HARRIERS V EASTBOURNE
- Kick off: 3:00pm Sat 5 Sep 09
- Venue: Aggborough
- Final score:
- Kidderminster Harriers 0 - 2 Eastbourne Borough
94:00: Final whistle It's over! Eastbourne deserve the points but Harriers were poor again. Once going a goal down they didn't know how to break down the visitors.
93:00: Goal! Jamie Taylor punishes a poor clearance by Duane Courtney by racing forward and slotting it past a despairing Dean Coleman.
90:00: Harriers have four minutes to break down Eastbourne.
90:00: A real scramble as Harriers try to force a leveller. It eventually falls to Darryl Knights, who hits a decent shot but Michael Jordan dives to his left and saves well.
89:00: Aaron Farrell slips down the right wing and sends in a dangerous low cross. It's a decent one but Michael Jordan copes well with it.
86:00: Substitution Liam Enver-Marum replaces Andy Atkin for Eastbourne in a like-for-like swap.
84:00: Aaron Farrell challenges the keeper for a high ball and isn't happy when the referee blows for a free-kick for the visitors.
79:00: Michael Jordan is booed roundly by the Harriers fans behind him after he makes a meal of a challenge.
77:00: Good save by Dean Coleman! He tips over Gary Elphick's header from a corner.
77:00: Harriers escape again! Jamie Taylor slips down the left and delivers a low ball but Dean Coleman blocks Matt Crabb's shot at the near post.
76:00: Darryl Knights sweeps the ball to the right wing. It's a good pass but Dean Bennett doesn't have the legs to reach it. He slides in and the balls comes off for a goal-kick.
73:00: Let off for Harriers! Nathan Crabb finds Simon Weatherstone who beats Dean Coleman with a low shot but Lee Baker slides in and clears it away! Good defending!
72:00: Substitution Darryl Knights replaces Kyle Hadley. Can the much maligned striker inspire a Harriers' comeback?
70:00: Harriers are really applying the pressure without creating anything. Can the part-timers of Eastbourne hold out or will they fade and let Harriers back in?
69:00: Brian Smikle fires 30-yard shot wide.
68:00: Jamie Taylor swaps passes with Andy Atkin and powers into the box but Dean Coleman rushes out and wins the ball cleanly.
65:00: Kyle Hadley powers down the right and blazes a shot wide. That's better from the wideman. Somebody needs to take this game by the scruff of the neck.
64:00: Such is the sparsity of action in this match that the press bench is searching for anything. The display's clock has reset to nought in a vain attempt to turn back time.
62:00: Yellow card Dean Bennett is booked for a crunching tackle on Matt Crab.
60:00: A good chance for Matthew Barnes-Homer just inside the area but he screws his shot just wide.
59:00: Dean Bennett fires in a shot at keeper Michael Jordan.
57:00: Harriers couldn't clear the ball and Simon Weatherstone fires in the ball from outside the box but Dean Coleman does well to get hold of it.
54:00: There's a moment of panic in Harriers' half when lanky striker Andy Atkin controls the ball in the box snd evades Lee Baker's challenge. Martin Riley does well to win ot cleanly off him.
53:00: Harriers are trying some fancy football to open up Eastbourne but it's too elaborate. Brian Smikle tries to play a ball across the visitor's goal but it's off target.
49:00: Substitution Substitute John Finnigan is... substituted for Aaron Farrell.
48:00: The ball falls to Brian Smikle on the edge of the box but the hesitant hitman mis-controls the ball and Marc Pullan wins the ball.
45:00: Half time Plus two mins: That's the end of the first half. Harriers were caught out by the sucker punch and need to be more ruthless after the break.
43:00: Kyle Hadley gets the ball off Duane Courtney and shoots very wide. It was an effort that lacked some curl...but didn't.
40:00: Dean Bennett's free-kick is headed back in and Chris McPhee's first-time effort is deflected wide for a corner. Unfortunately, Harriers can't make it tell.
37:00: That's a blow for Harriers, who have had all the play and Eastbourne score with their second effort on target. The home defence stood static as striker Jamie Taylor delivered a low cross from the left and Nathan Crabb finished well.
