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LUTON V HARRIERS
- Kick off: 7:45pm Tue 16 Mar 10
- Venue: Kenilworth Road
- Final score:
- Luton Town 3 - 1 Kidderminster Harriers
9:36pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Final whistle It's over! Harriers played their part in an open match but Luton just about edged it thanks to Kevin Gallen.
9:35pm Tue 16 Mar 10: From a 20-yard out free-kick, Kevin Gallen thumps a rising effort over the bar.
9:29pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Substitution Matthew Barnes-Homer comes on for Claude Gnapka and is given a rousing round of the applause by the home fans after his father's death.
9:27pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Substitution Kyle Hadley replaces Marc Goodfellow.
9:25pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Darryl Knights' cross forces a corner. Unfortunately, Marc Goodfellow's delivery is easily held by the keeper.
9:20pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Claude Gnapka has had the beating of Lee Baker all night. This time he leaves him for dead and delivers a low cross. Kevin Gallen slides in but the ball flies over for a goal-kick.
9:16pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Substitution Brian Smikle is replaced by Darryl Knights.
9:14pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Good move with Harriers sees Duane Courtney deliver a decent cross from the right that Janos Kovacs heads behind for a corner.
9:13pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Yellow card Luton's Fred Murray is booked for a challenge that leaves Brian Smikle lying flat out on the pitch.
9:07pm Tue 16 Mar 10: James Laurie draws a decent save from Luton's keeper. Brian Smikle had beaten Ed Asafu-Adjaye in the air and passed it to the young striker. His firm effort was well saved by Mark Tyler.
9:05pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Robbie Matthews is fouled on edge of box by Ed Asafu-Adjaye. The big striker hits the free-kick well enough but it's straight at Mark Tyler.
9:01pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Goal! A Harriers attack breaks down and the ball falls to Kevin Gallen in the box. He beats one defender and fires a fine effor past Ross Atkins.
9:01pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Tom Craddock cuts in from the left and bamboozles Tom Sharpe. His cross comes off Martin Riley for a corner.
8:58pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Yellow card Chris McPhee pushes over Jakes Howells near the centrecircle and is booked for his troubles.
8:57pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Chris McPhee surges down the right wing, swaps passes with Robbie Matthews but loses the ball in the box.He wins it off Janos Kovacs but the referee blows for a Luton free-kick.
8:55pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Pretty quiet so far. Neither side has been able to create an opening.
8:53pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Harriers are awarded a free-kick. Marc Goodfellow's delivery is cleared to Duane Courtney on the right. His delivery goes behind.
8:31pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Half time That's the break. The game has developed into an intrigulingly open affair. Harriers could be more goals down if Luton had been as ruthless as Stevenage on Saturday. Saying that, if it wasn't for Martin Tyler, Harriers could be level.
8:26pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Chris McPhee lashes a first-time 20-yard effort goalwards and Martin Tyler does well to dive to his right and push it behind for a corner.
8:24pm Tue 16 Mar 10: James Lawrie is on a personal mission to impress. He does well to control a high ball on the edge of the box and lashes an effort wide.
8:22pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Close again. This time Janos Kovacs heass wide of the far post from a Jakes Howells corner.
8:21pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Robbie Matthews tries his luck from a free-kick. It's on target but Martin Tyler takes it well.
8:18pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Goal! Harriers get themselves back into the match almost immediately. Brian Smikle's pass is only cleared as far as James Lawrie, who fires a first-time effort past keeper Martin Tyler.
8:17pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Goal! Harriers fall 2-0 behind. This time Kevin Gallen's 20-yard free-kick fires through the wall and beats Ross Atkins.
8:14pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Luton are searching for a second. Tom Craddock is denied by Martin Riley's firm challenge on the edge of box.
8:09pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Kevin Gallen should have made it 2-0 to Luton. Claude Gnakpa delivered a low cross from the right wing and the striker sweeps a low effort just wide of Ross Atkins' right-hand post.
8:08pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Goal! Ross Atkins is beaten when Jake Howells' curling right wing cross/shot arcs in at the far post.
8:05pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Lee Baker races down the left and slips the ball to the unmarked Brian Smikle. He controls the ball well but his shock is blocked by Ed Asafu-Adjaye.
8:01pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Tom Sharpe does well to block Kevin Gallen's shot from the edge of the box.
8:00pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Marc Goodfellow gets the ball on the right, makes some ground and delivers a cross. James Lawrie tries to outfox the Luton defence by stepping over it but the threat passes.
7:58pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Brian Smikle's low effort from the edge of the box rolls wide.
7:55pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Harriers survive a scare. Luton hit them on the break, with Jake Howell's pass releasing Tom Craddock down the right. He cuts in, skips past Lee Baker but with just the keeper to beat he screws a shot wide.
7:52pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Unsurprisingly, Harriers are taking time to gel as there are quite a few players out there who have played rarely with each other.
7:50pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Robbie Matthews chases Brian Smikle's long ball forward but defender Janos Kovacs slides in and clears in the box cleanly.
7:48pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Harriers concede a second corner. Jake Howells' delivery is good but Tom Sharpe just gets a head to it. Luton have started very brightly.
7:45pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Luton win a corner from the kick-off. Tom Sharpe heads it away.
7:45pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Luton boss Richard Money keeps the same starting line-up that edged out Wrexham on Saturday. Mark Tyler is in goal and the back four is Ed Asafu-Adjaye (RB), Fred Murray (RB), Janos Kovacs (CB) and George Pilkington (CB). Jake Howells is on the left of midfield, Claude Gnakpa the right, with Keith Keane and Simon Heslop in the central positions. Tom Craddock and Kevin Gallen are the Harrers' strike force.
7:45pm Tue 16 Mar 10: Good evening Harriers fans! Welcome to Shuttle Online's live match coverage from Kenilworth Road. Harriers boss Steve Burr has made four changes to the side that lost 5-1 at home to Stevenage Borough. Injured duo Dean Bennett and Gavin Caines miss out completely, while Darryl Knights and Marcus Bignot are relegated to the bench. Jack Byrnes makes his Harriers debut in central midfield, while Tom Sharpe comes in at centreback. Marc Goodfellow will play on the right as Harriers move to 4-4-2. Port Vale hitman James Lawrie makes his first ever start for Harriers.
- Luton Town
- Gary Brabin
- Claude Gnakpa
- Ed Asafu-Adjaye
- Fred Murray
- George Pilkington
- Jake Howells
- Keith Keane
- Mark Tyler
- Tom Craddock
- Matthew Barnes-Homer
- Shane Blackett
- Kidderminster Harriers
- Steve Burr
- Chris McPhee
- Jack Byrne
- Tom Sharpe
- Kyle Hadley