HARRIERS V OXFORD
- Kick off: 3:00pm Sat 14 Nov 09
- Venue: Aggborough
- Final score:
- Kidderminster Harriers 3 - 1 Oxford United
93:00: Final whistle Harriers have shown that they are a match for anyone. What a top notch performance by the home side. The hosts might have been outnumbered off the pitch but they won it where it matters.
93:00: Substitution Nathan Hayward comes on for Darryl Knights, while Matthew Barnes-Homer is replaced by Aaron Farrell.
90:00: Substitution Matthew Barnes-Homer has a goal ruled out for offside. Moments later, Liam Dolman replaces David McDermott.
88:00: Yellow card Dannie Bulman is booked for a late challenge on Darryl Knights.
88:00: Harriers are knackered. Matthew Barnes-Homer tries to find Robbie Matthews in the box but it's a tired ball and doesn't find his man.
85:00: Dean Coleman tips over Adam Chapman's free-kick. Harriers launch a counter-attack but Brian Smikle back-heels it to Ryan Clarke.
82:00: Substitution Adam Chapman replaces the injured Matthew Green.
78:00: Yellow card Matthew Green is booked or diving in the box. He's not happy and punches the ground.
75:00: Red card Save! Steven Kinniburgh is sent off for bringing down Matthew Barnes-Homer as he chased down Robbie Matthews' long ball. The referee blows for a penalty. Unfortunately, Ryan Clarke dives to his right to save. Brian Smikle's follow-up is wide.
72:00: James Constable is told off by the referee for a foul on David McDermott.
72:00: Substitution Marcus Kelly replaces Adam Murray.
70:00: Yellow card Robbie Matthews skips past a sliding Luke Foster like he wasn't there near the half way line. Unfortunately, he's crowded out and is booked for running into an Oxford defender.
66:00: Oxford have not given up. James Constable delivers a good cross from the right but it flies through the area.
62:00: Good play by Dean Coleman who holds onto the ball as bodies fly in from Oxford's free-kick.
61:00: Substitution Martin Riley is booked for a foul on Jack Midson.
60:00: Substitution Striker Jack Midson replaces Sam Deering.
57:00: Cool play by Martin Riley, who heads the ball back to Dean Coleman with James Constable lurking.
54:00: It was a low cross from the left by Matthew Barnes-Homer and Robbie Matthews had time to slot a lovely first-time effort beyond Ryan Clarke.
53:00: Goal! Robbie Matthews scores!
49:00: Daniel Andrew produces a great left-wing cross but Steven Kinniburgh dives to heat it behind.
48:00: Matthew Green latches onto James Constable's head and pulls the ball back but Simon Clist misses it.
45:00: Half time Plus two mins: It's half-time and the entire ground needs to get its breath back. It's been a high quality first half. More of the same please!
45:00: Yellow card Duane Courtney is booked for shoulderr barging Matthew Green into the stands!
44:00: Gavin Caines is fouled by Steven Kinniburgh. From the free-kick, Luke Foster just heads away as Brian Smikle waits.
43:00: It's end-to-end stuff. Dean Coleman to block an effort by Sam Deering. Danny Andrew clears from behind. From the corner, the Harriers defender clears Luke Foster's header off the line. Harriers counter-attack but as Smikle shoots he's blocked at his feet bravely by Ryan Clarke.
42:00: Good save by Dean Coleman. He does well to parry Matthew Green's shot after Harriers were carved open.
40:00: Harriers have certainly responded well to the goal and Oxford can't an easy ride.
39:00: Martin Riley does well to clear the ball as Matthew Green tries to race onto it.
35:00: From the set-piece, Danniel Andrew swings it in and it's spilled by Ryan Clarke. He recovers well.
35:00: Yellow card Robbie Matthews is floored by Mark Creighton just outside thr box. The former Harriers skipper is booked.
31:00: James Constable cuts from the left but shoots straight at Dean Coleman.
30:00: Harriers can count themselves a bit unlucky. As Dean Coleman came out to collect Martin Riley's hesitant pass Sam Deering comes out of nowhere and trips over his arm. By the letter of the law it's a penalty but a harsh one.
30:00: Goal! James Constable slots it to the left of Dean Coleman, who went the wrong way.
28:00: Oxford have a penalty!
20:00: Oxford don't like it up 'em. This time Mark Creighton fouls Gavin Caines just outside the Oxford box. This time Danny Andrews' shot is blocked by the ball.
19:00: Yellow card Adam Murray is booked for a studs up challenge on Duane Courtney.
17:00: Wow! I am gobsmacked! Martin Riley was fouled by James Constable 30-yards out from Oxford's goal. David McDermott nudged it to Matthew Barnes-Homer, who slams an absolutely superb effort past a stunned Oxford wall and keeper.
16:00: What a goal by Matthew Barnes-Homer!
13:00: The away fans aren't happy as Robbie Matthew clatters Steven Kinniburgh.
11:00: Good defending by Daniel Andrew. James Constable had done well to escape his marker and raced down the left but as he cut inside the left-back did well to win the ball off him.
8:00: James Constable wins a corner. Adam Murray's delivery isn't great and David McDermott heads away at the near post. Sam Deering tries a long range effort that is very wide.
6:00: Brian Smikle off side but Harriers are up for this match.
2:00: Harriers open the scoring in the 90th second. It was a good move, where Darryl Knights fed Matthew Barnes-Homer on the left. His low cross was met by Knights and the ball breaks off Luke Foster to Robbie Matthews, who slots the ball into the bottom right corner.
2:00: Goal! Robbie Matthews gives Harriers the perfect start!
0:00: There's a real danger that Harriers' fans will be out numbered by Oxford's massive travelling army. Hopefully any stragglers will bolster the home fans' ranks before kick-off.
0:00: All four former Harriers, Mark Creighton, James Constable, Adam Murray and Ryan Clarke are in Oxford's line-up. Oxford manager Chris Wilder, a good Mark Yates, has altered a formation to try and nulify Harriers. That means it's a 4-1-4-1, with James Constable leading the line. Clarke is in goal, with Creighton and Luke Foster the centrebacks and Damian Batt (RB) and Steven Kinniburgh (LB) either side. Adam Murray will be the defensive midfielder for Oxford, while Dannie Bulman and Simon Clist are in front with central positions. On the wing, Matthew Green (right) and Sam Deering (left), making his first start of the season, will support Constable.
0:00: GOOD afternoon, Harriers fans! Welcome to Shuttle Online's liver match coverage of Harriers versus Oxford. There's a huge turnout ox away fans, who have filled their end about an hour ago and are in good voice. Harriers, who are without the suspended Lee Baker and Chris McPhee, are also missing injured midfielder John Finnigan through. That means Dean Bennett takes the central midfielder role and the captain's arm band, flanked by Brian Smikle (left) and David McDermott (right). Daniel Andrew, who is on loan from Peterborough, makes his home debut at left-back.
- Kidderminster Harriers
- Steve Burr
- Tom Sharpe
- Oxford United
- Chris Wilder
- Adam Murray
- Damian Batt
- Dannie Bulman
- James Constable
- Luke Foster
- Mark Creighton
- Matthew Green
- Ryan Clarke
- Sam Deering
- Simon Clist
- Steven Kinniburgh
- Adam Chapman
- Billy Turley
- Jack Midson
- Marcus Kelly
- Rhys Day