Harriers v Southport
- Kick off: 3:00pm Sat 27 Aug 11
- Venue: Aggborough
- Final score:
- Kidderminster Harriers 2 - 0 Southport
4:50pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Final whistle It's over! Harriers finally ground down Southport, who looked a poor side. Jack Byrne marks his return with a vital goal as Harriers picked up their first home win of the season.
4:40pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Substitution Harriers change 84: Dave Hankin for Jamille Matt.
4:36pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Goal! Marc Williams clips ball over keeper for first goal of the season after good work by Wright.
4:35pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Goal! Jack Byrne scores! Good run and a deflected cross which Byrne finishes from close range. Thank god for that!
4:33pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Shaun Whalley drives forward and lashes in a shot from 30-yard yards. It's wide.
4:31pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Substitution Southport change: Poku replaces Gray.
4:29pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Phelan plays Jamille through. He outmuscles Steve Akrigg in box bit referee blows for a foul.
4:25pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Jack Byrne lets fly from just outside the box and right right-footed effort looked destined to flash in by a post but Nemes dived to his left and save.
4:19pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Very flat at the moment. Harriers are pressing but have had little conviction in front of goal.
4:17pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Substitution Southport change: Dan Walker comes on for Leon Osborne.
4:16pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Correction! Sorry, Luke Medley is replaced by Wright.
4:15pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Harriers changes 59: Jack Byrne replaces James Vincent, while Nick Wright is on for Jamille Matt.
4:10pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Kyle Storer feeds Matt but the big forward takes a touch in the box and allows a defender to win the ball back.
4:08pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Good break by Lee Vaughan. He speeds into the box and fires the ball across the face of the box but it's too quick for Vincent and Luke Medley fires wide at the far post.
4:06pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Attendance today is 1,763 with 80 away fans.
4:02pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Phelan is fouled by Ledsham but Kyle Storer's FK 20-yards out hits the wall.
3:47pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Half time That's the break. Harriers finally got going in the last 15 minutes of the half and if not for the heroics of Nemes, they would be edging it. Let's hope they can build on that in the second half.
3:44pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Fine save by Matt Nemes ,who tips over James Vincent's shot over the bar.
3:43pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Marc Williams is denied by a super save. Scott Phelan's cross finds the striker eight yards out and he fires goalwards but a grounded Nemes somehow blocks with his body.
3:42pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Luke Medley cross/shot is tipped over by the keeper.
3:39pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Medley has looked dangerous when he gets the ball and Phelan is trying to get things going with some ambitious passing. Southport don't seem bothered to get forward apart from sporadic attacks. It's slightly better from Harriers.
3:36pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Tony Gray cuts in from right and shot ball at Danny Lewis.
3:34pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Yellow card Scott Phelan is booked for a stiff challenge on Shaun Whalley. Very harsh, it was a decent looking tackle by the tigerish midfielder.
3:31pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Marc Williams shows tremendous desire to win the ball off the hulking Earl Davis. The balls falls to Luke Medley, who shimmies past a defender and threads a ball into defence but none of his team mates read it.
3:25pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Tom Marshall climbs highest to meet Scott Phelan's corner. It hits the Harriers man and ricochets off the keeper, who didn't know much about it himself. That's the home sides first chance on goal.
3:20pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Luke Medley comes to life. Scott Phelan picks him out with a lovely cross field pass. Medley gets free and while his initial cross is blocked, he gets the ball back and drives between two defenders and drags a shot wide.
3:17pm Sat 27 Aug 11: First shot on target falls to Southport. Karl Ledsham gets down the right wing and cross. Tony Gray's header is straight at Danny Lewis.
3:15pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Substitution Southport change 16 mins: Grand has never recovered from Matt's power and is replaced by Steve Akrigg.
3:11pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Harriers create a chance. Scott Phelan drives forward and fires a pass in to Matt, who outmuscles Simon Grand and flicks the ball to Luke Medley for a one-on-one with the keeper. Referee blows for a foul and FK for away side.
3:07pm Sat 27 Aug 11: It's quiet here at Aggborough. There's a lack of atmosphere. Cagey start.
3:00pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Harriers have an early chance when Jamille Matt is fouled. Phelan's delivery is pacey but it's headed away.
3:00pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Southport have a host of new faces John Paul Kissock going to Luton for an undisclosed fee, Godfrey Poku and Dan Walker go the other way on loan. The Hatters pair start on the bench. Keeper Matt Nemes debuts. Southport: Nemes (GJ); Lee (RB); Lever (LB); Davies (CB); Grand (CB); Benjamin (MF); Moogan (MF); Ledsham (MF); Osborne (LF);Gray (CF); Whalley (RF).
3:00pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Steve Burr has made three changes to today's starting line-up. With Steve Guinan not recovered from cramp Jamille Matt starts. Luke Medley starts on the right of a front free instead of Nick Wright, while Scott Phelan replaces Callum Gittings. Jack Byrne, who is back from suspension, is on the bench as is Dave Hankin. This is the first time these two have featured in the squad. It's also the first time Harriers boss Steve Burr has made changes this week.
3:00pm Sat 27 Aug 11: Shuttle Online will have live match updates from Harriers v Southport on Saturday from 3pm
- Kidderminster Harriers
- Steve Burr
- Danny Lewis
- James Vincent
- Jamille Matt
- Kyle Storer
- Lee Vaughan
- Luke Jones
- Luke Medley
- Marc Williams
- Mike Williams
- Scot Phelan
- Tom Marshall
- Dave Hankin
- Dean Lyness
- Jack Byrne
- Nick Wright
- Tom Sharpe
- Liam Watson
- Alan Moogan
- Chris Lever
- Earl Davis
- Karl Ledsham
- Kevin Lee
- Leon Osborne
- Matt Nemes
- Russell Benjamin
- Shaun Whalley
- Simon Grand
- Tony Gray
- Andrew Owens
- Dan Walker
- Godfrey Poku
- Jonathan Brown
- Steve Akrigg