Mansfield v Harriers

  • Kick off: 12:00pm Sat 26 Mar 11
  • Referee:
  • Venue: Field Mill
Final score:
Mansfield Town 1 - 2 Kidderminster Harriers

Kidderminster Shuttle: whistle icon 1:56pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Final whistle It's over! Harriers survive a late Stags fight back to make it 12 unbeaten in the league. They now have a five-point lead over Fleetwood and two games in hand. That puts the pressure on the chasing pack when they kick-off at 3pm.

1:53pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Harriers have three minutes of time added on to survive.

Kidderminster Shuttle: yellow card 1:53pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Yellow card Sean Canham is caught by Tom Naylor in the centre circle. He's booked.

1:50pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Mark Albrighton makes a good block and clears Gary Silk's dangerous low cross.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 1:47pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Substitution Mansfield change 84 mins: Steven Istead replaces Adam Smith.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Goal icon 1:42pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Goal! Adam Murray beats Danny Lewis with a powerful shot.

Kidderminster Shuttle: yellow card 1:41pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Yellow card Louis Briscoe is booked for a slightly late challenge, which prompts the home fans to chant 'you don't know what you're doing' to the referee.

1:39pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Danny Lewis tips over Kyle Nix's 20-yard rising effort.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 1:37pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Substitution Harriers change 73 mins: Lee Morris replaces Nick Wright.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 1:32pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Substitution Mansfield change 67 mins: Niall O'Rafferty is replaced by Kyle Nix.

1:30pm Sat 26 Mar 11: David Grof rushes out and denies Callum Gittings.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Goal icon 1:27pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Goal! Keith Briggs scores but Mansfield are incensed. Callum Gittings stepped over a pass and Harriers' skipper hammers an unstoppable effort into the top corner. However, Mansfield feel that Mark Albrighton fouled Niall O'Rafferty when the move started. To be fair to the Harriers man, he thrashed widly at the ball and accidentally caught the Stags forward.

1:20pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Sean Canham misses a good chance. Lee Vaughan sends in a very pacey right wing cross which beats David Grof, but the striker heads wide at the far post.

1:19pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Harriers are hit on the break and Adam Smith's shot takes a deflection wide for a Mansfield corner. Home side's set-piece is a poor one though.

1:15pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Paul Connor, who was on trial at Harriers in the summer, fires just wide from edge of the area. Good work to control Adam Murray's pass.

1:14pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Mansfield are unrecognisable from the fitful team in the first half. Harriers are in a real game now.

1:07pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Danny Lewis then parries a close range Adam Murray header and Harriers desperately clear.

1:06pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Mansfield start the second half in attacking fashion. Adam Smith teases Lee Vaughan and sends in a cross. Louis Briscoe shoots across the face of goal.

Kidderminster Shuttle: whistle icon 12:50pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Half time That's half-time. Harriers deserve to be ahead and if it wasn't for David Grof, would be further ahead. Mansfield have come back into it, so we're set for an intriguing second period.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 12:46pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Substitution Harriers change 43 mins: Tom Shaw limps off after picking up an injury by denying O'Rafferty. Callum Gittings is his replacement.

12:45pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Tom Shaw injures himself blocking Niall O'Rafferty as he tries to shoot in the box. Adam Murray curls a shot wide from distance.

12:44pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Nick Wright come close again. The forward uses his electric pace to burst between Kevin Sandwith and and Tom Naylor to arrive on to the ball in the box but David Grof does well to rush out and make a good save.

12:41pm Sat 26 Mar 11: More flowing football from Harriers in the 38th minute. Chris McPhee slips Matty Blair down the right. His cross is a good one and Nick Wright heads over at the far post.

Kidderminster Shuttle: yellow card 12:35pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Yellow card Niall O'Rafferty is booked for a late challenge on Tom Shaw.

12:29pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Mansfield are looking more dangerous, Niall O'Rafferty slides an effort wide from Danny Lewis' right hand post from edge of the box.

