EBBSFLEET V HARRIERS

  • Kick off: 3:00pm Sat 15 Aug 09
  • Referee:
  • Venue: Stonebridge Road
Final score:
Ebbsfleet United 0 - 0 Kidderminster Harriers

Kidderminster Shuttle: whistle icon 93:00: Final whistle It's over and Harriers have to settle for a point. They were good in the first half and could have won it late on.

92:00: Lance Cronins denies Harriers again! This time he gets down well and stretches a hand to block Chris McPhee's shot, while Matthew Barnes-Homer's follow-up is blocked.

88:00: Harriers defend a corner and Scott Shulton sees a 25-yarder fly over the bar.

87:00: Harriers are under pressure and Martin Riley does well to get back and deny substitute Jamie Forshaw.

87:00: Harriers are under pressure and Martin Riley does well to get back and deny substitute Jamie Forshaw.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 82:00: Substitution Jamie Forshaw comes on for Ishmael Welsh.

80:00: Ooh that was close. Ricky Shakes shoots wide of an open goal after a slip by Dean Coleman.

79:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer lets fly with a long range effort that Lance Crooks tips over the bar.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 78:00: Substitution Magno Vieira is replaced by Kane Wills.

77:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer shoots across the face of goal! He dud well to hold off Leon Crooks in the box but could not finish it off.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 75:00: Substitution David McDermott comes on for Brian Smikle.

74:00: Good keeping by Dean Coleman from an Ebbsfleet corner. Ricky Shakes takes it short, gets it back off Scott Shulton and rushes into the box but the keeper comes out and blocks well.

70:00: Kyle Hadley shoots off target.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 68:00: Substitution Kyle Hadley replaces Darryl Knights, who has faded in the second half.

65:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer is released by Chris McPhee down the right wing. His cross isn't bad but no one connects with it.

65:00: Ishmael Welsh tests Dean Coleman with a cross/shot, which he takes easily.

62:00: Scott Shulton heads a difficult chance over the bar after a good cross from Ricky Shakes.

57:00: Harriers are seeing a lot of the ball. Matthew Barnes-Homer holds up the ball and find Chris McPhee, who scoops a 30-yard effort over the bar.

56:00: Robbie Matthews holds up the ball well on the right and Chris McPhee delivers a cross. It falls to Brian Smikle on the left and Lee Baker drives a low 20-yard effort wide.

51:00: Lance Cronin can't punch clear and the ball ricochets around before the hosts snuff out the danger.

50:00: Duane Courtney's persistence wins a corner. Ebbsfleet defend well but Harriers keep pressure on them and win another...

49:00: Fantastic chasing by Matthew Barnes-Homer to closes down keeper Lance Cronin as he takes his time with a kick. The ball ricochets off the forward and behind.

47:00: After a Harriers corner comes to nothing, Magno Vieira tries to leads a counter-attack but is blocked by Lee Baker and Duane Courtney.

Kidderminster Shuttle: whistle icon 45:00: Half time Plus one minute: It's a curates egg of a performance for Harriers' management. They will have been pleased with some of the forward play but frustrared by some uncertain defending. Harriers have had all the best chances and found Lance Cronin in determined mood.

44:00: Robbie Matthews does well to flick on a goal-kick to Matthew Barnes-Homer but he's offside.

37:00: Lance Cronin is really keeping Harriers at bay. Brian Smikle meets Darryl Knights' cross with a bullett header but the keeper reacts well to push it away.

36:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer forces a double save from Lance Cronin. First he stings the keeper's palsm with a rising effort. He then wins the ball back and fires in a low effort that Cronin dives to put wide.

34:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer and Robbie Matthews run into each other as they try to chase a long ball.

32:00: After a very bright start, Harriers have lost their way a bit. Gavin Caines makes a good challenge on James Lindie as he races into the area and tries to cross the ball.

29:00: Harriers are caught out by Ricky Shakes' cross and James Lindie rushes in and heads goalwards, luckily Dean Coleman makes a regulation save.

27:00: Harriers still aren't totally convincing at the back. From Ishmael Welsh's free-kick, Gavin Heeroo heads over.

25:00: Dean Colman leaps into action as Jame Lindie tries his luck from distance. He swerving effort was a fraction too high anyway and it's a goal-kick.

19:00: Harriers come close again from another speedy counter-attack. This time Darryl Knights feeds Brian Smikle from the right, he knocks the ball beyond the keeper but it hits Jordan Collins.

