HARRIERS V MANSFIELD
- Kick off: 7:45am Tue 8 Sep 09
- Venue: Aggborough
- Final score:
- Kidderminster Harriers 3 - 1 Mansfield Town
94:00: Final whistle It's over! Harriers are more than deserved winners. They tamed a side that have been going great guns in the Blue Square Premier. That's the sort of battling, brilliant performance they need to produce week-in, week-out.
92:00: Darryl Knights sees a stinging effort tipped over by Alan Marriott
90:00: Harriers have four minutes of injury time to get through. Surely they won't throw it away?
86:00: Goal! Harriers are unlucky to concede a dodgy penalty. Lee Baker closes down Louis Briscoe on the right side of the area. He sends a cross in and it hits Lee Baker on the arm and the referee blows. Rob Duffy sends Dean Coleman the wrong way and slots it to the keeper's left.
84:00: Chris McPhee's shot from edge of area stings Alan Marriott's palms, it's still all Harriers.
82:00: Denied! Matthew Barnes-Homer's low shot had been handled by Scott Garner as he dived to block the shot. The hitman steps up to take the spot-kick but Alan Marriott dives to his right to deny him. Not the best kick.
82:00: Penalty to Harriers!
78:00: Darryl Knights sets his sights and fires in a stinging low effort that keeper Alan Marriott collects at the second attempt.
74:00: So close! Lee Baker delivers a raking cross from the left and Chris McPhee slides in at the far post but is a fraction too late to connect.
70:00: It was good persistence by Brian Smikle on the right, who slipped the ball to an unmarked Chris McPhee. Harriers' skipper slid a first-time shot between Alan Marriott and the right hand post.
69:00: Goal! Chris McPhee scores!
67:00: Yellow card In the midst of the melee, Rob Duffy is also booked.
66:00: Yellow card Martin Riley is booked as tempers flare. The Harriers' defender lashes out at Kyle Perry in the box as rhe huge forward tries to win a penalty at a corner. Both sets of players get involved. Dean Bennett is also shown a yellow card.
60:00: Let off for Harriers from a corner. Kyle Perry thunders in with a downward header that bounces over the bar.
58:00: Substitution Louis Briscoe replaces Jake Speight on the right wing.
50:00: Darryl Knights releases Brian Smikle down the left. He cuts in and slips it back to Knights, who fires a low 20-yard effort just wide of Alan Marriott's left-hand post.
47:00: Gavin Caines rose at the far post to meet Darryl Knights' corner and thundered past a helpless keeper.
47:00: Goal! Gavin Caines! What a header!
46:00: Rob Duffy races goalwards but is offside.
46:00: Harriers were truly excellent in the first half and their high tempo really rattlede Mansfield. The question is, can they keep it up in the second half?
45:00: Half time Plus two: Mansfield have their only shot on target. Kyle Perry's low free-kick ricochets through the wall but it's straight down Dean Coleman's throat. Anyway, there's the half-time whistle, Harriers have edged a good game and produced their best performance of the season so far.
43:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer's seating pace wins a throw-in on the right of Mansfield's defence. From the set piece, Chris McPhee nods it into the danger area and from very close range Barnes-Homer heads over the bar.
40:00: Substitution Darryl Clare, who took a knock, is replaced by Kyle Perry.
38:00: Good break by Harriers sees Darryl Knights release Brian Smikle down the left. The wideman powers to the byline but his cross goes out of play for a goal-kick.
35:00: Harriers have been putting a lot of pressure on Mansfield without really carving out a lot of chances. Still, their work rate is really pinning Mansfield back.
28:00: Mansfield's defence are giving Darryl Knights tons of space. The dimunutive forward gets the ball 30-yards out and dithers on the ball and eventually is closed down. If he can take advantage of thos situations, it could be Knights' night.
25:00: Dean Coleman misses Gary Mills; corner and it goes out for another on the other side. Harriers should clear it but it's charged down by a Mansfield player and Gavin Caines blocks it well.
21:00: It should have been 2-0 to Harriers then. Darryl Knights whips in a super low free-kick from the right and Gavin Caines slides in for it. He's a fraction too late and the ball zips through the area.
19:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer chases down a long ball forward by Brian Smikle. He speeds past Scott Garner but the ball rolls to the keeper, who rushes out.
18:00: Luke Jones hacks the ball away as Chris McPhee almost races clear after some jittery Mansfield defending.
16:00: David McDermott wins the ball in midfield, swaps passes with Matthew Barnes-Homer and sweeps in a low cross from the left wing but Mansfield's keeper dives on it. Good stuff by the hosts.
14:00: Good play by Harriers. It was ball from the left wing to release Matthew Barnes-Homer on the right. Mansfield tried to play offside but he timed his run to perfection, sped in from 40-yards out and slotted a low shot past the keeper.
13:00: Goal! Matthew Barnes-Homer fires Harriers into the lead!
10:00: Harriers have their first shot on goal. Ryan Williams swings in a dangerous free-kick from the right and at the far post Scott Garner heads wide.
9:00: To be fair to Harriers, they look up for it tonight against a decent Mansfield team. The visitors have probed without really creating an opening
7:00: Brian Smikle fires in a low shot that keeper Alan Marriott saves. It was good build-up play by Chris McPhee and Darryl Knights.
5:00: There's a good atmosphere tonight. Harriers' fans are singing to Chris McPhee and the Mansfield fans reply.
3:00: Ryan Williams skips down the left wing and delivers a good cross that Rob Duffy gets a head to. He's offside though.
0:00: Mansfield look rather like Argentina in their kit. Let's hope Harriers are Brazil.
0:00: Harriers gave made two changes, with Robbie Matthews out injured and Kyle Hadley dropped to the bench. With John Finnigan out with an injured ankle, Harriers have brought in David McDermott. Chris McPhee will play up front with Matthew Barnes-Homer, with Darryl Knights playing behind.
0:00: Good evening Harriers fans! Welcome to Shuttle Online's live match coverage of Harriers versus Mansfield. After Saturday's loss to Eastbourne, the home side need to bounce back.
- Kidderminster Harriers
- Steve Burr
- Chris McPhee
- Kyle Hadley
- Tom Sharpe
- Mansfield Town
- Duncan Russell
- Alan Marriott
- Gark Silk
- Gary Mills
- Kyle Nix
- Rob Duffy
- Ryan Williams
- Louis Briscoe
- Matthew Somner