12:28pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Nick Wright pounces on a loose ball 30-yards out and fires a first-time effort wide.

12:22pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Mansfield almost immediately hit back. Danny Lewis takes a firm Paul Stonehouse long range effort at the second attempt. Moments later, Michael Briscoe's last ditch-challenge denies Paul Connor after good work by Louis Briscoe.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Goal icon 12:19pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Goal! Harriers score and that goal has definitely been coming! Nick Wright slipped Chris McPhee through and the forward did well to stay on his feet and slot the ball past David Grof, who perhaps should have been quicker to come off his line. Still, there's no doubt it's a deserved opener for Harriers.

12:15pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Another excellent save denies Harriers! There's some lovely play as Sean Canham heads the ball into the midfielder's path but Grof does ever so well to read the danger and parry it away. The move was also started by a lovely crossfield pass by Keith Briggs.

12:08pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Mansfield are really jittery and Matty Blair drove through barely existent marking to fire in a low shot which David Grof blocked with his legs. From the resulting corner, Blair's close range header is parried by Grof.

12:07pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Tom Shaw does well to ride a few tackles and drive forward to the edge of the box before the ball breaks free. It falls to Sean Canham 30-yards out and he tries a shot which is easily taken by David Grof.

12:04pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Two minutes in and Matty Blair cuts in menacingly from the left and fires in a low shot which keeper David Grof pushes behind for a corner.

12:00pm Sat 26 Mar 11: HARRIERS face a Mansfield side playing their first home game since booking their place in the FA Trophy Final after seeing off Luton over two legs. Like Harriers, the Stags are on a good unbeaten run but many of those matches were Trophy games. There's a good turn out from Harriers fans, with the club bringing three coaches (one of those being a double decker). With a two-point lead over Fleetwood, every game is vital for Steve Burr's side as they try to keep their spot in the Blue Square Bet Premier play-offs. Can they extend their unbeaten run to 12 matches? Mansfield line-up (4-4-2): Grof (GK); Silk (RB); Sandwith (CB); Briscoe (RM); Thompson (CM); Smith (LM); Naylor (CB); Stonehouse (LB); Connor (F); O'Rafferty (F); Murray (CM).

12:00pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Steve Burr makes one change. With Mark Albrighton back after his tooth problem, he's restored in central defence. Chris McPhee switches from centre back to centre forward, so Callum Gittings drops to the bench. Sean Canham, who finaly secured an extended loan from Hereford, is also up front. Harriers (4-4-2): Lewis (GK); Vaughan (RB); Albrighton (CB); Briscoe (CB); Williams (LB); Wright (LM); Briggs (CM); Shaw (CM); Blair (RM); McPhee (F); Canham (F).

12:00pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Good morning Harriers fans! Welcome to Shuttle Online's coverage of Harriers at Mansfield at Field Mill.

12:00pm Sat 26 Mar 11: Shuttle Online will have live match updates from Harriers' Conference Premier clash at Mansfield from noon on Saturday.

TEAM LINE-UPS

  • Mansfield Town
  • MANAGER
  • Duncan Russell
  • PLAYERS
  • Adam Murray
  • Adam Smith
  • David Grof
  • Gark Silk
  • Kevin Sandwith
  • Louis Briscoe
  • Niall O'Rafferty
  • Paul Connor
  • Paul Stonehouse
  • Tom Naylor
  • Tyrone Thompson
  • SUBSTITUTES
  • Alan Marriott
  • Kyle Nix
  • Mark Preece
  • Stephen Foster
  • Steven Istead
  • Kidderminster Harriers
  • MANAGER
  • Steve Burr
  • PLAYERS
  • Chris McPhee
  • Danny Lewis
  • Keith Briggs
  • Mark Albrighton
  • Matty Blair
  • Michael Briscoe
  • Mike Williams
  • Nick Wright
  • Sean Canham
  • Tom Shaw
  • SUBSTITUTES
  • Andy Stevens
  • Callum Gittings
  • Jack Byrne
  • Jamille Matt
  • Lee Morris


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