Crawley v Harriers
- Kick off: 3:00pm Sat 2 Oct 10
- Venue: Broadfield Stadium
- Final score:
- Crawley Town 2 - 0 Kidderminster Harriers
4:53pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Final whistle It's over! Harriers are beaten by a spectacular effort and a breakaway effort. They frustrated Crawley for long periods but didn't threaten them enough at the other end of the pitch.
4:52pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Chris McPhee is fouled just inside the box but the referee blows for a free-kick just outside. Tom Shaw's driven rising effort forces Michel Kuipers to punch it behind.
4:51pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Crawley substitute Richard Brodie twists and turns in Harriers' box but goes down under pressure. He wants a penalty, but one isn't given.
4:45pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Substitution Crawley change 85 mins: Danny Hall replaces Pablo Mills.
4:40pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Red card Harriers change 80 mins: Tom Shaw on for Callum Gittings.
4:39pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Substitution Crawley double change 80 mins. Matt Tubbs and Craig McAllister replaced by Ben Wright and Richard Brodie.
4:36pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Yellow card Michael Briscoe catches Matt Tubbs as he skips past him.
4:35pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Red card Steve Evans is sent off! Crawley's manager is sent to the stands.
4:35pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Goal! Harriers pay the price for going on the attack. Matt Tubbs powers down the left and slots a lovely pass that Craig McAllister slides into meet and puts into the back of the net.
4:33pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Chris McPhee is very close to scoring. Keith Briggs digs out a cross from the right that McPhee meets at the far post. The ball loops over Michel Kuipers but nestles on top of the goal.
4:30pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Harriers need to push forward if they are to find a leveller but that will only invite Crawley onto them now.
4:26pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Goal! Just when it looked as though Harriers were nullifying Crawley, Scott Neilson pulls a fine effort out of the bag. The winger cuts in from the right and from 25-yards flashes a shot into Danny Lewis' right hand post.
4:25pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Great block by Michael Briscoe. First, he wins a header when Glenn Wilson delivers a fine right wing cross. When the ball falls to Sergio Torres, the defender blocks his shot, which flies behind for a corner.
4:21pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Harriers have really stepped it up in the second half, they're seeing more of the ball and frustrating the home side.
4:20pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Good work by Oliver Thorne. Craig McAllister had headed a cross by Scott Neilson across the box to Matt Tubbs but Thorne did well to outmuscle the striker and avert the danger.
4:19pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Substitution Harriers chance 61 mins: Nick Wright comes on for Matty Blair. Harriers have three strikers on the pitch.
4:16pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Matt Tubbs has had a quiet game for Crawley but he drags a shot wide at the edge of the box.
4:15pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Harriers looking more dangerous. Callum Gittings floats in a corner and Oliver Thorne's looping header is just over the bar.
4:14pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Substitution Harriers change 55 mins: Lee Morris replaced by Marc Williams.
4:11pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Sergio Torres ahem...surges into the box but Lee Vaughan and Callum Gittings do well to marshall the wideman and win the ball.
4:10pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Harriers are having a decent spell. Lee Vaughan races down the right wing and sends in a low ball but a defender slides into beat Chris McPhee to it at near post.
4:07pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Dannie Bulman pounces when the ball comes loose on edge of hox but he shoots wide.
4:06pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Lively start by Harriers ends with a Callum Gittings cross going wide.
4:05pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Compared to a month ago Harriers are a far more well-drilled and toughened unit and they will need to be against Crawley.
4:04pm Sat 2 Oct 10: The second half starts!
4:04pm Sat 2 Oct 10: The second half starts!
3:47pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Half time Harriers have done well to withstand Crawley, who probably have had enough chances to be well ahead. Steve Burr's side have defended well and bravely but they need to get a grip in midfield otherwise, Crawley will continue to pile the pressure on them.
3:44pm Sat 2 Oct 10: From the free-kick, Keith Briggs plays it to Lee Vaughan but Sergio Torres blocks well.
3:43pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Yellow card Lee Morris races onto Chris McPhee's pass and us up ended by Pablo Mills just outside the box. The defender is booked.
3:39pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Ben Smith pounces on a loose ball and from 40-yards out and cracks a volley that flies just over the bar. Super effort but Harriers are being made to defend very hard.
3:36pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Harriers are making only rare forays forward. Lee Morris plays Matty Blair down the right. The wideman races down the flank but his ball to Chris McPhee isn't great and Crawley get the ball back.
3:35pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Harriers are just hanging on. This time Matt Tubbs races free into the box, pulls it back to Ben Smith. The midfielder's effort is bravely blocked by Michael Briscoe and the ball flies wide.
3:33pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Crawley are looking very strong but Harriers are holding on. Ben Smith is played down the left of the box, the crosses but it doesn't reach a teammate, much to Harriers' relief.
