Harriers v Gateshead
- Kick off: 7:45pm Tue 5 Oct 10
- Venue: Aggborough
- Final score:
- Kidderminster Harriers 2 - 1 Gateshead FC
9:37pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Final whistle It's over! A much better second half showing sees Harriers come from behind to win. In the end they deserved it and they've stopped the rot after two successive defeats.
9:33pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Substitution Harriers change 89 mins: Tom Shaw comes on for Callum Gittings.
9:32pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Callum Gittings almost scores! Jack Byrne's cross field pass dissects Gateshead's defence but Gittings volley's over at the far post.
9:29pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Let off for Harriers. James Marwood pounces on a mix up to race into the box but instead of shooting he tries to square the ball to Jon Shaw and the chance goes begging.
9:26pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Matty Blair did really well, driving down the left and holding off several challenge to release Nick Wright. The striker only has an eye for goal and shoots across the box with Blair wanting the follow-up.
9:24pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Substitution Gateshead change 82 mins: Andy Ferrell, another Harrier, replaced Marttin Brittain.
9:23pm Tue 5 Oct 10: How did Nick Wright not score? He raced past Michael Kay to latch onto Jack Byrne's long ball. The striker evaded the keeper and shot goalwards but Kay tracked back and cleared shot off line.
9:19pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Good goal by Harriers. Keith Briggs drove down the right of the box and fired in a low ball that Matty Blair slides into meet at the far post to convert.
9:18pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Goal! Matty Blair scores!
9:17pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Nick Wright twists and turns on edge of the box before Kris Gate wins it off him. The ball falls to Keith Briggs, who drives in a 20-yard effort that Tim Deasy saves.
9:16pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Close! Gateshead keeper Tim Deasy takes a heavy touch with his boot to control Chris McPhee's ball. Nick Wright chases it but Deasy just gets it away in time.
9:13pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Phew! Danny Lewis rushes out to collect a long ball forward with Jon Shaw haring in. The keeper comes out of his area and has to leap and get between the striker.
9:12pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Substitution Harriers change 69: Nick Wright on for Marc Williams, who had been playing well.
9:11pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Gateshead still pose a threat. Martin Brittain's low shot from an angle is wide.
9:07pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Gateshead substitute Nathan Fisher drives forward and steers a low shot wide.
9:06pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Lots of Harriers pressure now. Callum Gittings is brought down by Craig Nelthorpe. The winger delivers a free-kick but Gateshead defend it well.
9:03pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Yellow card James Curtis is a bit lucky he's not sent off. He fouls Marc Williams 30-yards out but is last man, instead he's shown a yellow.
9:02pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Substitution Gateshead change 57 mins: Gary Mulligan is replaced by Nathan Fisher.
8:59pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Marc Williams tries to spin away from James Curtis in the box and is pushed over. Despite his claims for a penalty, the referee believes the striker went down very easy and blows for a Gateshead free-kick.
8:57pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Marc Williams almost fires Harriers ahead. He turns sharply in the box and fires goalwards but a desperate block by Jon Shaw makes the difference.
8:55pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Goal! Jack Byrne scores! He slides into meet a long ball forward after keeper Tim Deasy fails to deal with it.
8:52pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Still no change here, Harriers are not really laying siege to Gateshead.Jon Shaw rattles the bar with a fine curled in effort from the right. Lovely rising effort and looked destined for top corner.
8:51pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Lee Vaughan's pass to his keeper encourages Jon Shaw to chase but Danny Lewis has it covered.
8:50pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Marc Williams drives down the right.He's blocked by but finds Keith Briggs, who fires a low 20-yard effort wide.
8:33pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Half time That's the break. Harriers didn't do enough to go ahead, although they have improved. A big improvement is needed.
8:32pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Chris McPhee wins the ball off Paul Heckingbottom and drives to edge of box. He hangs onto it too long and he's blocked by three Gateshead defenders.
