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Harriers v Mansfield
- Kick off: 4:30am Tue 9 Dec 08
- Venue: Aggborough
- Final score:
- Kidderminster Harriers 2 - 0 Mansfield Town
93:00: Final whistle The whistle blows and Harriers maintain their excellent home record. Once they grabbed the opener, they never looked in danger of losing.
92:00: The Stags have gone into hibernation and the hosts are really pushing for another goal.This time a powerful cross by Martin Brittain is right down James Annerson's throat but he does well to hold on.
90:00: Harriers almost score again. Justin Richards' shot hits Alan O'Hare. From the corner, Riley's effort forces a save from James Annerson.
85:00: Goal! Justin Richards makes it 2-0. Harriers' top scorer fires in a hard low shot beyond the keeper. He was set up by Russ Penn's pass.
84:00: Substitution Chris Beardsley replaces Matthew Barnes-Homer.
83:00: Harriers fans are on the edge of their seats as Mansfield try to battle back. Emile Sinclair slips the ball to Aaron O'Connor on the left and his cross falls to Adnam Ahmed. David McDermott tracks back and clears the danger.
81:00: Justin Richard does well to control a high ball in the box but he's blocked by Matt Somner, who looks to have handled the ball.The assistant referee, who had a good view, ignores it.
80:00: Alex Jeannin hacks down Martin Brittain. He escapes a booking.
78:00: Harriers force a corner and Mark Creighton fires in a volley that deflects wide. From the second corner, Keith Lowe's far post header is just off target.
76:00: Harriers get off a let off. Aaron O'Connor's left wing cross catches out the home defence and an unmarked Matt Somner heads the ball up rather and down and a relieved Adam Bartlett takes it.
74:00: Goal! Keith Lowe comes to Harriers rescue. Martin Brittain sends in a good corner and the former Wolves man rises majestically to plant a header over the keeper.
73:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer races onto Russ Penn's right wing cross but forces a fine saves from Annerson.
71:00: Harriers have buzzed around in the second half. It's like Mark Yates put new batteries in his players at half-time. For all their effort they have lacked a bit of quality up front.
69:00: Great play David McDermott, who drives to the byline and sends in a great low cross that is a bit too strong for anyone in Mansfield's box.
68:00: Substitution Mark Yates makes a change in a bid to pep up his side. David McDermott replaces Brian Smikle on the left wing.
67:00: Substitution Hello FLoyd, Dean had a knock in the first half and was struggling. It's a shame because he was using the ball well.
66:00: Substitution Aaron O'Connor replaces the inneffective Nathan Arnold.
65:00: Adam Bartlett tips over Adnam Ahmed's dipping half volley, after Mark Creighton fails to clear properly.
60:00: Harriers are definitely in the ascendancy. They force two corners in the space of a minute. From the second Keith Lowe sends in a looping shot that James Annerson almost spills.
56:00: Astute defending by Lee Baker, who catches up with Emile Sinclair as he powers into the box. The big forward is frustrated when he puts the ball out of play.
54:00: Harriers are pressing Mansfield and also trying to play some neat football.
52:00: Great driving run by Russ Penn, who picked up the ball near the centre circle, shrugged off Adnam Ahmed and powered forward for 20 yards. His excellent low shot is a fraction wide.
50:00: Mansfield are seeing a bit of the ball and are enjoying a spell of possession. Jonathan D'Laryea sees a low 20-yard shot cannon of Mark Creighton.
47:00: Justin Richards wastes a good chance when he powers towards the goal but his shot was blocked by the keeper.
45:00: Half time The whistle blows and a truly wretched first half comes to an end. Harriers need to find a way through Mansfield unambitious defence.
45:00: Lee Baker fouls Emile Sinclair on the right. Alex Jeannin delivers the free-kick but Mark Creighton heads out of the box but Matthew Barnes-Homer clears.
44:00: Substitution Dean Bennett, who has struggled a bit, is replaced by Andy Ferrell.