3:31pm Sat 2 Oct 10: From the corner, Craig McAllister fires in a decent downward header but Danny Lewis is equal to it.
3:30pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Harriers are really riding their luck. This time Dannie Bulman finds Scott Neilson on edge of box and his shot is deflected wide for a corner.
3:26pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Crawley still in charge. Sam Rents crosses from the left and Scott Neilson heads wide.
3:24pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Phew! The ball breaks to Ben Smith in the box and the Crawley midfielder fires an effort straight at Danny Lewis. Either side and it could have been the opener.
3:19pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Good defenive work by Mike Williams, who stands up well as winger Scott Neilson cuts into Harriers' box from the right and eventually puts the Crawley man off.
3:14pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Danny Lewis looks sharp and he takes a swerving right wing cross from Kyle McFadzean. Harriers are trying to give as good as they get.
3:12pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Matty Blair gets free down the right and delivers a decent cross but Chris McPhee heads off target. A good chance for the away side.
3:11pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Jack Byrne has Harriers' first shot. He tries a curling 30-yard effort that looks very wide but curls in wickedly at the last minute and flashes past Michel Kuiper's left-hand post.
3:10pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Former Peterborough man Sergio Torres is found by Craig McAllister's flick-on on edge of box but he shoots wide.
3:05pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Phew, Harriers survive another scare. This time Craig McAllister swaps passes with Matt Tubbs and shoots just wide.
3:04pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Super save from Danny Lewis. Matt Tubbs escapes Oliver Thorne and sends in a low cross from the right. Ben Smith diverts it goalwards skilfully with his right foot but Danny Lewis shoots out a hand and saves.
3:03pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Even start here but Crawley create the first chance three minutes into game. Scot Neilson crosses from the right wing and Ben Smith heads over.
3:01pm Sat 2 Oct 10: They're off!
3:00pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Matt Tubbs has been handed the BSB Premier player of the month award for September after six goals in six games. Let's hope that acts as a curse for the Crawley front man.
3:00pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Crawley's Richard Brodie has paid the price for failing to fire since his big money move from York, dropping to the bench to be replaced by four-goal hitman Craig McAllister. The only other change for the home team sees Sam Rents come in at left-back for Dean Howells. So Crawley have Michel Kuipers in goal, with a back four of Rents (LB), Pablo Mills (CB), Kyle McFadzean (CB) and Glenn Wilson (RB). In midfield Town have Dannie Bulman (CM), Ben Smith (CM), Sergio Torres (LM) and Scott Neilson (RM). Matt Tubbs and McAllister lead Crawley's front line.
3:00pm Sat 2 Oct 10: There's a surprise change for Harriers. Winger David Hankin, who was the target of some abuse from the Harriers fans at Bath, has been dropped from the squad. Surprisingly, Matty Blair has been handed his first start of the season. The former Telford man has proved to be an effective impact player, can he do the business from the first minute? Otherwise, Harriers will have a back four of Lee Vaughan (RB), Michael Briscoe (CB), Oliver Thorne (C) and Mike Williams (LB). Keith Briggs and Jack Byrne will patrol central midfield, flanked by Callum Gittings and Blair. Up front Lee Morris and Chris McPhee continue their promising strike partnership.
3:00pm Sat 2 Oct 10: Steve Burr's side face the hottest striker in the Conference Premier, with Matt Tubbs notching 10 so far. Last week, Oliver Thorne bottled up another in-form hitman in the shape of Danny Kedwell, can he do the same to Crawley's goal-sniffer supreme, especially with the added threat of Richard Brodie? The Geordie moved from York to Town for a record breaking £275,000.
3:00pm Sat 2 Oct 10: AFTERNOON Harriers fans! We're just waiting for the line-ups here in drizzly West Sussex. Harriers face a daunting task against an expensively assembled Crawley side who are top of the table after Wednesday's win over Tamworth.
3:00pm Sat 2 Oct 10: SHUTTLE Online will have live match updates from Harriers' Blue Square Bet Premier clash at Crawley Town.
- Crawley Town
- Steve Evans
- Ben Smith
- Craig McAllister
- Dannie Bulman
- Glenn Wilson
- Kyle McFadzean
- Matt Tubbs
- Michel Kuipers
- Pablo Mills
- Sam Rents
- Scott Neilson
- Sergio Torres
- Ben Wright
- Danny Hall
- Nick Jordan
- Richard Brodie
- Steve Masterton
- Kidderminster Harriers
- Steve Burr
- Callum Gittings
- Chris McPhee
- Danny Lewis
- Jack Byrne
- Keith Briggs
- Lee Morris
- Lee Vaughan
- Matty Blair
- Michael Briscoe
- Mike Williams
- Ollie Thorne
- Andy Stevens
- Marc Williams
- Mark Albrighton
- Nick Wright
- Tom Shaw