Harriers v Weymouth

  • Kick off: 4:00am Sat 17 Jan 09
  • Referee:
  • Venue: Aggborough
Final score:
Kidderminster Harriers 0 - 2 Weymouth

Kidderminster Shuttle: whistle icon 95:00: Final whistle It's all over and Harriers' nine-game unbeaten home run comes to an end. Weymouth were the better side today and the hosts can have no complaints.

93:00: For all their pressure and several decent saves from Danny Knowles, Harriers have been toothless today.

92:00: Adam Bartlett makes a good save to deny Chris McPhee after Martin Riley gives the ball away.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 88:00: Substitution Weymout make another change, with Pierre Josephy-Dubois coming on for Stuart Beavon.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 87:00: Substitution Ryan Williams is replaced by Marcus Browning

85:00: Justin Richards forces a corner and Martin Riley tries to dig the ball out from the set-piece. He slips and the home fans call for a penalty but the referee, who has a good view, waves play on.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 84:00: Substitution Darryl Knights replaces Stefan Moore.

81:00: Justin Richards forces a fine fingertip save from Danny Knowles. The hosts are knocking on the door.

79:00: Brittain's corner was headed away. The ball finds its way back to him on the right but once again his cross is blocked.

78:00: Stuart Beavon angles a low shot just wide of Harriers' goal.

77:00: David McDermott scurries down the left and delivers a cross that Santos Gaia heads at his keeper. The home fans behind the goal but Danny Knowles was always behind it.

73:00: As Harriers push forward as the game becomes an end-to-end affair.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 71:00: Substitution Midfielder David McDermott replaces Lee Baker, which means that Andy Ferrell slots in at left-back.

66:00: Harriers are really going for it now but their attacks feel rushed. Someone needs to add some composure.

64:00: Justin Richards powers into the box and is muscled off the ball in the box but Scott Doe. From the resulting corner Scott Doe gets the header away.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 62:00: Substitution Harriers have three forwards on the field, when Matthew Barnes-Homer replaces Brian Smikle.

60:00: Martin Brittain scoops over from the far post from the corner.

60:00: Justin Richards, who was just is told off by the referee for moaning, lets his feet do the talking. The striker runs onto Brian Smikle's ball on the left and delivers a 30-yard curling effort, which keeper Danny Knowles stretches to put behind.

57:00: Harriers try to fight back and from a free-kick Mark Creighton dirests a header at the keeper.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Goal icon 56:00: Goal! Harriers' poor defending allows Stuart Beavon to score. He's given too much time to run into the area and plant a low shot into the bottom right corner.

54:00: Russ Penn wins the ball off Ryan Williams 25-yards out but a free-kick is given. Kevin Sandwith's effort rises over the wall and crashes off Adam Bartlett's right hand post. More fortune for Harriers!

53:00: Justin Richards latches onto Brian Smikle's pass and forces a low save from Danny Knowles at the base of a post.

50:00: Good skills by Stefan Moore, who turns his man, lifts the ball over Santos Gaia and forces a corner. The set-piece is headed away by Doe at the near post.

46:00: Right, Harriers have the wind driving them on this second half, so no excuses. Can they come back?

Kidderminster Shuttle: whistle icon 45:00: Half time Plus two: The whistle blows and Harriers trudge off. They are going to need to improve a great deal in the second period.

45:00: Plus one minute: James Coutts fires in a 30-yard effort that is a fraction wide.

45:00: Stefan Moore breaks into the box but he's offside.

44:00: Hopefully that goal will be a wake-up call to the hosts, who have been fitful at best.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Goal icon 43:00: Goal! Weymouth take a deserved lead through Stuart Beavon. The forward made it ten for the season when he cut in from the right and slid a shot across Adam Bartlett.

41:00: The visitors are in the ascendancy and Stuart Beavon powers to the edge of the box before one of Martin Riley's long legs knocks the ball away.

40:00: The hosts survive a scary moment. Kevin Sandwith sends in a free-kick, Lee Phillips gets a head to it and the late arriving Ryan Williams blazes a volley over the bar.

38:00: Keeper Danny Knowles rushes out and punches Martin Brittain's free-kick away.

37:00: Stefan Moore is trying to open up Weymouth. He gets free and fires in a shot but his effort is blocked by Scott Doe.

32:00: Harriers go on the attack and Stefan Moore slips the ball to Brian Smikle on the left. As he drives into the box he's blocked by the impressive Scott Doe.

