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Live Coverage


  • Kick off: 3:00pm Sat 26 Sep 09
  • Referee:
  • Venue: KitKat Crescent
Final score:
York City 3 - 2 Kidderminster Harriers

Kidderminster Shuttle: whistle icon 93:00: Final whistle It's over! Harriers can think themselves very unlucky not to earn a point.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 92:00: Substitution Aaron Farrell replaces David McDermott.

86:00: Good sliding block by Chris McPhee to cut out Ben Purkiss cross.

85:00: Duane Courtney cut in from the right and fired in a curling effort that the keeper punches away. Lee Baker's follow-up was blocked.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 84:00: Substitution York change: David McGurk replaces Andy Ferrell.

81:00: York can't clear the ball and Matthew Barnes-Homer's shot through a host of bodies is spilled by Michael Ingham. Brian Smikle can't quite stretch to put the follow-up behind.

80:00: Harriers are camped in York's half. From a corner, Brian Smikle's rising shot canons off Djoumin Sangare.

77:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer tries his luck from distance, it dips just over the bar.

75:00: Brian Smikle sees an effort deflected over the bar. From the corner, Djoumin Sangare puts the ball behind under pressure from Robbie Matthews.

73:00: Robbie Matthews is picked out David McDermott's long pass forward. He slips it to Matthew Barnes-Homer but his cross is headed away.

70:00: Michael Rankine gets the ball 20-yard out, turns, runs and shoots across goal.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 67:00: Substitution York change - striker Michael Rankine replaces midfield Levi Mackin.

63:00: Robbie Matthews' stinging low shot is saved at the second attempt by Michael Ingham. Harriers have something to get their teeth into now.

62:00: What a howler by Michael Ingham!Matthew Barnes-Homer's low free-kick rolled through the hapless shot-stopper's arms and into the back of the net.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Goal icon 62:00: Goal! Matthew Barnes-Homer scores!

61:00: David McDermott is sandwiched between Levi Mackin and Andy Ferrell for a free-kick.

57:00: It was very easy for Michael Gash rise above the defence and meet Adam Smith's cross for a goal.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Goal icon 57:00: Goal! Michael Gash scores for York!

55:00: Quiet from Harriers so far but York are starting to look more confident. Andy Ferrell's cross comes to Richard Brodie and he directs a header at Dean Coleman.

52:00: Andy Ferrell drags a shot wide from just outside the box.

52:00: Andy Ferrell drags a shot wide from just outside the box.

50:00: Harriers force a corner. David McDermott floats a ball in but it's too long.

47:00: Ben Purkiss shoots across the face of goal, evading Richard Brodie.

46:00: Judging by the first half performance, Harriers are very much in this game. If they can level the scores early in the second half then it's game on. There's some debate to why Gavin Caines was sent off. Richard Brodie had seen his shot hit the post before the referee blew for a penalty and dismissed the centreback. He had fouled the forward but the question is, did he stop a goal-scoring chance, if the York man could shoot?

Kidderminster Shuttle: whistle icon 45:00: Half time Plus three: Well, Harriers have experienced agony and ectasy. They have been good as York but have paid the price for a couple of defensive lapses.

45:00: Plus two: David McDermott delivers another decent cross from the right. Djoumin Sangare heads the ball away with Robbie Matthews waiting for it.

40:00: Robbie Matthews heads over the bar and looks distraught. Nathan Hayward did well to spt the striker and send in a cross from deep on the right. The forward got underneath it and looped the ball over.

38:00: A let off for Harriers. The away defence is sliced open by Ben Purkiss' disguised pass and Michael Gash races into the box and shoots across the face of goal.

37:00: Brian Smikle exchanges passes with Matthew Barnes-Homer on edge of box and his shot forces Michael Ingham into a low save.

35:00: Harriers under more pressure. Andy Ferrell's corner richochets menacingly around the box before Harriers clear. From distance Adam Smith shoots over the bar.

32:00: Just when it looked as though Harriers were getting back in the game, they get caught out. The ball comes to centreback Djoumin Sangare on the left side of the box, he crosses and Richard Brodie chests it in at the far post.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Goal icon 32:00: Goal! Richard Brodie scores for York!

