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Harriers v Burscough (FA Trophy first round)
- Kick off: 6:00pm Tue 16 Dec 08
- Venue: Aggborough
- Final score:
- Kidderminster Harriers 3 - 2 Burscough
94:00: Final whistle That's it - the end of a poor game. Harriers are fortunate to get through.
94:00: Goal! Peter Heler pulls a goal back with 20 seconds to go. He shot through the keeper's legs.
90:00: As long as Harriers don't go mad in the four minutes of extra-time this will be their eighth home win in a row.
89:00: Goal! Martin Brittain scores a Beckham-esque goal to secure progress into round two of the FA Trophy. He controls Justin Richards' crossfield pass and curls in a shot from 25-yards out. It was almost a free-kick.
89:00: Goal! Russ Penn fires over. The jitters that affected Harriers have melted away. Martin Brittain makes sure of victory when he curled in a tremendous effort from 25-yards out. It was almost like a free-kick and was very Beckham-esque. He was set up bym Justin Richards' crossfield pass.
87:00: Substitution Dave Roberts replaces Ged Brannan in Burscough's midfield.
86:00: Goal! Stefan Moore fires Harriers ahead. Justin Richards chested down a long ball and Moore hits a low 20-yard effort past the keeper into the bottom right hand corner.
84:00: Justin Richards is denied by the keeper after the ball cannoned off a defender.
82:00: Harriers are huffing and puffing but finally applying some pressure on the visitors. Stefan Moore is a fraction offside chasing a long pass.
78:00: Martin Brittain gets down the right but his cross is too high and long for Justin Richards to deal with.
76:00: Burscough come searching for another goal and Harriers fail to clear the danger. The ball falls to Eddie Stanford but Russ Penn blocks his low 15-yard effort.
75:00: Burscough have only brought four away fans and at the moment they'll be very happy. Harriers are really struggling.
72:00: This is looking bad for Harriers. They have been far too complacent and if they're not careful they'll be going north for the replay next Tuesday.
71:00: Substitution Brian Smikle comes on for David McDermott. The little winger needs to produce some magic.
70:00: Goal! Harriers pay the price for falling asleep. Ryan Wade forced the visitors for their first corner of the half. Wade sent in a low ball that Peter Heler side foots into the back of the net by the near post.
66:00: Sean Clancy wades through several half-hearted tackles and sees a shot deflect off Ryan Wade. Burscough are still in this game.
64:00: Yellow card Russ Penn is booked for a heavy challenge on David Gbemie.
63:00: Harriers concede a free-kick and Brian Moogan tries a thundering 30-yard free-kick that his Russ Penn. He looks woozy but is okay.
62:00: Stefan Moore fires in a low shot that's just wide.
62:00: Substitution Stefan Moore comes on for Matthew Barnes-Homer to pep up lacklustre Harriers.
59:00: Groans around Aggborough as the out of sorts Justin Richards pass to Matthew Barnes-Homer finds a Burscough player, it sums up Harriers tonight.
57:00: Substitution Craig Davies is replaced by Michael Grogan for Burscough.
53:00: Martin Riley dives to head the ball goalwards from Martin Brittain's corner at the near post, this time the ball is headed off the line by Sean Clancy.
50:00: Harriers get a let off when David Gbemie pulls the ball back to Peter Heler in the box but he shoots horribly off target.
45:00: Half time Plus two mins: Harriers take a lead they barely deserve in at the break. Good to see Luke Jones score because he's been out of the side for some time. That was his second strike of the season.
45:00: Goal! 95 plus one: Martin Brittain forces Harriers' third corner. This time it's a good delivery and Luke Jones plants a header into the back of the net.
41:00: Adam Bartlett gets behind a low shot by Ryan Wade. Harriers have fallen asleep again and the visitors are enjoying some time on the ball.
40:00: Andy Ferrell slips on the edge of his box and allows Sean Clancy to send in a cross. Luckily, for the home side the cross that Ryan Wade sends back across is headed away by Russ Penn.
