Crawley v Harriers

  • Kick off: 9:00am Fri 19 Dec 08
  • Referee:
  • Venue: Aggborough
Final score:
Crawley Town 2 - 0 Kidderminster Harriers

Kidderminster Shuttle: whistle icon 95:00: Final whistle It's over and Harriers suffer another away loss. They never recovered from Mark Creighton's sending off, despite working hard. They'll have to make up for it at home to Forest Green Rovers on Boxing Day.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 94:00: Substitution Jake Wright is replaced by Sam Rents.

Kidderminster Shuttle: yellow card 88:00: Yellow card Stefan Moore is booked for a clumsy challenge on Lewis Killeen in the centre circle.

86:00: Superb double save by Adam Bartlett. First he flings himself down to block Michael Malcolm's shot, before smothering the ball as it fell to substitute Jon-Paul Pittman.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 82:00: Substitution Jamie Cook is replaced by Jon-Paul Pittman for Crawley.

81:00: Thomas Pinault flashes a shot wide of Adam Bartlett's goal.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 79:00: Substitution Stefan Moore replaces Matthew Barnes-Homer but is it too late for the former Aston Villa man to make a difference?

77:00: Good defending by Luke Jones, who calmly out paced Michael Malcolm, held him off and put the ball out of play. The back four have done well today.

76:00: Adam Bartlett gets down well to Simon Weatherstone's goalbound effort.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 73:00: Substitution David McDermott replaces Brian Smikle.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Goal icon 71:00: Goal! Harriers have a free-kick to defend after Dean Bennett clips Simon Weatherstone 20-yards out. Michael Malcolm gives the visitors a mountain to climb when he curls the ball over the wall and into Adam Bartlett's right top corner.

66:00: There are signs that Harriers are coming into the game a little. Perhaps it's time for a substitution. Maybe Stefan Moore could pep up Harriers' attack?

64:00: Harriers miss the set-piece mastery of Martin Brittain. Andy Ferrell's corner is cleared.

63:00: The free-kick is played short to Richards, whose thumping effort is deflected behind for a corner.

62:00: Harriers are awarded a free-kick just outside on the left after Russ Penn is impeded by Glenn Wilson.

61:00: From the second corner, Andy Ferrell hooks behind. Harriers' finally get the ball out from thr third set-piece.

60:00: Harriers' Santa-clad fans continue to urge their side on. Luke Jones heads behind for a corner and them meets Simon Weatherstone's cross for another.

55:00: Harriers are still under pressure and Lewis Killeen directed a diving header wide from Cook's cross.

Kidderminster Shuttle: yellow card 53:00: Yellow card Andy Ferrell is booked for a foul on Michael Malcolm in a corner.

51:00: Dannie Bulman tries a 25-yard effort that flyies over Harriers' goal.

Kidderminster Shuttle: yellow card 49:00: Yellow card Matthew Barnes-Homer is harshly booked for a challenge on Chris Giles. At the moment it's just not Harriers' day.

48:00: Harriers continue to be terrorised by Michael Malcolm, this time he shoots off target from 20-yards.

47:00: Michael Malcom lets Harriers off the hook. Jamie Cook crosses from the right and Luke Jones header isn't out of the box. Luckily Crawley's goal-scorer volleys an effort wide of the post.

46:00: The second half starts, Harriers are going to have to show their mettle.

Kidderminster Shuttle: whistle icon 45:00: Half time Plus three: The whistle blows and Harriers go in trailing. Yates' team have defended well after seeing Mark Creighton sent off but have yet to show anything in attack. This game's not over by any stretch of the imagination but somehow they need to stop Michael Malcolm in his tracks and cope with Crawley's physical approach.

45:00: For the first time in an entire game, Harriers get a decision their way when the assistant raises a flag after Justin Richards was pulled back by Adam Quinn. The free-kick is wasted when Andy Ferrell's effort falls easily for the keeper.

44:00: From a corner Harriers try to break but Matthew Barnes-Homer loses out to a robust Glenn Wilson.

43:00: Keith Lowe heads over his own goal from yet another dangerous cross from Michael Malcolm.

40:00: Russ Penn plays Brian Smikle down the left and cuts in and tries to find Justin Richards but it's behind the striker.

39:00: Harriers battle back and look more threatening. First Andy Ferrell swings in a cross that Justin Richards and keeper Simon Rayner misses.

38:00: Adam Bartlett dives down and palms Jake Wright's low left wing cross/shot. After a quiet spell, the away support bursts back into song.

35:00: Harriers are trying to battle back into the game but at the moment they are being too easily muscled off the ball by the heavy handed hosts.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Goal icon 30:00: Goal! Michael Malcolm slides the ball beyond Adam Bartlett after a mix-up in Harriers' defence. Is there any way back for them now?

