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Harriers v Newport
- Kick off: 1:00pm Tue 28 Dec 10
- Venue: Aggborough
- Final score:
- Kidderminster Harriers 2 - 3 Newport County
2:50pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Final whistle It'sover! Harriers played well and did not deserve to lose. That will be little consolation to Steve Burr and his squad though.
2:49pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Keith Briggs leaps at the far post to reach Nick Wright's cross. The ball in cleared and Mitch McPike's shot is off target.
2:43pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Substitution Paul Bignot and Nick Wright booked.
2:40pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Yellow card Craig Reid is booked for running into Ollie Thorne in the box and trying to win a penalty.
2:36pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Goal! Triple damn! Former Harrier Paul Bignot scores from eight yards out. Craig Reid had seen his shot blocked by Danny Lewis at the post. The strike got the ball back and slotted it to the left-back, who slotted the ball home.
2:34pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Harriers go close again. This time Nick Wright beats Glyn Thompson to the ball and fires in a low shot from a tight angle that is just off target.
2:32pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Harriers survive a scare. Ollie Thorne clears from underneath his own bar.
2:30pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Substitution Harriers change 75 mins: Striker Nick Wright replaces Jack Byrne.
2:25pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Harriers have their tales up. It takes a last ditch challenge to win the ball off Lee Morris and Matty Blair lashes a shot just off target.
2:23pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Substitution Harriers change 68 mins: Callum Gittings is stretchered off with a shin injury and is replaced by Mitch McPike.
2:18pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Substitution Newport change 63 mins: Former Harriers Sam Foley replaces Sam Deering.
2:18pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Goal! Unbelievable scenes at Aggborough. The place has erupted as Jamille Matt opens his account for Harriers. The striker, 20-yards out, spots the keeper off his line and fires in a fine shot. Glyn Thompson gets a hand to it but he can't stop it crossing the line. Game on!
2:16pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Goal! Harriers have a lifeline! Blair scores from Callum Gittings' left free-kjck.
2:15pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Harriers are putting the pressure on Newport. They force a corner but Matty Blair's corner is cleared.
2:10pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Double damn! Blair delivers a low cross that Lee Morris fires onto the post. Jamille Matt fires home the rebound but it's ruled out for offside.
2:06pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Danny Lewis makes a fine save to deny Craig Reid.Darryl Knights sped past Tom Shaw and released Reid.The striker strode goalwards but Lewis comes out, spreads himself wide and blocks with his legs.
1:48pm Tue 28 Dec 10: We've just learnt that Chris McPhee, who has been linked with Crawley, was not able to make it because of car problems. McPhee does live near Exeter.
1:47pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Half time That's the break at Harriers. After a pretty promising start, Steve Burr's side find themselves 2-0 down and lacking a bit of firepower. While Jamille Matt adds muscle, Lee Morris has yet to positively influence the game. The only option on the bench is the out of favour Nick Wright.
1:43pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Danny Lewis keeps the score down. This time Craig Reid turns Ollie Thorne inside out and passes to Danny Rose. The midfielder fires in a rising shot destined for the top right corner but Lewis plucks it out of the air.
1:36pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Goal! Oh dear. Ollie Thorne strides into Newport's half and is dispossessed by Eddie Odhiambo. He finds Craig Reid, who runs rest of the pitch before slotting in a shot that comes off a desperate Tom Shaw and into the back of the net.It's an own goal but that's Thorne's fault.
1:33pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Harriers are still very much in this game. Callum Gittings left wing cross is headed on by a Harriers before Jamille Matt's far post header is held by Glyn Thompson. The flag goes up for offside.
1:32pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Ollie Thorne is made to look very ordinary by the lively Craig Reid. This time the striker easily escapes the attentions of the defender and fires in a low shot that Danny Lewis dives to his left to take.
1:27pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Goal! Damn! Harriers had been on top but Craig Reid, who scored twice against Harriers in August, fires home from 12-yards out. The goal came after good work by Darryl Knights and Sam Deering.
1:26pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Matty Blair almost takes advantage of more good work by Jamille Matt. The ball falls loose and Blair runs pas a sliding Alan Gooddall. The wideman rounds the keeper but Glyn Thompson dives at his feet to smother the ball.
1:24pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Harriers go on the break and Callum Gittings strides forward but he's caught in two minds, despite Matty Blair calling for it.
1:23pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Good work by emergency right back Tom Sharpe, who stood up to well Sam Deering, who cut in from the left wing with menace.
1:18pm Tue 28 Dec 10: The ball is punted into Newport's defence, which is under a fair bit of pressure, and Jamille Matt cleverly avoids the offside trap as Newport's back four move forward. Keeper Glynn Thompson just takes the ball off his head.
1:17pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Minutes later Harriers win another corner but the referee blows for a goal-kick as Jamille Matt is judged to have been roughhousing with a Newport defender.
1:16pm Tue 28 Dec 10: That was close! Callum Gittings delivers a raking ball from the left that Matty Blair misses as he slides in at the far post. The ball must have come off someone as it's a corner.
1:13pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Craig Reid gets free on the right wing and sends in a low cross. Tom Shaw blocks but the ball loops to Darryl Knights, whose header is well held by Danny Lewis.
1:12pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Lee Morris barges into keeper Glyn Thompson much to the ire of the Newport fans behind him.
1:10pm Tue 28 Dec 10: There's one startling omission in Harriers' line-up. Top scorer Chris McPhee is missing. We'll try and find out the latest on why he's not playing.
1:09pm Tue 28 Dec 10: It's an even affair. For Harriers, Jamille Matt is using his pace well and putting himself about well. Newport are also looking lively, with Darryl Knights eager to score against his old side.
1:05pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Danny Lewis denies former Harriers Darryl Knights. The ex-Aggborough man swaps passes with a team mate and fires in a rising shot from 12 yards out. Despite being off balance, the keeper shoots out his left arm to make a fine save.
1:00pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Harriers force a corner inside the first minute. Matty Blair's set piece is headed away.
1:00pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Good afternoon Harriers fans and welcome to Shuttle Online's live coverage. Manager Steve Burr has drafted Ollie Thorne in defence for his first start since being sent off against York in the FA Cup in October. He plays at right back, while Tom Shaw is in at left-back. Striker Jamille Matt makes his first start for Harriers
1:00pm Tue 28 Dec 10: Shuttle Online will have live match updates from Harriers' home clash against Newport County (1pm kick-off).
- Kidderminster Harriers
- Steve Burr
- Callum Gittings
- Danny Lewis
- Jack Byrne
- Jamille Matt
- Keith Briggs
- Lee Morris
- Matty Blair
- Michael Briscoe
- Ollie Thorne
- Tom Sharpe
- Tom Shaw
- Andy Stevens
- David Hankin
- Mark Albrighton
- Mitch McPike
- Nick Wright
- Newport County
- Dean Holdsworth
- Alan Goodall
- Chris Todd
- Craig Reid
- Danny Rose
- Darryl Knights
- Eddie Odhiambo
- Gary Warren
- Glyn Thompson
- Jamie Collins
- Paul Bignot
- Sam Deering
- Ben Wright
- Glyn Garner
- Kerry Morgan
- Robbie Matthews
- Sam Foley