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Harriers v Luton
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- Harriers: 0
- Luton: 2
- Jake Howells's penalty fires Liton ahead in the 71st minute
- Joe Lolley makes his first Harriers start as Anthony Malbon is dropped to the bench
- Howells makes it 2-0 after questionable penalty.
- Marvin Johnson, Callum Gittings and Lee Fowler re-instated to side
- HARRIERS take on perennial promotion favourites Luton at Aggborough this afternoon (3pm ko)
- To keep abreast of all the action, follow The Shuttle's live match blog.
That is it! Harriers will bemoan a silly error for the first penalty and a terrible decision by an official for the second but in truth they were not at their best again.
They still lack fluency going forward and lack cutting edge which they have done all season. Too many of the attacking players looked low on confidence, with Fowler and Johnson very, very quiet.
Thanks for keeping up with me during a disrupted live match blog. Hopefully Harriers can bounce back against Welling next Saturday.
Liton have made some late changes. Alex Wall and Dave Martin replaced Paul Benson and Scott Griffiths respectively.
Five minutes of time added on here. Very little has happened.
86- Callum Gittings has had a very decent game but he limps off with an ankle injury. Harriers, who have made all their changes, are down to 10.
Danny Jackman replaced Marvin Johnson just after the goal.
It goes from bad to worse. This time Josh Gowling comes to snuff out an attack and Andre Gray goes to ground very easily. The lino flags for a penalty!
Howells hammers it into the back of the net.
Danny Lewis was also booked for his foul on Benson in build up to penalty.
Harriers make two changes. Joe Lolley is replaced by Anthony Malbon. Jack Byrne replaces Kyle Storer.
What a mess. Chey Dunkley's poor back pass puts Danny under pressure. The keeper then fouls Benson and the referee blows for a penalty, which Howells dispenses into bottom right corner.
70 Goal! Howells!
67 Oh dear. A searching ball from Fowler puts Tyler under pressure from Lolley. Gittings pounces on the loose ball and as he finds Gash he is ploughed into by Steve McNulty. Gash shoots over and referee blows for a foul but does give Harriees a free-kick.
65- Johnson delivers a ball from the right but Tyler just blocks Gash at the far post and then runs lit of his box to clear it.
64- Jack Byrne looks poised to come on.
59- Anger here as Callum Gittings collides with an advertising. The midfielder is checked over by the physio and is okay to continue.
58- Gittings delivers a cross which Luton dither over and Lolley volleys at the keeper.
The young striker has ran at Luton's defence at every chance he gets.
55- Great block by Dunkley to block Guttridge's goalbound shot.
The ball had set up the Luton man after coming off the referee.
51- Storer, Dunkley and Gowling put in strong challenges deny Howells and Benson.
50- Callum Gittings has a great diving header to clear Guttrdige's corner away.
49- Harriees forced a corner and after it was defended by Luton, the ball was cleared to Lee Vaughan.
The defender tries a long shot which Tyler takes well.
My apologies folks. Because our website has been down I have been unable to keep you abreast of all the action.
Both teams have tried to play neat passing football but both lack confidence in the final third. Luton have edged game in terms of possession but Joe Lolley has looked very dangerous for home side.
The 20-year-old forced keeper Mark Tyler into a diving save.
At the other end, Danny Lewis denied Andre Gray.
Gray has tried to look dangerous and he created a good chance but put the ball across the face of goal.
Only in Kidderminster http://t.co/0akY0kit5Z— @ianjuckes 31 August 2013
A few minutes ago a sprinkler showered some Harriers fans in the Hire It stand by accident. I suspect Harriers will be picking up a bill for dry cleaning.
It is a big call for boss Steve Burr choose the rookie Lolley but the young lad has looked bright as an impact player and is an unknown quantity for Luton's defence.
Anthony Malbon has not been at his best, despite his corking goal at Nuneaton, but he's the sort of player who relishes matches like this.
My prediction is that Malbon bags the winner when he comes on as a substitute.
Hatters boss John Still has made three changes from the side which drew 0-0 with Cambridge.
Striker Paul Benson makes his debut after joining on loan from Swindon.
Andy Parry and Jake Howells are also chosen, with Mark Cullen ad Shaun Whalley on the bench. Jon Shaw misses put completely.
Luton: Tyler, Smith, McNulty, Howells, Griffiths, Parry, Guttridge, Henry, Benson, Gray, Lacey.
Subs: Wall, Cullen, Justham, Martin, Whalley.
Referee: Kevin Johnson (Somerset)
Harriers boss Steve Burr has made four changes from the side which lost in Nuneaton.
Joe Lolley is handed a first start at the expense of Anthony Malbon, who is dropped to the bench.
Marvin Johnson, Lee Fowler and Callum Gittings are also restored to the side.
Harriers: Lewis, L Vaughan, Gowling, Dunkley, Demetriou, Storer, Fowler, Gittings, Johnson, Lolley, Gash.
Subs: N Vaughan, Bissett, Malbon, Byrne, Jackman.
Good afternoon Harriers fans. It is a lovely afternoon and we've got a clash of the big guns when well-supported Luton visit Fortress Aggborough to play The Carpetmen.
Can Harriers make it three wins in a row at home? Can they end their home hoo do against the boys from Bedfordshire? We will find out in just under two hours' time.
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