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HARRIERS V RUSHDEN
- Kick off: 3:00pm Sun 4 Apr 10
- Venue: Aggborough
- Final score:
- Kidderminster Harriers 1 - 1 Rushden and Diamonds
4:50pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Final whistle Well, it was a thrilling end to the game but Chris McPhee will be kicking himself after wasting that chance to win the game.
4:49pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Darryl Knights fires across the face of goal.
4:48pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Red card Rushden manager Justin Edinburgh is sent off for remonstrating with the officials too strongly.
4:47pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Oh dear! Chris McPhee drills it down the middle but Dale Roberts blocks it with his legs!
4:46pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Penalty to Harriers. Dale Roberts drags down Brian Smikle.
4:44pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Chris McPhee gives the ball away in midfield but does well to chase back and tackle Cliff Akurang on edge of the area.
4:38pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Chris McPhee stoops very low to meet Robbie Matthews' cross but is well-blocked by Simon Downer, who incidentally replace Shane Huke.
4:37pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Jack Byrne slips it to Lee Baker, who charges forward centrally but his shot is blocked by Simon Downer.
4:30pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Robbie Matthews reaches Lee Baker's raking ball on right side of box and heads it goalwards with Darryl Knights lurking but Dale Roberts takes it well.
4:28pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Chris McPhee has some treatment on a clash of heads in Diamonds' box. He's okay though.
4:26pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Harriers have all the momentum now. This time Brian Smikle cuts in from the left but Chris McPhee stabs it wide of the near post.
4:24pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Jack Byrne really drives forward to edge of the box. He squares it to Robbie Matthews. The striker could shoot but slips it to Dean Bennett, who smashes a 20-yard effort wide.
4:22pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Brian Smikle forces a fine save from Dale Roberts. The forward broke free on the left wing and fired goalwards only for Roberts to shoot out his right hand and push it behind.
4:20pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Substitution Diamonds change. Sam Smith, who has been invisible, is replaced by the huge Jefferon Louis.
4:20pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Yellow card Booking for Lee Baker.
4:16pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Excellent save from Jasbir Singh. Cliff Akurang meets Rob Wolleaston's left-wing cross with a bullett header but Singh shows good reactions to dive down and block it.
4:11pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Jasbir Singh dives for a Rob Wolleaston free-kick and just gets a touch to deny Sam Smith at the far post.
4:09pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Darryl Knights slots the ball to the left of a diving Dale Roberts.
4:08pm Sun 4 Apr 10: The away side have started well. Aaron O'Connor tees up a shot from the edge of the area but it flies over the bar!
4:03pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Yellow card Darryl Knights wins the ball off Paul Terry in midfield and drives forward only to be pulled back by the midfield. He is rewarded for his efforts with a booking.
3:47pm Sun 4 Apr 10: That's the first half over. Apart from Chris McPhee's, error and Max Porter's strike, there's a width of paper between these sides. Harriers will have to find their mettle in the second half to go again.
3:45pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Martin Riley does well to hold off Cliff Akurang as he muscles his way into the box. Jasbir Singh does well to clear.
3:38pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Brian Smikle's acrobatic effort is brilliantly saved by keeper Dale Roberts with one hand. However, the assistant flags for offside.
3:37pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Neat play by Darryl Knights releases Robbie Matthews, but even though he's got a yard on Curtis Osano, the big defender easily races back and wins the ball.
3:36pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Substitution Paul Terry, big bro of John, replaces Nicky McNamara for Diamonds.
3:34pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Yellow card The away fans are singing loud but that goal was an injustice as Harriers had looked the more potent side. Jack Byrne, who has been brave in midfield all game, is taken out by Nicky NcNamara, who is booked for his trouble.
3:28pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Harriers almost find an immediate reply. Martin Riley does well to head a Lee Baker free-kick back into the danger area and with Robbie Matthews and Brian Smikle ready to pounce, Jamie Stuart clears.
3:27pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Goal! That was against the run of play. Chris McPhee is dispossed easily 20-yards out by Max Porter, who cuts in from the left and drills a low shot past a diving Jasbir Singh.
3:21pm Sun 4 Apr 10: That was close! Robbie Matthews does very well to win the ball in the air and then deftly play Darryl Knights down the right. He delivered a low cross that Smikle, doing his best Joe Cole impression, tried to backheel into the back of the net, but instead it was cleared by an away defender.
3:17pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Dean Bennett is in determined mood and he controls the ball well 25-yards out and fires in a decent effort that keeper Dale Roberts takes under the bar.
3:14pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Jack Byrne wins the ball off Aaron O'Connor in the centre circle and starts another Harriers raid. This time Duane Courtney's low cross is cut out by the away defence as Brian Smikle steals in.
3:13pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Brian Smikle goes very close. Rushden don't clear a corner well and Robbie Matthews nods it down to Dean Bennett on the right wing. His cross is a good one and Smikle hits a first-time effort that is just wide of keeper Dale Roberts' left-hand post.
3:10pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Duane Courtney does really well to deliver a good cross from the right. It takes a slight deflection off Kurtis Robinson and flies across goal but a stooping Robbie Matthews anticipates it a moment too late.
3:08pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Dean Bennett drives forward in the centre of midfield and threads it to Lee Baker on the left. The defender goes for goal and shoots over the bar.
3:06pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Harriers are being pushed back by Diamonds. Rob Wolleaston flashes a low effort across the face of goal.
3:04pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Aaron O'Connor volleys an effort horibly wide after a decent run ans cross from Nicky McNamara.
3:02pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Jasbir Singh rushes out and dives on the ball ahead of Sam Smith, who raced onto Rob Wolleaston's pass.
3:00pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Rushden and Diamonds suffered a blow before kick-off as Lee Tomlin and Craig Farrell both miss the game with late injuries. Dale Roberts is in goal for Justin Edinburgh's side. Curtis Osano is in central defence with Jamie Stuart, while Kurt Robinson and Shane Huke the full backs. On the wing they have Max Porter and Rob Wolleaston, with Nicky McNamara in the middle of a midfield three. Up front, Cliff Akurang and Sam Smith are in for the injured duo, alongside Aaron O'Connor.
3:00pm Sun 4 Apr 10: Good afternoon Harriers fans and welcome to Shuttle Online's coverage from Aggborough. Steve Burr has made two changes to the side that lost 3-2 at Altrincham. Lee Baker returns to action after three games out of action at left-back, so Tom Sharpe is relegated the bench. Jasbir Singh gets a chance in goal ahead of Ross Atkins.
- Kidderminster Harriers
- Steve Burr
- Chris McPhee
- Jack Byrne
- Tom Sharpe
- Rushden and Diamonds
- Justin Edinburgh
- Aaron O'Connor
- Curtis Osano
- Dale Roberts
- Kurt Robinson
- Max Porter
- Rob Wolleaston
- Sam Smith
- Shane Huke