Harriers v Crawley
- Kick off: 7:45pm Tue 8 Mar 11
- Venue: Aggborough
- Final score:
- Kidderminster Harriers 0 - 0 Crawley Town
9:40pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Final whistle The end! At the end either side could have won it but neither side deserved to lose. Harriers came very close but this is still a handy point against one of the division's best sides. For all their possession, Crawley had no answer to Harriers' immense centreback pairing of Mark Albrighton and Michael Briscoe.
9:37pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Matty Blair heads over at the far post.
9:36pm Tue 8 Mar 11: More sensational defender from Harriers. Lee Vaughan blocks Matt Tubbs' thumping effort.
9:35pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Michael Briscoe comes to Harriers rescue. From Willy Gibson's corner, Richard Brodie flashes a header in from 10-yards out. Danny Lewis looks unready for it but the defender dives in front of his keeper to head away.
9:34pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Harriers scent blood here. From a corner, Tom Shaw's shot is blocked, Chris McPhee's follow-up is blocked by Michel Kuipers and Mark Albrighto arrows in a shot which is blocked by Crawley.
9:31pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Harriers come so close to to scoring. Nick Wright gets past Glenn Wilson and crosses to Tom Shaw. The midfielder fires in a low shot but it hits Dean Howell on the line.
9:26pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Crawley change 79 mins: Record signing Richard Brodie replaces Jamie Cook for Crawley.
9:25pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Substitution Harriers change 78 mins: Dave Hankin replaces Lee Morris.
9:23pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Crawley force a corner. Willy Gibson takes but Danny Lewis punches through a ruck of players.
9:20pm Tue 8 Mar 11: More time wasting by Michel Kuipers to frustrate Harriers. The keeper is going to get some abuse from the home fans behind him.
9:18pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Michel Kuipers is totally over playing a foul from Matty Blair. He's acting as if he's been severely injured. Chris McPhee complains to the referee and is booked. Strangely, the Crawley keeper isn't despite blatant time wasting.
9:16pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Lee Morris steals in after Nick Wright cleverly left the ball. Kyle McFadzean shepherds it behind for a corner. Michel Kuipers takes the corner well though.
9:15pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Substitution Harriers change 68 mins: Jamille Matt is replaced by the pacey Nick Wright in a straight swap up front.
9:14pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Tom Shaw loops a shot from distance over after Jamille Matt and Chris McPhee indulge in a spot of head tennis on edge of Crawley's box.
9:10pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Great run by Matty Blair, who speeds down the right like a sports car and Harriers' first corner. It's played short to Lee Vaughan, whose cross is a good one. Michael Briscoe fires off target.
9:07pm Tue 8 Mar 11: A warning sign for Harriers. Willy Gibson delivers a lovely right wing cross which Sergio Torres just can't quite reach.
9:05pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Lee Vaughan drives down the right as Harriers show more ambition. He fires a shot across the face of goal.
9:04pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Good work by Crawley forward Josh Simpson. He holds off Mike Williams and Michael Briscoe well but from a tight angle fires straight at Danny Lewis.
8:59pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Worrying for Harriers. Lee Vaughan gives the ball to Sergio Torres. The Argentinian slips through Matt Tubbs but as the as the striker comes to collect the ball Mark Albrighton expertly shepherds him wide.
8:54pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Substitution Crawley sub 48 mins: Charlie Wassmer, who is already booked, is replaced by Glen Wilson in defence.
8:50pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Lee Vaughan is very calm. He heads Willy Gibson's cross back to Danny Lewis.
8:34pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Half time Harriers go into half-time on level terms. Crawley have had the ball more but rarely test Danny Lewis, who has looked very nervous. As the game has gone on it has become a testy affair, with no quarter asked for or given.
8:33pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Lee Vaughan tries to drive forward and runs into Charlie Wassmer's imposing frame. It was a silly body check and the Crawley man is rightly booked.
8:30pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Three minutes of time added on for Harriers to get through.
8:22pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Harriers are doing their best to compete. Jamille Matt almost breaks free for a run on goal but is blocked by David Hunt.
8:21pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Panic in Harriers' box. Danny Lewis spills a shot and a ruck ensues. Josh Simpson has the goal at his mercy but shoots wide.
8:19pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Good play by Harriers. Callum Gittings plays Mike Williams down the left and he sends in a low ball which Matty Blair stabbed wide.
8:17pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Michael Briscoe clears the ball after after Danny Lewis spills David Hunt's firm shot. Matt Tubbs was lurking.
8:14pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Substitution Tom Sharpe is carried off and looks in pain. He's replaced by LEe Vaughan at right back.
8:12pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Harriers crank it up a bit. Matty Blair sends in a good cross which is headed away. Harriers retain the ball and as Tom Shaw drives forward he's blocked by David Hunt for a Harriers free-kick. On the down side, Tom Sharpe needs a stretcher after twisting his knee.
8:11pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Tom Shaw sprays a pass forward that Jamille Matt gives chase. Keeper Michael Kuipers comes out and collects. He was just in his area.
8:05pm Tue 8 Mar 11: It's been very dull, apart from Crawley managment Steve Evans and Paul Raynor bawling out every time there's a physical confrontation. It's very annoying and Steve Burr has not risen to it yet.
8:04pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Matty Blair tries to break and while there is no opening. Harriers are briefly in Crawley's half. Chris McPhee gives it away and the away side break. Matt Tubbs' shot hits one of his own players and goes wide.
8:00pm Tue 8 Mar 11: David Hunt's throw-ins are very like Rory Delap's. They look effective as corners. Harriers are hardly able to get out of their own half.
7:50pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Five minutes in and Crawley are on top. They look a very strong outfit.
7:47pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Fine save by Danny Lewis. He punches away Willy Gibson's strong free-kick. Tom Shaw fouled Jamie Cook 20-yards out for that.
7:45pm Tue 8 Mar 11: With Crawley captaib Pablo Mills suspended Charlie Wassmer, who joined on loan from Hayes and Yeading, debuts in defence. Crawley: Kuipers; Hunt; Torres; Tubbs; Simpson; Bulman; Gibson; Cook; Wassmer; Howell; McFadzean. Unused substitutes: Rusk; Smith; Wilson; Brodie; Shearer.
7:45pm Tue 8 Mar 11: Good evening Harriers fans, welcome to Shuttle Online's coverage of Harriers v Crawley. Steve Burr is forced into two changes. With Keith Briggs and Sean Canham injured, Chris McPhee is pulled into midfield, with the strike partnership of Lee Morris and Jamille Matt up front. Harriers line-up (4-4-2): Lewis; Sharpe; Briscoe; Albrighton; Williams; McPhee; Shaw; Gittings; Blair; Matt; Morris. Unused substitutes: Stevens; Vaughan; Hankin; Griffiths; Wright.
7:45pm Tue 8 Mar 11: SHUTTLE Online will have live match updates from Harriers' Blue Square Bet Premier clash against high-flying Crawley (7.45pm kick-off).
- Kidderminster Harriers
- Steve Burr
- Danny Lewis
- Crawley Town
- Steve Evans
- Michel Kuipers