Harriers v Crawley

  • Kick off: 7:45pm Tue 10 Mar 09
  • Referee:
  • Venue: Aggborough
Final score:
Kidderminster Harriers 2 - 0 Crawley Town

Kidderminster Shuttle: whistle icon 94:00: Final whistle Harriers avenge December's defeat and make it three league games unbeaten.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 93:00: Substitution Russell Penn is replaced by Michael Carr.

90:00: Harriers have a let off. Lewis Killeen steals into the box but his first-time effort ricochets off the bar.

87:00: Russ Penn's first-time pass releases Brian Smikle down the left. He cuts in but Dannie Bulman blocks him on the edge of the area.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 86:00: Substitution Darryl Knights is deservedly clapped off the pitch when he is replaced by Brian Smikle.

84:00: From a corner Robbie Matthews rises well but heads off target.

83:00: Crawley are pushing for a late goal. Russ Penn heads behind from Malcolm's dangerous cross.

82:00: Knights sees a corner well caught by Simon Rayner.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 80:00: Substitution Lewis Killeen comes on for Glenn Wilson.

79:00: Michael Malcolm's low shot deflected off Chris McPhee for s corner. Keith Lowe gets a firm header out of the area.

78:00: Harriers force a corner. Knights sends the ball in but Martin Riley heads over. The referee blows for a foul.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 76:00: Substitution Isaiah Rankin comes on for Jon Shaw.

76:00: The hosts hit Crawley on the break but Knights' ambitious curling crossfield pass is just a bit too long for Matthew Barnes-Homer.

75:00: Crawley force a corner but Harriers defend well.

65:00: Darryl Knights tries to cut the ball into the goal but a sliding challenge by Glenn Wilson puts it behind.

64:00: Justin Richards has now scored 17 goals but it's his first league goal since December's win over Mansfield.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Goal icon 63:00: Goal! Justin Richards taps in from close range. It was a nice cross by Matthew Barnes-Homer.

62:00: Darryl Knights sends in a free-kick from deep and Justin Richards rises to meet but his header is at Simon Rayner.

60:00: Crawley are trying to imprint their rough and ready style on the game but Harriers are competing well. It's scrappy at the moment.

57:00: Russ Penn slides in the put the ball out of play and dispossess Jon Shaw on the left. Good defending by Harriers.

56:00: Harriers have a corner to defend but Mark Creighton powers a header out of the box.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 55:00: Substitution Thomas Pinault replaces Chris Giles for the visitors.

53:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer breaks down the right and sends in a low ball but the robust Santos Gaia holds off Justin Richards in the area.

51:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer chases Justin Richards' flick-on but Simon Rayner rushes out of his box to collect.

46:00: After checking our photographer's pictures during the break, we reckon Keith Lowe's header inside the box put Harriers ahead. There was no hint of the ball coming off a Crawley player.

Kidderminster Shuttle: whistle icon 45:00: Half time Plus one min: Harriers go into the break as the dominant side. The goal has really lifted their spirits. If they can get an early goal in the second half this game be over for Crawley.

44:00: Harriers are searching for a second goal. Justin Richards sped past Santos Gaia on the left wing but as he entered the box Jake Wright stuck out an well-judhed boot to deny him.

40:00: Russ Penn lets fly with a 30-yard effort that Simon Rayner pushes away.

38:00: Darryl Knights' first-time volley hits underside of the bar and bounces away to safety. It was a good move, started by the dimunutive forward, who slipped Justin Richards down right. He then delivered a well-judged low cross into the area.

35:00: Robbie Matthew chases a ball into the box but goes down too easily when he runs into Mark Creighton.

33:00: The goal has really lifted Harriers' self-belief. Matthew Barnes-Homer gets the ball on the right edge of the box and skips past Jake Wright. He delivers a cross which Justin Richards can't quite reach.

32:00: Keith Lowe whips in a cross from the right. Darryl Knights steals in and sees his effort deflected wide for a corner.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Goal icon 27:00: Goal! Bit of luck for Harriers! From the corner the ball comes off Keith Lowe at the near post. There's a chance it may have came off a Crawley player.

25:00: Chris McPhee is denied by Simon Rayner. Darryl Knights' low shot hit him and as midfielder went to shoot he was blocked by the keeper.

24:00: Lee Baker takes a free-kick 20-yards out and his effort curls high over the bar.

23:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer is a fraction off side after he pas set up by Justin Richards.

22:00: Adam Bartlett comes out and smothers Michael Malcolm's threaded pass as Robbie Matthews powered into the box.

19:00: Crawley go on the attack and the lively Michael Malcolm passes to Simon Weatherstone, who flashes a low shot wide of goal from 20-yards out.

18:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer is fouled by Jake Wright on the right wing. From Darryl Knights' free-kick Justin Richards heads the ball at the keeper.

17:00: Michael Malcolm dribbles along the edge of Harriers' area but his low shot is blocked by Mark Creighton.

16:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer races onto Justin Richards' flick-on but he's well-marshalled by Jake Wright on edge of the box.

15:00: Harriers have their first attempt on goal. The visitors fail to clear a free-kick and Darryl Knights bursts into the box but volleys wide.

13:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer links up well with Darryl Knights but the striker's low cross is headed away by Jake Wright.

13:00: Keith Lowe hooks away Michael Malcolm's cross from the right away.

10:00: Mark Yates start bellowing 'get out' at his team, who are being pegged back by Crawley somewhat at the moment.

7:00: It's quiet so far, with both sides trying to find their way in midfield. That's not helping a very quiet and empty Aggborough atmosphere either.

2:00: In a bid to enhance Harriers' attacking options Mark Yates has fielded a 4-3-2 formation, with Darryl Knights behind Matthew Barnes-Homer and Justin Richards. It means that there is a midfield trio of Russ Penn, Chris McPhee and Dean Bennett.

1:00: Harriers start well and Justin Richards powers down the right wing but his effort is blocked.

0:00: Evening Harriers! Welcome to Shuttle Online's live match updates. Mark Yates makes two changes to the side, dropping Martin Brittain to the bench and David McDermott out of the squad and drafted in Justin Richards and Russ Penn.

TEAM LINE-UPS

  • Kidderminster Harriers
  • MANAGER
  • Mark Yates
  • PLAYERS
  • Adam Bartlett
  • Chris McPhee
  • Darryl Knights
  • Dean Bennett
  • Justin Richards
  • Keith Lowe
  • Lee Baker
  • Mark Creighton
  • Martin Riley
  • Matthew Barnes-Homer
  • Russell Penn
  • SUBSTITUTES
  • Brian Smikle
  • Luke Jones
  • Martin Brittain
  • Michael Carr
  • Stefan Moore
  • Crawley Town
  • MANAGER
  • Steve Evans
  • PLAYERS
  • Chris Giles
  • Dannie Bulman
  • Glenn Wilson
  • Jake Wright
  • Jon Shaw
  • Michael Malcolm
  • Robbie Matthew
  • Sam Rents
  • Santos Gaia
  • Simon Rayner
  • Simon Weatherstone
  • SUBSTITUTES
  • Adam Quinn
  • Danny Forrest
  • Isaiah Rankin
  • Lewis Killeen
  • Thomas Pinault


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