LiveHarriers v Braintree

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Summary

  • Harriers 2
  • Braintree 2
  • Matt Paine fires Braintree ahead in the 53rd minute
  • Dan Holman bags away side's second in the 67th minute
  • Amari Morgan-Smith pulls one back for Harriers in the 78th and then levels in the 82nd
  • FOLLOW all the action as Harriers look to end their run of four Skrill Premier games without a win at home to Braintree, with The Shuttle's live match updates (3pm ko).

4:56pm

It is over! Well, Harriers avoid the worst case scenario of an embarrassing defeat thanks to the impact of Amari Morgan-Smith. The striker genuinely looked determined to take the game by the scruff of the neck. 

A draw takes some pressure of Andy Thorn, who received a fair bit of abuse from the home support. It was his decision to throw on AMS so a good decision. 

4:52pm

Braintree have a chance late on as James Mulley leads a counter and Dan Sparks fires over the bar.

4:47pm

It is all Harriers now. They scent a win and what a difference to the mood if that happens.

4:47pm

44- Harriers going for it. Amari Morgan Smith delivers a cross and as keeper Hamman comes out inexplicably Gowling loops a header goalwards only to see it crash off the bar! 

4:46pm

The impact of AMS may well not just save his game but could it save Harriers' season? If they can bag a winner today then there low confidence will certainly be improved.

4:41pm

AMS pounces on a blocked clearance and smashes a first time low effort into the back of the net.

4:40pm

Goal! AMS! 2-2!

4:40pm

Ryan Rowe makes his first appearance since returning from Stourbridge when he replaces Cieslewicz.

4:38pm

AMS  collects a free-kick, makes some space and slots a right footed shot into the back of the net. Is the fight back on?

4:36pm

Goal! Amari Morgan-Smith! Harriers 1, Braintree 2

4:29pm

Second change for Harriers as Aloi is replaced by Jack Byrne.

4:29pm

71- Chance! Danny Jackman crosses from the right and O'Keefe flashes a header wide.

4:27pm

Dan Holman makes an immediate impact as he applies a lovely first time finish to Mensar's pull back to score at near post. Expect a huge roar of disapproval by home fans at the end. 

4:25pm

Goal! Holman! Harriers trailing 2-0

4:24pm

Substitution for Braintree as Substitute Dan Holman replaces Marks.

4:17pm

When Braintree scored a Harriers flashed up a board demanding someone at Harriers be sacked.

4:16pm

Andy Thorn makes his first change as Amari Morgan-Smith replaces Freddie Ladapo.

4:13pm

Harriers fans are not happy and the chants of Steve Burr's name is now even louder.

4:13pm

55- Kyle Storer sees a free-kick deflect off the ball and fly over the bade. No corner is given when it should have been.

4:12pm

Oh dear! Vaughan flaps at a corner from Mensar and Matt Paine hammers home the ball into back of the net.

4:11pm

Goal! Paine! Harriers losing 1-0.

4:08pm

48- A section of Harriers fans start singing 'there's only one Steve Burr', that won't go down well with Harriers hierarchy who sacked him. 

4:05pm

Cieslewicz is fouled on the edge of the box but Demetriou's free-kick flies wide.

3:49pm

45+1 Harriers come slightly alive just before the break. Danny Jackman makes a good run into the box and flashes a good cross in the box, which crashes behind off a defender. But referee blows for half-time.

3:45pm

42- Santiago Aloi is looking quite good. He turns on left side of thr box and flashes a shot across the face of goal.

3:43pm

40- Mensar is a tricky customer and he forces Storer into conceded a corner. 

Chance! Davis's corner flicks off a Harriers player at the near post and Dean Wells heads goalwards but Josh O'Keefe clears off the line.

3:40pm

39- Free-kick to Harriers as Jackman is fouled by James Mulley.

Jackman's free-kick is a bit pacey and is headed well wide by Storer. Not really a chance.

3:39pm

37- Josh Gowling is a class act and he strides put of defence to win the ball back. 

3:38pm

36- Home fans are getting frustrated as Braintree push forward. The away side are direct and using a long ball to good effect.

3:33pm

31- Harriers have been devoid of width on the left but Mickey Demetriou races Ito a good position and shanks a cross high and wide. Home side have seen a lot of the ball but have created very little.

3:31pm

29- Braintree are really back in this game and have win another corner. Kenny Davis delivers the ball and a Braintree man falls to ground after running into Gowling.

3:29pm

28- Harriers attack but Aloi shoots a speculative effort over.

3:28pm

26- Whoops! Sean Marks steals in and fires a shot which Gowling clears.

Nathan Vaughan keeps the scores level from the corner, saving A Braintree players's volley.

3:26pm

24- Braintree are having a small spell in Harriers' half and they force a corner. 

Nathan Vaughan does well to punch Mensar's corner away and Alan Massey thumps a hopeful effort over the bar! 

3:22pm

22- Harriers win their first corner when Aloi's shot deflects behind.

Storer's delivery is very good and Josh O'Keefe flashes a header wide.

3:15pm

14- A good move does not come to fruition. Danny Jackman slides in a lovely pass on the right but Cieslewicz checks his run instead of keeping going.

3:13pm

13- Harriers are on top at the moment with plenty of the ball but they have yet to really rest Braintree keeper Nick Hamman. At the other end, Bernard Mensar's pace is posing a minor threat.

3:12pm

12- Anthony Malbon goes down a bit too easily under pressure from Dean Wells in defence, there is no penalty. 

3:10pm

8- Harriers have a slice of luck when Ladapo fouls a Braintree player but Harriees are awarded a free-kick. 

Storer's free-kick is won by Ladapo but Braintree eventually clear it.

3:07pm

7- Harriers are seeing more of the all but Sean Marks collects Nernard Mensar's header and fies a shot which keeper Nathan Vaughan collects comfortably.

3:06pm

Braintree may well flag as the game goes on as they have not played in the league since January 11, with the terrible weather playing havoc.

3:06pm

Braintree may well flag as the game goes on as they have not played in the league since January 11, with the terrible weather playing havoc.

3:03pm

2- Lovely bit of skill by Aloi, who wriggles past two defenders after a lovely nutmeg to win a corner. Braintree defend set piece.

3:00pm

With just one win in the Skrill Premier in 2014, Harriers are in desperate need of a win to pep up their promotion hopes.

2:51pm

So, Thorn has made big changes to try and find a winning formula. Fans will be delighted to see Anthony Malbon start. 

2:42pm

Braintree: Hamman, Peters, Habergham, Paine, Davis, Marks, Massey, Mensar, Wells, Mulley, Laurent..

Subs: McDonald, Long, Holman, Sparks, Daley.

2:40pm

Harriers boss Andy Thorn makes five changes from the side which lost at Lincoln.

Santiago Aloi is handed his first start for Harriers, while fellow Thorn signings Adrian Cielsewicz, Freddie Ladapo and Josh O'Keefe all start.

Striker Anthony Malbon is also recalled for the first time since Dartford on January 21.

Lee Vaughan is suspended, Callum Gittings and Michael Gash are both injured. Marvin Johnson is out of the squad and Jack Byrne is bench.

2:32pm

Harriers: N Vaughan, Demetriou, Storer, Dunkley, Malbon, Jackman, Ladapo, O'Keefe, Cieslewicz, Aloi, Gowling.

Subs: Lewis, Byrne, Rowe, Morgan-Smith, Grimes.

12:36pm

Good afternoon Harriers fans! I will be online from 2pm with all the build-up to today's vital clash.

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