Luton v Harriers
- Kick off: 3:00pm Sat 21 Apr 12
- Venue: Kenilworth Road
- Final score:
- Luton Town 1 - 0 Kidderminster Harriers
4:56pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Final whistle It's over! Harriers nearly did it with those two late chances but in the end Luton hold on. Harriers' play-off hopes are now in the hands of others. They will need to beat Mansfield and hope Luton lose to Gateshead and Fleetwood.
4:53pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Harriers still searching and Steve Guinan's scissor kick is wide.
4:49pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Substitution Harriers go so close! After several corners, Luke Jones and Steve Guinan have efforts cleared off the line. Guinan had only just replaced Hankin.
4:44pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Substitution Luton change 85: Shane Blackett on for Willmott. Meanwhile, Dave Hankin sends in a FK from left but a Luton headis first to it.
4:43pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Phew! Tom Marshall's attempted clearance falls to Alex Lawless on the edge of the box but the Luton man shoots over the bar!
4:40pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Substitution Changes for both sides. Godfrey Poku replaces Adam Watkins for hosts, while Dan Bradley is on for Kyle Storer in Harriers' midfield.
4:39pm Sat 21 Apr 12: It's all or nothing now, even Tom Marshall is bombing forward. Meanwhile, Johnson did well to release Williams down left but his cross is cleared by a defender.
4:36pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Harriers have responded pretty well to going down and we all know they are experts at the late comeback. Hankin plays Mike Williams down the left but the captain can't keep ball in.
4:34pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Well, Harriers' play-off hopes could rest on what they do in final 17 minutes. The irony is that they were having their best spell when Luton goal came.
4:26pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Goal! Robbie Willmott slams a shot into back of then net after indecision at the back.
4:25pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Rowe makes an almost instant impact, driving in from left and firing in a low shot from edge of area which Tyler dives to save.
4:24pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Substitution Nick Wright has a knock and is replaced by Ryan Rowe in the 64th minute.
4:23pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Yellow card Keith Keane is booked for Luton.
4:20pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Urged on by the huge army of away fans. Harriers are seeing more of the ball. The lively Dave Hankin skips down left and delivers a cross which Luton clear. Marvin Johnson drills in a low shot on opposite flank but Tyler saves well.
4:18pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Luton look dangerous when they go forward and after one of his teammates keeps Adam Watkins deep right wing cross alive, Stuart Fleetwood scissors kicks over bar.
4:17pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Anthony Malbon has worked hard with little reward today. This time he's first to a cross from right but under pressure heads very wide.
4:16pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Robbie Willmott sees a left-footed shot go straight to the waiting arms of Tony Breeden.
4:14pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Kyle Storer's free-kick is headed over by Kovacs to give Harriers a corner. Hankin's delivery is a good one but so is Tyler's take.
4:11pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Curtis Osano fails to deal with A Hankin cross and allows Johnson a chance to deliver from left. The winger opts to drive a low one in by Tyler has it covered.
4:11pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Andre Gray is really testing Mike Williams. The swift hitman cuts in from right but his shot hits a defender.
4:09pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Jake Howells intercepts Lee Vaughan's surge forward and from 30-yards fires in a shot which is onlt just over the bar.
4:07pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Andre Gray drives down the right and cuts in but Harriers defence put him off and he shoots wide for a GK.
3:48pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Half time That's the break. Harriers have defender resolutely but Luton have been given space to test the defence. The strikers haven't really held up the ball, which needs to fixed. Still, it's 0-0 and if Harriers can sort out that problem they are doing okay.
3:47pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Luton piling the pressure on here. Tom Marshall causes everyone's heart to flutter when he chests a cross back to Breeden!
3:43pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Harriers' defence has done well so far under pressure but on more than one occassion, Luton have driven ball into box and all it has needed is a touch for see them fall behind.
3:42pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Robbie Willmott is a very dangerous player and as Harriers' defence backs off he drives down left. Luckily his low ball reaches no one.
3:40pm Sat 21 Apr 12: It's been a bit scrappy but Stuart Fleetwood drives down left and whips in a cross which evades the late-arriving Andre Gray. The ball falls to Nick Wright, who almost makes a hash of clearance and is tackled by Osano. Harriers eventually snuff danger.
3:30pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Lee Vaughan to the rescue! Robbie Willmott swings in a corner and Janos Kovacs' effort is bound for goal but the Harriers man clears off the line. Kovacs' follow-up flies high over the bar!
