LiveHarriers v Macclesfield

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Summary

  • Harriers 2
  • Macclesfield 0
  • Callum Gittings fires Harriers ahead 45 second after kick-off
  • Amari Morgan-Smith bags a second in the 38th
  • HARRIERS will be aiming to deliver Gary Whild's first win as manager when they take on Macclesfield at Aggborough tonight (7.45pm ko)
  • Follow all the action with The Shuttle's live match updates.

9:48pm

It is over! 

Harriers hang on in the end. They were second best as Macc pushed forward but defended very well. 

It may have been scrappy but Gary Whild has his first win as Harriers boss.

9:44pm

93- Harriers are winning the ball in the air and then lumping it forward. 

9:42pm

92- Substitute Johnson is replaced by on-loan Birmingham player Amari'i Bell. 

9:41pm

It is all Maccesfield, Kiddy are sitting back and defendin as if their lives depended on it. It is a risky tactic.

9:40pm

Four minutes of added time.

9:38pm

87- Macc still searching and Whitaker's shot deflects wide for a corner. Harriers keep it out but they are loving dangerously.

9:35pm

Final change for Macc as Jack Mackreth replaces Scott Kay.

9:35pm

Nick Wright replaces Anthony Malbon in the 83rd minute. Can he add a bit of magic late  on?

9:34pm

80- Macclesfield still piling on pressure here but in truth they have not created many chances. Harriers have defended well.

9:26pm

Second change for Macc. Akpo Sodje replaces Chris Holroyd in the 75th minute.

9:25pm

74- It is getting a bit nervous. Demetriou intercepts the ball but gives it straight back but to the opposition. The home fans groan.

9:23pm

Lee Vaughan catches Rowe with a slightly late challenge and is booked for his efforts. 

9:18pm

66- Phew! Callum Gittings makes a superb block to deny Scott Boden from close range.

9:15pm

65- Macc make their first change. Danny Rowe replaces Peter Winn.

9:14pm

Harriers produce a flowing move down doth right and Vaughan burst s into the box bit the ball goes out of play.

9:13pm

A worrying sight as Cieslewicz is on crutches.

9:11pm

60- Corner to Macc but Whitaker's delivery flies through the box.

9:09pm

59- Close! A free-kick from the right is fired in and Gowling flashes a shot into the side netting.

9:05pm

We are eight minutes into the second half and Macclesfield have had the best of the second half. 

Marvin Johnson has played particularly well and he dug or a superb cross which Taylor desperately flawed away.

8:41pm

Well, Harriers made a brilliant start and have looked dangerous thoughtful. But Macclesfield have worked their way back into the game. The next goal is crucial. 

8:39pm

Half-time: Harriers 2, Macclesfeld 1.

8:34pm

Two goals in as many minutes.

First, Johnson makes a superb run down the left and produces a lovely early ball. Morgan-Smith makes a fine supporting run and as keeper Taylor rushes out he applies a cool first time finish in the 38th.

Macclesfield pull one back in the 41st. Scott Boden slides in a cross from the left and Danny Whitaker produces a neat finish.

8:30pm

Goal! Whitaker! 2-1

8:27pm

38- Goal! AMS,

8:23pm

32- Worries for Harriers. At the start of the move Marv Johnson was fouled and lay in a crumpled position on the floor. He comes off for treatment but returns to the fray.

8:21pm

31- How did not score! Amari Morgan-Smith races onto the pass and  from a tight angle he squares to O'Keefe. The ball is cleared to Malbon, who slips the ball to Lee Vaughan. The defender delivers a dangerous low which none of his team mates can quite convert.

8:15pm

25- Josh O'Keefe does brilliantly to win the ball and thread a nice pass to release Malbon on right. He finds Johnson but the winger's pass is intercepted.

8:13pm

24- Harriers have started brilliantly but the game is quite even now, Macc are pushing back.

8:10pm

20- Jackman pushes Chris Holroyd and from the free-kick, Paul Turnbull's free-kick is not too wide but hits side netting.

8:08pm

18- All Harriers at the moment. Danny Jackman sees a free-kick which is too long and goes out of play.

8:02pm

13- Cieslewicz's night is over and he is replaced by Marvin Johnson.

8:01pm

11- Cieslewicz is helped off but returns the fray.

7:59pm

10- Adrian Cieslewicz races goalwards but he needs treatment after colliding with keeper Rhus Taylor.

7:58pm

8- It is like watching Brazil! Mickey Demetriou hits the bar with a thundering shot, while Malbon fires the rebound over the bar.

7:55pm

6- Lovely pass from Amari Morgan-Smith but Adrian Cieslewicz is just offside.

7:51pm

What a goal! Callum Gittings is 25 yards out but he swivels superbly and smashes a lovely dipping effort which flew over the keeper and into the back of the net in the 45th second.

7:50pm

Goal! Gittings!

7:49pm

We are off! 

7:48pm

There is a good atmosphere around the ground, there is a genuine feeling that Harriers are going to win tonight. It is refreshirom hangs from the dark clouds that had been hovering over Aggborough in recent weeks.

7:30pm

Correction here folks. I have suddenly noticed that Kyle Storer is missing and Josh O'Keefe replaces him in midfield. 

Harriers' reliable skipper is suspended after picking up a booking at Wrexham.

7:28pm

Harriers are unchanged from the side which drew 0-0 at Wrexham.

Nick Wright returns to Kiddy on the bench after coming on loan from  Lincoln.

7:22pm

Macclesfield: Taylor, Connor, Andrew, Turnbull, Holroyd, Winn, Boden, Whitaker, Kay, Halls, Pilkington.

Subs: Martin, Mackreth, Williams, Sodje, Rowe.

Referee: Darren Handley (Lancs).

7:18pm

Harriers: Lewis, L Vaughan, Demetriou, Malbon, Grimes, Jackman, Gittings, Morgan-Smith, O'Keefe, Cieslewicz, Gowling.

Subs: N Vaughan, Wright, Johnson, Rowe, Bell.

 

4:50pm

Good afternoon folks. I will be back from 7pm with team news and build-up.

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