Altrincham v Harriers

  • Kick off: 7:00am Sat 11 Apr 09
  • Referee:
  • Venue: Moss Lane
Final score:
Altrincham 2 - 2 Kidderminster Harriers

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Harriers have got to show resilience in the final stages. Alty will go for it with four strikers

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Ideal start to second half, need to keep up the pace and take the chances.

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Harriers started really well, but couldn't take their chances, is the punishing schedule taking its toll

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Moore up front against three big centre backs, interesting

Kidderminster Shuttle: whistle icon 95:00: Final whistle It's over and Harriers have dropped two vital points.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Goal icon 95:00: Goal! Bartlett dives the wrong way and Colin Little slots it to his left hand corner.

94:00: Oh no! Michael Carr clatterds Rod Thornley in the box and the refereee blows for a penalty.

93:00: Harriers have a corner to defend...

91:00: Matthew Doughty swings the ball in but Harriers are battling well and the referee blows for a Harrieres free-kick.

Kidderminster Shuttle: yellow card 91:00: Yellow card Luke Jones is booked for a foul. Altrincham have a free-kick on the right.

87:00: Great save by Adam Bartlett, who tips over Colin Little's thundering 20-yarder.

86:00: Altrincham can't clear Michael Carr's set piece and Chris McPhee whips in a cross from the left. Carr steals in but Greg Young header over the bar.

85:00: Harriers are now happy to try and hit Altrincham on the break. Brian Smikle's cross forces a corner...

84:00: Luke Jones does very well to hold off Dale Johnson cleanly as he tries to shoot in the box.

81:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer speeds down the right wing and goes for glory with a dripping effort that flies over an out-stretched keeper and bar.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 78:00: Substitution Forward Chris Denham comes on for defender Chris Lane. Altrincham have four strikers on now.

76:00: Once again Harriers have shown tremendous determination to take the lead.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 75:00: Substitution Michael Carr replaces Martin Brittain.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Goal icon 74:00: Goal! Matthew Barnes-Homer heads Harriers into the lead from Martin Brittain's cross. It was all started by Russ Penn's driving run and pass.

72:00: Harriers have some luck when Rod Thornley's close range finish is ruled out for offside. The visitors were very easily opened up by Dale Johnson's cross then.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 68:00: Substitution Martin Riley takes a blow to the head after colliding with team-mate Keith Lowe. He's replaced by skipper Mark Creighton.

66:00: Martin Brittain gets the ball 20-yards out but his low yard drive is easy for Stuart Coburn to take at his right post.

64:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer makes an immediate impact and slips the ball to Chris McPhee on the edge off the box but his first touch let's him down and the danger passes.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 63:00: Substitution Harriers top scorer Matthew Barnes-Homer replaces Stefan Moore, who after a bright start has faded.

Kidderminster Shuttle: yellow card 61:00: Yellow card Adam Bartlett and Matthew Doughty square off after the keeper had dived at Altrincham player's feet as he drove into the box. Both are booked for their shenanigans.

60:00: Great reaction save by Adam Bartlett, who gets back and stretches out a hand to put Colin Little's delicate chip over the bar.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 59:00: Substitution Another substitute for the hosts. Striker Rod Thornley replaces Ben Wilkinson.

58:00: Striker Dale Johnson comes on for Altrincham defender Mark McGregor.

57:00: A Harriers break is stopped when Martin Brittain is ruled offside.

56:00: Harriers are seeing a lot more of the ball and piling the pressure on Altrincham.

55:00: That goal will no doubt have filled Harriers with confidence. Russ Penn plays the ball to Chris McPhee in the box and he turns and sees a shot blocked by Greg Young.

52:00: That was the perfect response by Harriers. Stefan Moore shoots wide after a good flick-on by Chris McPhee. The linesman flags for offside though.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Goal icon 48:00: Goal! Martin Brittain steps over the free-kick. He curls it brilliantly to the left of Stuart Coburn. What a foolish error by the keeper but Harriers made him pay!

Kidderminster Shuttle: yellow card 48:00: Yellow card Stuart Coburn is booked for rushing out of box and fouling Chris McPhee.

47:00: Brian Smikle ghosts in and shoots wide from 12-yards out. He should have done better.

46:00: The referee is giving centrebacks Greg Young and Mark McGregor a telling off, no idea why I'm afraid.

46:00: What will Mark Yates do to change things around? If there's no sign of a goal, he may well throw on Matthew Barnes-Homer and Darryl Knights.

46:00: Good point made by Steve in Worcestershire. Harriers certainly did lose a bit of oomph in the last 15 minutes and has to be because of their gruelling schedule. Saying that, there are rare starts for Stefan Moore, Brian Smikle and Luke Jones, they should be fresher than most.

Kidderminster Shuttle: whistle icon 45:00: Half time Plus two minutes: Harriers go into the break with a big job to do. After a great start, they have faded and need to fight back somehow. To make matters worse Stevenage Borough are beating Ebbsfleet 1-0.

