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Live Coverage

Burton v Harriers (Setanta Shield 3rd round)

  • Kick off: 7:30pm Tue 4 Nov 08
  • Referee:
  • Venue: The Pirelli Stadium
Final score:
Burton Albion 3 - 2 Kidderminster Harriers

0:00: Hello once again Harriers fans! It's a misty night at the Pirelli Stadium. Mark Yates has made a host of changes to his line-up. David McDermott will lead the line alongside Stefan Moore, while Darryl Knights is on the left and Martin Brittain patrols the right wing. Dean Bennett and Andy Ferrell form the central midfield partnership. In defence Keith Lowe and Martin Riley are the centrebacks with Brian Smikle the left back and Michael Bowler on the right. Dean Coleman gets a rare start in goal for Harriers.

5:00: 5: Keeper Dean Coleman is tested by Aaron Webster's 30-yard chip.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Goal icon 6:00: Goal! Harriers concede a soft goal from Jody Banim's corner. Striker Shaun Harrad isn't marked and he heads into the back of the goal at the near post.

7:00: Shaun Harrad cuts inside Brian Smikle on the right edge of the box but he shoots across goal.

Kidderminster Shuttle: yellow card 11:00: Yellow card Stefan Moore races onto Andy Ferrell's slide rule pass. The striker scampers free but is fouled by the on rushing goalkeeper Saul Deeney just outside the box. The keeper is very lucky and is shown a yellow card, when it could have easily been a red.

15:00: At the moment, Harriers are struggling to get into their stride. Stefan Moore and David McDermott, who seems to have switched to the left wing, combine well. Martin Brittain chases down a low pass on the left but is blocked by Andy Corbett.

19:00: Martin Brittain has a chance with a free-kick 35-yards out. He hits a low shot that takes a small deflection off the wall. Saul Deeney is alert to the danger and dives to his right to save comfortably.

19:00: Here's how Burton line-up (better late than never, eh folks?). Saul Deeney is in goal, with a back four of Andy Corbett, Tony James, Ryan Austin and Aaron Webster. In midfield, Burton have Matt Bailey on the left, Paris Simmons on the right and Jody Banim and Danny Holmes in central midfield. Shaun Harrad and Greg Pearson are Burton's front runners.

22:00: Dean Bennett misses a golden chance to score for Harriers. Darryl Knights is released down the left by Stefan Moore. The lively forward gets to the box and plays in David McDermott, who runs to the byline and cuts the ball back. Bennett had ghosted in unmarked but shoots over the bar.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Goal icon 25:00: Goal! Harriers have a a moment of fortune to level the scores and make it 1-1. David McDermott is looking dangerous and drives in from the left, beats Corbett and sees his shot hit Tony James. The ball richochets back off the Harriers forward and loops in over Saul Deeney.

32:00: The game's tempo has dipped since Harriers scored but Martin Brittian goes from a free-kick. The Geordie wideman whipped in a shot that flew wide of Deeney's right hand post.

32:00: The game's tempo has dipped since Harriers scored but Martin Brittian goes from a free-kick. The Geordie wideman whipped in a shot that flew wide of Deeney's right hand post.

33:00: Burton win another corner but this time Dean Coleman takes Jody Banim's delivery with ease.

35:00: Ryan Austin makes a well-timed block to clear Martin Brittain's low right wing cross away from he danger zone.

36:00: Dean Coleman tips over Shaun Harrad's rising shot from the edge of the area after a defensive error. Brian Smikle's stray pass had given the ball to Jody Banin, who drove forward and set up the Burton hitman.

37:00: Andy Ferrell and David McDermott get in each other's way on the left wing and the ball goes out for a Burton throw-in.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Goal icon 43:00: Goal! Darryl Knights bags his second goal of the season to put Harriers into the lead. He sprung Burton's off-side trap and did well to control a long pass. As Saul Deeney rushed out of his area, Knights skipped past him and slipped the ball into the back of an empty net. It's a cheeky piece of skill by the Harriers man.

45:00: The fourth referee indicates there will be two minutes of added time.

46:00: Bright start by Harriers. David McDermott turns in the box and is unlucky to see his shot fly across the face of goal.

Kidderminster Shuttle: whistle icon 47:00: Half time The referee blows for the break. Harriers have done well to take control of the game after going behind. They've rode their luck but now have the edge.

48:00: David McDermott flips the ball to Knights on the left wing, unfortunately the return pass is a bit too long and Saul Deeney rushes out.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Goal icon 49:00: Goal! Harriers are pegged level after they fail to deal with another Jody Banim corner. Aaron Webster heads the ball across and Ryan Austin bundles the ball beyond Dean Coleman. At this rate the game will go to extra-time!

