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Harriers v Forest Green Rovers
- Kick off: 3:00pm Sat 1 Jan 11
- Venue: Aggborough
- Final score:
- Kidderminster Harriers 1 - 0 Forest Green Rovers
4:50pm Sat 1 Jan 11: Goal! Penalty to Harriers! James Bittner parries Keith Briggs' long range effort. Chris McPhee is bundled over by Adam Quinn as he steals in for the rebound. McPhee's penalty was saved by the keeper but he prods home the loose ball.
4:43pm Sat 1 Jan 11: The game has opened up. This time Tom Shaw sees a low effort from edge of the box saved by James Bittner.
4:39pm Sat 1 Jan 11: Ross Dyer runs at Harriers' goal but from distance shoots very wide.
4:38pm Sat 1 Jan 11: Danny Lewis keeps Harriers in thw game. From a corner, Adam Quinn fires in a powerful downward header but the keeper dives on it like a hungry wolf on a sheep.
4:37pm Sat 1 Jan 11: Harriers haven't quite done enough to win this game. Matty Blair almost proves me wrong with a floated effort from the right that is too high.
4:32pm Sat 1 Jan 11: Yellow card Lee Vaughan booked for a foul on Steve Guinan.
4:31pm Sat 1 Jan 11: So close! From a corner, Keith Briggs stretches and stabs the ball goalwards. The ball hits Jared Hodgkiss on the line.
4:24pm Sat 1 Jan 11: Danny Lewis comes to Harriers rescue. Steve Guinans heads the ball into Ross Dyer's path and the forward fires in a rising 25-yard effort. Lewis leaps full stretch to put ball behind.
4:19pm Sat 1 Jan 11: Harriers continue to press and James Bittner punches a Nick Wright cross away.
4:17pm Sat 1 Jan 11: Substitution Harriers and FGR change 62 mins: Callum Gittings replaces Dave Hankin for Harriers and for FGR, Bradley Gray comes off for Keiron Forbes.
4:14pm Sat 1 Jan 11: Harriers are literally camping in FGR's half now. Can they find a goal?
4:12pm Sat 1 Jan 11: Matty Blair wins a corner. Dave Hankin's cross was met by Mark Albrighto at the near post, who headed over.
4:11pm Sat 1 Jan 11: Substitution FGT change 54 mins: Experienced himan Steve Guinan replaces Reece Styche.
4:08pm Sat 1 Jan 11: Great run and shot by Nick Wright.He latches onto Michael Briscoe, powers past two defenders before hitting a fine effort that James Bittner dives low to save.
4:05pm Sat 1 Jan 11: Nick Wright almost makes an immediate impact. He manages to latch onto Tom Shaw's searching pass and fire a shot goalwards.
4:00pm Sat 1 Jan 11: Substitution Harriers change 46 mins: Nick Wright replaces Jamille Matt.
3:48pm Sat 1 Jan 11: Half time That's a totally turgid first half over with. Harriers have been poor but then so have Forest Green. Harriers can improve and hopefully in the second half they will.
3:42pm Sat 1 Jan 11: Harriers enjoy their best moment. Gavin Caines gives the ball to Chris McPhee, who sets up Matty Blair on the left. His cross is a good one, albeit a bit high, but a late arriving Dave Hankin seems to duck underneath it.
3:41pm Sat 1 Jan 11: Michael Briscoe gives the ball away and allows a Reece Styche to try and tee himself up for a shot from the edge of the area. He screws it very wide.
3:37pm Sat 1 Jan 11: Harriers are still struggling. Jack Byrne whips in a deep cross from the right that Dave Hankin can't fire on target.
3:36pm Sat 1 Jan 11: Keith Briggs was scythed down by Gavin Caines but avoids a booking.
3:35pm Sat 1 Jan 11: Matty Blair races onto Dave Hankin's well weighted pass. Keeper James Bittner just beats him to the ball and Blair topples over him. Despite a call for a penalty, the officials waves play on.
3:32pm Sat 1 Jan 11: Alert play by Matty Blair, who breaks through on a quick free-kick. He races down the right but his low cross is blocked by Luke Jones.
3:30pm Sat 1 Jan 11: Michael Briscoe lets fly with a volley that flew off target from a Jamille Matt knockdown.
3:29pm Sat 1 Jan 11: The tenacious Matty Blair wins Harriers first corner. Dave Hankin's delivery was easily headed away.
3:25pm Sat 1 Jan 11: Nothing has really happened for either side for the last six minutes. The away side are edging it but it's a poor game.
3:16pm Sat 1 Jan 11: Danny Lewis is very alert and rushes out to smother the ball as Reece Styches chases it with menace. It was too easy for him to race between Mark Albrighton and Michael Briscoe, who were caught out by a long ball forward.
3:13pm Sat 1 Jan 11: Forest Green look a bit more up for it at the moment. Yan Klukowski races down right wing and fires a shot from a tight angle into the side netting.
3:12pm Sat 1 Jan 11: The first shot on goal comes courtesy of FGR striker Ross Dyer. The hitman does well to hold off a defender, turn neatly and fire in an 10-yard shot that Danny Lewis saved alertly.
3:08pm Sat 1 Jan 11: No goal mouth action to mention yet. Harriers haven't been able to keep the ball on a pitch that is badly cutting up.
3:06pm Sat 1 Jan 11: It's scrappy at the moment. Harriers are struggling to get hold of the ball and that's allowing a big Forest Green side to take control.
3:00pm Sat 1 Jan 11: Forest Green have former Harriers Gavin Caines, Craig Armstrong and Luke Jones in their side. Manager Dave Hockaday is playing a 4-4-1-1 formation. The back four is Jared Hodgkiss (RB), Luke Jones (CB), Adam Quinn (CB) and Craig Armstrong (LB). In midfield, they have Yan Klukowski (RM), Caines (CM), Wayne Turk (CM) and Bradley Gray. Up front, Ross Dyer is playing behind Reece Styche.
3:00pm Sat 1 Jan 11: Good afternoon Harriers fans! Welcome to Shuttle Online's updates from Harriers' Blue Square Bet Premier clash against Forest Green Rovers. Manager Steve Burr has made a host of changes. Lee Vaughan is back at right back after a one-match suspension. Tom Sharpe is unwell so misses the game and Ollie Thorne is dropped to the bench. Dave Hankin is preferred to Callum Gittings and will play on the right wing. Chris McPhee, who missed the Newport game after a kick-off time mix-up, returns to the side. Jamille Matt is the loan front man, fronting a 4-2-3-1 formation. Jack Byrne and Keith Briggs will play in midfield ahead of the defence, with Matty Blair (left), McPhee (central) and Hankin (right) supporting Matt.
- Kidderminster Harriers
- Steve Burr
- Chris McPhee
- Danny Lewis
- David Hankin
- Jack Byrne
- Jamille Matt
- Keith Briggs
- Lee Vaughan
- Mark Albrighton
- Matty Blair
- Michael Briscoe
- Tom Shaw
- Aaron Griffiths
- Andy Stevens
- Callum Gittings
- Nick Wright
- Ollie Thorne
- Forest Green Rovers
- David Hockaday
- Adam Quinn
- Bradley Gray
- Craig Armstrong
- Gavin Caines
- James Bittner
- Jared Hodgkiss
- Luke Jones
- Reece Styche
- Ross Dyer
- Wayne Turk
- Yan Klukowski
- Chris Allen
- Chris Stokes
- Keiron Forbes
- Scott Bartlett
- Steve Guinan