Harriers v Burton
- Kick off: 8:00am Mon 13 Apr 09
- Venue: Aggborough
- Final score:
- Kidderminster Harriers 2 - 1 Burton Albion
97:00: Final whistle It's over and Harriers delay Burton's promotion party. This performance was typical of recdent matches, gutsy, determined and brilliant. That win keeps them firmly in the play-off places.
95:00: Substitution Russell Penn is replaced by Luke Jones.
94:00: The Burton looks stunned on the floor and needs treatment. There will be a couple minutes delay at least.
93:00: Luke Jones is warming up. Saul Deeney fouls Tony James as he comes for a cross.
90:00: Harriers have four minutes of added time to cope with.
88:00: The ball comes to Matthew Barnes-Homer in the box but he's blocked by Tony James.
87:00: Shaun Harrad is replaced by Jon Newby.
86:00: Harriers really have their bit between their teeth. Martin Brittain's cross wins a corner. Burton clear the danger.
83:00: Phew again! Shaun Harrad shoots across goal but the referee blows for a foul on Mark Creighton.
80:00: Goal! It's utter chaos at Aggborough! Burton fail to deal with a throw-in and it falls to Brian Smikle. His first effort is blocked by a player on the line but his follow-up is over the line. That's his tenth for the season!
75:00: A scuffed shot from Matthew Barnes-Homer prompts a diving save from Saul Deeny.
73:00: Substitution Two changes for Burton. Off come Lee Morris and Darren Stride and on come striker Martin Butler and Ryan Austin.
72:00: Harriers really fancy their chances now. With Torquay drawing, Burton need just a point to take the title.
68:00: Goal! Once again Matthew Barnes-Homer is in the right place at the right time. Martin Brittain deliver's a good cross and Brian Smikle heads goalwards but it's tipped onto the bar by Saul Deeny. The striker follows-up and finishes from close range. Game on!
66:00: Phew! Harriers don't cope well with Keith Gilroy's pacey corner. Luckily the ball flashes through a packed area.
65:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer powers goalwards after the Burton defence mistakenly think he's offside. The forwards drives to the right side of the box and fires in a shot that draw a good save from Saul Deeney.
64:00: Mark Yates instucts Russ Penn to get more into the area during lull in play.
62:00: Cool play by Martin Riley. Shaun Harrad chases Darren Stride's ball forward but Riley calmly out paces him and heads the ball back to his keeper.
60:00: Great work by Lee Baker, who wins the ball off Shaun Harrad just outside Harriers' box. His pacc down the flank releases Matthew Barnes-Homer but the striker's cross goes out of play.
59:00: Lee Morris powers down the right wing but curls a shot very wide of goal.
58:00: Aaron Webster heads Martin Brittain's delivery out.
57:00: Martin Brittain's cross from the right wing forces a corner...
57:00: Lots of posession by the hosts but no real penetration yet...
53:00: Substitution Mark Yates makes a double substituition. Andy Ferrell and Darryl Knights for Brian Smikle and Martin Brittain.
46:00: With Stevenage beating Crawley Town, Harriers need to get something from this match.
46:00: Apparently, the referee has apologised Harriers' management for missing a foul on Adam Bartlett during the build-up to the goal. That's all very well but that doesn't help the hosts.
45:00: Half time Plus two: Harriers try and respond and win a corner. Aaron Webster clears. Harriers go into the break trailing.
45:00: Goal! Plus one: Harriers conceded and aren't very happy about it. From Aaron Webster's free-kick, Chris McPhee is fouled by Jake Buxton, who heads across goal. Lee Morris nods into the back of the net.
45:00: Plus one minute: Harriers fail to clear the second properly and Shaun Harrad flashes a shot across the box.
45:00: A Burton players sees his far post header deflected across for another corner.
44:00: Harriers have a second corner to defend...
43:00: Adam Bartlett gets down well to take Shaun Harrad's fierce 20-yard drive.
