HARRIERS V GRAYS
- Kick off: 7:45pm Mon 25 Jan 10
- Venue: Aggborough
- Final score:
- Kidderminster Harriers 4 - 1 Grays Athletic
0:00: Grays boss Julian Dicks has signed eight new players in January, so we're trying to figure out how they line-up.
0:00: GOOD evening Harriers fans, welcome to our live match coverage at Aggborough. New manager Steve Burr hasn't wasted time making some changes from Saturday's 2-2 draw at Crawley. Goalkeeper Dean Coleman has been dropped to the bench, with Jasbir Singh a making a Conference debut. With Robbie Matthews absent with the flu, Aaron Farrell starts alongside Damian Spencer. Darryl Knights is on the bench, with Nathan Hayward preferred in midfield as Harriers move from 3-4-1-2 to a 4-4-2 formation.
6:00: Not much pattern to the game at the moment. Grays are a team of strangers and Harriers are settling into a new formation.
8:00: Jasbir Singh bravely dives on the ball with Jamie Guy sliding in.
10:00: Brian Smikle pounces on a loose ball by Alex Rhodes. He slips it to Damian Spencer, who sees a long range effort deflected wide.
15:00: Brian Smikle spins and darts into the box but Gavin Hoyte sweeps the ball away.
17:00: Yellow card John Finnigan is booked for a challenge on Alex Rhodes.
17:00: Bit of a wobble by Harriers. Alex Rhodes sweeps the ball from the left but it just evades Jamie Guy. Jasbir Singh was rooted to the spot.
20:00: Jasbir Singh does well to take a cross from Andrea Zola, son of West Ham boss Gianfranco, under pressure fron Jamie Guy.
21:00: Harriers are denied! Aaron Farrell slips a lovely pass to release Brian Smikle. He sprints free but his shot is blocked by the legs of keeper Richard Martin.
25:00: Goal! Goal for Brian Smikle!
26:00: Good finish by Smikle. Damian Spencer is beaten to the ball by Billy Crowther. It falls to the winger on the left of the box. He cuts in with one touch and fires a low shot beyond Richard Martin.
30:00: Goal! Damian Spencer scores his first Harriers goal. He took the ball 10 yards out with his back to goal, spun and fired a low shot into the bottom left corner.
35:00: Goal! The linesman raises his flag for an infringement by Martin Riley in his box. Jamie Guy places it to the left of Jasbir Singh, who dives the wrong way.
41:00: That was a harsh penalty. It looked as though the ball came off Martin Riley's hand when he won the ball. It wasn't intentional.
42:00: Worcester City watch: Marc McGregor fires them into a 1-0 lead at Carshalton in their FA Troohy replay. Harriers await the winners.
45:00: Half time Plus two: Harriers go into the break ahead.It's been promising but that Grays goal has rattled them slightly.
45:00: Plus one min: Brian Smikle starts a counter-attack. Duane Courtney feeds Aaron Farrell on the right and he delivers a raking cross that no one reacts to.
50:00: Goal! Lovely play by John Finnigan. He played a one-two with Brian Smikle and stroked the ball into the back of the net.
57:00: Good chance for Harriers. Another excellent cross by Aaron Farrell. Damian Spencer slides in but the ball deflects off keeper Richard Martin.
58:00: Brian Smikle skips past two challenges in the box and lofts a delicate effort just wide.
61:00: Goal! Brian Smikle is scythed down by Gavin Hoyte's vicious tackle as he sped into the box. Chris McPhee slams a low penalty into the back of the net.
67:00: Harlee Dean sees a chance go begging. Substitute Harry Agombar squares the ball to Grays skipper but his effort hits the bar.
68:00: Substitution Double change for Harriers. On comes Dean Bennett for Nathan Hayward. Kyle Hadley replaces Aaron Farrell.
73:00: Substitution Alex Osborn replaces Paolo Vernazza.
78:00: Damian Spencer shoots over from distance. Worcester watch: Carshalton saw a penalty hit the bar and City have powered to a 3-0 lead.
80:00: Jasbir Singh rushes out and blocks Alex Osborn, who got free in the box, as he shoots.
82:00: Brian Smikle evades Richard Martin as the keeper rushes out. From a tight angle he shoots across the face of goal.
86:00: Substitution Tom Sharpe replaces Martin Riley. Steve Burr is having a good look at his squad tonight.
90:00: Kyle Hadley is barged over by Andrea Zola as he goes to shoot but the referee ignores a penalty call.
94:00: Final whistle It's over! Harriers have had their double of the season and their biggest win. Excellent debut for Steve Burr, even though Grays were poor.
- Kidderminster Harriers
- Steve Burr
- Chris McPhee
- John Finnigan
- Kyle Hadley
- Tom Sharpe
- Grays Athletic
- Wayne Burnett
- Alex Rhodes
- Andrea Zola
- Billy Crowther
- Gavin Hoyte
- Harlee Dean
- Harry Baker
- Jack Hunt
- Jamie Guy
- Jordan Wilson
- Paolo Vernazza
- Richard Martin
- Alex Osborn
- Cameron Mawer
- Danny Bunce
- Harry Agombar
- Kenny Davis