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Lewes v Harriers
- Kick off: 9:00am Sat 14 Mar 09
- Venue: The Dripping Pan
- Final score:
- Lewes 0 - 1 Kidderminster Harriers
93:00: Final whistle Harriers hold on. It was twitchy and nervousy and not a very good performance but that's three points in the bag.
90:00: This has not been a vintage performance by Harriers but at the moment the points are more important.
89:00: This is too tense. Harriers conceded another corner. Lewes force a throw-in from it but Harrierds eventually scramble the ball away.
88:00: Harriers concede a corner. It's played short to Shaun Wilkinson but his shot is blocked by Dean Bennett.
85:00: Stefan Moore chases Chris McPhee's high pass but Rikki Banks does well to take.
84:00: Keith Lowe delivers a good cross from the right but Stefan Moore is a fraction too late to meet it. It was a decent half chance.
83:00: Martin Brittain's free-kick from 30-yards out hits the Lewes wall.
81:00: Shaun Wilkinson curls in a deep cross from the left but Adam Bartlett takes it easily.
80:00: The visitors look nervous and Lewes, who have been second best, sense they can get something from this match.
75:00: Substitution Lewes make two changes. Tim Rivers replaces Rhys Henry and Ross Sutton comes on for Stefan Cox.
72:00: Substitution Double substitution for Harriers. Martin Brittain comes on for Russ Penn and Brian Smikle replaces Darryl Knights.
71:00: Slight panic in Harriers' area when Mark Creighton does not clear a cross properly but Martin Riley gets the ball away.
70:00: The game has lost a bit of verve and Harriers need to step it up again to ensure they don't drop any points.
69:00: Harriers look set to make the changes as Mark Yates calls on Brian Smikle and Martin Brittain, who have both been warming up.
67:00: Substitution Lewes change - Fred Foreman comes on for Chris Breach.
65:00: Chris McPhee delivers a cross from the right and tries to hook the ball back into the dangerzone but it looks as if it's blocked by Danny Cullip's hand. The referee ignores pleas though.
64:00: Substitution Matthew Barnes-Homer is replaced by Stefan Moore.
63:00: Harriers defence back off as Joe Keehan jinks into the box. He passes to Rhys Henry, who shoots across goal.
59:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer misses a great cross from Justin Richards at the far post. Harriers have stepped up a gear now.
58:00: Russell Penn is denied by Rikki Banks from point-blank range after being played in cleverly by Darryl Knights.
57:00: Chris McPhee controls Matthew Barnes-Homer's right wing cross in the box and fires in a shot but is offside.
55:00: Lewes have their first shot on goal when David Wheeler's cross/sho flies over Adam Bartlett's bar.
52:00: Russell Penn breaks from the edge of his own box and tries his luck from 30-yards out but the shot rises over the bar.
50:00: A Harriers corner falls to Dean Bennett 25-yards out. He unleashes a powerful effort that the keeper dives down to his right to save.
49:00: After being brought down, Dean Bennett has some treatment but is okay to continue.
48:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer sees a shot saved by Rikki Banks. It came after a nice move ended when Darryl Knights lost out on the edge of the box. A defender's clearance fell to the forward but his effort was easy to stop.
46:00: At the moment this game is very reminiscent of the home draw in August. Let's hope lightning does strike twice.
45:00: Half time Plus one: Darryl Knights' 35-yard free-kick is well held by the keeper and the whistle blows for the break. Harrierd deserve their lead but they need to add a second to really secure all three points.
42:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer jinks down the left wing. From 20-yards out he cuts in and tries to curl in a low shot but it's easy for Rikki Banks to take.
41:00: Russell Penn is denied by Rikki Banks! Justin Richards finds Keith Lowe on the right and he sends in a good cross. Penn steals in at the far post but it's well-read by Banks who comfortably takes his stooping header.
40:00: The hosts are seeing a bit too much of the ball. Mark Creighton hunts down David Wheeler's through ball for Shaun Wilkinson.
38:00: Yellow card David Wheeler is booked.
37:00: Solid keeper by Adam Bartlett. Rhys Henry's quick free-kick finds David Wheeler but as he races into the area the keeper smothers him.
36:00: It's sent in by David Wheeler but Justin Richards heads away close to the near post.
35:00: Harriers have their first corner to defend...
34:00: Another offside, this time it's Matthew Barnes-Homer chasing Darryl Knights instant through ball.
32:00: The visitors are opened up when Rhys Henry delivers a cross from the right but Chris McPhee clears away.
