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Live Coverage

Harriers v Cambridge (FA Cup first round)

  • Kick off: 2:00pm Sat 8 Nov 08
  • Referee:
  • Venue: Aggborough
Final score:
Kidderminster Harriers 1 - 0 Cambridge United

Kidderminster Shuttle: whistle icon 0:00: Half time Harriers 1 Cambridge 0 - half-time score. Second quarter match report. The visitors battled back into the match and Hatswell fired in a shot from the edge of the area which Adam Bartlett got behind. Defender Phil Bolland blasted over the bar minutes later. Russ Penn was replaced by Dean Bennett on the half hour mark. An angry Penn threw his shirt on the ground and shared angry words with Mark Yates, who had to calm hm down. The midfielder was sent down the tunnel. Cambridge were trying to fight back and after forcing a corner Phil Bolland headed across the box in the 35th minute. Harriers still looked dangerous and Richards skimmed a header wide from Brittain's short corner. Richards then tested the reflexes of Potter in the 40th minute with a low shot that Cambridge's keeper did well to dive down to his left and save. Richards was cotentiously shown a yellow card for diving in the 41st minute. He had raced onto Barnes-Homer's through ball, and as he strode past Potter, the keeper's out stretched hand felled the forward. Despite looking like a strong claim for a penalty, the referee decided to go the other way. The home continued to search for a second goal and from a Brittian free-kick on the left, Keith Lowe stooped to head the ball but directed it wide.

0:00: FA Cup scores update: Alfreton Town 1-2 Bury Town; Crewe 1-0 Ebbsfleet United; Walsall 1-0 Scunthorpe; Torquay 1-0 Evesham; Sutton Utd 0-1 Notts County

0:00: Harriers 1 Cambridge 0 First quarter of match. Harriers made a lively start and Martin Brittain's right wing cross that Brian Smikle had a header deflected behind for a corner in the opening minute. The visitors defend it well/ Smikle makes a timely challenge and the other end, blocking Robbie Willmott as he tries to dribbled into the box after a mazy run. The atmosphere is electric and Cambridge are being urged on by a lively support, which prompts the home fans to raise their voices. Justin Richards does well in the four minute, holding up the ball before threading Matthew Barnes-Homer into the box but he's tackled by Anthony Tonkin. Harriers defended their first corner in the seventh minute and despite a decent delivery by Willmott, Mark Creighton heads the ball awayh firmly at the far post. Russ Penn launches a counter-attack with a surging run through the central midfield, he ignores the run of Matthew Barnes-Homer and tries to take on the whole Cambridge defence but is tackled by Paul Carden. Penn goes through the Cambridge man and is shown a yellow card in the 10th minute. A pacey counter-attack by Penn, Barnes-Homer and Smikle forces a 13th minute corner. Martin Brittain's delivery was whipped in but keeper Danny Potter did well to take. The hosts are opened up by Harriers in the 15th minute, Ferrell sends in a cross from the left and and Barnes-Homer directs a header wide. Harriers take a deserved lead in the 17th minute though a Justin Richards penalty. Richards raced onto Brittain's pass down the right, teased Wayne Hatswell, powered past him but was brought down in the area. The forward slotted the spot-kick to the left of keeper Danny Potter into the bottom corner. The host are kept the pressure and Martin Riley headed just over the bar in the 20th minute. Cambridge have offered little going forward and striker Lee McEvilly saw a 30-yard free-kick fly over the bar in the 25th minute.

0:00: FA Cup score update: MK Dons 0-1 Bradford; Brighton 1-0 Hartlepool; Eastwood Town 0-1 Brackley.

0:00: FA Cup score up date: Blyth Spartans 2-0 Shrewsbury Alfreton Town 1-0 Bury Town Cheltenham 1-0 Oldham Chesterfield 3-1 Mansfield R Chester 0-3 Millwall FT

0:00: FA Cup score up date: Blyth Spartans 2-0 Shrewsbury Alfreton Town 1-0 Bury Town Cheltenham 1-0 Oldham Chesterfield 3-1 Mansfield R Chester 0-3 Millwall FT

0:00: Cambridge manager Gary Brabin has opted for quite an attacking line-up, with Lee McEvilly and Chris Holroyd up front, Danny Crow and Robbie Holroyd on the wings, Jon Challinor and Paul Carden in midfield, while Dan Gleeson, Antony Tonkin, Phil Bolland and Wayne Hatswell are the back four in front of keeper Danny Potter.