42:00: Mansfield have their first chance of the half and Adnam Ahmed flashes a goal wide.
40:00: Matt Somner whips the ball away from Brian Smikle as it breaks free in the box. There are signs that Harriers' pressure is having an affect.
39:00: Harriers have had some pressure but have not really created any clear cut chances.
36:00: Martin Brittain forces another corner. The winger sends in a decent cross that Martin Riley gets a head to. It comes to Brian Smikle, who does well to control the ball and slip it to Russ Penn on the edge of the area. Once again the midfielder shoots over the bar.
34:00: Justin Richards pounces on a loose pass and powers down the left. His cross is behind Matthew Barnes-Homer but Dean Bennett into the box, only to mis-control the ball.
33:00: Russ Penn drives to the edge of the box but shoots over.
33:00: Mark Yates is as frustrated by the fans, who shouts at his team's poor passing.
30:00: Dean Bennett gets caught out by Jonathan D'Laryea but Mark Creighton intercepts the pass to Jason Lee.
29:00: Harriers crank up the pressure and Keith Lowe's long throw in is not properly cleared. Brian Smikle's overhead kick loops up but James Annerson takes on the line.
26:00: Martin Brittain whips in a corner that Mark Creighton heads at the far post but James Annerson catches.
25:00: Justin Richards is fouled by Gary Silk. Martin Brittain sends in a good ball that Martin Riley gets a head to. The ball comes off a Mansfield defender for a corner.
24:00: Former Harrier Alex Jeannin almost scores an own goal. Lee Baker delivers a deep left wing cross that evades keeper James Annerson. The French left-back hesitates and then lets the ball fly past. He could have very easily put that into his own net.
23:00: Substitution Defender Adie Moses is replaced by Matt Somner for Mansfield.
19:00: It's a bitter night and this game isn't exactly warming the cockles. Justin Richards makes a driving run down the left but is tackled right back Gary Silk.
16:00: Keeper Adam Bartlett comes out to get left back Alex Jeannin's probing high pass.He's forced to punch away when the strapping Lee throws himself at the ball.
13:00: So far it's a scrappy game with Harriers unable to break down Mansfield, who looked happy to try and hit the hosts on the counter attack.
10:00: The visitors have come out as a defensive 4-3-3 formation, with Jason Lee supported by Nathan Arnold and Emile Sinclair. In midfield is former Harriers Gavin Hurren on the right and Jonathan D'Laryea the left, with Adnan Ahmed in the centre.
8:00: Mansfield manager Billy McEwan had handed a debut to keeper Jamie Annerson, who has joined the stags on an emergency loan.
7:00: Justin Richards is a fraction off side as Harriers probe.
4:00: Harriers make a strong start and Lee Baker whips in a cross from the left that Justin Richards gets a head to but it's off target.
0:00: Hellow Harriers fans! Welcome to the slightly delayed live match updates. Manager Mark Yates has stuck with the same side that defeated Salisbury on Saturday. Andy Ferrell comes onto the bench for striker Darryl Knights.
- Kidderminster Harriers
- Mark Yates
- Adam Bartlett
- Brian Smikle
- Dean Bennett
- Justin Richards
- Keith Lowe
- Lee Baker
- Mark Creighton
- Martin Brittain
- Martin Riley
- Matthew Barnes-Homer
- Russell Penn
- Andy Ferrell
- Chris Beardsley
- David McDermott
- Luke Jones
- Stefan Moore
- Mansfield Town
- Billy McEwan
- Adie Moses
- Adnam Ahmed
- Alan O'Hare
- Alex Jeannin
- Emile Sinclair
- Gark Silk
- Gavin Hurren
- Jamie Annerson
- Jason Lee
- Jonathan D'Laryea
- Nathan Arnold
- Aaron O'Connor
- Chris Wood
- James Kay
- Jamie McGhee
- Matthew Somner