LiveHarriers v Wrexham

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Summary

  • HARRIERS take on high-flying Wrexham at Aggborough from 3pm and Shuttle Online will have all the action from our live match blog
  • Peter McKinney will be on hand with team news and all the drama from this afternoon's Blue Square Bet Premier clash
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  • Jamille Matt has fired Harriers ahead in 66th minute
  • Sub Nathan Bissett adds a second late onto seal fine win
  • Score: 2-0

4:55pm

That is it! Harriers win 2-0 against one of the title contenders. That has also put them in the top half of the table. It was a thoroughly deserved victory as Steve Burr's side were superb. Well done lads! 

4:52pm

Goal! Blissett heads home at far post from Demetriou cross. Harriers 2-0 up! 

4:51pm

The fans applaud as Matt is replaced by Nathan Blissett in the 88th minute.

4:50pm

Mayebipulls off an excellent save to stop Vaughan's long rang effort.

4:49pm

Second change for Harriers as Vincent replaces Gittings, who has probed and worked very hard. 

4:48pm

A great break by Harriers go to waste. Johnson drives down the left and with Rowe in support the wide goes for a weak shot that keeper saves.

4:40pm

First change for Harriers, super sun Ryan Rowe replaces Anthony Malbon, who has put in another very good shift.

4:37pm

Dragons boss Andy Morrell has taken on Danny Wright and brought himself on in the 74th minute. He scored the winner for Wrexham last year.

4:36pm

Great tackle by Mickey Demetriou to deny Ormerord. Harriers drive up the other end and Mayebi pushes a fine Johnson hit behind.

4:34pm

Excellent tackle by Chey Dunkley, who slides in and wins the ball as Ormeord strides forward.

4:30pm

Harriers are continuing to dominate and Keith Briss sees another good long range hit fly just wide.

4:26pm

Wrexham throw on danger an Adrian  Cieslewicz for Nick Rushton.

4:24pm

If the scores stay like this, then Harriers will be 10th in the BSP.

4:23pm

Change for Wrexham. Jonny Hunt replaces Joe Clarke in midfield.

4:22pm

Marvin Johnson smashes in a superb long range effort but it hits the side netting.

4:20pm

Well done to Marvin Johnson drove drove down the left and put in a peach of a low ball and Matt slide into score from close range. Excellent play by Harriers! 

4:19pm

GOAL! Jamille Matt!

4:16pm

At the other end, Marvin Johnson drives forward and tests Mayebi's reactions with a low effort.

4:15pm

Harriers survive a big scare. Danny Wright leaps to meet Neil Ashton's cross from the left but his downward header was well saved by Danny Lewis.

4:13pm

Wrexham have come out and decided to take game to Harriers. They have been purposeful down the right but have yet to creat a chance.

4:12pm

That was close! Nick Rushton crosses from left and Josh Gowling almost heads into the back of his own net but it went wide.

4:10pm

Wrexham win a corner to send the away fans behind goal in a ecstasy. The set piece is played short to Danny Alfei but his cross goes out of play for a GK.

4:09pm

The attendance is 2378 (723). Which looks a bit low to me.

3:50pm

That is the break! Harriers go in level but they have been the better team. They will need to find a goal after the break to match their overall excellent play.

3:49pm

Chances at both ends.

First a Wrexham free kick catches out the home defence and Brett Ormerod fires in close range shot straight at Danny Lewis.

At the other end, Callum Gittings volleys just wide.

3:47pm

Callum Gittings is booked for a challenge on Jay Harris but I am. Or sure the Harriers man made contact.

3:47pm

Callum Gittings is booked for a challenge on Jay Harris but I am. Or sure the Harriers man made contact.

3:46pm

More good pressure from the hosts as they force a sixth corner in the 43rd minute. Wrexham cannot win a header but do manage to clear as Josh Gowling tried to chest down the ball.

3:44pm

Harriers go close again! This time Briggs pounces on Clarke's slip and finds Storer. He releases Johnson down the left, who delivers a low cross but with Malbon lurking at the far post waiting to score, Jay Harris puts the ball into the side netting.

