Southport v Harriers
- Kick off: 3:00pm Sat 7 Apr 12
- Venue: Haig Avenue
- Final score:
- Southport 1 - 2 Kidderminster Harriers
4:58pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Final whistle Well, I am elated by that result. With Luton and York losing, Harriers are back in the play-offs!
4:54pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Final whistle It's over! Harriers needed a slice of luck but they got the win they need. The play-off dream is alive!
4:53pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Harriers win with a lucky goal! A A defender tries to clear the ball, which hits Jones and flies into back of the net.
4:52pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Goal! Luke Joned scores!
4:51pm Sat 7 Apr 12:
4:50pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Harrier go so close! Nick Wright drives down the right but at the far post, Ryan Rowe flicks ball just wide.
4:46pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Malbon is fouled by Steve Akrigg and Harriers are awarded a 20-yard free-kick. Unfortunately, Nick Wright's shot flies over the bar.
4:46pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Substitution Final Harriers sub - Demetriou replaces Hankin.
4:43pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Blimey! Tony Gray fires in a shot from right but Luke Jones somehow blocks it while wrestling with a Southport defender. Harriers' defending has been full-blooded in the second half.
4:38pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Having a few connection problems, so sorry for erractic coverage. James Vincent had a goal ruled out as the ball had gone behind already.
4:37pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Harriers have survived a spell of pressure. Hosts had a claim for handballb ignored.
4:30pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Substitution Harriers change 70: Nick Wright replaces Marvin Johnson.
4:27pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Substitution Sourthport change 67: Benjamim replaces the injured Moogan.
4:26pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Harriers have a let-off! Shaun Whalley drives forward from the right and curls a lovely left-footed shot a fraction wide.
4:17pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Substitution Ryan Rowe replaces Steve Guinan in the 62nd minute.
4:16pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Harriers go close! Marvin Johnson delivered a cross and Tom Marshall's header is cleared off the line by James Smith.
4:15pm Sat 7 Apr 12: James Vincent is played in by Malbon but after going to ground his claims for a penalty are ignored.
4:12pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Harriers have so far had more of the ball but have not created an opening. A defensive mix-up led to a corner for the visitors but they couldn't make it tell.
4:10pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Anthony Malbon's 25-yard shot is just wide.
4:06pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Fairly even start. Harriers have probably had more of the ball but nothing of note has happened.
4:05pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Here we go! The second half begins.
3:47pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Half time That's the break. A well-timed goal by Anthony Malbon levels the scores. On the balance of play that's about right. Southport will be disappointed to be pegged back as they had put the back four under some pressure. But it's game on in the second half.
3:44pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Yellow card Dave Hankin is booked for a challenge on Chris Lever.
3:43pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Great finish by Malbon. Lee Vaughan's excellent deep pass was well-controlled by the young striker, who set himself up and slotted home.
3:42pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Goal! Anthony Malbon scores!
3:40pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Southport are piling the pressure on the centrebacks in the air. Meanwhile, Tony Breeden gets a hand to Sean Whalley's fine 20-yard effort.
3:37pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Harriers are seeing more of the ball but they are too keen to play the long ball forward. At the back, the defenders have been hesistant. Tom Marshall controls the ball and James Owens goes haring in.
3:34pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Good move by Harriers. Steve Guinan slips ball to Marvin Johnson 20-yards out and he curls in a lovely shot which is a fraction wide.
3:33pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Jack Byrne nips in and beats Chris Lever to the ball and crosses from right. Keeper Tony McMillan punches it away with Malbon lurking.
3:32pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Marvin Johnson backheels the ball to Jack Byrne, who sees a shot blocked. The wideman is caught betweem two defenders but is okay to continue.
3:28pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Dave Hankin starts an attack with a sweeping pass to Lee Vaughan but his cross is taken by the keeper.
3:26pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Harriers just need to get through this rocky period and settle down again. The goal was against the run of play and has clearly rocked them.
3:23pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Southport's tails are up. Lee Vaughan does well to head behind his own goal with Karl Ledsham lurking in a dangerous position.
3:20pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Harriers are rocking here. A poor pass leaves Lee Vaughan in trouble and the Southport win it back. Chris Lever delivers a good ball on the left and Sangrounders top-scorer Tony Gray lets-fly with a brilliant volley which Tony Breeden did well to parry.
3:15pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Harriers are hit on the break and find themselves trailing. James Owen catches out Luke Jones on the left and crosses and Alan Moogan slams a first-time shot into back of net.
3:10pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Harriers looking good. Dave Hankin gets ball off Marvin Johnson on the left and fires in a low shot but keeper Tony McMillan saves at the bottom of his near post.
3:07pm Sat 7 Apr 12: The ball breaks to Steve Guinan on the left and he lashes a shot over the bar.
3:06pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Opening for Harriers. The away team break with pace and James Vincent's pass misses Steve Guinan but falls to Anthony Malbon on edge of the box. His shot is blocked by Simon Grand.
3:04pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Shaun Whalley drives into the box and Lee Vaughan blocks. He's unwilling to thump it clear as it could have have deflected anywhere. He eventually passes to a teammate and danger eased.
3:02pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Sean Whalley sends in a long ball and Simon Grand heads a tough one wide.
3:00pm Sat 7 Apr 12: The Harriers fans start chanting 'there's only one Steve Burr' and the manager heartily raises his hands in acknowledgement. There's a very decent turnout by the away fans.
3:00pm Sat 7 Apr 12: The players are shaking hands and Harriers boss Steve Burr does the same with opposite number Liam Watson. We're nearly ready for kick-off here.
3:00pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Harriers must keep winning at Haig Avenue today. With five games left (today included) there is no margin for error if they are to make the play-offs.A win today will see them leapfrog the Sandgrounders, who are three points ahead but have inferior goal-difference.
3:00pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Southport make one change from the team which lost at home to relegation battling Hayes last week. Alan Moogan returns in midfield for Josh O'Keefe. Top-scorer Tony Gray, who has scored 21 goals, partners Andy Owens, who normaly plies his trade as a left-back but because of injuries has been thrust up front. Southport (4-4-2): McMillan (GK); Smith (RB); Lever (LB); Akrigg (CB); Grand (CB); Whalley (RM); Parry (CM); Moogan (CM); Ledsham (LM); Gray (F); Owens (F).
3:00pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Good afteroon Harriers! Welcome to Shuttle Online's live match coverage of Harriers' must-win game at Southport. Steve Burr makes one change from the side which won so wonderfully at Grimsby. James Vincent starts in midfield in the absence of the suspended Kyle Storer.
3:00pm Sat 7 Apr 12: Shuttle Online will have match updates from Harriers' vital Blue Square Bet Premier clash at Southport on Saturday.
- Liam Watson
- Alan Moogan
- Andrew Owens
- Andrew Parry
- Chris Lever
- James Smith
- Karl Ledsham
- Shaun Whalley
- Simon Grand
- Steve Akrigg
- Tony Gray
- Tony McMillan
- Adam Carden
- Earl Davis
- James Ellison
- Matt Nemes
- Russell Benjamin
- Kidderminster Harriers
- Steve Burr
- Anthony Malbon
- Dave Hankin
- Jack Byrne
- James Vincent
- Lee Vaughan
- Luke Jones
- Marvin Johnson
- Mike Williams
- Steve Guinan
- Tom Marshall
- Tony Breeden
- Callum Gittings
- Dean Lyness
- Mickey Demetriou
- Nick Wright
- Ryan Rowe