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Live Coverage


  • Kick off: 10:00am Tue 27 Jan 09
  • Referee:
  • Venue: Aggborough
Final score:
Kidderminster Harriers 2 - 0 Histon

Kidderminster Shuttle: whistle icon 95:00: Final whistle That's it! Harriers have beat one of their promotion rivalds. It was a performance with plenty of swash, buckle and grit! The players are deservedly clapped off the pitch by home fans.

94:00: Matthew Langston heads over for Harrierd.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Goal icon 94:00: Goal! Matthew Barnes-Homer makes sure of the points when he races onto Justin Richards pass and slots the ball behyond the keeper.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 91:00: Substitution Antonio Murray is booked.

91:00: Justin Richards fires in a low shot that comes off a defender. The crowd make their disaproval known when four minutes of extra-time is announced.

88:00: Harriers have done well to show some fight and take the game to Histon. Keith Lowe makes another excellent clearance to boot out Jack Midson's cross.

87:00: Andy Ferrell sees a shot deflected off Lanre Oyebanjo for a corner. The keeper punches Andy Ferrell's ball away.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 84:00: Substitution Darryl Knights is replaced by Brian Smikle.

82:00: Gareth Gwillim's long throw-im causes Harriers all sorts of problems. Danny Wright scuffs a shot from close range that a diving Adam Bartlett blocks.

81:00: Harriers are living dangerously. The hosts fail to clear a cross and Danny Wright passes to Antonio Murray, who rifles a low shot wide.

79:00: The hosts get a break when the referee wrongly ajudges the ball comes off Lanre Oyebanjo, even though it actually hit Darryl Knights last. From the penalty Keith Lowe rises well at the far post but heads off target.

78:00: Harriers scrap well to clear a corner. It falls to Antonio Murray 20-yards out. He fires in a shot that Adam Bartlett gets behind.

75:00: A combination of Luke Jones and Martin Riley put off Danny Wright in the box.

71:00: Andy Ferell sends in a dangerous low cross from the left but Matthew Mitchell-King makes a good interception.

70:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer should do better bit he fails to control Andy Ferrell's pass.

70:00: Harriers get some respite when they win a free-kick on the left. Andy Ferrell's delivery does not beat the first man.

68:00: Harriers are being penned in their own half. Adam Bartlett flicks on Nathaniel Knight Percival's shot. The ball falls to Joshua Simpson and Martin Riley sctambles the ball away.

66:00: A big miss by Danny Wright. Martin Riley gives the ball away in midfield and the striker races through. With just Adam Bartlett to beat he skies over from 20-yards. It's a let-off.

64:00: David McDermott sees a long range shot fly wide after good play by Darryl Knights.

62:00: The Harriers fans roar their disaproval. Keeper Dannu Naisbitt rushes out and chests a high ball away. The home support scream for a foul. It's not given.

59:00: From another corner, Matthew Langston heads wide at the far post. Hopefully Harriers have weathered the Histon storm.

57:00: Adam Bartlett tips over Matthew Langston's goalbound header from a corner.

56:00: Histon are muscling their way into the match. The ball breaks for the towering Matthew Langston, who shoots very wide.

55:00: Harriers' are their own worst enemy. Luke Jones makes the wrong decision and passes to Adam Bartlett. The keeper's clearance hits Danny Wright but he puts the ball but Andy Ferrell boots his cross away.

52:00: No worries for Harriers. Danny Wright leaps to win a header at a free-kick but the ball falls to keeper Adam Bartlett.

48:00: Harriers break from the corner. Matthew Barnes-Homer sprays it in but Justin Richards can't reach it.

46:00: David McDermott forced a corner. Darryl Knights swings the ball in but Matthew Mitchell-King heads the ball out of the area.

Kidderminster Shuttle: whistle icon 45:00: Half time Plus three mins: That's the break and Mark Yates will be rightly happy with the performance. It's been their most flowing for some time.

45:00: Plus two mins: Harriers go close again. This time Darryl Knights sees a shot deflected off Lanre Oyebanjo for a corner.

44:00: Impudent play by Justin Richards. He hugs the right line and attracts the defender and back heels the ball into acres of space. David McDermott runs onto it, delivers a cross that isn't cleared very far. The ball falls to Bennett, who sees a shot canon off Lanre Oyebanjo.

42:00: Dean Bennett tries a 25-yard chip from the right that is only a fraction wide of the left post.

40:00: Justin Richards spurns a glorious chance. David McDermott races onto Darryl Knights' threaded pass. He squares the ball and Richards looks as though he's going to finish from close range when he steps over the ball. Matthew Barnes-Homer is too far behind a the chance goes begging.

37:00: A good attack goes to waste when David McDermott's pass goes out of play and Craig Armstrong can't reach it.