3:42pm

Lee Vaughan is tripped as Lee Vaughan speeds past him. Micky Demetriou's FK is cleared but falls to Keith Briggs, who fires in a strong shot, only to see Mayebi make a good save.

3:40pm

It has been a quiet few minutes but Harriers go very close. Anthony Malbon drives down the right and provides a good cross for Matt. The striker's header is well saved by the keeper.

3:36pm

There are boos all around as Jamille Matt races into the box but is tackled by Martin Riley. The striker goes down very easily and the Wrexham fans boo him for diving. It was certainly not a penalty.

3:32pm

Harriers have really troubled Wrexham, they have worked very hard to knock the Dragons put of their rhythm but have not created too many clear cut chances. The Welsh side have defended well though.

3:30pm

Harriers force a third corner after good pressuring by Lee Vaughan. Mayebo has to stretch to make contact with Kyle Storer's good delivery.

3:26pm

Brett Ormerod misses a good chance, firing a cross from the right wide. 

3:24pm

So close! From a corner Anthony Malbon's near post header hits the out side of the post. 

3:24pm

A good tackle by Danny Alfei stops a good chance and wins the ball off Matt as he drives into box.

3:22pm

Lovely play by Marvin Johnson, who speeds down the right and beats his man but the ball goes out of play, just, as he crosses the ball in.

3:21pm

Matt is looking very hungry and he wins the ball on the left and skilfully finds a teammate. He's providing an excellent pivot in the attack.

3:20pm

Harriers apply some pressure thanks to the persistence of Lee Vaughan and Callum Gittings, who snap away at Wrexham's heels until Anthony Malbon can scamper down the right.

3:16pm

Keith Briggs is booked for taking a quick free kick too soon as ref is sorting things out. For the second attempt, Johnson touches it to Briggs, who smashes in a rising shot which Mayebi tips over the bar.

3:13pm

So far Jamille has looked very hungry. He is putting himself about, winning balls as well as linking up play. 

3:12pm

Danny Lewis is called into action in the 10th minute. Joe Clarke hits a swerving first time effort but the keeper has it covered and gets behind the shot.

3:11pm

Jamille Matt gets free down the left side of the box and tries to square the ball to a teammate but Wrexham clear. Good start by home side.

3:10pm

Harriers are looking bright. Anthony Malbon races free onto Gowling's long ball but under pressure from Chris Westwood he flings himself to the ground. No penalty.

3:06pm

Lively start by Harriers, with Lee Vaughan delivering a good cross but keeper Joslain Mayebi taking the cross as Jamille Matt flew in for a header.

3:04pm

 There is a well observed round of applause for Mitchell Cole, who passed away aged 27 this morng. Cole scored against Harriers in the  2007 FA Trophy final.

3:01pm

Wrexham's army of fans are in fine voice. They look as if there is quite a few hundred at Aggborough.

2:54pm

This is an intriguing game. Harriers are in great for but Wrexham are push for the top spot. The Welshmen will also be keen to win as rivals Newport beat Gateshead earlier 3-1 to move to the Conference's summit.

2:44pm

Player boss Andy Morrell has made six changes for the Dragons, dropping himself to the bench.

Out come Devine, Walker, Colbeck, Cieslewicz, Morrell and Ogleby, while     Ashton, Harris, Danny Wright, Ormerod and Nick Rushton come in.

2:36pm

Wrexham: Mayebi, Ashton, Alfei, Riley, Harris, Wright, Ormerod, Clarke, Keates, Rushton, Westwood.
Subs: Coughlin, Cieslewicz, Morrell, Hunt, Devine.
Referee: Karl Evans (Lancashire)

2:33pm

WITH Danny Pilkington injured, Keith Briggs has returned to the side for the first time since Woking.

Jamille Matt starts his second game since his return to action and this is his first appearance at home since February.

 Harriers: Lewis, Vaughan, Demetriou, Storer, Malbon, Johnson, Gittings, Matt, Briggs, Dunkley, Gowling.

Subs: Williams, Vincent, Rowe, Blissett, N Vaughan.

12:43pm

Good afternoon Harriers fans. We've got a potential cracker as Harriers test their good form at home to Wrexham.

We should have team news by 2.30pm and the game kicks off at 3pm.

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