26:00: Brian Smikle is robbed by Michael Malcolm and he powers goalwards and slips the ball to Simon Weatherstone, who curls a shot wide from 15-yards out.

25:00: Harriers have back the hosts but Thomas Pinault tries a 25-yard dipping effort that is just over keeper Adam Bartlett's goal.

22:00: Dean Bennett is charged into by Dannie Bulman as he tries to shield the ball on the edge of the area. Could the experienced midfielder be key to Harriers getting something from this game?

19:00: Harriers need to survive the host's spell of pressure but at the moment they can't get hold of the ball. Justin Richards' is booed by the home fans as he goes down under pressure from Adam Quinn.

17:00: Harriers make a rare foray forward and Justin Richards played Russ Penn into the box but his first touch gives the ball to keeper Simon Rayner.

16:00: Harriers are being given a torrid time by the pacey Michael Malcolm. The forward drives to the edge of the area but his low shoot is blocked by Martin Riley's out-stretched foot.

14:00: Crawley are getting a lot of joy down the right and another dangerous cross by Michael Malcolm os blocked by Martin Riley, who makes a good challenge on Jamie Cook.

12:00: Luke Jones heads over his own net from Michael Malcolm's dangerous right wing cross.

10:00: Harriers are under real pressure at the moment.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 8:00: Substitution Mark Yates makes an immediate change to his side, replacing Martin Brittain with defender Luke Jones.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Red card 6:00: Red card Mark Creighton has been sent off for a late challenge on Jamie Cook. The in-form hitman sped past the defender to reach Dannie Bulman's probing high pass and Harriers' skipper scythed him down from behind just outside the area. He was the last man and had to go.

5:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer holds up a long ball and tries to sweep the ball wide to Martin Brittain on the right but it's too long and goes out of the play.

4:00: Crawley launch a raid down the left that Harriers' are unable to clear. Lewis Cooks flashes a low shot across the face of goal to signal Crawley's threat.

1:00: Harriers' fans are certainly getting into the spirit and large section are dressed as Santa Claus. They're singing their own version Halelujah.

0:00: Okay, there's a good chance that after all the hyperbole I've put the mockers on this game and it will be a dull 0-0. Keep those fingers crossed that it'll be a goal feast in Harriers' favour!

0:00: This game has the potential to be a Christmas cracker, with Crawley's the Blue Square Premier's top scorers at home (26) and Harriers also pretty potent on the road. Yates' boys have scored 14 goals away but have conceded 17, so it's entertainment all the way!

0:00: Harriers' away from this season has been patchy and apart from August's heavy loss at Mansfield, they've only lost by the odd goal at Kettering, Grays, Cambridge and Oxford. What do you reckon, Harriers fans, can they turn those narrow loss into points?

0:00: Crawley boss Steve Evans plays an attacking 4-3-3 formation, with the back four of Jake Wright, Adam Quinn, Chris Giles and Glenn Wilson in front of keeper Simon Rayner. In midfield the Reds have Dannie Bulman, Thomas Pinault and Simon Weatherstone. Up front Crawley, who are without the injured Isaiah Rankin, have top scorer Jamie Cook, Lewis Killeen and Michael Malcolm.

0:00: Manager Mark Yates is forced to field left-sided midfielder at left-back because Lee Baker has not yet recovered from a knee problem sustained against Burscough. This means Dean Bennett, who has recovered from a stomach flu, starts in midfield alongside Russ Penn.

0:00: Good afternoon Harriers fans and welcome to Shuttle Online's live match coverage of Crawley v Harriers. It's a mild afternoon at the Broadfield Stadium (although that could be the flask of whiskey I keep on my persons) and Harriers will be hoping to keep the pressure on leaders Burton.

TEAM LINE-UPS

  • Crawley Town
  • MANAGER
  • Steve Evans
  • PLAYERS
  • Adam Quinn
  • Chris Giles
  • Dannie Bulman
  • Jake Wright
  • Jamie Cook
  • Lewis Killeen
  • Michael Malcolm
  • Simon Rayner
  • Simon Weatherstone
  • Thomas Pinault
  • SUBSTITUTES
  • Danny Forrest
  • Jon-Paul Pittman
  • Nick Carter
  • Sam Rents
  • Steve Fletcher
  • Kidderminster Harriers
  • MANAGER
  • Mark Yates
  • PLAYERS
  • Adam Bartlett
  • Andy Ferrell
  • Brian Smikle
  • Dean Bennett
  • Justin Richards
  • Keith Lowe
  • Mark Creighton
  • Martin Brittain
  • Martin Riley
  • Matthew Barnes-Homer
  • Russell Penn
  • SUBSTITUTES
  • Darryl Knights
  • David McDermott
  • Dean Coleman
  • Luke Jones
  • Stefan Moore


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