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STEVENAGE V HARRIERS
- Kick off: 3:00pm Fri 19 Mar 10
- Venue: Broadhall Way
- Final score:
- Stevenage Borough 0 - 0 Kidderminster Harriers
4:50pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Final whistle It's over! Harriers couldn't turn the game around but they matched a side that tore them to pieces last week. It's not s trip to Wembley but it's some consolation.
4:46pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Ross Atkins pulls off more heroics. This time Yemi Odubade speeds down the right and delivers a low cross. Mitchell Cole slides in and lifts the ball goalwards from close range but Atkins claws it out of the air.
4:42pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Darryl Knights is very unlucky not to score after good work by Brian Smikle. The hitman fires a shot goalwards in the box but Chris Day dives to his right and makes a one-handed save.
4:38pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Ross Atkins' goal has a charmed life late on. First, the keeper manages to beat away Chris Beardsley's first-time effort. Seconds later, Yemo Odubade volleys over from an open goal after Beardsley gets the better of the keeper.
4:37pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Substitution Mark Albrighton replaces David Bridges for Boro.
4:34pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Both sides have plugged away but they found Boro's defence dogged.
4:30pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Harriers force another corner. It's head out but Duane Courtney delivers another cross but Martin Riley's looping far post header is easy for Chris Day to take.
4:27pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Duane Courtney hits a firm dipping effort very wide.
4:26pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Substitution Second Boro sub: Joel Byrom for Darren Murphy in midfield.
4:23pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Harriers are just edging this game so far but have not really carved open Boro.
4:21pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Substitute Mitchell Cole runs at Harriers' defence. He's blocked on the edge.
4:18pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Chances coming thick and fast. Yemi Odubade's header is smothered by Ross Atkins. At the other end Lee Baker hammers a low cross/shot across the face of goal.
4:18pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Mark Roberts' clearance fell to Chris McPhee just outside the box. Harriers' skipper unleashes a low left-foot shot at Chris Day, who grasps hold of it at the second attempt.
4:16pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Robbie Matthews does well to slip the ball to Darryl Knights on the right of the box. The hitman releases a rising shot that keeper Chris Day comfortably punched away.
4:15pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Substitution Mitchell Cole replaces Andy Drury.
4:14pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Jon Ashton heads Darryl Knights' ball away. The away side are seeing a lot of the ball.
4:13pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Duane Courtney's cross comes off a Boro player. Harriers corner.
4:10pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Nothing really happening here. Neither side has been able to creat anything.
4:09pm Fri 19 Mar 10: It looks as though Harriers will get six points if the 10 clubs' appeal is successful. They get three points for their 2-0 win over Chester and three more for the game they never played.
4:08pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Ross Atkins comes out to take Chris Beardsley's pass. Stacy Long slides in late but evades the keeper.
4:06pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Yellow card Martin Riley, who was booked earlier, was injured in a tackle with Andy Drury. It looked a clumsy challenge.
4:00pm Fri 19 Mar 10: The big news here are that Harriers are one of the 10 sides appealing the Chester points deduction. More on this later when we hear more.
3:48pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Half time That's the first half over. Harriers have been decent and lively but have been unable to create too many chances.
3:47pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Harriers hit Boro on the break and Darryl Knights sees a decent volley fly just wide.
3:46pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Martin Riley heads Yemi Odubade's scross behind for a corner. From the set piece, Ross Atkins as Mark Roberts' header covered.
3:44pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Yellow card Chris McPhee is booked.
3:39pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Good break from Harriers. Lee Baker powers down the left and delivers a decent ball. Robbie Matthews swings a very high foot and the shot flies over the bar.
3:32pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Two corners in a row for the hosts. The first flashes across the face of goal and goes off a Harriers player for a second. This is is cleared only as far as Yemi Odubade 20-yards out but his shot is very wide.
3:29pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Super save by Ross Atkins. The on-loan Derby youngster shows great reactions to palm David Bridge's close range header away.
3:27pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Chris Beardsley almost scores. He bursts down the right and when Ross Atkins rushes out of his line, the striker fires past him. Luckily, the ball flies across the face of goal.
3:25pm Fri 19 Mar 10: A Stevenage clearance comes to Darryl Knights on the right. He delivers a hanging ball but it evades Brian Smikle as he ghosts into the box.
3:20pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Really good start by Harriers, they need to find a goal to worry Boro.
3:16pm Fri 19 Mar 10: James Lawrie looks dead set on scoring. Darryl Knights nudges ut to the striker, who lets fly with a low shot that Chris Day dives to his left and pushes behind.
3:14pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Oof! James Lawrie sees a well-struck 30-yard rising effort tipped over by keeper Chris Day.
3:12pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Ross Atkins does really well to push away Stacy Long's fine 20-yard shot. Long's corner is an easy one for the keeper to take.
3:11pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Harriers force a corner. It's swung in by Darryl Knights but Scott Laird heads it away. Good play by Darryl Knights and Dean Bennett to win a corner.
3:09pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Neat play by Harriers sees the ball fall to Duane Courtney on the right. He delivers a skididng cross that the keeper takes.
3:08pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Harriers have started pretty brightly but not really threatened Boro's goal yet.
3:03pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Harriers survive a really scary moment. Chris Beardsley easily cuts in from the left of the box and finds Andy Drury. He fires goalwards but Dean Bennett gets a brave block in.
3:00pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Harriers need to tear up the form book today to make the FA Trophy final. Stevenage's home record is fearsome.
3:00pm Fri 19 Mar 10: There's a small band of Harriers fans who have came along for this match. Fair play to them, they're keeping their spirits up with some chanting.
3:00pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Graham Westley only makes two changes to the side that ran out 5-1 winners at Aggborough a week before. Darren Murphy replaces the injured Michael Bostwick, while Andy Drury is in for Joel Byrom. Boro have Chris Day in goal, the centrebacks are Mark Roberts and Jon Ashton. Scott Laird is left-back and Ronnie Henry on the right. Murphy and David Bridges are in central midfield, while Stacy Long and Andy Drury will be on the wings. Yemi Odubade and Chris Beardley (who both scored last week) are leading the line.
3:00pm Fri 19 Mar 10: Manager Steve Burr makes two changes from the side that lost 3-1 at Luton. Darryl Knights and Dean Bennett come in, for the cup-tied Jack Byrne and Marc Goodfellow. It looks as though they are going with a very attacking theee-pronged strike force of Robbie Matthews, Darryl Knights and James Lawrie. Brian Smikle slots back into midfield. Gavin Caines is on the bench, while Tom Sharpe keeps his place in central defence.
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- Stevenage Borough
- Graham Westly
- Andy Drury
- Chris Beardsley
- Chris Day
- Darren Murphy
- David Bridges
- Jon Ashton
- Mark Roberts
- Ronnie Henry
- Scott Laird
- Stacy Long
- Yemi Odubade
- Ashley Bayes
- Joel Byrom
- Mark Albrighton
- Mitchell Cole
- Tim Sills
- Kidderminster Harriers
- Steve Burr
- Chris McPhee
- Tom Sharpe
- Kyle Hadley