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Live Coverage

Barrow v Harriers

  • Kick off: 7:00am Sat 24 Jan 09
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  • Venue:
Final score:
Barrow 1 - 0 Kidderminster Harriers

Kidderminster Shuttle: whistle icon 98:00: Final whistle Harriers are denied at least a point when the whistle blows. It was a decent performance but they never quite recovered from the loss of Russ Penn.

94:00: Adam Bartlett's has his palms stung by Paul Brown. At the other end Mark Creighton fires in a low shot that Alan Martin saves.

92:00: From 30-yards out Martin Brittain's free-kick is just over.

91:00: Moore sees a strong drive rise over the bar. Harriers have plenty of time to score, as there's eight minutes of extra-time.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 89:00: Substitution Mark Yates makes a change. Off comes Matthew Barnes-Homer and Stefan Moore comes on. For Barrow Nick Rogan replaces Jason Walker.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Goal icon 87:00: Goal! Jason Walker heads Harriers behind. He's unmarked when he rose well to power Mark Boyd's cross beyond Adama Bartlett.

86:00: Adam Bartlett tips over Natt Kerr's rasping 12-yard shot from a corner.

84:00: Craig Armstrong, who has looked solid as an emergency left-back, delivers a deep cross. Justin Richards battles for the ball but loses out to Paul Jones.

80:00: There's ten minutes left and both sides are still searching for a goal.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 76:00: Substitution Darryl Knights is replaced by David McDermott.

73:00: The visitors have regrouped and am putting some pressure on Barrow. Martin Brittain gets free on the right and his cross is headed away.

72:00: Harriers go very close again. Craig Armstrong finds Dean Bennett on edge of area. He drives in and drives a shot across goal.

68:00: Harriers are under pressure. Nat Kerr cuts in from the right wing but screws a long-range effort wide.

66:00: Brendan McGill sends in a good cross from the right that Wayne Curtis gets a faint touch to but Adam Bartlett grabs the ball.

64:00: Good save by Adam Bartlett. He gets down well block Mark Boyd's 30-yard free-kick. The ball falls to Wayne Curtis but Martin Riley blocks.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 63:00: Substitution Brendan McGill replaces Matt Henney.

61:00: Harriers have a let off. Jason Walker races onto Luke Sharry's past, speed past Mark Creighton but with just Adam Bartlett to beat he shoots across goal.

59:00: Harriers have not recovered from the loss of the talismanic Penn.

54:00: From a corner Harriers call for a penalty after a suspected handball. The referee ignore the calls.

53:00: Andy Ferrell shoots over from close range. The home defence was caught out by a high bounce and it fell to the midfielder in the box. He looked offside.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 51:00: Substitution Martin Brittain comes on for Penn.

47:00: Harriers suffer a massive set back when Russ Penn sustains a severe injury while defending a Natt Kerr cross. The midfielder looks in bad shape and he's stretchered off holding his knee.

46:00: Harriers start in the right manner. Andy Ferrell shoots wide from 20-yards out.

Kidderminster Shuttle: whistle icon 45:00: Half time Plus one: Harriers have edged a slow burning affair. It's been a solid rather than exciting display, which is hampered by a bobbly pitch.

44:00: Harriers continue to buzz around Barrow's box but have yet to find their cutting edge. Matthew Barnes-Homer digs out a 20-yard effort that is wide.

42:00: Keith Lowe's deep cross forces Paul Jones to head behind for a Harriers corner. Andy Ferrell sends in the ball but Keith Lowe gets free at the far post and heads wide. It's a wasted chance.

41:00: Mark Creighton heads behind from a dangerous Carlos Logan cross. Dean Bennett intercepts Marlk Boyd's corner and Harriers clear the danger.

39:00: Darryl Knights goes very close. Harriers flow from left to right and Russ Penn delivers a cross. Knights bursts into the box but his header hit the bar.

37:00: Paul Brown heads the ball down in Harriers' box but the referee blows for a foul after Martin Riley is clattered by Jason Walker.

35:00: Justin Richards cuts in from the right and tries to curl in an ambitious effort from 25-yards out that is high and wide.

28:00: Harriers carve out several good half chances. First Russ Penn pounces on a loose pass down the right but his squared pass to Matthew Barnes-Homer hits a bobble and allows Barrow to clear. Moments later Keith Lowe sends in a deep pass that Barnes-Homer does well to control and pass to Justin Richards on the edge of the box. The forward shoots over the bar.

