Forest Green Rovers v Harriers
- Kick off: 3:00pm Sun 1 Jan 12
- Venue: The New Lawn
- Final score:
- Forest Green Rovers 1 - 1 Kidderminster Harriers
4:53pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Goal! It's over! Harriers earn their sixth draw in sefven games at New Lawn. This was a really dramatic game, which Harriers thoroughly deserved a point from.
4:51pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Charlie Griffin spurns a decent chance, shooting over from close range from a zippy cross.
4:48pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Not entirely sure what happened but the big fella managed to hit the back of the net as chaos ensued in FGR box
4:47pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Goal! GOAL! Jamille Matt in 90th minute
4:46pm Sun 1 Jan 12: That was close! Jamillle Matt pounces on Oshodi's lethary shepherding ball back to keep and sees his chip fall agonisingly wide.
4:45pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Nick Wright cuts in from right and sees a low shot well held by Bittner. Harriers are pushing for a leveller.
4:43pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Substitution Harriers change 86: Marc Williams replaces Callum Gittings.
4:39pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Tony Breeden makes double save. First, he dives to his right to get a hand to Michael Uwezu's effort and a minute later, blocks Keiron Forbes' effort at his post.
4:33pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Good block by Lee Hendrie, who puts his body on line to deny Jake Thomson.
4:32pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Lee Hendrie comes really close, when his free-kick beats the ball but flies just wide of left post.
4:27pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Substitution FGR change 70: Uwezu replaces Norwood.
4:27pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Attendance: 1,542 (437)
4:26pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Nick Wright links up with Jamille Matt but from edge of the box loops a shot over the bar.
4:23pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Substitution Harriers change 66: Guinan replaces Dave Hankin, who's had a disappointing game.
4:22pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Steve Guinan gets some orders from Steve Burr before coming on.
4:16pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Harriers seeing more of the ball. Hendrie's claim for a penalty after Keirnm Forbes hand ball is ignored by referee.
4:12pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Substitution Harriers change 55: James Vincent is replaced by Nick Wright.
4:09pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Harriers' goal survived more worrying moments. From a corner, Tony Breeden used his feet to deny Chris Stokes, while Mickey Demetriou did well to block Yan Klukowski's follow-up. From another corner, Stokes powered a near post header wide.
4:08pm Sun 1 Jan 12: A scare for Harriers. Charlie Griffins delivers a low ball from right but Luke Jones does enough to put off Matt Taylor.
4:03pm Sun 1 Jan 12: The heavens have just opened here, so the pitch is going to be a lot slippier. Nothing's happened in second half yet.
3:46pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Half time Harriers will need to find an extra spark in the second half. They've not been creative enough and are unable to break down well-drilled FGR. The home side deserve their lead, so let's see what Harriers can do in the second half.
3:44pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Lee Hendrie's stray pass is pounced on by James Norwood, who drives forward and shoots across the face of goal.
3:39pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Harriers seemed to have upped the tempo but FGR look dangerous. It takes a good block by Demetriou to cut out a Klukowski cross.
3:37pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Harriers were just starting to look dangerous, so that goal came at the wrong time. They reply well and Bittner tips over a Kyle Storer long range effort.
3:34pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Goal! Yan Klukowski's volleys a home a cracker to leave Harriers trailing.
3:32pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Harriers starting to find their feet now and Kyle Storer's 30-yard hit stings Bittner's palms.
3:30pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Jamille Matt can't take advantage of good play by Lee Hendrie, who wins the ball off Keiron Forbes and sends the hitman free with a first-time pass. Matt, who is a little wide on the right, can only shoot at the well-position Bittner.
3:24pm Sun 1 Jan 12: James Vincent is sent driving forward by Lee Hendrie. The midfielder's firm 20-yard effort is covered by keeper James Bitter but he lets it squirm under him and takes the ball at the second attempt.
3:23pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Charlie Griffin is proving to be illusive for Harriers' defence. The 32-year-old gets free and delivers a lovely ball none of his teammates read it. Moments later, he sets-up James Norwood, who drills a low shot into Breeden's awaiting arms.
3:19pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Lee Hendrie tries his luck from edge of box and it's not too far away and flies past the left FGR post. First real shot from KHFC.
3:13pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Matt Taylor sizes up a shooting chance and lets fly with a 25-yard effort which just fizzes wide. Harriers under pressure.
3:09pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Lee Hendrie brings down Jake Thomson down from behind with a firm challenge. Thomson floats a FK in and James Norwood's header hits the underside of the bar but bounces out. Charlie Griffin tries to hook it in but Tony Breeden takes. What a scare!
3:01pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Forest Green have started well and Matt Taylor glances a header wide from a Jared Hodgkiss cross in the fourth minute. Moments later, Harriers clear the danger after a goal-mouth scramble.
3:00pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Harriers' fans have came out in their droves for this New Year's Day clash. They've also moved the press box to the centre of the main stand. Previously it was on the left side.
3:00pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Here we go!
3:00pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Forest Green make three changes from their Boxing Day loss at Aggborough. With Eddie Oshodi and Jamie Turley back from suspension they return to central defence. Striker Charlie Griffin starts ahead of Michael Uwezu. With Rowe out injured, Jake Thomson will play in midfield.
3:00pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Good afternoon Harriers fans, welcome to Shuttle Online's coverage of Harriers at Forest Green Rovers at the New Lawn. Harriers boss Steve Burr is forced into one change, with James Vincent replacing Jack Byrne, who picked up a knee injury on Boxing Day.
3:00pm Sun 1 Jan 12: Shuttle Online will have live match updates from Harriers' Blue Square Bet Premier clash at Forest Green Rovers on New Year's Day.
- Forest Green Rovers
- Dave Hockaday
- Charlie Griffin
- Chris Stokes
- Eddie Oshodi
- Jake Thomson
- James Bittner
- James Norwood
- Jamie Turley
- Jared Hodgkiss
- Kieron Forbes
- Matt Taylor
- Yan Klukowski
- Chris Allen
- Luke Graham
- Matthew Bulman
- Michael Uwezu
- Wayne Turk
- Kidderminster Harriers
- Steve Burr
- Callum Gittings
- Dave Hankin
- James Vincent
- Jamille Matt
- Kyle Storer
- Lee Hendrie
- Lee Vaughan
- Luke Jones
- Mickey Demetriou
- Tom Sharpe
- Tony Breeden
- Dean Lyness
- Marc Williams
- Mike Williams
- Nick Wright
- Steve Guinan