44:00: Luke Jones misses another chance. Martin Brittain whips a corner in and the defender heads wide at the far post.

42:00: A good chance is wasted by Russ Penn. Brian Smikle speeds down the left, skips past James Smith's challenge and finds Penn, who side foots tamely at the keeper.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Goal icon 38:00: Goal! Harriers are caught out. Luke Jones fails to deal with Shaun Densmore's cross and Michael Welch heads into the back of the net.

36:00: Adam Bartlett mis-read Matthew Doughty's free-kick from the left, which looks to be going wide and concedes a corner. Harriers clear the set-piece.

35:00: Luke Jones heads a weak effort towards keeper Stuart Coburn from Keith Lowe's free-kick.

33:00: Brian Smikle goes for goal from 30-yards out but his effort is very high over the bar.

30:00: Matt Doughty swings the set-piece in and Greg Young heads over the bar at the near post.

29:00: The home side are starting to see a lot of the ball and force a corner...

26:00: Harriers get a let off when Luke Jones fails to clear a ball. Robbie Lawton raced onto it and towards goal but chipped the ball over the bar from 20-yards out.

21:00: Harriers are practically camped in Altrincham's half. A good move releases Strefan Moore in the box but his cross is cleared behind by Mark McGregor for a corner. This time Altrincham defend well.

19:00: The ball breaks to Chris McPhee on the edge of the area but his volley flies over the bar.

18:00: Stefan Moore races onto Martin Riley's threaded pass and then spreaded it out wide to Martin Brittain. The winger's cross is a little too high for Brian Smikle at the far post.

16:00: Good play by Stefan Moore, who skips past Mark McGregor on the right but his cross to Chris McPhee in the box is cut out.

Kidderminster Shuttle: yellow card 14:00: Yellow card Russ Penn was fouled by Ben Wilkinson, who is booked. Keith Lowe tries his luck from distance but Stuart Coburn did well to pluck his ball out of the air by his left post.

11:00: Harriers are awarded a free-kick 30-yards out and Martin Brittain curls a shot just wide of keeper Stuart Coburn's right hand post.

8:00: Harriers are looking very dangerous indeed. Brian Smikle sneaks into the box to latch onto a pass back but the keeper rushes out and blocks him.

7:00: All these changes have not effected Harriers. Chris McPhee breaks down the right and delivers a low teasing ball across goal but there's no Harriers player to bundle it into the net. Very promising indeed.

6:00: A good spell of Harriers pressure forces a corner. Stefan Moore does well to nod a downwward header goalwards but Matthew Doughty clears off the line.

2:00: With Stefan Moore up front, it looks as though it will be up to the likes of Chris McPhee, Russ Penn and Brian Smikle to support the lone striker.

0:00: Altrincham manager Graham Heathcote has top scorer Colin Little with defender Michael Welch up front. Stuart Coburn is the keeper and the back four is made up of Chris Lane (LB), James Smith (RB), Mark McGregor (CB) and Greg Young (CB). In midfield, they have Shaun Densmore (RM), Matt Doughty (LM), Ben Wilkinson (CM) and Robbie Lawton (CM).

0:00: Good afternoon Harriers fans! Welcome to Shuttle Online's live coverage of Altrincham at Moss Lane. Manager Mark Yates has made a host of changes to Harriers after Thursday's draw at Ebbsfleet. Craig Armstrong comes in at left-back for the suspended Lee Baker. Mark Creighton is rested on the bench and Martin Riley partners Luke Jones in central defence. Andy Ferrell makes his first start in the league since February's loss to Cambridge. He's missed ten games after surgery on his knee but has made a speedy recovery. Yates has Stefan Moore as the lone striker supported by Russ Penn and Chris McPhee in midfield. Wingers Martin Brittain starts on the right and Brian Smikle the left.

TEAM LINE-UPS

  • Altrincham
  • MANAGER
  • Graham Heathcote
  • PLAYERS
  • Ben Wilkinson
  • Chris Lane
  • Colin Little
  • Greg Young
  • James Smith
  • Mark McGregor
  • Matthew Doughty
  • Michael Welch
  • Robbie Lawton
  • Shaun Densmore
  • Stuart Coburn
  • SUBSTITUTES
  • Chris Denham
  • Dale Johnson
  • Joe O'Neill
  • Richard Acton
  • Rod Thornley
  • Kidderminster Harriers
  • MANAGER
  • Mark Yates
  • PLAYERS
  • Adam Bartlett
  • Andy Ferrell
  • Brian Smikle
  • Chris McPhee
  • Craig Armstrong
  • Keith Lowe
  • Luke Jones
  • Martin Brittain
  • Martin Riley
  • Russell Penn
  • Stefan Moore
  • SUBSTITUTES
  • Darryl Knights
  • David McDermott
  • Mark Creighton
  • Matthew Barnes-Homer
  • Michael Carr


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