54:00: Harriers try and respond in the right manner. David McDermott races down the left and delivers a raking low cross. Unfortunately there's no visiting striker attacking the ball and it comes to Dean Bennett on the right wing.

56:00: Harriers press form a third goal and after Knights side foots off target, Andy Ferrell forces a corner. The set-piece falls to Ferrell, who tries a 30-yard shot that hits a Burton defender.

57:00: The visitors force another corner. David McDermott passes to Andy Ferrell again. He passes to Britain on the right, who delivers a cross that Keith Lowe heads wide.

58:00: Darryl Knights tries a long range effort that flies over the bar.

Kidderminster Shuttle: yellow card 62:00: Yellow card David McDermott is clumsily brought down by Aaron Webster near the centre circle - he's rightly shown a yellow card.

64:00: Harriers are the team in control and are stroking the ball well and teasing Burton. Dean Bennett tries a low 20-yard effort that Saul Deeney does well to behind.

65:00: Dean Coleman's side netting ripples after a good run down the left wing by Jody Banim but his delivery doesn't trouble Harriers' keeper.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 66:00: Substitution Lee Morris replaces the out of sorts Paris Simmons for Burton.

68:00: Burton turn up the heat. Matthew Bailey sees a close shot blocked by Dean Coleman. From the corner Danny Holmes' 30-yard strike hits a defender and Keith Lowe clears.

69:00: Dean Bennett, who has really came to the fore for Harriers, tests Saul Deeney with a powerful long range effort, which the keeper can only put behind.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 72:00: Substitution Tony James is replaced by Burton midfielder John McGrath.

74:00: Brian Smikle heads Lee Morris's dangerous cross away. Harriers are starting to come under pressure from the home side, who have never beaten the Aggborough side at The Pirelli Stadium.

76:00: The bar comes to Harriers' rescue when Lee Morris cuts in from the left and fires in a wonderful curling effort. Luckily it hits the woodwork.

77:00: Stefan Moore stings Saul Deeney's palms after a great run and 20-yard strike. From the resulting corner, Ryan Austin heads the danger away.

79:00: Martin Brittain picks out David McDermott with a great crossfield pass but he just can't reach it on the left wing.

80:00: The visitors swarm around Burton's box but the move goes to waste when Brian Smikle, just outside the box, shoots wide of Saul Deeney's left hand post.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 81:00: Substitution Matthew Barnes-Homer comes on for Martin Brittain.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 83:00: Substitution Mark Yates has decided to bring in another big gun and replaces Michael Bowler with midfielder Russ Penn.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Goal icon 85:00: Goal! Russ Penn concedes a free-kick after fouling John McGrath and Burton have a chance from 30-yards out. Jody Banim curls a lovely shot over the ball, which dips into the top left corner. If Harriers wish to progress in the cup they haven't got long to score again.

87:00: The hosts are pinning Harriers back. Harrad shoots off target after they fail to deal with a Banim corner.

89:00: A special moment for youth team player Nathan Hayward, who comes on for Andy Ferrell. It's his first ever start for Harriers' senior team.

92:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer fires in a shot that Saul Deeney does well to get behind.

Kidderminster Shuttle: whistle icon 95:00: Final whistle Dean Coleman makes a comfortable save from Jody Banim's low free-kick. That the last kick of the game as the full-time whistle blows. Mark Yates will be glad to get this fixture out of the way and he'll be happy with several performances from his squad players. Now bring on Cambridge in the FA Cup on Saturday!


  • Burton Albion
  • Nigel Clough
  • Aaron Webster
  • Andy Corbett
  • Danny Holmes
  • Gregg Pearson
  • Jody Banim
  • Matthew Bailey
  • Paris Simmons
  • Ryan Austin
  • Saul Deeney
  • Shaun Harrad
  • Tony James
  • Jake Buxton
  • John McGrath
  • Kevin Poole
  • Lee Morris
  • Michael Simpson
  • Kidderminster Harriers
  • Mark Yates
  • Andy Ferrell
  • Brian Smikle
  • Darryl Knights
  • David McDermott
  • Dean Bennett
  • Dean Coleman
  • Keith Lowe
  • Martin Brittain
  • Martin Riley
  • Michael Bowler
  • Stefan Moore
  • Justin Richards
  • Mark Creighton
  • Matthew Barnes-Homer
  • Nathan Hayward
  • Russell Penn

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