0:00: Harriers boss Mark Yates has stuck with the same line-up that defeated Grays in the Blue Square Premier last week. This means it's Adam Bartlett in goal, with a back four of Lee Baker, Mark Creighton, Martin Riley and Keith Lowe. Brian Smikle is on the left of midfield, Martin Brittain on the right, while Russ Penn and Andy Ferrell will be in central positions. Justin Richards and Matthew Barnes-Homer, Harriers' 18-goal partnership, are leading the line for the home side.

0:00: Hello Harriers fans and welcome to our not quite as new but still lovely live match coverage of today's FA Cup first round clash against Cambridge United. Unfortunately, new FA broadcasting restrictions mean we can't give you the minute-by-minute action that we would like to do and we realise you crave. Nevertheless, we will be able to tell you how Harriers are faring midway through the first half, at half-time, between 65 and 70 minutes and straight after full-time, which means we're still the best to come to for all the latest news. Fear not though faithful Harriers fans, we'll be trying to keep you up to date with the other FA Cup scores up and down the country.

45:00: Harriers 1 Cambridge United 0. Third quarter match report. Richards shot wide in the 50th minute after a lovely move on edge of the area after some great build-up play by Barnes-Homer, Andy Ferrell and Smikle. Lowe did well to head Willmott's right wing cross away, under pressure from Lee McEvilly. It took a well-time challenge by Lee Baker to deny Danny Crow, who had burst into the box after controlling the ball. Cambridge stepped up the heat and substitute Felino Jardim's 25-yard shot hit the bar. Moments later Phil Bolland's goal bound header from a corner was tipped over by Bartlett in the 55th minute. Bolland then made a timely touch to deny Richards after Bennett's low right wing cross had bobbled in the box. Bartlett then knocked Anthony Tonkins's shot behind for a corner as Cambridge applied the pressure. Harriers counter-attacked and Barnes-Homer saw his shot saved by Potter after Dean Bennett's cross. Richards continued to be a thorn in Harriers side and forced Potter into a fine save with a powerful header in the 61st minute. Andy Ferrell saw a long range effort fly over the bar in the 67th minute as the game developed into an action-packed end-to-end affair.

45:00: FA Cup update: AFC Telford 0-2 Southend; Aldershot 0-1 Rotherham; Barnet 0-1 Rochdale; Brighton 2-1 Hartlepool; Carlisle 0-1 Grays Athletic; Curzon Ashton 2-0 Exeter; Eastwood Town 1-1 Brackley; Huddersfield 2-1 Port Vale;

Kidderminster Shuttle: whistle icon 93:00: Final whistle Harriers 1 Cambridge 0 - final quarter match report. Bartlett made another fine save to deny substitute Mark Beesley in the 75th minute. Jardim delivered a great cross that Beesley fired in at the far post but the keeper turned his shot onto the post. The keeper came to Harriers rescue minutes later making a point blank save to block Beesley after he broke free in the area. It took a good block by Hatswell to deny Barnes-Homer in the 77th minute, after a Dean Bennett counter-attack. The striker then wasted a glorious chance to double Harriers' lead in the 79th minute. Smikle had delivered a great cross from the right and from eight yards out the centrally placed striker headed wide. Barnes-Homer should have done better when he mis-controlled Smikle's excellent pass, after the winger had skipped past Tonkin in the 84th minute. Jardim, who posed Harriers numerous problems on both flanks, then delivered a cheeky curling cross from the outside of his boot, but Bartlett conifdently left it to go behind for a goal-kick. After weathering some Cambridge pressure, Matthew Barnes-Homer withstood three powerful challenges just outside the oppostion area. The hard-working hitman was replaced by Stefan Moore in the 89th minute. With three minutes of added time, Harriers still searched for a second goal, with Brittain dragging a shot wide from 20-yards out. The referee blows for full-time and Harriers deservedly go into the FA Cup second round.


  • Kidderminster Harriers
  • Mark Yates
  • Adam Bartlett
  • Andy Ferrell
  • Brian Smikle
  • Justin Richards
  • Keith Lowe
  • Lee Baker
  • Mark Creighton
  • Martin Brittain
  • Martin Riley
  • Matthew Barnes-Homer
  • Russell Penn
  • Darryl Knights
  • David McDermott
  • Dean Bennett
  • Dean Coleman
  • Michael Bowler
  • Nathan Hayward
  • Stefan Moore
  • Cambridge United
  • Gary Brabin
  • Anthony Tonkin
  • Chris Holroyd
  • Daniel Gleeson
  • Danny Crow
  • Danny Potter
  • Jon Challinor
  • Lee McEvilly
  • Paul Carden
  • Phil Boland
  • Robbie Willmott
  • Wayne Hatswell
  • Ben Farrell
  • Courtney Pitt
  • Felino Jardim
  • Jordan Collins
  • Josh Coulson
  • Mark Beesley
  • Mark Convery
  • Steve Drench

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