28:00: Adam Smith is running at Lee Baker, who does well to shepherd him into a central position. The York wideman shoots very wide from distance.

27:00: Andy Ferrell goes very close with a curling 25-yard effort that goes just wide of Dean Coleman's left post.

26:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer races onto David McDermott's ball down the right and fires in a low shot that keeper Michael Ingham saves comfortably.

24:00: Nathan Hayward side foots wide from 20-yards out. The box was packed with players but Harriers have done well to keep hold of the ball for spells.

23:00: That was close for Harriers. Daniel Parslow had to beat Matthew Barnes-Homer in the air to head away David McDermott's dangerous right wing cross.

21:00: Harriers are going to have weather this pressure and emerge stronger. The visiorsd enjoy a nice spell with the ball. David McDermott delivers a cross from the right but Matthew Barnes-Homer can't control it under pressure and the ball goes out of play for a throw-in.

18:00: Harriers are under pressure now as York are monopolising the ball.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 16:00: Substitution Nathan Hayward replaces Darryl Knights in order to bolster the midfield.

14:00: Young midfieler Nathan Hayward is about to come on for Harriers. On the pitch, York dangerman Adam Smith powers down the right but his cross is easy to take for Dean Coleman.

13:00: That dismissal has really forced Harriers to change things. Chris McPhee goes back into central defence, while Darryl Knights has gonev into midfield.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Goal icon 9:00: Goal! Richard Brodie powers it to the right of Dean Coleman, who guesses rhe right way but can't stop it from nestling in the bottom corner.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Red card 8:00: Red card Gavin Caines is sent off for pulling back Richard Brodie as he rushed past him in the box. York have a penalty.

5:00: Adam Smith powers down the right wing for York but his cross goes out of play.

2:00: What a perfect start. Great work by David McDermott, who drove down the right wing, swapped passes with Matthew Barnes-Homer and swung in a good cross. Brian Smikle was left alone to stoop and head the ball into the back of the net.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Goal icon 2:00: Goal! Brian Smikle scores!

0:00: Correction. The two teams swap ends of the pitch. Harriers are playing towards their fans.

0:00: Harriers' squad travelled up yesterday and stayed over the night before. They trained at Leeds United's training ground in preparation, let's hope the illustrious surroundings of Thorp Arch can inspire them.

0:00: Harriers have only won once at York, when Colin Larkin scored 1-0 victory in the 2001-02 season. Normally, these games are niggly draws but York are unbeaten at home this season. Can Harriers be the first team to beat them at the Crescent?

0:00: Former Harriers midfield terrier Andy Ferrell has been winning rave reviews for York since he joined York in the summer. Fez, as he's affectinately known, plays on the left of a four man midfield for the hosts. Otherwise for York, Michael Ingham is in goal, with Ben Purkiss (RB), James Meredith (LB), Daniel Parslow (CB) and Djoumin Sangare (CB) making up the back four. Adam Smith plays on the right, with Neill Barrett and Levi Mavkin in central midfield. Up front, York have Richard Brodie and Michael Gash, who have scored 11 goals for them this season.

0:00: Good afternoon Harriers fans! Welcome to Shuttle Online's live match coverage of Harriers' game at KitKat Crescent. Harriers have made one change from the side that were held to a 1-1 draw at Forest Green Rovers in mid-week. Lanky hitman Robbie Matthews makes his first start in six games and only his fourth of the season as he is picked alongside Matthew Barnes-Homer. The 27-year-old made a substitute appearance in Gloucestershire after recovering from several niggly groin injuries to make only his fourth start since he signed from Salisbury in August. With Dean Bennett serving a one-match suspension after picking up five yellow cards, captain Chris McPhee slotted back into a midfield three after s stint playing up front. David McDermott will be playing in the defensive midfield role, but's a very attack-minded Harriers line-up.


  • York City
  • Gary Mills
  • Djoumin Sangare
  • James Meredith
  • Levi Mackin
  • Michael Gash
  • Neil Barrett
  • Richard Brodie
  • David McGurk
  • Michael Rankine
  • Kidderminster Harriers
  • Steve Burr
  • Chris McPhee
  • Kyle Hadley
  • Tom Sharpe

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