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Summary

  • Salisbury 0
  • Harriers 1
  • Callum Gittings puts Harriers ahead in the 35th minute
  • HARRIERS will be aiming to end their 11 game wait for an away win in the Skrill Premier when they take on Salisbury City today (3pm ko).
  • Follow all the action with The Shuttle's live match updates.

5:13pm

It is over! Harriers were a minute away from their first away win since Ocotber. It had been a frustrating end to the game for Gary Whild's boys.

5:11pm

During the melee, Angus MacDonald was also sent off. 

4:55pm

Harriers force a corner but Grimes cannot get enough contact to the ball. 

4:54pm

95- Sherringham steps up and slams ball down the middle. Lewis had dived to his left but City make it 1-1!

4:53pm

92- Chaos in Harriers' box! A City player looks as though he heads wide but the referee blows for a penalty. Clearly they felt someone had got a hand to it.

Harriers' players are furious and Kyle Storer is sent off! 

4:50pm

Five minutes of time added on.

4:50pm

Five minutes of time added on.

4:50pm

Five minutes of time added on.

4:48pm

Salisbury are really applying some pressure now and Jackman is by the halfway line. He comes off the pitch and clearly cannot go on.

Amari Morgan-Smith has slotted into midfield. Harriers have to hold on now. 

4:46pm

But no! Jackman is ready to return to the action. He is walking a little gingerly though.

4:45pm

Jackman limps off with the help of physio Gavin Crowe. Not sure if he will be able to play on.

4:43pm

Harriers' coaching team discuss what to do next and the stretcher finally arrives.

Harriees have made all three substitutions so would be down to ten men.

4:42pm

81- Problem here as Danny Jackman is receiving treatment in City's area after receiving a whack.

4:38pm

79- Final change for Harriers as Nick Wright replaces Anthony Malbon, who has worked very hard again.

4:38pm

78- Grimes fouls Fitchett on the left. Elliott Frear's free-kick is easy for Lewis to take.

4:36pm

77- Free-kick to Harriers are White fouls Jackman near centre circle.

4:35pm

76- O'Keefe tries to play in AMS but a defender intercepts the pass. Harriers finally pushing into City's half.

4:34pm

Second change for Harriers as Danny Jackman come on for Jack Byrne in the 75th minute.

4:32pm

Change for City strokes key James White replaces Ryan Brett.

4:31pm

Salisbury are applying a lot of pressure now and Harriers are penned in. So far they have just about kept out a host of free kicks and corners but some how they have to push out.

4:30pm

Salisbury have been applying some pressure but so far Harriers have defended well. Lewis comfortably saved a Dan Fitchett effort a few moments ago.

4:30pm

Salisbury have been applying some pressure but so far Harriers have defended well. Lewis comfortably saved a Dan Fitchett effort a few moments ago.

4:18pm

58- First change for Kiddy as Josh O'Keefe replaces Gittings.

4:14pm

Harriers went into half-time 1-0 up. Salisbury have had a fair bit of pressure and Danny Lewis did well to get to Kamdjo's close range header. 

4:13pm

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3:43pm

I have to say Amari'i Bell has made a very good start here. He has defended solidly and made no mistakes. Haven't seem job of him going forward but he is doing very well so far and has kept a close on Clovus Kamdjo.

3:38pm

At this stage, Harriers have moved three places up to seventh. There is a long way to go though.

3:37pm

Great finish! Gash heads Danny Lewis's long ball into the path of the unmarked midfielder, who 20-yards out lasts a fantastic effort into bottom left corner.

3:35pm

Goal! Gittings!

3:34pm

33- So far both sides have worked hard to try and create chances but there has been little in terms of chances. Sherringham's effort over the bar has been the clearest.

3:32pm

31- Callum Gittings tries to take down the ball by raising his foot high and Theo Lewis can't help but run into it.  A complete accident but the Harrieers man is booked.

3:31pm

30- Free-kick to hosts but MacDonald's effort hits the wall.

3:30pm

27- Another corner for Harriers but the same result as Storer's delivery is cleared.

3:27pm

24- A Harriers shot forces a corner and Bittner spills Storer's delivery.

Harriers force a second successive set piece but Storer's cross is headed away.

