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  • Lincoln 2
  • Harriers 0
  • Ben Tomlinson scores a goal in each half for Lincoln
  • HARRIERS take on Lincoln City at Sincil Bank this afternoon (3pm ko). Follow all the action with The Shuttle's live match updates.


That is it! Harriers did not do enough to win this game. The big difference as finishing, Ben Tomlinson had two chances and put them away. In contrast, Harriers saw more of the ball in the second period but struggled to really create much. Harriers have also not won away in the league for eight games, a record hurting their play-off hopes.


The attendance is 2012 with 145 very noisy Harriers fans.


Harriers pumping balls into the box as they push for a lifeline. 

Kyle Storer slams a 25-yard low shot wide.


85- Free-kick to Harriers as Johnson is fouled by Nat Brown.

A good free-kick is headed away.


Good finish from Tomlinson was fired home smartly after good work by Delano Sam-Yorke.


Goal! Tomlison! Harriers trail 2-0


77- Jake Sheridan must about avoids some challenges and curls an ambitious shot wide. We've not had much action in terms of goal attempts this half.


74- The Harriers fans are really noisy, even more than usual, spurred on by some enthusiastic drumming. 


73- Corner to Lincoln.

Lee Vaughan heads ball away.


Argentinian Santiago Aloi is summoned from warming up to get ready to come on. 

He replaces Jack Byrne in the 70th minute.


Todd Jordan catches Lee Vaugham with a late challenge and is shown a yellow card. 


Harriers do make a change but Freddie Ladapo replaces Gittings in the 58th minute.


Somehow Vaughan escapes with a yellow card. I am not sure what provoked the defender into lashing out but he is lucky to be on pitch. If I was Thorn I would get him off. 


Lee Vaughan gets involved in an altercation with Imps assistant boss Grant Brown! The defender went to take a throw by the Imps dug out and seemed to just lose his temper and force the coach to the floor.


52- Harriers trying to apply some pressure. A long throw in forces a corner. Storer's delivery is headed away at near post.


Close! Townsend tips over a Dunkely header from a Demetriou throw on! 


Close! Townsend tips over a Dunkely header from a Demetriou throw on! 


Second half is under way.


That is half-time. Harriers go into the break trailing having not really tested the rookie keeper Lincoln are fielding. The hosts have had more of the ball so Harriers need to take back the initiative in the second half.


A worry here as AMS is injured. 

The hitman is okay to return to the fray.


44- Well done Dunkley, who stays strong as Delano Sam Yorke runs at him with with pace and shepherds him wide for a corner, which Harriers do not concede from.


43- Harriers break effectively and Gittings slips the ball to Johnson on the left. The winger tries for goal 20 yards out and his low effort is saved well by Townsend.


41- AMS has a shot. He races onto Byrne's flick and fires in a right-footed shot from a tight angle but Townsend saves with his legs. 


39 Corner to Harriers. Delano Sam Yorke blocks Storer's delivery at near post.


39 Corner to Harriers. Delano Sam Yorke blocks Storer's delivery at near post.


38- A scare for Harriers as Alan Power fails to connect with a strong bit dangerous cross from the left.


37- Dunkley heads a throw in behind for a Lincoln corner. Demetriou heads away at near post. Lincoln keep ball alive but Delano Sam-Yorke fires over the bar.


35- Ambitious play by Harriers as Lee Vaughan picks out Johnson on the left but the winger is offside.


Delay in play as Callum Gittings needs treatment. The midfielder walks gingerly to touch line but returns to the action.


In the meantime, Harriers nearly score. Another good free-kick by Storer is met by the Josh Gowling but his header loops a fraction over.


29- Great block by Storer! Delano Sam-Yorke races onto a header on the left and pulls the ball back to Tomlison but Harriers' skipper puts his body on the line to deny him.


At the moment, Lincoln are just imposing their physicality on Harriers and conceding fouls as a result.


Lincoln hit back with two corners in a row, which Harriers survive. 