8:26pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Substitution Harriers change 42 mins. Oliver Thorne must have a knock because he's replaced by Mark Albrighton.
8:24pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Martin Brittain scored a few direct free-kicks at Aggborough during his season at Harriers. This one was prime territory for him and he curls the ball over the bar but Danny Lewis plucks it out of the air confidently.
8:23pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Yellow card Oliver Thorne slides into Kris Gates, who is just outside the box. Bad challenge and he's booked.
8:18pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Chris McPhee goes very close! Harriers win a corner. The set piece is cleared only as far as Lee Vaughan, who delivers a good cross. Chris McPhee does well to hold off a defender but shoots just over.
8:17pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Harriers aren't happy when Keith Briggs rides a bad challenge from Michael Kay as it opens up for the hosts. Instead of playing advantage the referee blows for a free-kick. The ball is played wide to Matty Blair, who cross flies over.
8:10pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Jack Byrne does well to pounce of a loose ball in the air on edge of but shoots over. Harriers still struggling for fluency but an improvement.
8:09pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Lovely move by Harriers. Mike Williams drives in Gatesheads' half and plays a lovely ball to release Jack Byrne on the left. He drives into box and pulls ball back to Keith Briggs, who hits a first time effort over bar.
8:08pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Yellow card Paul Heckingbottom is booked for up ending Matty Blair. Keith Briggs whips in free-kick from right but it it cleared by Gateshead.
8:05pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Michael Briscoe throws himself at Jon Shaw's 20-yard effort. It was a bit low and his effort deflects over a foot over the bar. Lack of communication there by Harriers, surely Danny Lewis would have that covered.
7:56pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Harriers haven't really got going at all. Apart from Marc Williams' and Callum Gittings' efforts.
7:55pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Harriers try to reply. Lee Vauhgan crosses from the right and Marc Williams' header ricochets off a defender and falls to Callum Gittings but he blazes over the bar.
7:52pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Disasterous start! Oliver Thorne pushes Kris Gate in the box and the referee blows for a penalty. Martin Brittain slams home the penalty.
7:49pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Matty Blair wins the ball off Paul Heckingbottom and squares it to Marc Williams just outside the box. The striker tries to place his shot but keeper Tim Deasy dives out at his left post.
7:45pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Pretty even start for both sides. No chances yet.
7:45pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Gateshead have several Harriers connections in their squad. Manager Ian Bogie has played for the club, while former Harriers winger Martin Brittain starts. Andy Ferrell is also on the bench. Gateshead head have Tim Deasy in goal, with a back four of Kris Gate (RB), Paul Heckingbottom (LB), James Curtis (CB) and Ben Clark (CB). Brittain is on the right and Nelthorpe the left of midfield, with Michael Kay and Phil Turnbull playing centrally. Up front they have Jon Shaw and Gary Mulligan.
7:45pm Tue 5 Oct 10: Good evening Harriers fans! Welcome to Shuttle Online's live match coverage of tonight's Blue Square Premier clash. There's one change to the side which lost 2-0 at Crawley, with Lee Morris dropped to the bench and Marc Williams making a rare start.
- Kidderminster Harriers
- Steve Burr
- Callum Gittings
- Chris McPhee
- Danny Lewis
- Jack Byrne
- Keith Briggs
- Lee Vaughan
- Marc Williams
- Matty Blair
- Michael Briscoe
- Mike Williams
- Ollie Thorne
- Andy Stevens
- Lee Morris
- Mark Albrighton
- Nick Wright
- Tom Shaw
- Gateshead FC
- Ian Bogie
- Ben Clark
- Craig Nelthorpe
- Gary Mulligan
- James Curtis
- Jon Shaw
- Kris Gate
- Martin Brittain
- Michael Kay
- Paul Heckingbottom
- Phil Turnbull
- Tim Deasy
- Andy Ferrell
- Craig Baxter
- James Marwood
- Mark Cook
- Nathan Fisher