KETTERING V HARRIERS
- Kick off: 3:00pm Sat 21 Nov 09
- Venue: Rockingham Road
- Final score:
- Kettering Town 0 - 2 Kidderminster Harriers
94:00: Substitution There's a double substitution for Harriers. With Aaron Farrell and Nathan Hayward replacing Matthew Barnes-Homer and Dean Bennett respectively.
89:00: Lee Fowler sees a shot from the edge of the area fly wide.
84:00: Double save from Lee Harper after another counter-attack. He dived at Brian Smikle's feet and then blocked Dean Bennett's follow-up.
82:00: Going back to the goal. It was a super counter-attack, with Matthew Barnes-Homer finding David McDermott on the right. The midfielder sent in a fine fross and Barnes-Homer had time to tee up his shot and pick his spot.
82:00: Goal! Matthew Barnes-Homer scores! Great counter-attack from a Kettering corner.
80:00: It has gone very quiet here. The double blow of the sending off and goal has stunned Kettering.
79:00: Substitution The goal has knocked Kettering for six. Lee Fowler replaces Greg Taylor.
71:00: Good effort by Duane Courtney, whose fine first-time effort from the edge of the box flew inder Lee Harper.
71:00: Goal! Duane Courtney scores!
70:00: Anthony Elding pounces on a back pass but hits it wide.
67:00: Red card Simon Heslop fouls Martin Riley and is shown a second yellow card of the game. Kettering are down to ten men.
64:00: Substitution Damien Spencer replaces Moses Ashikodi, who is not happy about coming off.
62:00: What a miss! Daniel Andrew whips in a free-kick. Brian Smikle clevery heads it across the face of goal but no Harriers player can force it over. That's a great chance wasted.
54:00: Gavin Caines' 30-yard shot draws a fine save from Lee Harper. The keeper claws it away as the shot arrows into the top right corner.
53:00: Exodus Geohaghan strides out into Harriers' half but his pass to Moses Ashikodi is wide.
50:00: Harriers do look bright. Chris McPhee tries a difficult first-time shot that is easy for Lee Harper to take.
46:00: Harriers almost score! Chris McPhee's shot stings Lee Harper's palms and wins a corner.
46:00: Substitution Harriers look relaxed as they march back out onto the pitch. Let's hope they start the second half as well as they did the first. David McDermott replaces Darryl Knights to stiffen the midfield.
45:00: Half time 45 plus two mins: Harriers go in on level terms but they have had some luck. Kettering have bossed the last 20 minutes and Mark Yates will need to get something extra from his troops after the break.
45:00: 45 minutes plus one: John Dempster heads over the bar after a good cross from Danny Thomas.
42:00: Martin Riley feels he is tripped by the fast-approaching Moses Ashikodi and the ball goes behind for a Kettering corner. Jean-Paul Marna's delivery fall to the elusive Ashikodi but as he shoots, Duane Courtney does enough to put him off.
37:00: The rain and wind are really lashing down here. Harriers are still probing and Daniel Andrew glides up the left wing and deliver a raking cross that evades everyone in Kettering's box.
31:00: Harriers are very lucky to be on level terms. Simon Heslop races onto Jean-Paul Marna's neat defence splitting pass in the box but his fine shot hits the underside of the bar and ricochets out.
28:00: Substitution Francis Green is replaced by Jean-Paul Marna.
23:00: Moses Ashikodi is a very tricky player. He did well well to jink into the box and deliers a cross/ shot that hits the bar and bounces behind.
22:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer side foots over the bar! It was a great move by Harriers. The striker had raced onto Robbie Matthews' ball forward and found Brian Smikle on the left. He evaded three challenges and delivered a low cross to Barnes-Homer, whose well-struck effort flew over.
20:00: Martin Riley and Francis Green need treatment after a clash of heads that leaves them both flat on the pitch. Both are okay to continue though.
19:00: Chris McPhee fouls Danny Thomas on the left. The Kettering man's free-kick is well-taken by Dean Coleman through a stack of bodies.
15:00: Darryl Knights slips the ball back to Duane Courtney on the right side of Kettering's area and his first-time effort flies wide.
14:00: Anthony Elding pounces on some hesitation from Harriers' defence but he shoots straight at Dean Coleman.
13:00: Exodus Geohaghan's throw-in really are a dangerous as a good corner. This time, a long delivery is met by Moses Ashikodi but his overhead kick is just wide.
10:00: The corner isn't cleared properly by Kettering but Martin Riley directs a header just wide.
8:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer breaks free from Ian Roper after an error by the defender. He's not going full pelt and the Kettering skipper gets back to put the forward off. His shot takes a deflection for a corner.
7:00: Yellow card Duane Courtney is booked for pulling down Francis Green.
6:00: Darryl Knights shoots over. Not a bad effort and a good sign that Harriers are looking lively.
4:00: Chris McPhee is brought down by Patrick Noubissie's late challenge. Daniel Andrew whips in the free-kick from the left but the lanky Ian Roper gets a head to it.
2:00: Chris McPhee bursts into the box but the ball runs away and Exodus Geohaghan can clear.
1:00: Kettering win a corner. Martin Riley heads it away at the near post. From Exodus Geohaghan's long throw-in, Ian Roper spins and shoots wide.
0:00: Harriers have a terrible record at Kettering and have lost the last four matches against them. Can they ruin Lee Harper's big day? Can they win here for the first time since 1993? Can they end Kettering's 11-game unbeaten run? Stay here to find out...
0:00: Kettering's new manager Lee Harper, taking over from Mark Cooper after went to Peterborough, starts in goal against Harriers. In front of him is the experienced defence of John Dempster (RB), Ian Roper (CB), Exodus Geohaghan (CB) and Greg Taylor (LB). In midfield, Danny Thomas replaces James Dance on the left, while Francis Green is on the right. Patrick Noubissie and Simon Heslop are in the central positions. Up front, Kettering have the in-form Anthony Elding and Moses Ashikodi.
0:00: Good afternoon Harriers fans! Welcome to Shuttle Online's live match coverage of Harriers at Rockingham Road. Mark Yates has made one change from the side that defeated Conference leaders Oxford last week, with captain Chris McPhee replacing David McDermott in midfield. It's a tough choice as McDermott played well agains the U's but McPhee, back after suspension, has been consistently Harriers' best player.
- Kettering Town
- Marcus Law
- Ian Roper
- Moses Ashikodi
- Patrick Noubissie
- Andre Boucaud
- Jean-Paul Marna
- Kidderminster Harriers
- Steve Burr
- Chris McPhee