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Kettering v Harriers
- Kick off: 3:00pm Sat 1 Oct 11
- Venue: Nene Park
- Final score:
- Kettering Town 0 - 1 Kidderminster Harriers
4:53pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Final whistle It's over! Harriers hold on for all three points. Kettering gave their all but Harriers' defence was excellent, as was stand-in keeper Dean Lyness.
4:50pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Four minutes of time added on. Kettering trying to pile pressure on Harriers but away side standing strong.
4:49pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Adam Cunnington cuts in from left and his drives comes off a Harriers man for a corner. Harriers defend the set-piece well.
4:47pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Marc Williams curls in a right-footed shot but keeper Laurie Walker takes it comfortably.
4:44pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Luke Medley sees his first cross cut out. He gets the ball back and shoots over from a tight angle on right.
4:43pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Substitution Kettering change 84: Academy younster Robbie Cross replaced Keirnan Hughes-Mason.
4:39pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Luke Jones heads over his own bar after fine run and cross from Kiernan Hughes-Mason.
4:35pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Tommy Wright chases a long goal-kick he loses the battle with John Dempster.
4:34pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Substitution Harriers change 76: Tommy Wright on for Jamille Matt.
4:30pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Luke Medley is given benefit of the doubt on an offside decision and races into Kettering box. He delays his pass a bit too long and Kettering eventually block his shot.
4:27pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Substitution Kettering change: Patrick Noubissie replaces Jaime Navarro.
4:26pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Harriers have to defend a corner and the referee blows for a goal-kick as Dean Lyness is crowded out.
4:21pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Substitution Harriers change 63: Marc Williams on for Nick Wright.
4:20pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Laurie Walker dives to his left to get a hand to Nick Wright's fine shot from edge of area. Good play by Callum Gittings and Lee Vaughan to create the opening.
4:18pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Good save from Dean Lyness! Kiernan Hughes-Masons is released by Ben Smith's pass. He races into the box but his left-footed shot is blocked at his near post by Harriers' stand-in keeper.
4:13pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Substitution Harriers change 54: Scott Phelan is replaced by James Vincent.
4:10pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Laurie Walker, who was almost caught out by a pacey back pass, makes up for his error. From the resulting corner, Luke Medley fires in a fine shot, which the keeper does well to save. Djoumin Sangare blocks Nick Wright's follow-up.
4:08pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Substitution Kettering sub 50 mins: George Taft on for Nathan Koo-Boothe.
4:07pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Yellow card Jamie Navarro is booked for kicking a ball away.
4:03pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Two minutes into the second half, Stephan O'Leary fires an effort wide.
3:47pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Half time That's the break. One moment of true quality has put Harriers ahead. Kettering have worked hard and gave Harriers some trouble but Dean Lyness and the defence have been largely unruffled.
3:42pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Goal! What a super Harriers goal! Jack Byrne drives forward and produced a peach of a pass to release Jamille Matt. The big striker shrugged off John Dempster and slams a left-footed effort into the back of the net.
3:39pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Luke Medley's cross causes chaos in the Kettering box and Scott Phelan drags his rebound from edge of box wide.
3:32pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Dean Lyness again looks good. This time he dives on Ben Smith's cross. The Kettering man had raced into the box but with three players screaming for the ball, Smith makes the wrong decision and goes for goal himself.
3:29pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Gone a bit quiet as both teams battle it out. Harriers' attack has yet to get going.
3:19pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Luke Medley does well to break down the right but his cross is too high for Jamille Matt. Moments later, Callum Gittings fires wide. Harriers are stepping it up here.
3:14pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Jack Byrne hits a rising right-footed effort towards the top corner but keeper Laurie Walker does well to save.
3:12pm Sat 1 Oct 11: One note on the weather. It's very hot at Nene Park ,with hardly any wind. Whoever wins this game could be the side who deals better with conditions. At moment, Kettering are working very hard to take game to Harriers.
3:11pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Dean Lyness does well to take a firm shot from Kiernan Hughes-Mason. The Poppies hit man did well to turn and shoot but Harriers' back-up keeper has so far done well.
3:08pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Dean Lyness leaps to take a Ben Smith cross from the right. He looks very composed.
3:07pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Kettering are battling well here and just edging the opening minutes.
3:05pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Harriers force a corner when Luke Medley races onto Lee Vaughan's pass. Medley's cross comes off Djoumin Sangare for a corner, which Kettering defend well.
3:01pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Kettering have the first shot, with Steve Meechan firing over from edge of box. Good strike and an early warning for Harriers.
3:00pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Big day for Dean Lyness today. Kettering have struggled at home but he's got big shoes to fill in the shape of Danny Lewis.
3:00pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Kettering boss Mark Stimson has put 11 players on the transfer list, including JP Marna and Moses Ashikodi, who battled over taking a penalty on Tuesday, are not involved. Stimson has made six changes to the side which lost 5-3 at home to Hayes and Yeading. Kettering: Walker; Sangare; Kelly; Meechan; Koo-Boothe; Navarro; Cunnington; Dempster; Dempster; Ben Smith; Hughes-Mason; O'Leary. Unused substitutes: Taft; Noubissie; Cross; Dance; Haxia.
3:00pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Hi folks! Welcome to Shuttle Online's coverage from Kettering v Harriers. We're having some technical problems here to please bear with me. Steve Burr makes two changes, one of which is a big surprise. Keeper Danny Lewis has a knee problem, so 20-year-old Dean Lyness makes his Blue Square Bet Premier debut. Scott Phelan replaces the banned Kyle Storer. Harriers: Lyness; Vaughan; Mike Williams; Jones; Sharpe; Byrne; Phelan; Medley; Nick Wright; Gittings; Matt. Unused substitutes: Demetriou; Marc Williams; Vincent; Tommy Wright; Briscoe.
3:00pm Sat 1 Oct 11: Shuttle Online will have live match updates from Harriers' Blue Square Bet Premier clash at Kettering.
- Kettering Town
- Ashley Westwood
- Ben Smith
- Kidderminster Harriers
- Steve Burr
- Danny Lewis