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  • Halifax 1
  • Harriers 1
  • Josh Wilson fired Halifax ahead in the first minute
  • Nathan Blissett heads home leveller for Kidderminster in the 30th
  • HARRIERS end the Skrill Premier 2013-14 campaign at Halifax this afternoon (5.30pm ko)
  • Follow the final day action with The Shuttle's live match updates


It is over! Harriers finish the Skrill Premier in seventh, five points off the play-off spots. It has been a strange season, with the highs of the FA Cup run but the lows of Steve Burr's departure and Andy Thorn's reign.

Thanks for following my live updates, I hope you have enjoyed them. Hopefully, I will be back to chart the ups and downs next season in the Conference Premier.


Relegation update: Hereford are 2-1 up at Aldershot and Chester are drawing with Salisbury. Bulls out of the drop zone, Burr's boys back in.


Break in play as Halifax's Wilson is having treatment. He is then stretchered off.


84- Cieslewicz replaces AMS.


Looks as though Adrian Cieslewicz is about to come on.


Halifax are making a late push for a winner. Wilson sees a free-kick fly high over the bar.


Final change for Halifax as Paul Marshall is on for Lois Maynard.


76- Two changes for Harriers. Aman Verma and Kyle Storer are replaced by Callum Gittings and Josh O'Keefe.


75- Chance! Marc Roberts makes a late run to far post and slides in but fires wide from a Wilson free-kick.


75- Lee Vaughan booked for a foul.


72- Verman makes a nice run into the box and force a corner. Bell's delivery is headed away.


70- The ball breaks to Lee Vaughan 20-yards out and he fires ina low effort which Senior takes ccomfortably.


Relegation battle update: Chester are 2–1 up against Salisbury, so move out of the bottom four. That means Hereford, who are beating Aldershot 1-0,  are back in the drop zone.


65- Secnd change for Halifax. Dominic Marie's replaces Scott McManus.


63- Halifax struggle to clear a free-kick and eventually AMS sees an effort fly just over the bar. Harriers having a very good spell.


60- Close! The second half is quite exciting. This time, Adam Smith sees a lovely curling effort fly just wide.


58- What a miss! Nathan Blissett cuts in menacingly from the left and tees up AMS. The strike just has to find the back of the net but fires over the bar from 12-yards! 


56-Save! Danny Lewis does really well to tip Wilson's chipped effort onto the upright. Luckily for Harriers, the ball ricocheted away.


53- Save! Senior denies Harriers ahead. This time pushing a firm low drive from Bell behind for a corner. Kidderminster looking extremely bright at the start of the second half.


51- Save! Senior does well to tip over a great volley from Blissett after good work by Verma.


An update on the relegation battle: Hereford are leading 1-0 at Aldershot and Chester are being held 1–1 by Salsibury. The Bulls are out of the bottom four, with Chester back on trouble.


Halifax make a change at the start of the first half. Keeper Phil Senior replaces Matt Glennon. That is a precaution ahead of the play-off games.


That is the break. Harriers have done well to get back into game after shock of falling behind early on. 

The game has a an end of season feeling to it. Halifax's players don't want to get injured or sent off ahead of play-offs and Harriers have nothing but pride to play for.


Are some treatment, the winger is okay to continue.


45- The home fans whistle the referee after Adam Smith had landed awkwardly trying to win an aerial ball.


44- Dunkley rises at the far post to meet a free-kick but heads over the bar.


41- Matty Pearson is booked for moaning to the referee.


40- Danny Lewis does well to get both hands behind a strong 20-yard effort from Matty Pearson. Scott Spencer smashes the follow up wide.


40- Blossett tries to release AMS with a forward pass but it is too long.


39- Free-kick to Harriers but Jamie Grimes smacks it from Harriers half behind for a Halifax goal-kick.


Harriers back on track. Lee Vagusbn delivers a good ball from the right and Nathan Blissett rises highest to head over Glennon on the half hour mark.


Goal! Blissett! 1-1


28- Chey Dunkley quickly clears as McManus tries to control Wilson's header to him. 


