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STEVENAGE V HARRIERS
- Kick off: 2:00pm Sat 5 Dec 09
- Final score:
- Stevenage Borough 2 - 0 Kidderminster Harriers
95:00: Final whistle It's all over. Harriers worked hard but lacked some cutting edge. That's three games without a goal.
95:00: Ryan Charles go for goal 20-yards out but his effort skids very off target.
90:00: Harriers have five minutes of time added on to stage a fight back.
88:00: Daniel Andrew's free-kick from the left was tipped over athletically by Chris Day.
87:00: Substitution Substitute Darryl Knights replaces Duane Courtney,
86:00: Substitution Chris Beardsley is replaced by Peter Vincenti.
84:00: Dean Coleman calmly comes out to claim the ball with Chris Beardsley chasing.
82:00: Substitution David Bridges is replaced by Joe Byrom.
76:00: Substitution Mitchell Cole is replaced by Eddie Odhiambo (formerly Anaclett.
72:00: Harriers are getting closer. This time, Brian Smikle slips the ball to Aaron Farrell, who drags his shot across the face of goal.
72:00: Aaron Farrell shoots wildly off target in the box.
70:00: Aaron Farrell sees a long range effort fly wide.
70:00: Aaron Farrell replaces Robbie Matthews, who has not had any effect on the game in the second half.
66:00: From a Stevenage corner, Jon Ashton heads over the bar.
63:00: Daniel Andrew sees his free-kick fly over the bar. Harriers are competing but no sign of a clear chance to score.
60:00: Substitution Aggressive substitution by Mark Yates. David McDermott is replaced by Ryan Charles.
57:00: Charlie Griffin heads over from close range from Mitchell Cole's cross.
56:00: From another corner, Brian Smikle gets a near-post header on target but Chris Day palms it away.
56:00: Harriers win a corner. Ronnie Henry heads it away at the far post.
51:00: Yellow card Martin Riley is booked.
51:00: Scott Laird breaks into Harriers' box and blazes over.
49:00: Chris McPhee sees a shot blocked by the sliding Mark Albrighton. There's the suspiscion that Chris Beardsley was offside in the build-up to Borough's goal.
46:00: Goal! 32 seconds into the half, Mitchell Cole doubles Stevenage's advantage and leaves Harriers with a mountain to climb with a firm left foot shot.
45:00: Half time Plus three: Harriers have bounced back quite well from the goal. They just need to keep it going in the second half.
45:00: Plus two mins: Daniel Andrew swings ina free-kick and Chris Day's punch is into the ground but the referee blows for a foul.
45:00: Robbie Matthews does well really to win the ball in the air and play Brian Smikle down the left. He delivers a low cross but it's behind Chris McPhee.
43:00: Late surge by Harriers. Daniel Andrews' free-kick punched away by Chris Day.
42:00: Harriers just need to survive until half-time without conceding a second goal.
41:00: Gavin Caines blocks Mitchell Cole's shot after a surging run down the right by Andy Drury.
36:00: Goal! Harriers' resistance is broken when Jon Ashton rises well to meet Scott Laird's free-kick and deftly back-header it over Dean Coleman.
33:00: Stevenage are coming close. Gavin Caines get proper contact to Mitchell Cole's low cross, luckily for him, David Bridges overruns it.
32:00: Chaos in Harriers' box as they fail to clear. Eventually Chris Beardsley's attempt to control the ball sees it go out of play.
30:00: Dean Bennett shoots over from distance. Good work by Chris McPhee to find him after a good run down the right.
28:00: Martin Riley slips under pressure from Charlie Griffin and concedes a penalty.Harriers don't clear it well and from the right Andy Drury swings the ball in but Daniel Andrew does enough to put off Darren Murphy.
27:00: The hosts have woken from their slumber and Harriers are starting to come under pressure.
24:00: That was a left off for Harriers! Charlie Griffin dives to meet a free-kick but the header hits the post.
21:00: So close for Harriers! David McDermott swings in a ferocious free-kick and Damian Spencer does well to glance a header on target but keeper Chris Day dives to his left and claws the ball away.
18:00: There's a groan from the home fans, as Darren Murphy's through ball rolls harmlessly to Dean Coleman. Stevenage are out of sorts and Harriers look sharper.
16:00: Dean Coleman is left on the pitch after he's barged into by Charlie Griffin. After some treatment from Gavin Crowe (physio) he's okay to continue.
13:00: Dean Coleman's goal-kick is sliced to Chris Beardsley on the edge of the box, he's offside.
11:00: Chris McPhee pounces on Scott Laird's pass. He cuts inside the shoots wide.
8:00: Damian Spencer does well to win the ball in the air and head it into Chris McPhee's path. He passes to Robbie Matthews, who sees an effort from the edge of the area fly over the bar.
7:00: This is an open match. Stevenage are getting forward but Harriers are up for it as well.
5:00: David McDermott is given space 20-yards out and he unleashes a dipping effort that hits the bar.
3:00: Harriers respond well. Chris McPhee passes to Damian Spencer on the edge of the box and his shot flies wide.
1:00: Mitchell Cole powers down the left and delivers a good cross. Gavin Caines heads away with Chris Beardsley rising for it.
0:00: Harriers face an uphill task, as Stevenage have not lost at home in the league for 12 months, when they were beaten by Histon. Last season's 3-1 loss here also severley dented their ill-fated promotion campign. Can they avenge that?
0:00: Borough are without defensive kingpin Mark Robertson because of injury, so Jon Ashton and Mark Albrighton are the home team's centrebacks, playing in front of keeper Chris Day. Scott Laird (left) and Ronnie Henury (right) are Stevenage's full-backs. Dangerman Mitchell Cole plays on the left side of midfield, with Andy Drury on the right and David Bridges and Darren Murphy in central midfield. Former Harrier Chris Beardsley partnes 11-goal top scorer Charlie Griffin up front in a hard-working but cumbersome strikeforce.
0:00: GOOD afternoon Harriers fans! Welcome to Shuttle Online's live text coverage from Broadhall Way. Mark Yaes makes two changes from the side that were held at home by Tamworth. Robbie Matthews replaces Ryan Charles, who is on the bench, while Dean Bennett comes into midfield for John Finnigan. Who does not figure at all.
- Stevenage Borough
- Graham Westly
- Andy Drury
- Charlie Griffin
- Chris Beardsley
- Chris Day
- Darren Murphy
- David Bridges
- Jon Ashton
- Mark Albrighton
- Mitchell Cole
- Ronnie Henry
- Scott Laird
- Ashley Bayes
- Eddie Odhiambo
- Joel Byrom
- Lee Boylan
- Peter Vincenti
- Kidderminster Harriers
- Steve Burr
- Chris McPhee