Harriers win the first corner of game. Storwr sends in a decent ball and after the ball ricochets odd a defender, AMS dives in with a thumping header which crashes off the bar but not over the line. The Imps survive after an big scramble.


Jake Sheridan is booked for Lincoln.


Too easy. Delano Sam Yorke wins the ball off Callum Gittings, drives down the right to the line and a low ball a Ross the box , which top scorer Ben Tomlinspn hammers home at fat post for goal number 16.


Goal! Tomlinson! 


18- Marvin Johnson goes for goal 20-yards out with a low skidding effort but once again it is not hard or accurate enough to test Townsend. 


16- Charlee Adams tries an ambitious 30-yard effort which dips down and is off target.


15- Chey Dunkley fouls Sam Delano Yorke 25 yards out. The ball is pumped into box but Harriers deal with it.


14- Save! Nathan Vaughan does well to deny Jake Sheridan with a point blank save after a scramble in Harriers' six yard box. 


12- AMS is fouled and Storer steps up to take FK on the left. The ball is headed away and despite Harriers getting it back they give it away and Lincoln drove forward.


So a set back for Harriers but AMS is a good replacement playing doesn't he centre of a front three for the Carpetmen.


Harrierss are forced into an early change as Gash is replaced by Amari Morgan-Smith.

Harriers' top-scorer looks as though he has injured his hamstring. 


9 Sean Newton tries a low 20-yard shot but it is very wide.


9- Kyle Storer tackles Todd Jordan and the whistle blows for a foul. Harriees skipper moans to referee and is booked as a result.


A Kyle Storer swings in dangerously and is punched in ineffectively away by Lincoln's rookie keeper but the whistle blows for a Harriers offside.


4- Marvin Johnson spins in the box but his shot is take and straight at Townsend.


4- Mickey Demetriou is pushing forward from left-back, Harrieesntryingto take game to Imps.


3- Nathan Vaughan gets his first touch, confidently taking a long throw in by his near post. 


2- Harriers attack but the flag goes up as Mike Gash iis slightly off side.


We are off! 


A note on the weather, it is dry but pretty windy. Not quite in the same scale as Gateshead two weeks ago but it may well have an effect on the game. 


Of course, Harriers have recorded a fine win at Peterborough in the FA Cup and played well at Sunderland, but have not been able to produce those away performances in the Conference. 


Harriers have not a game away in the Skrill Premier since Southport in October. Can they end a sequence if seven games in the League without a win this afternoon? 

Lincoln's home form is solid with seven wins, four draws and five losses, so this is a chance for Kidderminster to end their poor away form.


Also, Chey Dunkley also makes his first start under Thorn's regime. The gifted centre back was arguably Harriers' best player up until December. That will no doubt see Mickey Demetriou switch from CB to LB. 



Just to mention, that Josh O'Keefe makes his first start for Harriers since joining from Hereford. The big name missing is Danny Jackman, who had been playing well at left-back.


On-loan Birmingham City keeper Nick Townsend debuts for the Imps. He is in for first choice, Paul Farman, who injured a knee against Hyde last week.


Lincoln: Townsend, Miller, Brown, Audel, Newton, Jordan, Adams, Power, Sheridan, Tomlinson, Sam-Yorke.

Subs: Rowe, Gray, Robinson, Nolan, Preece. 
Referee: Ben Toner.


Harriees press officer Matt Wall confirms Danny Lewis has a virus, so is only only the bench as a precaution.


Interestingly, the word is that Lewis has a virus but has been included on the bench. Lewis was deemed at fault for the freak goal Gateshead conceded at Gateshead two weeks ago. Perhaps Andy Thorn wants to assess his other keeper Nathan Vaughan.


Harriers: N Vaughan, L Vaughan, Demetriou, Gowling, Dunkley, Storer, Byrne, Gittings, O'Keefe, Gash, Johnson.

Subs: Grimes, Morgan-Smith, Ladapo, Alo, Lewis. 


Surprising team news here as keeper Danny Lewis misses out because of a virus and is replaced by Nathan Vaughan.


Good afternoon Harriers fans! Welcome to The Shuttle's live match updates.


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