38:00: Justin Richards fires a shot at Aaron Grundy in goal after good work by Matthew Barnes-Homer.
37:00: Justin Richards' hesistancy sees a decent chance go begging. Martin Brittain out paces Sean Clancy and races onto Russ Penn's pass. The winger sends in a high cross from the right that Richards runs in on and has time to head but instead leaves it. Has Richards lost his spark?
36:00: From the next set piece it's taken short but Burscough push Harriers back.
35:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer wins Harriers' first corner. Martin Brittain's low cross is put behind for another.
31:00: Harriers are wide awake now and looked capable of scoring. Can Burscough hang on?
30:00: Keith Lowe misses a great chance. From Martin Brittian's free-kick Sean Clancy only heads the ball to the defender on edge of the box. He calmly controls it and fires in a shot over the bar.
29:00: Yellow card David Gbemie is booked for a two-footed challenge on David McDermott. He's booked the naught boy.
28:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer gets a return pass from Justin Richards but his shot is blocked by the keeper.
27:00: Harriers go very close but Justin Richards is denied by a fine save by Aaron Grundy. The powerful striker meets Martin Brittain's cross with a firm downward header but the keeper just gets a hand to it.
25:00: Keith Lowe delivers a good cross from the right and Matthew Barnes-Homer attacks. He beats the keeper but the whistle blows for a very harsh foul.
24:00: Justin Richards' has a bit of good luck when Russ Penn's wayward pass doesn't quite go out of play. The big striker dribbles down the right wing and is dispossessed.
21:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer heads a Martin Brittain corner wide at the far post. It's a half chance at best.
20:00: So far Harriers have barely looked interested and they must be careful not to get caught out. Perhaps someone like Stefan Moore could add some impetus. What do you think?
19:00: Matty Parry trips over Luke Jones but his free-kick is easily taken by Adam Bartlett.
18:00: Substitution Lee Baker has failed to get over a knock early on in the game. He's struggling with his right knee and is replaced by Mike Bowler at left back.
15:00: This would be an ideal game for several of Harriers' squad players to prove themselves. Is there anyone that Harriers' fans would like to given a chance tonight?
13:00: Harriers look a bit sleep and Matty Parry latches onto Russ Penn's poor pass. He races past Martin Riley and slips the ball on the right to Craig Davies who runs over the ball.
11:00: Yellow card David McDermott is fouled by Peter Heler, who is booked.
9:00: Matty Parry has a decent effort for Burscough, but keeper Adam Bartlett gets behind his low dipping 30-yard effort.
7:00: Martin Brittain delivers a low cross from the right that Matthew Barnes-Homer mis-controls and goalkeepeer Aaron Grundy takes comfortably.
5:00: From a free-kick Liberian international David Gbemie is unmarked when the ball breaks free but she screws a shot wide.
1:00: The game makes a very tame start. There's an eery atmosphere around Aggborough because there are no away fans. Weird and slightly spooky.
0:00: Harriers have dropped Dean Bennett out of the squad, while Lukes Jones has slotted into central defence with Martin Riley. It's his first start since the FA Cup clash at King's Lynn. David McDermott is given a rare start on the left wing for Brian Smikle, who is dropped to the bench.
0:00: Hello Harriers fans! Sorry about the delay but we've had technical difficulties, that we have thankfully sorted.
- Kidderminster Harriers
- Mark Yates
- Adam Bartlett
- Andy Ferrell
- David McDermott
- Justin Richards
- Keith Lowe
- Lee Baker
- Luke Jones
- Martin Brittain
- Martin Riley
- Matthew Barnes-Homer
- Russell Penn
- Brian Smikle
- Darryl Knights
- Michael Bowler
- Sam Foley
- Stefan Moore
- Andy Mutch
- Aaron Grundy
- Brian Moogan
- Craig Davies
- David Gbemie
- Eddy Stanford
- Ged Brannan
- Matty Parry
- Peter Heler
- Ryan Wade
- Sean Clancy
- Tony Evans
- Dave Roberts
- Jeff Thomas
- Michael Grogan
- Paul Shanley