31:00: Darryl Knights is looking bright and is applauded for a left-footed pass that tries to release a striker but no forward was able to reach it.
29:00: Harriers are in their stride now and look hungry to add more goals.
27:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer powers down the left and wins a corner. It's delivered by Darryl Knights but Chris McPhee's header is cleared by the hosts.
26:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer heads wide and is saved when the whistle blows for offside. Darryl Knights' free-kick is a good one and thr striker fets free and from close range directs his effort off target.
24:00: An early goal is just what Harriers wanted, hopefully that can lead to the floodgates opening.
23:00: Justin Richards is just a fraction off-side when chasing Chris McPhee's ball down the right wing.
19:00: Goal! Justin Richards finishes emphatically. Matthew Barnes-Homer raced down the right and his raking low cross evaded the home defence and Richards' shot went through a defender's legs.
16:00: Lewes are having the best of the match so far and enjoying a small spell of possession. Shaun Wilkinson's cross is easy for Adam Bartlett to take.
12:00: Russ Penn surges forward but is crowded out 20-yards away from goal.
10:00: Good play by Dean Bennett, who skips onto a nice short pass 30-yards out. He powers forward and lets fly with a low shot that is just wide.
7:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer chases Lee Baker's long ball forward but Rikki Banks takes it under pressure from the striker. No pattern from the visitors just yet.
6:00: Lewes are certainly looking lively but there's not a lot of quality in midfield. Harriers need to get hold of the ball and be patient.
5:00: Darryl Knights sends in a free-kick from 35-yards out that's directed towards Justin Richards but a Lewes defenders heads the ball away.
1:00: It's 20-yards on the right and Justin Richards' effort hits the wall. The ball comes back to him on the edge of the box and his first-time attempt trickles through to the keeper.
1:00: Harriers win a free-kick.
0:00: Both teams march out onto the pitch while 'Two Tribes' by Frankie Goes To Hollywood playing loudly out of the tannoy system. Here we go...
0:00: This is a big chance for Harriers to close in on the top five. With fifth-placed Stevenage playing Ebbsfleet in the FA Trophy today, three points would take them to within four points of Borough.
0:00: The sun is shining and there is a chilly but gentle breeze blowing through the Dripping Pan. Perfect for the game, infact.
0:00: Caretaker manager Steve Ibbitson has plumped for conservatism over gung-ho against Harriers with a 4-5-1 formation. Rikki Banks is in goal, while Danny Cullip and Guy Butters are Lewes' centrebacks. The experienced Anthony Barness is right-back, while Sam Fisk is left-back. In midfield, the hosts have Stefan Cox on the left, David Wheeler the right and Joe Keehan, Chris Breach and Shaun Wilkinson in the central positions. Lone striker Rhys Henry will lead Lewes' line.
0:00: Mark Yates has selected the same line-up and bench that beat Crawley 2-0 in the week. That means Justin Richards and Matthew Barnes-Homer will play in front of Darryl Knights in the hole. The three-man midfield is Chris McPhee, Dean Bennett and Russ Penn. Keeper Adam Bartlett has the central defensive partnership of Mark Creighton and Martin Riley, with Lee Baker at left-back and Keith Lowe right-back.
0:00: Good afternoon Harriers fans! Welcome to Shuttle Online's live match text commentary of the Blue Square Premier clash at Lewes. Harriers will be aiming to build on a three-game unbeaten run and pile more misery on the Rooks, who have lost 14 league games in a row and saw manager Kevin Keehan quit this week. Mark Yates' troops will be wary of the bottom side responding to his departure with a much-improved performance and hand caretaker boss Steve Ibbitson a win on his senior managerial debut with Lewes.
- Steve Ibitson
- Anthony Barness
- Chris Breach
- Danny Cullip
- David Wheeler
- Guy Butters
- Joe Keehan
- Rhys Henry
- Rikki Banks
- Sam Fisk
- Shaun Wilkinson
- Stefan Cox
- Fred Foreman
- Grant Hall
- Ross Sutton
- Ryan Storrie
- Tim Rivers
- Kidderminster Harriers
- Mark Yates
- Adam Bartlett
- Chris McPhee
- Darryl Knights
- Dean Bennett
- Justin Richards
- Keith Lowe
- Lee Baker
- Mark Creighton
- Martin Riley
- Matthew Barnes-Homer
- Russell Penn
- Brian Smikle
- Luke Jones
- Martin Brittain
- Michael Carr
- Stefan Moore