27:00: Craig Armstrong whips in a cross from the left and forces a corner. Darryl Knights sends in a good delivery but the referee blows for a foul after Mark Creighton tries to jump on Paul Jones.

25:00: Halfway through the first period it's all good for Harriers. They look solid and determined against a direct Barrow side.

Kidderminster Shuttle: yellow card 24:00: Yellow card Dean Bennett is booked for a challenge on Matt Henney in the centre circle.

23:00: Martin Riley blocks Matt Henney as he drives to the byline. The ball falls to striker Jason Walker but his effort is blocked.

19:00: Great challenge by Mark Creighton. Matt Henney had wriggled free and surged into the box but Harriers' skipper wins the ball with a well-timed tackle.

17:00: Andy Ferrell's delivery from the set-piece doesn't beat the first man and the goal threat fades.

17:00: Dean Bennett drives down the right wing and fires in a shot that comes off a Barrow defender. It's a Harriers corner.

16:00: Knights is fouled by Luke Sharry. Andy Ferrell takes the free-kick from 35-yards out. Mark Creighton gets a head to the ball bit directs it off target.

13:00: Andy Ferrell fires a low 20-yard effort wide.

12:00: Darryl Knights is looking very bright. He swaps passes with Matthew Barnes-Homer before spraying the ball to Justin Richards on the left. He slips it back to Craig Armstrong but his cross is cleared by Barrow.

9:00: A good passing move by Harriers breaks down when Matthew Barnes-Homer can't control Russ Penn's angled pass from the right. The visitors look purposeful.

8:00: Adam Bartlett drops a hanging cross under pressure from Wayne Curtis. The referee blows for a foul on the keeper.

7:00: Wayne Curtis is a fraction offside down Barrow's right wing. It's been a lively start by both sides.

4:00: Justin Richards powers down the left wing and sends in a cross that Matthew Barnes-Homer heads wide. It was a weak effort that did not trouble the keeper.

3:00: Barrow keeper Alan Martin fumbles a cross under pressure from Justin Richars but the ball is stabbed wide.

1:00: Formation correction: It looks as Craig Armstrong starts at left-back, which means that Andy Ferrell is in midfield.

0:00: Harriers have to win back the fans who booed them at home last week. What do you reckon, Aggborough faithful, did that performance last week justify the abuse they received? The manager definitely wasn't happy because he's made four changes. It's back to the formation they used in the first three games of the season. It's also a big chance for Darryl Knights, who hasn't had many chances to impress in the Blue Square Premier.

0:00: Barrow manager Dave Bayliss has Alan Martin in goal with a back four of Natt Kerr (RB), Carlos Logan (LB), Paul Jones (CB) and Marcus Holness (CB). The hosts have Paul Brown on the left wing, Matt Henney on the right with Luke Sharry and Mark Boyd in the central midfield spots. Up front the Bluebirds have Jason Walker and Wayne Curtis.

0:00: Manager Mark Yates has made four changes to his Harriers line-up, dropping Lee Baker out of the squad completely and leaving Martin Brittain, Stefan Moore and Brian Smikle on the bench. Instead Darryl Knights is handed a rare league start and will play behind the front two of Justin Richards and Matthew Barnes-Homer. Andy Ferrell moves to left-back, while new signing Craig Armstrong makes his debut in a midfield three.

0:00: Good afternoon Harriers fans, welcome to Shuttle Online's live match updates for the Blue Square Premier clash at Holker Street. Harriers will be trying to bounce back from their 2-0 loss to Weymouth by recording a victory against Barrow. They have good memories around here, as the last time they came to Cumbria they won 4-0 in the 1998-99 season. Can they repeat that impressive feat?


  • Barrow
  • Alan Martin
  • Carlos Logan
  • Jason Walker
  • Luke Sharry
  • Marcus Holness
  • Mark Boyd
  • Matt Henney
  • Natt Kerr
  • Paul Brown
  • Paul Jones
  • Wayne Curtis
  • Brendan McGill
  • Nick Rogan
  • Paul Tait
  • Steve McNulty
  • Tim Deasy
  • Kidderminster Harriers
  • Mark Yates
  • Adam Bartlett
  • Andy Ferrell
  • Craig Armstrong
  • Darryl Knights
  • Dean Bennett
  • Justin Richards
  • Keith Lowe
  • Mark Creighton
  • Martin Riley
  • Matthew Barnes-Homer
  • Russell Penn
  • Brian Smikle
  • David McDermott
  • Luke Jones
  • Martin Brittain
  • Stefan Moore

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