fine delivery but a defender powerfull heads out.
6:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer breaks down the right but his cross is blocked.
5:00: Forest Green have started well and Paul Lloyd looks like he's been given a lot of space to exploit.
1:00: Lovely link-up play by Russell Penn, Dean Bennett and Justin Richards, who tries to slip the ball in to Matthew Barnes-Homer but Mark Preece clears the danger.
0:00: A shot by Forest Green takes a big bounce on the damp pitch and flies just wide inside the first minute.
0:00: Can Harriers make it ten games unbeaten? Can they end their poor run at the New Lawn? Can they take a vital step towards the promotion play-offs? Let's find out!
0:00: Forest boss Jim Harvey hass Terry Burton in goal and a back four of Paul Stonehouse (LB), Mark Preece (CB), Lee Ayres (CB) and Jonathan Smith (RB). In midfield, FGR have Conal Platt (LW), Lee Fowler (CM), Darren Jones (CM) and Paul Loyd (RW). David Brown plays in the hole behind 23-goal hitman Andy Mangan.
0:00: Victory tonight would only be Harriers' second over the Gloucestershire side ever and they face a tough task again a team buoyed by an impressive win over Cambridge on Saturday.
0:00: Good evening Harriers fans and welcome to Shuttle Online's live match coverage of Harriers at Forest Green Rovers in the Blue Square Premier. Mark Yates has handed winger Martin Brittain a start and relegated Darryl Knights to the bench in the only change to the team. The winger will be playing a free role to supply the ammunition for Matthew Barnes-Homer and Justin Richards.
- Forest Green Rovers
- Jim Harvey
- Andy Mangan
- Conal Platt
- Darren Jones
- Dave Brown
- Jonathan Smith
- Lee Ayres
- Lee Fowler
- Mark Preece
- Paul Lloyd
- Paul Stonehouse
- Terry Burton
- Adriano Rigoglioso
- Ben Ashford
- Curtis McDonald
- Kaid Mohammed
- Tom Pass
- Kidderminster Harriers
- Mark Yates
- Adam Bartlett
- Chris McPhee
- Dean Bennett
- Justin Richards
- Keith Lowe
- Lee Baker
- Mark Creighton
- Martin Brittain
- Martin Riley
- Matthew Barnes-Homer
- Russell Penn
- Brian Smikle
- Darryl Knights
- Luke Jones
- Michael Carr
- Stefan Moore