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EASTBOURNE V HARRIERS
- Kick off: 3:00pm Fri 5 Mar 10
- Venue: Priory Lane
- Final score:
- Eastbourne Borough 0 - 0 Kidderminster Harriers
4:48pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Final whistle Last chance. Lee Baker delivers a deep free-kick but Martin Riley's header goes over the bar.
4:46pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Harriers aren't destined to score. This time, a corner falls to Dean Bennett 20-yards out and he fires a fine effort that hits the bar.
4:45pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Substitution Joe Benjamin is replaced by Nathan Crabb.
4:42pm Fri 5 Mar 10: It's all Harriers now. They win a corner but can't make it tell. Momentd later Brian Smikle sees a tough chancd fly off target.
4:39pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Substitution Liam Enver-Marum, who was injured in the incedent with Riley earlier, is replaced by Andy Atkin.
4:37pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Liam Enver-Marum goes down in the box under pressure from Martin Riley very easily. No penalty.
4:36pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Harriers win a corner. Marc Goodfellow sends it on. Chris McPhee can't dig out a shot and Dean Bennett fires over from 20-yards.
4:31pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Brian Smikle sees a right-foot effort fly across the face of goal.
4:29pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Substitution Double sub for Harriers. Robbie Matthews replaces Marcus Bignot and James Lawrie comes on for Boyes. Harriers are going for it.
4:26pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Harriers survive a scare. From the free-kick Matt Crabb curls it in and hits the bar.
4:25pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Yellow card Gavin Caines is booked for pulling down Jamie Taylor as he races towards the box. The striker looked as though he slipped rather than brought down. Eastbourne have a free-kick.
4:20pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Harriers win a corner. It's well defended but falls to Lee Baker 20-yards out. He fires a low shot that deflects off an Eastbourne player and comes off the post before going behind.
4:18pm Fri 5 Mar 10: A volley from Liam Enver-Marum flies over.
4:17pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Substitution Marc Goodfellow replaces Darryl Knights.
4:15pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Chris McPhee sends in a cross from the right. Brian Smikle is just offside.
4:10pm Fri 5 Mar 10: The woodwork keeps Harriers on level terms. Jamie Taylor delivers a teasing curling cross. A totally unmarked Matt Crabb steals in and fires a volley that comes off the bar.
4:08pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Harriers are cranking it up. Lee Baker crosses from the left but Brian Smikle could only head it to Danny Knowles.
4:06pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Adam Boyes is denied by the woodwork. A Darryl Knights corner falls to him 12 yards out. The hitman fires a rising shot in that beats the keeper but comes off the bar.
4:00pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Eastbourne win a corner. Ben Austin heads wide.
3:47pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Half time That's the break. There's not been much in it but Harriers have edged it. They need to raise their game in the second half.
3:46pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Harriers sees a shot cleared off the line. Adam Boyes did well to chase down Marcus Bignot's ball into the box and he fires it goalwards. Danny Knowles parries it into the path of Brian Smikle who stabbed it on target but Ben Austin clears.
3:43pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Harriers are playing a high line, which Eastbourne are trying to breach with long balls forward. The game is a bit directionless at the moment.
3:34pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Substitution Ollie Rowe replaces Eastbourne's injured Marc Pullan.
3:33pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Dean Bennett wastes a good chance. Adam Boyes did extremely well to get down the right after Darryl Knights, who would have been offside, stepped back. The striker delivers a deep cross that Bennett controls well but unmarked he scuffs a shot well wide.
3:30pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Harriers are cranking up the pressure. Lee Baker drives forward from a central position. He gets the ball back off Adam Boyes on the left side of the box but he's forced wide by Marc Pullan. The defender could have hit the ball first-time and when he didn't the chance went begging.
3:27pm Fri 5 Mar 10: A good chance by Chris McPhee goes to waste. Adam Boyes did tremendously well to force Ben Austin to give the ball away. He plays the ball to Brian Smikle, who squares it to Chris McPhee but his heavy first touch gives it to Danny Knowles.
3:23pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Adam Boyes wins the ball near the half way line and powers forward, leaving Eastbourne players in his wake. He swaps passes with Dean Bennett and fires in a firm low effort that was straight at Danny Knowles.
3:20pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Brian Smikle chases on a poor back pass by Marc Pullan but keeper Danny Knowles clears alertly.
3:17pm Fri 5 Mar 10: There's plenty of effort but both teams are giving the ball away.
3:16pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Adam Boyes pounces on a poor Eastbourne pass. He plays Eastbourne born and bred Chris McPhee down the right but his low cross is cut out.
3:13pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Lee Baker loses out to Paul Armstrong and conceded a corner. The delivery doesn't best the first man but the ball is sent back in and Harriers struggle to clear. Eventally Duane Courtney coolly controls it and powers out of his own box and passes the ball to Darryl Knights. He plays in Brian Smikle but the move breaks down.
3:10pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Ross Atkins coolly takes a swirlng cross from Matt Crabb on the right.
3:09pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Harriers have tried to get forward but nothing's paying off at the minute.
3:05pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Good save by Ross Atkins. He sprints off his line and blocks Liam Enver-Marum's first-time shot afyer tge hitback had been played in by Joe Benjamin.
3:02pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Jamie Taylor outpaces Harriers' defence very easily and 20-yards out he sendsa lob wide.
3:01pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Eastbourne create a decent opening. Paul Armstrong hooks cross into the path of Neil Jenkins on the left side of the box box but he scuffs it wide.
3:00pm Fri 5 Mar 10: There's a clash of weather here. It's a bright clear day but a very chilly breeze from the coast a quarter of a mile away means everyone with any sense is wrapped up in several thick layers.
3:00pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Eastbourne, fresh from a 6-0 home thrashing by Stevenage make two changes. With Darren Baker suspended, Neil Jenkins comes in at left-back. Matt Smatt replaces Simon Weatherstone in midfield. Otherwise, Borough have Danny Knowles in goal, with Marc Pullan and Gary Elphick the centrebacks and Jenkins and Ben Austin on either side. In midfield, Joe Benjamin and Matt Crabb are on the flanks, with Paul Armstrong and Smart in the central positions. Upfront, Borough top scorer Liam Enver-Marum and Jamie Taylor will lead the line.
3:00pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Steve Burr makes two changes to the side that drew 2-2 at home to Ebbsfleet. With John Finnigan injured, Marcus Bignot makes his first start for Harriers since rrejoining the club in central midfield. Adam Boyes, on-loan from Scunthorpe, makes his first start for the club up front. There's no place on the bench for new addition Jack Byrne but James Lawrie, fresh from his goal against San Marino for Northern Ireland under-21s, is a substitute.
3:00pm Fri 5 Mar 10: Good afternoon Harriers fans! Welcome to Shuttle Online's coverage from Prory Lane in Eastbourne.
- Eastbourne Borough
- Garrry Wilson
- Ben Austin
- Danny Knowles
- Gary Elphick
- Liam Enver-Marum
- Marc Pullan
- Matt Crabb
- Matt Smart
- Neil Jenkins
- Paul Armstrong
- Andy Atkin
- Nathan Crabb
- Simon Johnson
- Kidderminster Harriers
- Steve Burr
- Chris McPhee
- Tom Sharpe