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Live Coverage


  • Kick off: 8:00am Sat 31 Oct 09
  • Referee:
  • Venue: R Costings Abbey Stadium
Final score:
Cambridge United 2 - 0 Kidderminster Harriers

Kidderminster Shuttle: whistle icon 95:00: Final whistle 95 mins: It's over! Harriers didn't quite do enough in the second half, despite a flurry of chances. Not a bad performance in some respects but it's still a defeat

90:00: Danny Crow scores but it's offside. Dean Coleman got a hand to Jai Reason's shot but Crow bundled the follow-up into the back of the net. The flag is up for offside.

88:00: Brian Smikle has a goal ruled out for offside.

85:00: Ooh! Dean Coleman spills a free-kick under pressure from Danny Crow. Luckily, Cambridge can't punish the mistake.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 84:00: Substitution Sam Ives replaces Robbie Willmott.

82:00: Harriers were carved open but Andy Parkinson blazed over the bar. It was a good move by Jai Reason and Danny Crow.

79:00: Daniel Andrew makes a raid down the left wing but his heavy first touch gives the ball to Dan Gleeson.

78:00: Andy Parkinson sees a 30-yard chip float wide.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 76:00: Substitution Striker Lee Phillips replaces Chris Holroyd.

Kidderminster Shuttle: yellow card 72:00: Yellow card Jai Reason is booked for talking out of turn to the referee.

71:00: Chris Holroyd wriggles his way into Harriers' box from the left-wing but shoots over the bar from an acute angle.

71:00: Brian Smikle digs out a shot from the edge of the area but it's an easy one for Danny Potter to save.

67:00: Cambridge seem happy to sit back, try and absorb Harriers' pressure and hit them on the break.

62:00: Close but not cigar. Robbie Matthews' free-kick arcs over the wall and bar. Not a bad effort.

Kidderminster Shuttle: yellow card 61:00: Yellow card Dan Gleeason is booked for a foul on Matthew Barnes-Homer.

57:00: A good chance is wasted by Gavin Caines. Yet another good corner fron Darryl Knights and the defender heads wide.

56:00: Darryl Knights sneaks between two defenders and fires in a shot but Danny Potter dives to his right to make a fine low save.

54:00: Martin Riley shoots over the bar, after Danny Potter spills a Darryl Knights' corner.

53:00: Harriers come close. From Darryl Knights' free-kick, Brian Smikle heads the ball across and Gavin Caines twists to try and get on the end of the ball but can't quite manage it!

50:00: It's a cagey start to the second half.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 46:00: Substitution 46 mins: John Finnigan is replaced by David McDermott.

46:00: Right. Harriers are not out of this match but the next goal will decide the fate of this match. A goal for the away side will really put the cat amongst the pigeons.

Kidderminster Shuttle: whistle icon 45:00: Half time 45 minutes plus three: It's the break. Harriers have paid the price for a couple of dodgy defensive performances.

Kidderminster Shuttle: yellow card 45:00: Yellow card 45 minutes plus two: Gavin Caines is booked for fouling a Cambridge player.

40:00: Harriers try to hit back. Robbie Matthew slips the ball to Dean Bennett in the box but his goal-bound shot is blocked by Anthony Tonkin.

35:00: That was close! Robbie Willmott meets an Andy Parkinson cross with a firm volley that flies into the side-netting.

34:00: Good block by Dean Coleman, who stops Dan Gleeson's long-range effort.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Goal icon 30:00: Goal! Wayne Hatswell meets Robbie Willmott's free-kick and heads Cambridge into a 2-0 lead. Poor marking by Harriers, he was totally unattended in the box.

28:00: Dean Bennett sees another effort go over the bar. This time it's another Darryl Knights corner that did the damage. Harriers are really cranking up the pressure now.

25:00: The ball break to Dean Bennett 25-yards out and he sees a long-range effort fly over the bar. Worth a go, as Harriers are enjoying a good spell of posession.

24:00: Close! Robbie Matthews won a corner. Darryl Knights' cross is a good one and an unmarked Brian Smikle jumps well and heads goalwards but keeper Danny Potter tips it over.

21:00: John Finnigan drives forward and gives the ball to Duane Courtney on the right. He has options in the box his ball goes out of play. A poor delivery.

20:00: John Finnigan is trying to take the game by the scruff of its neck for the visitors. He dinks a nice ball over defence for Robbie Matthews but Wayne Hatswell reads the situation well and heads it away.

18:00: Harriers are trying to muster a response. They force a corner but Darryl Knights' delivery flies over the dangerzone.

14:00: Jai Reason had done well to speed to the byline on the right side if midfield and deliver a dangerous ball, which Chris Holroyd headed in from close-range.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Goal icon 13:00: Goal! Chris Holroyd bags his 14th goal of the season to leave Harriers trailing.

12:00: Harriers carve out a decent chance. Brian Smikle threaded a pass to Matthew Barnes-Homer, but his weak shot went across the face of goal.

10:00: So far it's pretty subdued by Harriers.

8:00: Harriers make their first foray into Cambridge's half and win a throw-in. Gavin Caines heads on the set-piece but there's no other Harriers player in the box to get onto it.

5:00: Harriers' defence is breached when Andy Parkinson breaks into the box but he fires a powerful shot at keeper Dean Coleman. The ball goes behind for a corner but Harriers defend it well.

0:00: Goalkeeper Dean Coleman makes a comfortable save from Chris Holroyd's header from a left-wing cross by Robbie Willmott.

0:00: Us boss Martin Ling makes two changes to the team that defeated Lincoln United in the FA Cup last Sunday. Dan Gleeson comes in for Rory McAuley, while Andy Parkinson replaces the injured Courtney Pitt. Cambridge shape-up in a 4-4-2 formation, with Danny Potter in goal, Brian Saah and Wayne Hatswell centrebacks and Gleeson (RB) and Antony Tonkin (LB) either side of them. In midfield, Cambridge have Paul Carden and Parkinson in the central positions and Robbie Willmott and Jai Reason set to swap positions on each flank. Up front, 13-goal hitman Chris Holroyd and Danny Crow are the home side's hitmen.

0:00: Good afternoon Harriers fans! Welcome to Shuttle Online's live match coverage from their Blue Square Premier clash at the R Costings Abbey Stadium. Manager Mark Yates makes three changes from the side that were knocked out of the FA Cup by Conference North side Fleetwood. With Lee Baker starting his three-match suspension, loan-signing Daniel Andrew (who joined yesterday from Peterborough United) comes straight in at left-back. John Finnigan is chosen ahead off David McDermott in midfield, while striker Robbie Matthews returns to the side after being suspended for three months.



  • Cambridge United
  • Jez George
  • Kidderminster Harriers
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  • John Finnigan
  • Tom Sharpe

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