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Ebbsfleet v Harriers
- Kick off: 7:45pm Thu 9 Apr 09
- Venue: Stonebridge Road
- Final score:
- Ebbsfleet United 1 - 1 Kidderminster Harriers
94:00: Final whistle Once again Harriers show a never say die attitude that gets them something from this game.
94:00: Martin Brittain's delivery is too long it's an Ebbsfleet goal-kick.
94:00: Harriers have a corner...
93:00: Stefan Moore starts a good break but the return ball from Brian Smikle.
92:00: Martin Brittain races down the right but his cross is too high for Matthew Barnes-Homer.
91:00: Yellow card Chris McPhee is booked complaining to the referee.
90:00: Michael West races down the left and sends the ball across the box. It misses everyone but Guiseppe Sole is offside.
89:00: Substitution George Purcell replaces Ebbsfleet defender Sacha Opinel.
85:00: Once again Harriers are showing tremendous fortitude. Can they bag a winner?
84:00: Chris McPhee is fouled by Darius Charles but the referee misses it.
83:00: Goal! Matthew Barnes-Homer scores. Chris McPhee flicks on the ball with his head and the striker rushes in and volleys a fierce effort past the keeper.
82:00: From the resulting free-kick, taken by Martin Brittain, is headed over by Mark Creighton.
81:00: Yellow card Leon Crooks is booked for a foul on Chris McPhee.
78:00: Harriers are stilly really pushing for it. Chris McPhee wins a free-kick. Martin Brittain swings the ball in and Stefan Moore's shot is over the bar.
77:00: Russ Penn does enough to put off Michael Gash as he went to shoot just inside the box. It was another counter-attack by Stacy Long that started it all. Harriers are really living on the edge now.
74:00: Yikes! Adam Bartlett does well to deny Ricky Shakes from point-blank range after he raced onto Chris McPhee's poor back pass.
72:00: Adam Bartlett's falls to Stacy Long but his 35-yard attempt is blocked by the keeper.
69:00: Michael Gash pounces on a slip by Mark Creighton 35-yards out. He races towards goal but shoots wide after being put off by Keith Lowe.
66:00: The ball comes to Matthew Barnes-Homer 20-yards out and his shot flies wide.
65:00: Lance Cronin spills a Chris McPhee cross. But from the corner Ebbsfleet try to hit them on the break. Keith Lowe tracks back to block Michael Gash's pass.
62:00: Adam Bartlett makes a treble save. First he dives down to reach Michael West's low shot, block Stacy Long's follow-up and then pounces on another effort by West.
61:00: Substitution Martin Brittain replaces Michael Carr.
60:00: The Ebbsfleet players are incensed when Stacy Long's shot is deflected wide but the flag goes up for an offside by Michael Gash.
58:00: A scary moment for the visitors. From a corner, Michael West sends in a low cross and Darius Charles shoots wide.
55:00: Substitution Brian Smikle replaces Dean Bennett.
54:00: Adam Bartlett rushes out and blocks Michael Gash as he powers into the box. It was a good break by the striker but an equally good save as well.
52:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer's pace is posing Ebbsfleet problems. He chases a long ball forward and almost reaches it.
50:00: Great chasing by Matthew Barnes-Homer who gets between Darius Charles and Lance Cronin and the ball goes out for a corner.
47:00: Keith Lowe's attempted clearance is blocked by Guiseppe Sole. He powers down the left but his cross doesn't reach a team-mate.
46:00: Substitution Decisive action by Harriers' manager. Russ Penn comes on for the ineffective Darryl Knights.
45:00: Half time Plus three mins: The whistle blows and Harriers are trailing. They played better after going behind but must get that all-important goal.
45:00: Michael Carr's cross forces a corner. Mark Creighton rises high to meet Darryl Knight's corner but heads wide.
43:00: Mark Creighton does well to put off Darius Charles as he tried to fire off a shot in Harriers' box.
42:00: Substitution Guiseppe Sole comes on for the injured Danny Slatter.
40:00: Danny Slatter iss stretchered off after being fouled by Michael Carr.
