Wrexham v Harriers

  • Kick off: 11:03am Thu 19 Mar 09
  • Referee:
  • Venue: The Racecourse Ground
Final score:
Wrexham 0 - 1 Kidderminster Harriers

Kidderminster Shuttle: whistle icon 95:00: Final whistle Harriers' players are celebrating. They had to battle hard and they kept plugging away and got their just rewards. It was a dogged, gritty performance and Harriers rise to fifth place.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Goal icon 95:00: Goal! From the set-piece Chris McPhee heads in to hand Harriers all three points. What a time to score!

94:00: It's headed out for a second corner.

93:00: Harriers win a corner!

91:00: Martin Brittain curls in a free-kick but Brian Smikle can't quite reach it.

90:00: There's three minutes of extra-time for Harriers to grab a goal.

87:00: Justin Richards holds up a defender on the left edge of yhe box but his chip is over the bar.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 87:00: Substitution Michael Proctor replaces Sam Aiston for the hosts.

86:00: A good Wrexham moves goes to waste when substitute Jonathan Brown gets the ball off Sam Aiston on the right but his cross goes out of play.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 85:00: Substitution Russell Penn is replaced by Michael Carr, who scored a hat-trick in the Worcestershire Senior Cup semi-final against Stourbridge.

83:00: Wrexham put the second behind for another one. This time Chris McPhee can't get to it and the near post and Wrexham break free.

83:00: Harriers force a corner. Dean Bennett's shot comes to Chris McPhee, who forces another set piece.

Kidderminster Shuttle: yellow card 80:00: Yellow card Ashley Westwood is booked for a foul on Dean Bennett.

79:00: Great defending by Martin Riley, who steals the ball off Jefferson Louis as he tries to turn and shoot in the box.

78:00: Martin Brittain's first corner of the game is won by Sam Williamson, who powers into Harriers' half before being tackled.

76:00: Mark Creighton sees a header saved by the keeper.

75:00: Martin Brittain picks out an unmarked Justin Richards in the box but his heavy first touch allows Ashley Westwood to clear.

73:00: Justin Richards steals in but his shot riocheted off Aurelien Collin.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 71:00: Substitution Harriers have decided to shut up shop. Brian Smikle replaces Matthew Barnes-Homer.

69:00: The longer it stays 0-0, the more Harriers will think they can nick this game. At the moment, they are struggling to get out of their half.

69:00: The longer it stays 0-0, the more Harriers will think they can nick this game. At the moment, they are struggling to get out of their half.

68:00: Jefferson Louis bursts through but is a fracton offside.

66:00: Adam Bartlett dives on Andrew Fleming's low cross. Wrexham are bossing the game.

63:00: Harriers are competing and the game has become scrappy. Mark Creighton has been a tower of strength, winning everything at the moment.

Kidderminster Shuttle: substitution 60:00: Substitution Martin Brittain comes on for Darryl Knights. Harriers will revert to a traditional 4-4-2, with Brittain on the right and Penn the left.

59:00: The hosts are still bossing the game and Mark Creighton puts his body on the line to block Andrew Crofts' low shot.

57:00: Mark Yates has Martin Brittain get ready for Harriers in the dug out.

56:00: Let off for Harriers. From a long free-kick by Ashley Westwood, Sam Aiston crosses and Aurelien Collin loops a header over the bar.

55:00: At the moment Harriers have yet to impose themselves on the game.

55:00: Mark Creighton is pushed down by Andrew Crofts as Jefferson Louis powers into the box and the referee blows for a free-kick.

53:00: Sam Aiston delivers a long crossd from the left that hits the bar and bounces behind to safety.

52:00: Keith Lowe delivers a deep ball into the area that Mark Creighton gets a head to but it's easy for the keeper.

50:00: Harriers win a corner and the ball ricochets around the box. The visitors try to force a goal but the referee blows for a foul on Wrexham's keeper.

48:00: Adam Bartlett palms Sam Aiston's shot. Ryan Flynn follows-up but Martin Riley clears a yard in front of the goal-line.

46:00: Obi Anuruo tries 25-yard lob that flies over the bar. Wrexham have stared brightly again.

Kidderminster Shuttle: whistle icon 45:00: Half time Plus three: Anthony Williams takes well. The whistle blows for the break and dogged Harriers go in on level terms. They've battled hard and defended very well. Let's see what they can do with the wind driving them on, instead of playing into it.

45:00: Plus two: Keith Lowes throw-in forces another Harriers corner...

45:00: Plus two: This time Wrexham defend solidly and clear the danger.

45:00: Plus one: Harriers can't score but force another.

45:00: A good run by Matthew Barnes-Homer forces a corner...

43:00: Harriers have a corner to defend, this time Sam 's ball is too long.

42:00: A scary moment for Harriers. Martin Riley's headerr away in the box goes nowhere and the defender, pressurised by Jefferson Louis, misses it. Luckily Mark Creighton thumps it out of the area with a powerful header.

41:00: Good work by Dean Bennett, who chases back and puts the ball out of play to deny Andrew Crofts.

38:00: Harriers have certainly improved as the game has wore on.

37:00: Baker is wearing a new, numberless, shirt and returns to the action.