35:00: There's a groan around the ground when Dean Bennett, who has been very good, puts a simple pass out of play.

29:00: David McDermott's vision down the right is giving Matthew Barnes-Homer a new lease of life. Once again the striker races onto a pass. This time his cross is cleared by a jittery Lanre Oyebanjo

29:00: Harriers are worth their lead at the moment but it's very quiet. Where's the fans who were quick to boo them against Weymouth?

27:00: Justin Richards races onto a long ball forward but Danny Naisbitt rushes out to win it.

23:00: The home side have their tails up and aren't afraid to put their foot in. David McDermott throws his small frame into Danny Wright 30-yards out to blunt a Histon attack.

23:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer directs a diving header off target after good work by Martin Riley.

19:00: Harriers are hungry for more goals and Matthew Barnes-Homer races onto David McDermott's pass down the right. His delivers a cross that Lanre Oyebanjo clears.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Goal icon 18:00: Goal! Matthew Barnes-Homer puts Harriers ahead. Bennett's shot hits a post and the striker was on hand to slip the ball into the back of the net. It's his first goal since the win over Salisbury at the start of December.

16:00: Craig Armstrong delivers a decent cross from the left wing. A Histon defender heads it out but the ball falls to Andy Ferrell, who shoots over.

14:00: The home fans behind Harriers' goal cheer when Danny Wright slips as he tries to latch onto the ball.

13:00: More good stuff from Harriers. Andy Ferrell plays the ball down the left to Matthew Barnes-Homer. Unfortunately the pitch is skiddy and the ball zips out of play.

12:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer scoops a shot that keeper Danny Naisbitt just gets a hand to. It was good interplay by Justin Richards and Darryl Knights.

11:00: Darryl Knights flashes a low shot just wide of the post. It was good work by Justin Richards who won the ball on edge of the box and slipped it to the dimunutive forward.

8:00: This is a very open affair. Harriers are trying to soak up Histon's pressure and hit them on the break.

7:00: Harriers are almost playing on the counter-attack. Darryl Knights plays the ball to David McDermott on the right. Dean Bennett chases his slide-rule pass but keeper Danny Naisbitt just beats him to it.

6:00: The visitors are keen to put Adam Bartlett under pressure. He flaps at Antonio Murray's cross. The ball falls to Joshua Simpson but the keeper recovers well to block.

4:00: Adam Bartlett makes a fine save. Jack Midson slipped the ball to Antonio Murray on the right and he fired in a low shot that Harriers' keeper dived down to his left to palm away. Midson lets Harriers off when he races in and crashes a header off the post.

1:00: Histon start as they mean to go on with several huge throw ins puttng Harriers under pressure. Credit to Harriers, the defend well.

0:00: After back-to-back league losses to Weymouth and Barrow, Harriers are under a little bit of pressure to stop the rot and maintain their play-off hopes.

0:00: Histon boss Steve Fallon is without the suspended Patrick Ada. It means that Danny Naisbitt is in goal with a back four of Gareth Gwillim (LB), Adam Bygrave, Matthew Langston and right back Lanre Oyebanjo. Strikers Jack Midson and Danny Wright will be leading the visitor's line. In midfield, Histon have Nathaniel Knight-Percival on the left, Josh Simpson and Matthew Mitchell-King in central positions and Antonio Murray on the right wing.

0:00: Good evening Aggborough faithful, welcome to Shuttle Online's live match coverage of Harriers v Histon at Aggborough. Manager Mark Yates makes two enforced changes to the side which lost 1-0 at Barrow three days ago. With Russ Penn out David McDermott gets a rare Blue Square Premier start. Captain Mark Creighton is out with a hamstring problem and is replaced in central defence. On the bench Lee Baker is back in the reckoning, while Paul Bignot is also included for the first time since the return from his loan at Newport County.



  • Kidderminster Harriers
  • Mark Yates
  • Adam Bartlett
  • Andy Ferrell
  • Craig Armstrong
  • Darryl Knights
  • David McDermott
  • Dean Bennett
  • Justin Richards
  • Keith Lowe
  • Luke Jones
  • Martin Riley
  • Matthew Barnes-Homer
  • Brian Smikle
  • Lee Baker
  • Martin Brittain
  • Paul Bignot
  • Stefan Moore
  • Histon
  • Steve Fallon
  • Adam Bygrave
  • Antonio Murray
  • Danny Naisbitt
  • Danny Wright
  • Gareth Gwillim
  • Jack Midson
  • Joshua Simpson
  • Lanre Oyebanjo
  • Mathew Mitchell King
  • Matthew Langston
  • Nathaniel Knight Percival
  • Craig Pope
  • Jamie Barker
  • Jo Welch
  • John Kennedy
  • Neil Andrews

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