18:00: A great break by Lee Baker, who races onto a loose pass just inside his own half, knocks the ball past Will Salmon and races past him. He slips the ball to Matthew Barnes-Homer who is a fraction offside.

17:00: So far Robbie Matthews has won everything in the air, his addition has improved the balance of the side vastly.

16:00: Harriers continue to look the better side and Duane Courtney's low right-wing cross misses everyone in the box.

10:00: Harriers are denied by Lance Cronin. It was a wonderful counter-attack by the away side from a Ebbsfleet corner. Darryl Knights slipped Chris McPhee down the right and he threaded a tasty cross into the box. Brian Smikle ran in but as he looked to connect, the keeper made a brave block.

8:00: Darryl Knights forces a good save from Lance Cronin. Brian Smikle powers into the left side of the box rides a challenge from Will Salmon and passes to the hitman. He unleashes a firm shot that Cronin stretches a hand too. Dean Bennett fires a 20-yard follow-up wide.

8:00: Striker Magno Vieira thumps a diving header wide from Ricky Shakes' cross.

7:00: Darryl Knights take the free-kick at the second attempt after the referee notices an infringement in the walll. This time the striker's ball loops too long.

6:00: Enterprising play by the visitors. Brian Smikle and Lee Baker combine to try and release Matthew Barnes-Homer but the referee blows for a free-kick.

5:00: Harriers have a corner to defend. Chris McPhee clears Ishmael Welsh's ball away.

3:00: Already Harriers management are barking orders at their players. Ordering their team not to sit too far back.

2:00: Lee Baker was given a torrid time by Ricky Shakes last season and got sent off. Once again the pacey wideman runs at the left-back but this time he ushers the ball out of play.

1:00: Harriers look purposeful. Matthew Barnes-Homer holds the ball up on edge of the box and Chris McPhee scuffs a low shot wide.

0:00: Like Harriers, Ebbsfleet saw a lot of their senior players move on in the summer and have drafted in a group of hopefully promising youngsters. With both teams still gelling at the moment there is the potential for errors and perhaps plenty of goals, like the 5-4 thriller here two seasons ago, although hopefully with the visitors winning this time.

0:00: Harriers' new signing Robbie Matthews certainly fits the bill for Harriers. He's a towering prescence that should add some much needed aerial power to Mark Yates' team. If he and Matthew Barnes-Homer can gel quickly there certainly could be a lot of goals.

0:00: Ebbsfleet are yet to win a match so this in the new season but manager Liam Daish has kept faith with the same side that lost 3-1 at home to Cambridge on Tuesday. That means Lance Cronin is in goal, Will Salmon plays at right-back, Jordan Collins left-back while Daris Charles and Leon Crooks are the centrehalfs. The wonderfully names Mauritian international Gavin Heeroo (add your own pun) plays in central midfield of the 4-4-2 alongside Scott Shulton. On the left former West Ham youngster Ishmael Welsh will be on patrol, while the impressive Ricky Shakes is on the right. The strikeforce of new signing James Lindie and Magno Vieira play up front for the hosts.

0:00: Welcome Harriers fans one and all to Shuttle Online's liver text coverage of Ebbsfleet versus Harriers. Once again the sun is shining on Worcestershire's premier football side and hopes are high that they'll be no repeat of Tuesday's loss at Salisbury. So those who couldn't face battling the M25 (I don't blame you), get yourself a cool drink, pull up a chair, apply some sun tan lotion and relax as we keep you informed of all the action. Mark Yates had made one change to the side, bringing in new signing Robbie Matthews up front alongside Matthew Barnes-Homer. That means Chris McPhee, who memorably scored the winner for Ebbsfleet in the FA Trophy final in 2008, is restored to the midfield. This means that David McDermott finds himself on the bench after starting the previous two matches.

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TEAM LINE-UPS

  • Ebbsfleet United
  • MANAGER
  • Liam Daish
  • PLAYERS
  • Darius Charles
  • Gavin Heeroo
  • Ishmael Welsh
  • Jamie Lindie
  • Jordan Collins
  • Lance Cronin
  • Leon Crooks
  • Magno Vieira
  • Ricky Shakes
  • Scott Shulton
  • Will Salmon
  • SUBSTITUTES
  • Dean Pooley
  • Jamie Forshaw
  • Kane Wills
  • Matt Lamprell
  • Michael West
  • Kidderminster Harriers
  • MANAGER
  • Steve Burr
  • PLAYERS
  • Chris McPhee
  • SUBSTITUTES
  • John Finnigan
  • Kyle Hadley


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