26- It has been quite quiet for the last few minutes. Halifax are seeing more of the ball but Harriers are coping.


At the bottom of the table, Hereford's relegation woes increased as Chester have gone 1-0 up against Southport. Chester are managed by former Reds boss Steve Burr.


20- Scott McManus spanks in a shot from distance but the goal is not given because the referee had already blow pen for a Kiddy free-kick after Simon Ainge had fouled Lee Vaughan.


18- Chey Dunkley makes a vital block, stretching a leg high in the air to intercept Lois Maynard's shot as Scott McManus was about to make a dangerous run.


16- Kidderminster looking more purposeful going forward. But Aman Verma shoots wide. 


15- Save! The ball breaks to Bell on the left, who fiercest in a shot and forces  Matt Glennon to make a sprawling save.


13- AMS fires in the ball into the back of the net but the assistant ref had flagged for offside. Nice passing by Amari' Bell and Blissett.


12- Harriers trying to go forward after the shock of conceding so quickly. Nathan Blissett is offside trying to get to Lee Vaughan's cross field pass.


9- Corner to Harriers, won by Blissett.  Played short to Lee Vaughan but his ball is headed away.


It looks as though Harriers are playing 4-4-2, with Verma trying to support Amari Morgan-Smith and Nathan Blissett.


3- Scott Spencer races onto a nice pass from Wilson but Danny rushes out to collect.


Harriers caught napping and winger Adam Smih delivers a cross from the right and Wilaon heads home at the far post.


Goal! Wilson! Harriees trailing 1-0 after a minute.


Here we go!


The teams prepare to kick-off. 


So, both teams without their top-scorers. Gash has scored 14-goals for the Reds, while 30-goal hitman Lee Gregory is kept on the bench ahead of Halifax's play-off matches.


There are three changes for Halifax, who can finish third if they win and Grimsby slip up. James Bolton, Lee Gregory and Paul Marshall miss out. Josh Wilson, Adam Smith and Simon Ainge start.


Halifax: Glennon, C Smith, McManus, Ainge, Roberts, Spencer, A Smith, Pearson, Maynard, Lowe, Wilson.

Subs: Senior, Gregory, Marshall, Crowther, Marie.

Referee: Chris Kavanagah.


Two changes for Harriers. Gash (hamstring) is injured and Callum Gittings is on the bench. Kyle Storer and Aman Verma come in. It looks as though Amari'i Bell will play a more forward role.


Harriers: Lewis, L Vaughan, Demetriou, Storer, Dunkley, Byrne, Blissett, Grimes, Verma, Morgan-Smith, Bell.

Subs: Gittings, Williams, N Vaughan, O'Keefe, Cieslewicz.


Torquay's battle to avoid relegation failed, despite beating Mansfield 3-1 today, as they finish bottom of League Two.

Wycombe were beaten 2-1 by Bristol Rovers in a crucial battle. They are second from bottom and with one game left, it is either them, Bristol or Northampton who will be in the Football Conference next season.


We are still waiting for team sheets here at the Shay Stadium but it looks as though Michael Gash (hamstring) won't have recovered in time. 


Well, it is the end of a frankly disappointing season for Harriers. The sense of optimism that enveloped Aggborough in August was destroyed by the mid-season madness which gripped the club. 

But there was some good news this week as Gary Whild was given the job as manager for next season on a rolling one-year deal. Steve Burr's former assistant picked up a team which seemed demoralised and destined for mid-table after Andy Thorn's disastrous tenure.

Whild has lost just one game in 12 matches and will be hoping Kidderminster make it four wins out of five this evening.

Meanwhile, Halifax have enjoyed a brilliant season. The newly-promoted Shaymen have already booked a place in the play-offs. It will be interesting to see what sort of team Neil Aspin puts out.


Hello Harriers fans! I am online. Sorry about the delay. There is no sign of team news yet but hopefully it won't be too long.


Good afternoon folks. I will be online from 4.30pm with all the build-up.


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