36:00: Lee Baker is still being treated, Harriers are defending for their lives with ten man.

35:00: Darryl Knights' free-kick comes off a Wrexham player for a corner. Wrexham defend well.

34:00: Lee Baker needs treatment because blood is streaming from his nose.

33:00: Justin Richard does all the hard work and then fluffs his line. He retrieves the ball going out of play, speeds past a defender and tries to fire in a shot from a very tight angle, instead it goes out for a throw-in.

29:00: Harriers' goal is having a charmed life! The visitors failed to clear a corner and Sam Aiston's poweful low shot takes a deflection off a visiting player and goes behind for a corner. Phew!

28:00: Another fine save by Adam Bartlett. This time he spreads himself wide to deny Obi Anuruo as he sped into the box.

28:00: Another fine save by Adam Bartlett. This time he spreads himself wide to deny Obi Anuruo as he sped into the box.

28:00: Another fine save by Adam Bartlett. This time he spreads himself wide to deny Obi Anuruo as he sped into the box.

28:00: Good Harriers pressure. Justin Richards plays the ball to Chris McPhee, who shot hits a Wrexham player.

25:00: Good save by Adam Bartlett, who dived down to his right to palm away Jefferson Louis' header.

24:00: Miss by Matthew Barnes-Homer, who had done ever so well. While Wrexham's players shouted for handball off Martin Riley, Darryl Knights flicked the ball forward. The Harriers hitman outpaces Aurelien Collin but screws his shot wide.

23:00: From the resulting free-kick Darryl Knights' delivery flies behind goal.

Kidderminster Shuttle: yellow card 21:00: Yellow card Neil Taylor is booked for a late nasty challenge on Lee Baker. The Harriers' players surround the referee but the defender escapes being sent off.

18:00: Harriers have to defend a free-kifk on the left. Ryan Flynn's delivery is pretty good but Keith Lowe puts Aurelien Collin off at the near post and he heads behind for a goal-kick.

17:00: Ryan Flynn whips in a great left-wing cross that flashes across goal.

16:00: Mark Creighton heads Sam Aiston's cross behind.

14:00: Harriers are being forced back by Wrexham but they have defended well so far.

12:00: Let off for Harriers. Sam Williamson's free-kickv is met by striker Obi Anuruo but he heads wide off from close range.

11:00: There's a great atmosphere and Wrexham's fans are trying to imtimidate Harriers. Adam Bartlett takes a free-kick on the left and is savagely booed by the home support.

8:00: Matthew Barnes-Homer does really well to hold off two defenders on the left and send in a dipping cross that Anthony Williams misses. The keeper recovers to get it away before Darryl Knights can retrieve it.

7:00: Sam Williamson gets wide for the hosts but his cross goes out of play.

6:00: Good build-up by Harriers. Matthew Barnes-Homer is just offside as he tries to reach Chris McPhee's pass forward.

5:00: This time Sam Williamson's delivery is caught by the win and bends out of play.

4:00: Dean Bennett heads behind at the near post for another corner...

3:00: Adam Bartlett slices Lee Baker's pass back behind for a corner...

2:00: Harriers can't clear a throw-in and 20-yards out Sam Aiston fires a low shot wide of Adam Bartlett's left hand post.

2:00: Good tackle by Lee Baker to keep up with the pacey Obi Anuruo annd win the ball off him with a fine tackle.

1:00: Harriers kick-off, the wind is still quite strong.

0:00: Hello Harriers fans, welcome to Shuttle Online's coverage of Kidderminster's Blue Square Premier clash at Wrexham. The sky is clear but there's a strong wind blowing through the Racecourse, which may have a big say on the game.

0:00: Dean Bennett makes his 300th appearance for Harriers against his former side in an unchanged starting line-up for Harriers.

0:00: Dragons manager Dean Saunders makes several changes to the side which lost at home to Crawley on Saturday. Anthony Williams is in goal, while Ashley Westwood and Aurelien Collin are in central defence. Neil Taylor plays on the right of the back four, while Sam Williamson is on the left. Wrexham have Ryan Flynn and Sam Aiston on the wings, while Andrew Fleming and Andrew Crofts are the central players. Rookie Wrexham striker Obi Anuruo is handed his first league start for Wrexham and he plays with top scorer Jefferson Louis. There's no place in the squad for former Crystal Palace and Blackburn hitman Matt Jansen.

0:00: If Harriers avoid defeat tonight they will leapfrog Stevenage Borough into fith-place, so there's plenty to play for in Wales.

0:00: Harriers' recent form away form has got better in the last month with a draw at Salisbury and a win a Lewes. They will have to make a step up again to leave North Wales with any points.

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TEAM LINE-UPS

  • Wrexham
  • MANAGER
  • Dean Saunders
  • PLAYERS
  • Andrew Crofts
  • Andrew Fleming
  • Anthony Williams
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Aurelien Collin
  • Jefferson Louis
  • Neil Taylor
  • Obi Anuruo
  • Ryan Flynn
  • Sam Aiston
  • Sam Williamson
  • SUBSTITUTES
  • Jonathan Brown
  • Michael Proctor
  • Mike Williams
  • Nathan Fairhurst
  • Patrick Suffo
  • 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


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