3:25pm

23- Chance for Harriers! Amari Morgan-Smith chases down a long ball and as keeper James Bittner races out, the strike can't quite make the killer touch. He leaps over the stopper but off balance and on a tight angle he fires across the face of goal.

3:22pm

20- Salisbuy applying some pressure now. Sheringham is played in by a low ball from the left but he is closed down by Grimes and Demetriou.

3:20pm

19- Byrne catches Fitchett to concede a free-kick 25-yards out. 

Angus McDonald's effort hits the wall.

3:18pm

17- Lee Vaughan wins a corner.

Callum Gittings takes it but his cross was headed away by a home defender.

3:17pm

16- City's Ryan Brett powers forward and goes for goal from distance but Danny Lewis has it covered and takes it comfortably.

3:14pm

13- Storer rebukes himself after he tries an ambitious curling pass that goes out of play for a goal kick.

3:13pm

12- Amari'i Bell does well to track back and get between Dan Fitchett and the ball as he springs the off side trap and traces goalwards.

3:11pm

10- good work by Malbon on the right, he refuses to loses the ball, holds off his marker and delivers a cross. Gash just gets underneath it and heads over. Not an easy chance but demonstrates Harriers' determination.

3:10pm

9- Miss! Charlie Sherringham fires over the bar from 15 yards after being teed up nicely by Clovis Kamdjo.

3:09pm

8- So far Harriers have looked quite bright when they have got the ball. 

3:08pm

7- Theo Lewis wins the ball off Byrne and sprays a pass forward but the flag goes up for offside.

3:07pm

After six minutes of watching from the stands, Harris marches out of the press box muttering to himself. 

3:06pm

5- Nice little move. Gash heads a Bell long ball into Byrne's path and  he back heels  it to Malbon, who fires a shot at keeper Bittner.

3:05pm

4- Lee Vaughan makes a raid down the right and wins a corner. 

Kyle Storer slips as he takes it and the ball is huge and wide. The home fans cheer as Harriers' skipper falls on his bum.

3:02pm

City boss Mikey Harris is watching the game to the Kiddy press's right. B interesting to see his reactions.

3:01pm

We are off! 

2:58pm

Both sets of players walk out to rapturous applause.

2:53pm

While Demetriou and Grimes are playing together for the first time in central defence both have played well when called upon as centre backs. They are up against a Salisbury side who have scored one goal in six games.

2:44pm

Salisbury have made several changes from the side which lost against Cambridge. In comes Dan Fichett, Theo Lewis and Frear.

Stuart and Robbie Sinclair and Jamie White miss out.

2:35pm

Salisbury: Bittner, Brett, Clarke, Wilson, Lewis, Frear, Kamdjo, Fitchett, MacDonald, Amankwaah, Sheringham.

Subs: McPhee, White, Flint, George.

2:32pm

Defender Josh Gowling misses out because of a muscle strain issue in his stomach. With Chey Dunkley still recovering from his knee surgery it means Mickey Demetriou will switch from left-back to centre back to partner Jamie Grimes.

But there is good news as Kyle Storer returns from his four match absence to play in midfield.

2:24pm

Harriers: Lewis, L Vaughan, Demetriou, Storer, Byrne, Gash, Malbon, Grimes, Gittings, Morgan-Smith, Bell.

Subs: Blissett, Wright, Jackman, N Vaughan, O'Keefe.

2:12pm

Harriers will want to end a run of away games in the Conference without a win that stretches back to October. 

Salisbury boast a very good home record with just three losses all season in the league. But they have just one win in eight games and  lost 3-0 at home to Cambridge on Wednesday night.

2:10pm

Once again prospective promotion chasers play each other. Braintree, who leapt from 11th to fifth with a win over Welling on Thursday, are at Gateshead and Nuneaton tackle Alfreton.

So it is imperative that Harriers extend Gary Whild's unbeaten record to sixth games.

2:07pm

Harriers have slipped to tenth in the Skrill Premier after a week where many of their rivals for the play-offs have played each other. The bottom line is Kidderminster are two points off fifth-place.

2:04pm

I have arrived at Salisbury. It is a lovely sunny day with a cool breeze blowing through the Raymond McEnhill Stadium. Note am news yet but I am sure it won't be too long away.

11:06am

Good morning Harriers fans. Harriers aim to get back on track at Salisbury this afternoon. I will be back with build-up, team news and  the action from 2pm.

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