31:00: Harriers win their first corner but Martin Brittain's delivery is headed out by Scott Doe.

30:00: Weymouth hit Harriers on the break and Williams plays the ball to Coutts on the left but he's stopped in his tracks by a firm challenge by Keith Lowe.

27:00: Harriers are struggling playing into a stiff wind but Justin Richards looks out of sorts. He accepts a pass from Brian Smikle but pokes the ball to Scott Doe.

26:00: Weymouth are enjoying a lot of pressure not testing Harriers. James Coutts' corner is too long for everyone.

24:00: Harriers are penned in their own part of the pitch but the pressure is alleviated when Kevin Sandwith screws a 20-yard effort horribly wide.

21:00: More danger for Harriers when Stuart Beavon cuts in and angles a shot across goal. That was very close.

21:00: Harriers try to break but a good move by Martin Brittain and Andy Ferrell breaks down when defender Santos Gaia intercepts the ball on the right.

20:00: The first real scoring chance falls to the visitors. Ryan Williams delivers a good cross and midfielder Anton Robinson slides in and heads over the bar with the goal at his mercy.

18:00: The early spark enjoyed by the hosts has dimmed and Weymouth are coming more into the match.

17:00: Harriers defend their first corner, which was played short to Ryan Williams. He delivers a cross to the far post from the left and Scott Does gets underneath it and heads the ball wide.

15:00: James Coutts fires in a 20-yard shot that keeper Adam Bartlett deals with easily.

12:00: Andy Ferrell's astute pass finds Martin Brittain on the right wing but Weymouth have a gameplan to nullify Harriers' wideman. He's been forced to cut in by Ryan Williams and Kevin Sandwith.

11:00: The visitors aren't afraid of attacking and it takes a well-timed and robust challenge by Keith Lowe to win the ball off Stuart Beavon on the left wing.

10:00: Weymouth seem happy to sit back and try and soak up Harriers' pressure. It's a dangerous game but the hosts look very lively. Stefan Moore is a fraction off side to a long ball.

4:00: Brian Smikle cross to Russ Penn in the box but his scuffed shot is easy for keeper Danny Knowles to take.

2:00: Martin Brittain whips in a great cross from the right wing but Stefan Moore couldn't quite reach it.

2:00: Stefan Moore wins a header on near the centre circle but Justin Richards is just off side. Still, Harriers have made a composed start.

0:00: Harriers have only lost once in the last 23 games in all competitions at home and Weymouth are awful away from home, surely this will be a home banker? Let's find out!

0:00: Weymouth boss Alan Lewer hands a debut to striker Lee Phillips, who made his return to the club last week. He will partner nine-goal hitman Stuart Beavon up front. Keeper Danny Knowles has the back four of Cameron Mawer, Santos Gaia, Scott Doe and Kevin Sandwith on the left of the back four. In midfield Ryan Williams is on the left and Chris McPhee on the right. Captain Anthon Robinson and James Coutts are in central midfield.

0:00: STRIKER Stefan Moore is handed his first home league start for Harriers. He replaces Matthew Barnes-Homer, who has been dropped to the bench. Otherwise it's the same team that got the better of Ilkeston in the FA Trophy during mid-week.

TEAM LINE-UPS

  • Kidderminster Harriers
  • MANAGER
  • Mark Yates
  • PLAYERS
  • Adam Bartlett
  • Andy Ferrell
  • Brian Smikle
  • Justin Richards
  • Keith Lowe
  • Lee Baker
  • Mark Creighton
  • Martin Brittain
  • Martin Riley
  • Russell Penn
  • Stefan Moore
  • SUBSTITUTES
  • Darryl Knights
  • David McDermott
  • Dean Bennett
  • Luke Jones
  • Matthew Barnes-Homer
  • Weymouth
  • MANAGER
  • Alan Lewer
  • PLAYERS
  • Anton Robinson
  • Cameron Mawer
  • Chris McPhee
  • Danny Knowles
  • James Coutts
  • Kevin Sandwith
  • Lee Phillips
  • Marcos Dos Santos Gaia
  • Ryan Williams
  • Scott Doe
  • Stuart Beavon
  • SUBSTITUTES
  • Marcus Browning
  • Pierre Joseph-Dubois
  • Ryan McKechnie
  • Scott Dixon
  • Stephen Reed


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