37:00: Goal! Nathan Crabb puts Eastbourne ahead!
32:00: Nice build-up by Harriers. Chris McPhee passes to Kyle Hadley but the wideman's cross goes out of play.
28:00: Eastbourne winger Matt Crabb fires wide from distance.
27:00: Kyle Hadley skips past two defenders as he drives from the right wing and wins a corner. The wideman goes to take it but kivks the flag and the ball rolls away. Mark Yates isn't happy about that.
23:00: Chris McPhee looks determined to score againsy his hometown side. He swaps passes with Matthew Barnes-Homer and sees his effort saved by the keeper.
22:00: So close! Kyle Hadley swings in a great cross from the right and Chris McPhee thumps a header against the bar.
21:00: Harriers have a goal ruled out for offside. Eastbourne don't defend the corner very well and and John Finnigan floats it back in and Matthew Barnes-Homer slams it past the keeper. Unfortunately, it's offside.
17:00: Substitution Robbie Matthews trudges off after angering his groin problem. He's replaced by John Finnigan. Chris McPhee will now move up to support Matthew Barnes-Homer.
13:00: Harriers are trying to use Robbie Matthews' aerial dominance with long balls forward. An accurate pass from Martin Riley's head comes off the forward's head and Matthew Barnes-Homer is just offside as he races into the box.
12:00: Harriers have applied pressure on the visitors without really troubling them yet.
9:00: The ball falls to Robbie Matthews on the edge of the box and he fires in a low shot that Michael Jordan smothers.
8:00: Duane Courtney swaps passes with Kyle Hadley on the right. He stretches to send in a cross that Marc Pullan heads away.
7:00: Robbie Matthews' headed flick-on forces a corner. Unfortunately, Kyle Hadley's delivery is very poor and the danger passses.
5:00: A good long range pass from Gavin Caines releases Kyle Hadley down the right. He speeds past a defender and slots in a low all to force a corner off defender Gary Elphick.
3:00: Chris McPhee's poor clearance falls to Simon Weatherstone, who tries his luck from 35-yards out. Keeper Dean Coleman stretches to put it behind for a corner.
0:00: Martin Riley was also presented with his England C captain.
0:00: There will be a minute's silence for Kidderminster's Lance Coporal Richard Brandon, who was killed in Afghanistan. The match was dedicated to the soldier, who was in the Royal Electrical Engineers and Mechanics
0:00: Eastbourne are poor travellers and come to Aggborough with just one point away from home. Sports manager Garry Mills will play a 4-4-2 formation and has made several changes. With keeper Danny Knowles injured, Michael Jordan gets his first start in goal. The back four is made up of Darren Baker (lb), Ben Austin (rb), Marc Pullan (cb) and Gary Elphick (cb). In midfield, Eastbourne play brothers Matt Crabb (left) and Nathan Crabb (right) on the flanks. Simon Weatherstone and Dan Brown are in central midfield. Up front, Eastbourne have Andy Atkin and Jamie Taylor.
0:00: Good afternoon Harriers fans! Welcome to Shuttle Online's live match coverage of Harriers versus Eastbourne. Manager Mark Yates has made three changes to the side that lost at Tamworth on Bank Holiday Monday. After serving his one-match suspension, Martin Riley replaces Tom Sharpe in central defence. John Finnigan is rested and is replaced by Kyle Hadley on the right of a midfield three. Striker Robbie Matthews is back after a three-game absence because of a groin injury and replaced David McDermott. Chris McPhee will play behind the strike partnership of Matthews and Matthew Barnes-Homer.
- Kidderminster Harriers
- Steve Burr
- Chris McPhee
- Kyle Hadley
- John Finnigan
- Tom Sharpe
- Eastbourne Borough
- Garrry Wilson
- Andy Atkin
- Ben Austin
- Daniel Brown
- Gary Elphick
- Marc Pullan
- Matt Crabb
- Nathan Crabb
- Dan Smith
- Liam Enver-Marum
- Simon Johnson