37:00: Harriers are still probing. From a Darryl Knights corner Mark Creighton sees a header cleared off the line.
35:00: Harriers have certainly not given up. Matthew Barnes-Homer chases the ball in the left cornerflag and passes to Moore. He delivers a low cross into the box that a late arriving Michael Carr puts behind.
33:00: Darryl Knights, who had been shouted at by Mark Yates to get Harriers playing, gets the ball 20-yards out and sends dipping effort wide.
31:00: Harriers go very close. Matthew Barnes-Homer speed past the defender on the right and his low hard shot forces Lance Cronin to save. The ball breaks free but Jamie Stevens clears before Darryl Knights can get to the ball.
30:00: Mark Yates had decided to leave three players at the back in order to keep their attacking integrity.
25:00: Goal! Adam Bartlett dives the wrong way as Stacy Long fires it into his left corner.
25:00: Red card Lee Baker brings down Ricky Shakes as he powers into the area and is sent off. Ebbsfleet have a penalty...
23:00: Harriers are being opened up by Ricky Shakes. Who bursts through down the right and delivers another low ball across the box. It just needs a touch but Michael Gash doesn't get to it.
21:00: Shakes once again gets free and delivers a low ball into Harriers' area. Keith Lowe puts in behind for a corner, which Luke Jones does well to head away.
20:00: Stefan Moore's stinging effort forces a good save from Lance Cronin.
19:00: Adam Bartlett gets down smartly to get behind Michael Gash's long 20-yard shot. It was good work by Ricky Shakes, who powered forward and held off Mark Creighton to play the ball to his clubmate.
17:00: Dean Bennett concedes a free-kick on the right wing. Stacy Long's delivery is headed over by Michael Gash at the far post.
11:00: A rare slip by Mark Creighton 30-yards out allows Michael Gash to try and power forward but the alert Luke Jones steps in and wins the ball cleanly.
10:00: Harriers have another corner to defend but Harriers defend well.
8:00: Ebbsfleet win a corner off Chris McPhee. Stacy Long's delivery is headed out and as he tries to get another cross in he's blocked by Michael Carr.
4:00: Harriers win a corner but Keith Lowe heads over the bar. This game has started very brightly indeed. Both teams played on Tuesday night so how long can they keep the frenetic pace up?
3:00: Lee Baker is getting caught out of position by the fleet-footed Ricky Shakes. This time the winger races onto Stacy Long's pass and fires a low shot across the face of goal.
2:00: From a Harriers free-kick, Darius Charles Charles heads out and Chris McPhee angles a volley over the bar.
1:00: Ebbsfleet start strongly from the kick-off. Michael West plays Ricky Shakes down the right but his cross/shot is over the bar.
0:00: Manager Mark Yates makes four changes to the side which drew 2-2 at Forest Green on Tuesday night. Martin Riley and Justin Richards are suspended so are replaced by defender Luke Jones and Stefan Moore, who partners Matthew Barnes-Homer up front. Russ Penn is dropped to the bench and Michael Carr gets his first start since the home loss to Northwich Victoria, while Darryl Knights plays in the hole instead of Martin Brittain. Andy Ferrell also was given a place on the substitute's bench after making a speedy recovery from the surgery on his knee cartilage.
- Ebbsfleet United
- Liam Daish
- Danny Slatter
- Darius Charles
- Jamie Stevens
- Lance Cronin
- Leon Crooks
- Mark Ricketts
- Michael Gash
- Michael West
- Ricky Shakes
- Sacha Opinel
- Stacy Long
- Chris Henry
- Dean Pooley
- George Purcell
- Guiseppe Sole
- Sam Mott
- Kidderminster Harriers
- Mark Yates
- Adam Bartlett
- Chris McPhee
- Darryl Knights
- Dean Bennett
- Keith Lowe
- Lee Baker
- Luke Jones
- Mark Creighton
- Matthew Barnes-Homer
- Michael Carr
- Stefan Moore
- Andy Ferrell
- Brian Smikle
- Craig Armstrong
- Martin Brittain
- Russell Penn