3:28pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Harriers are beginnging to try and stretch the game and when Lee Vaughan plays the ball to Marvin Johnson 30-yards out he hits a shot high and wide.
3:21pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Robbie Willmott sees a fine 20-yard shot deflected behind for a corner. Luton having more of the pressure now. Tony Breeden takes the ball confidently though.
3:21pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Yellow card Kyle Storer is booked for an off ball altercation with Stuart Fleetwood.
3:18pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Luton play some intricate football and almost create a breakthrough. Robbie Willmott gerts sight of goal after good work by Jake Howells and Stuart Fleetwood but Tom Marshall sticks out a foot to block.
3:14pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Yellow card Big decision by referee, who books Marvin Johnson for diving under pressure from Kovacs as he sped into the box. From my distance I couldn't tell but for a split second it looked as though Harriers might be awarded a penalty.
3:12pm Sat 21 Apr 12: 10 minutes in and it's very even. Both sides want to get forward but the defences have looked solid.
3:11pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Marauding RB Curtis Osana flashes a right-footed shot across face of goal. That's first real shot of game.
3:09pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Lee Vaughan is put in trouble by Luke Jones and his header is intercepted by Fleetwood but Harriers' RB tracks back to snuff out the danger.
3:07pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Tom Marshall tries an ambitious long ball which Nick Wright tries to chase but is offside.
3:05pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Anthony Malbon hooks ball across the box and after Luke Jones makes some contact, Tom Marshall tries to fire in a shot but it's an easy one for keeper Mark Tyler.
3:01pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Luke Jones ushers Andre Gray wide as he tries to head into box. No danger for Harriers and it's a goal kick.
3:00pm Sat 21 Apr 12: So here we are. Harriers are about to kick-off their biggest game of the season. A win would take them very close to sealing a play-off spot, while a draw or defeat may leave their destiny in other hands.
3:00pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Harry the Harriers then orchestrates some roaring noise from the Harriers fans. It's great to see so many fans in great voice!
3:00pm Sat 21 Apr 12: With this being Luton's final home game, they are handing out awards at the moment. Centre back Janos Kovacs has been voted the fans' player of the season.
3:00pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Luton's fans respond to the cacophany from Harriers supporters with a rousing but somewhat polite round of applause for the home team.
3:00pm Sat 21 Apr 12: The massive army of Harriers fans are in superb voice, chanting their hearts out and drowning out the PA system which is playing contemporary pop.
3:00pm Sat 21 Apr 12: We've got the team sheet in and Steve Burr makes one change from the side which beat Kettering. Wideman Marvin Johnson replaces Steve Guinan, which means Anthony Malbon will play the central striker role.
3:00pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Nothing can be resolved today in terms of the play-offs but victory for Harriers would put them in the driving seat ahead of their final match at home to Mansfield next week.
3:00pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Here we are at Kenilworth Road waiting for the ground to fill up. It is expected nearly 10,000 will watch this season-defining game with at least 700 of those Harriers fans. It's been a great effort by the club to get 10 coaches of supporters down to Bedfordshire and they will need it today as Luton have already beaten Harriers twice at Aggborough this season in Blue Square Bet Premier and FA Trophy. Since then Paul Buckle has replaced Gary Brabin in the Hatters hot-seat, while Harriers have gone on a brilliant run of six wins out of seven to revive their play-off chances.
3:00pm Sat 21 Apr 12: Shuttle Online will have live match updates from Harriers' all-important clash at play-off rivals Luton (3pm kick-off).
- Luton Town
- Paul Buckle
- Adam Watkins
- Alex Lawless
- Andre Gray
- Curtis Osano
- George Pilkington
- Jake Howells
- Janos Kovacs
- Keith Keane
- Mark Tyler
- Robbie Willmott
- Stuart Fleetwood
- Craig McAllister
- Daniel Gleeson
- Godfrey Poku
- Greg Taylor
- Shane Blackett
- Kidderminster Harriers
- Steve Burr
- Anthony Malbon
- Dave Hankin
- James Vincent
- Kyle Storer
- Lee Vaughan
- Luke Jones
- Marvin Johnson
- Mike Williams
- Nick Wright
- Tom Marshall
- Tony Breeden
- Dan Bradley
- Dean Lyness
- Mickey Demetriou
- Ryan Rowe
- Steve Guinan