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Summary

  • Harriers 1
  • Dartford 0
  • Kyle Storer fires Harriers ahead in 42nd minute
  • HARRIERS take on Dartford at home this afternoon in the Vanarama Conference (3pm ko). For all the action, follow The Shuttle's live match updates.

4:54pm

That is it! Harriers hold on. It was fairly comfortable but at 1-0 the win was always in doubt. But once again they demonstrated their defensive quality. 

Seven points after the first three games is Kidderminster's is their best start since the 1990-91 season.

4:52pm

94- Chance for Dartford but Tom Bradbrook heads wide from a long throw on.

4:50pm

92- Gittings is shot happy. He clears a ball from the half way line but it is only wide of Dartford's goal. 

4:49pm

91- callum Gittings goes for goal from distance but it is off target. 

4:48pm

Four minutes added time.

4:48pm

89- Dunkley clears the free-kick but as Gittings tried to lead a counter he fouls a Dartford player.

The resulting free-kick sees Harriers concede a corner but Grimes heads to safety.

4:46pm

4:46pm

83- Aman Verma gets books for fouling Adam Green.

4:45pm

87- Good pressuring by Craig Reid sees Brown clear to Gittings 30-yards out but the midfielder's effort flies wide.

4:43pm

Today's attendance is 1626 with 61 away fans.

4:43pm

85- Marvin Johnson comes off to appreciative applause and is replaced by Callum Gittings.

4:37pm

76- Michael Gash goes down in the box and tried to claim a penalty after bumping into Ryan Harris but the referee is not having it.

4:35pm

76- Is Craig Reid the unluckiest person on the pitch? He thinks he has scored but it is ruled out for offside.

4:34pm

75- Dartford are pushing. From a corner, Danny Lewis has to be strong to pinch the ball with an away player attacking it.

4:32pm

74- Second Kiddy change as Michael Gash replaces Blissett.

4:31pm

Dartford change. Danny Harris races Luke Daley.

4:31pm

73- Michael Gash is about to come on for Kiddy.

4:30pm

Grimes is playing in midfield, it looks as though he is there just to add some extra defensive protection. 

4:28pm

70- Jamie Grimes is replacing Jack Byrne. 

4:26pm

69- It looks as though Jamie Grimes is about to come on.

4:23pm

65- Adam Green sees a speculative long range effort fly off target.

4:22pm

63- Two changes for Dartford. Off come Harry Crawford and Peter Sweeny for Tom Bradbrook and Ryan Hayes respectively.

4:16pm

58- Chance! Johnson crosses and Blissett flicks a header onto the bar. Harriers are all over Dartford.

4:13pm

54- Johnson is causing havoc down the left for Harriers. He cuts in the the flank, going past Nathan Collier, and tees up the ball for Blissett, but Mat Mitchell-King makes a desperate interception at the near post.

4:10pm

52- Nicholson delivers a superb cross from the left, full of bend and pace. Blissett attacks it at the far post but he heads wide.

4:09pm

4:09pm

51- Harriers piling the pressure on Dartford. Johnson sees a cross taken by Dart's keeper.

4:08pm

48- Close! Blissett holds up the ball well and slips in Reid, who fires in a left-footed shot that Brown gets a hand to. The ball creeps across the face of goal but a Harriers player cannot get to it in time.

4:03pm

Second half is underway!

3:49pm

That is the break. Harriers have been well with their lead and if not for the efforts of Darts keeper Jason Brown, it would have been by more. Kidderminster started well but in final 15 minutes were sitting back and hitting the visitors on the break.

Dartford have done well at times and have posed a threat, so the hosts could do with a second goal. 

3:45pm

45- Chance! From a corner Chey Dunkley heads just wide.

3:43pm

Kyle Storer is teed up by Johnson and Harriers' club captain lashes in a low 20-yard effort which finally gets the better of Jason Brown.

3:41pm

Goal! Storer! Harriers 1-0 up! 

3:41pm

38- The last five minutes have been scrappy. Harriers have been pushed back and have been trying to hit them on the break.

3:34pm

33-Save! Jack Byrne makes a good run to get in behind the defence and just gets a touch but Brown saves with his legs brilliantly.

3:31pm

30- Phew! Harriers survive a scare. From a corner, a far post shot hits Hodgkiss, who was on the line.

3:30pm

29- Dartford earn their first corner but Harriers have defended well.

3:28pm

27- A great run down the left by Johnson. He delivers a cross and Byrne leaps but heads over. 

3:26pm

26- More Kiddy pressure. A cross from Johnson is headed away.

3:22pm

21- After weathering the storm, Dartford have come into the game a little more. They have yet to pose a threat but they are getting forward. 

3:15pm

Harriers are in complete control but can they turn dominance into goals?

3:14pm

Goal disallowed! Jason Brown, who has made three appearances for Wales, gets a hand to Storer's shot. Blissett sees an effort blocked and Reid fires home at the post but the flag is up for offside.

3:11pm

10- Close! Lovely football by Kiddy. Verma spins and threads a ball to Reid, who is onto the ball in flash. The luckless forward sees a decent effort tipped onto the bar by keeper Jason Brown.

3:09pm

8- Kevin Nicholson crosses from the left and Byrne heads wide.

3:08pm

7- Lovely football by Byrne. He drives forward and slips the ball to Blissett, whe spins well but keeper rushes out to take the ball.

3:05pm

5- Harriers look strong and Blissett break free and forces a corner. 

3:02pm

1- Harriers win a corner but Storer's delivery is cleared.

3:00pm

We are off! 

2:52pm

Unsurprisingly, Harriers are unchanged from the side that swept aside Alfeton. That means Nathan Blissety, who bullied Alfreton's defence, gets the nod ahead of Reece Styche and Michael Gash. 

2:47pm

Dartford: Brown, Mitchel-King, Daley, Cornhill, E Bradbrook, McAuley, Green, Collier, Pugh, Crawford, Sweeney.

Subs: Hayes, Noble, Harris, T Bradbrook, Ibrahim.

Referee: Colin Lymer (Hampshire).

2:43pm

Harriers: Lewis, Hodgkiss, Storer, Dunkely, Byrne, Johnson, Reid, Blissett, Verma, Nicholson, Gowling.

Subs: Gash, Styche, Grimes, Gittings, Singh.

2:22pm

Hey guys. I am at Aggborough and there is no sign of team news yet.

1:09pm

Hi folks. I will be back with the build-up to this afternoon's game from 2.15pm.

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