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  • Harriers 1
  • Barnet 0
  • Michael Gash fires Harriers ahead in the 60th minute
  • FOLLLOW the action when Harriers entertain Barnet this afternoon (3pm ko) with The Shuttle's live match updates


Phew! Danny Lewis tips over a header from Harry Crawford! 


Phew! Danny Lewis tips over a header from Harry Crawford! 


95 Jupp saves from Johnson and Wright as Harriers look to end strongly.


Six minutes of time added on! 


88- It has been all Harriers and they have been awarded a free-kick 30-yards out. Danny Jackman's delivery was a bit aimless and the ball goes behind for a goal-kick.


Bees' back-up keeper Nick Nick replaces Jon Nurse. Barnet down to ten men.


Barnet keeper Stack is shown a straight red card for cynically catching Johnson in the face! 

The sub had chased a long ball and got the better of the keeper, who was 25-yards away from his own goal. The shot-stopper callously decided to tak out the man.


81- Marvin Johnson replaces Gittings. 


78- Second change for Barnet as Cadogan is replacd by Luke Gamblin.


76- Great defending! Josh Gowling has so far been absolutely brilliant and he blocks two efforts from Cadogan. 


75- First change for Bees as Keanu Marsh-Brown replaces Ahmed Abdulla. 


72- Anthony Malbon races past two defenders onto a high ball and volleys off target. Good running by the forward.


70- Nick Wright replaces Gash, playing his first game in a month. 


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63- Vilhete crosses from the right and Danny Lewis does not take the ball. Luckily, Mengerink slides in but does not make any contact. If he had done that would have been Barnet's leveller.


Great goal. Danny Jackman drives forward in midfield and finds Gittings, who slips it up Gash. The striker was on edge of the box and he lobs a Stack. It could have taken a deflection but it was a well crafted move by hosts.


Goal! Gash!


59- Amari Morgan-Smith sees a shot deflected for a corner. Danny Jackman delivers a good ball and Malbon heads powerfully wide at far post. Much better by home side!


56- Good work by Lee Vaughan on the right. He delivers a low cross which Barnet fail to clear. It comes to Demetriou who smashes a shot over the bar. Wasted opportunity!


54- Jack Byrne replaces Josh O'Keefe. Hopefully he can add something in midfield, it has been pretty poor for Harriers in that department.


53- Flowing attack by away team ends with Vaughan heading a Mengerink cross over his own bar. Harriers then defend resulting corner well. 


52- Jack Byrne is stripping off.


52- Jack Byrne is stripping off.


50- Barnet in control sp far this half. Danny Lewis comfortably collects a low effort from Cadogan.


Chance! Mengerink and Nurse combine to deliver a low ball and Cadogan is presented with a close range finish to fire Barnet ahead but Lee Vaughan makes a good block to deny him.


We are off again! 


That is the break! Harriers have probably edged the games in terms of chances but Barnet have been better in midfield and were in control for long periods. Neither side has done enough to be ahead and Kiddy will have to impose themselves in the second half. I suspect one effort might settle this clash. 


45+2 What a chance! Anthony Malbon does well to squeeze past two defenders on the touch line and race towards goal. He looks as though he may pull ball back but at last minute goes for goal, curling it wide from close range. 


43- Harriers cannot defend a corner and Barnet for a second one. A Barnet player fires ina fine angled shot which Mengerink deflects wide.


42- Lee Vaughan slides in on Jon Nurse on the corner to concede a free-kick. Harriers defend it well.


40- Lee Vaughan delivers a free-kick and Michael Gash loops a header onto the top of the netting. 


38- Malbon holds up the ball well under pressure on the right and passes to an unmarked Demetriou 30-yards out, who smashes an effort over the bar.


33- Barnet earn a free-kick when Gittings tackles Mengerink 25-yards out from Harriers' goal. 

Kieron Cadogan's free-kick was a good one and dipped as it went over the wall, forcing Danny Lewis to tip it away.


27- Josh Gowling is booked for a foul.


30- Barnet are attacking but their defender Gjokaj is down after colliding with O'Keefe. Inevitably, the away side's attack breaks down and there is a great in play while he receives treatment.


27- It is all a bit hit and hope by Kiddy, who seem intent on lumping the ball forward. That could be Barnet have done an okay job passing the ball neatly in Harrers' half.


21- Nice play by Gash. The silky target an gets the ball on the right, turns nimbly and sprays a pass out to the left, which Mickey Demetriou volleys over the bar. 


16- A Barnet player manages to find Mengerink, despite being surrounded by two players near the touchline, but the striker hits a hopeful effort into the side netting.


15- Anthony Malbon heads Cadogan's corner away at near post. Barnet Pplying some pressure now with set pieces.


13- Barnet cause some concern in the home team's box when Kierpn Cadogan's free-kick is not properly cleared. After several attempted clearances, Harry Crawford's effort is blocked.


12- A nice attack by Harriers. Anthony Malbon chases a long ball down the right channel and holds it up. He passes it to Lee Vaughan, who swaps passes with Gash but then tamely shoots at goal and Stack saves easily.


9- Harriers hit Barnet on the break and when keeper Stack rushes rashly out of his area the ball falls to Callum Gittings but the midfielder cannot quite get it under control in time as Barnet's custodian dashes back to hos goal.


5- Free-kick to Barnet in their half after Josh O'Keefe and Barnet's Curtis Weston get all tangled up. Nothing comes of it though.


4- Both teams have had surging attacks that did not come to anything bit it is clear both Harriers and Barnet are up for this.


1- Harriers concede an early corner but Kieron Cadogan's delivery is easily cleared.


It is a perfect day for football. It is bright, with no wind quite warm. The pitch is looking green but still patchy.


It is a perfect day for football. It is bright, with no wind quite warm. The pitch is looking green but still patchy.


We're off!


Barnet have made five changes from the side which lost to Gateshead. Former Arsenal goalkeeper Graham Stack is preferred ahead of Nick Jupp.

Harry Crawford, Marciano Mengerink, Jon Nurse, and Valenton Gjokaj are all drafted in, with Keanu Marsh-Brown, Daniel Lopez, Jack Saville and Charloe Adams missing out.


It is a big game for Harriers, who have yet to defeat any of the top five sides this season. They face a Barnet side who are in the final play-off spot.

The removal of Dutch legend Edgar Davids and his replacement by England C team boss Paul Fairclough yielded fantastic results as Barnet won four games in a row. But successive losses against Woking and Gateshead has stalled the Bees' good run.

New Kiddy boss Gary Whild has made a solid start with four points from a possible six. Victory this afternoon would definitely enhance their slim play-off credentials.


Barnet: Stack, Yiadom, Weston, Crawford, Abdulla, Cadogan, Mengerink, Vilhete, Nurse, Stephens, Gjokaj

Subs: Johnson, Marsh-Brown, Gamblin, Jupp, Warren.


Harriers are boosted by the return of top scorer Michael Gash after he recovered from his hamstring injury. With Adrian Cieslewicz still injured following his knock against Macclesfield, he will partner Anthony Malbon and Amari Morgan-Smith up front. 


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

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


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