41:00: Harriers get their first shot on target. Amidst a packed box, Andy Ferrell's low shot is blocked by keeper Saul Deeney.
37:00: Harriers see a decent chance go begging. Matthew Barnes-Homer beats the offisde trap and finds Lee Baker on the left but his cross goes out of play. Very poor by the left-back.
33:00: Burton break down the right but Shaun Harrad's cross is high and wide.
32:00: Good play between Matthew Barnes-Homer and Darryl Knights to release Chris McPhee but he's a fraction offside.
30:00: This is not the best match to watch. Both are very committed and been hit by nerves.
28:00: Adam Bartlett has to stretch a little bit further to latch onto Mark Creighton's back-header.
24:00: Andy Ferrell is certainly as tenacious as ever. After neither side could get hold of the ball on Harriers' left flank, the midfielder produces a well-timed challenge to stop Darren Stride getting free.
21:00: Darryl Knights misses a good chance. Matthew Barnes-Homer powered down the left, skipped past Andy Corbett and delivers a good cross. Knights breaks free but heads wide.
20:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer touches the ball to Darryl Knights 20-yards out and he curls an effort wide.
19:00: Russ Penn chases a ball on the right wing and despite being fouled by Aaron Webster, it's a Burton throw-in.
17:00: Lee Baker returns to the pitch.
16:00: Lee Baker's nose is bleeding and needs some treatment. Harriers are down to ten men while he's patched up.
15:00: Harriers are seeing more of the ball but at the moment this is a scappy game.
11:00: Midfielder Andy Ferrell delievers a peach of a cross from the right but Matthew Barnes-Homer can't control it in the box.
9:00: Harriers have their first to defend. Mark Creighton firmly heads out Keith Gilroy's delivery and John McGrath's follow-up falls into Adam Bartlett's arms.
7:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer wriggles free on the right but his cross is blocked. Harriers have yet to get into their stride.
4:00: Burton carve out the first decent chance. A cross from the right comes to Darren Stride 20-yards out but his well-taken volley flies over the bar.
3:00: Harriers make a bright start and Darryl Knights skips down the right wing but his cross is blocked.
0:00: With the prospect of witnessing their team's promotion to the Football League, the Burton fans havve came out in force and filled the away end. Harriers fans have also came out in their number and the crowd may well hit the 3,000 mark.
0:00: Burton boss Roy McFarland has Saul Deeney in goal instead of the injured Kevin Poole. With Greg Pearson suspended, Burton have Shaun Harrad and Lee Morris up front. In defence, the visitors have Aaron Webster (LB), Tony James (CB), Jake Buxton (CB) and Andy Corbett (RB). Burton have Keith Gilroy, John McGrath, Michael Simpson and Darren Stride in midfield.
0:00: Mark Yates has made six changes to the side which drew at Altrincham on Saturday. Defenders Lee Baker and Mark Creighton return to the back four. Matthew Barnes-Homer and Darryl Knights start up front, while Stefan Moore has dropped to the bench. Dean Bennett is restored to midfield. Martin Brittain and Brian Smikle are on the bench if needed.
0:00: Welcome to what could be a momentous day. Harriers will be aiming to delay Burton's Blue Square Premier title today with a victory that would enhance their own play-off hopes.
- Kidderminster Harriers
- Mark Yates
- Adam Bartlett
- Andy Ferrell
- Chris McPhee
- Darryl Knights
- Dean Bennett
- Keith Lowe
- Lee Baker
- Mark Creighton
- Martin Riley
- Matthew Barnes-Homer
- Russell Penn
- Brian Smikle
- Luke Jones
- Martin Brittain
- Michael Carr
- Stefan Moore
- Burton Albion
- Nigel Clough
- Aaron Webster
- Andy Corbett
- Darren Stride
- Jake Buxton
- John McGrath
- Keith Gilroy
- Lee Morris
- Michael Simpson
- Saul Deeney
- Shaun Harrad
- Tony James
- Jon Newby
- Marc Goodfellow
- Mark Byrne
- Martin Butler
- Ryan Austin