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- All the action from Harriers' bottom of the table clash at Barrow from 3pm.
- Harriers will be looking to end their five-game losing streak at the start of the season at fellow strugglers Barrow.
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- Danny Pilkington fires Harriers ahead in first half.
- Richie Baker levels scores in the 77th minute.
- Score: Barrow 1, Harriers 1
It's over! Harriers have their first point of the season. On the balance of play, a draw is fair enough as both teams did not deserve to lose.
Harriers will be hoping to build on this at Braintree on Tuesday.
Both teams really want this. Adam Boyes just curls a shot wide.
Harriers have a great chance. Mickey Demetriou sends in a brilliant cross and Anthony Malbon heads wide. The striker is ruled out for offside though.
Richie Baker goes for goal only to be thwarted by Nathan Vaughan. From the corner, Harriers eventually scramble it away!
Harriers press forward and force a corner. Johnson's corner doesn't beat first man.
Four minutes of time added on!
Mickey Demetriou makes a fine challenge as Anuro drives to goal. He goes to ground but the Barrow man's attempt to win a penalty is ignored by referee.
Marvin Johnson is booked for time wasting.
Five minutes of normal time left and both teams are going for the winner!
Marvin Johnson takes a corner and Richard Peniket flings himself at it but directs it wide.
The attendance is 716 with 46 away fans.
GOAL! Richie Baker drives into box and fires in a shot which deflects off Mickey Demetriou and catches out a luckless Vaughan to fly into back of the net.
Adam Boyes pounces on Ryan Austin's goal-kickand as Nathan Vaughan rushes out of his goal, he finds Paul Rutherford on edge of box, who fires in but Vaughan saves!
Barrow change; Obi Anuro replaces Joe Jackson.
Final change for Harriers. Manny Panther replaces the injured Gittings.
Callum Gittings needs treatment after a collision with Adam Boyes. Manny Panther is about to come on!
Harriers change in the 71st minute. Richard Peniket replaces Nathan Blisset. That's a debut for on-loan Fulham hitman.
Nathan Vaughan punches a stinging effort from Baker but then takes ball. Harriers' keeper looked a bit surprised by that.
Harriers have a good break. Nathan Blissett drives forwards, slips it right to Johnson, who slides in a ball but it goes wide of far post and Anthony Malbon arrives a moment too late to connect.
Lee Vaughan is caught unwittingly by Richie Baker and goes to ground and as Keith Briggs hammers in a shot, the ref blows for a foul. Baker is booked but it was a harsh decision as Vaughan tripped over his trailing foot as he back tracked.
Mickey Demetriou's low free-kick hits the wall. The left-back tries another shot but Barrow block it.
Pretty even second half here. No goal-scoring opportunities but Harriers have looked solid and unruffled.
First chance for Johnson to have a run. He sprints down the left wing and tries to deliver a low cross but Barrow deal with it easily.
Harriers make their first change in the 59th minute. Danny Pilkington has picked uo a knock and is replaced by Marvin Johnson.
Chey Dunkley makes a good challenge to stop Joe Jackson after he drives into the box. The rookie defender is doing very well.
So far, Harriers have been the more proactive side but have yet to create any openings.
Kyle Storer takes a free-kick from near the half way line which is too long and goes out for FK.
Harriers have a corner to defend but it's too long and Nathan Vaughan has a goal-kick.
Barrow make a change, Chris Moore is on for Danny Rowe.
That's the break! Harriers have a slender advantage but this game has see-sawed either way and both keepers have had to be at their best to keep score down.
If it keeps on like this, there will be more goals after the break, hopefully Harriers can add to their tally.
Harriers survive a scare! Mike Pearson crosses from the right, Adam Boyes heads the ball down and from 10yards out, Danny Rowe volleys over the bar!
Chey Dunkley makes a block to deny Adam Boyes after good work by Paul Rutherford. The young defender has done well again today so far.
Adam Boyes catches Lee Vaughan in the head. The defender slippped as Boyes tried to take down a high ball and accidentally connects with him. Lee is okay to continue though.
Anthony Malbon tries from distance and his shot arrows towards top right corner but Danny Hurst has to tip it over.
Lee Vaughan clears off the line. From a corner, the ball is headed down to Paul Rutherford, who spins and shoots but it hits Harriers' right-back.
Superb save from Nathan Vaughan! Garry Hunter pulls ball back to Richie Baker and he spanks in a fine rising effort but Vaughan shows quick reactions to get a hand to it.
Danny Pilkington has been given a lot of space on right and he whips in a delicious cross which takes a touch off a home player and goes behind for a corner.
Harriers win a free-kick after Nathan Blissett is fouled. The big targetman has worked very hard.
Danny Pilkington tries a clever free-kick but it goes straight through to Danny Hurst.
Callum Gittings needs some treatment after being fouled by Joe Jackson. Harriers have been awarded a drop ball, which they kick out of play for a Barrow GK.
Chances at both ends. First, Nathan Vaughan gets down to deny Adam Boyes after a good break by Garry Hunter.
Anthony Malbon does well to control the ball and fire in a snap-shot which only Nathan Vaughan can parry.
Barrow have got wide on either flank twice in as many minutes but when the ball has came on, none of the home side have been there to trouble Harriers.
Adam Boyes tries to latch onto a slightly short back pass by Lee Vaughan but Nathan Vaughan is on hand to boot the ball down the pitch.
Kyle Storer sees a header hit the post but the flag goes up for offside.
Harriers almost make it 2-0. Keith Briggs hammers in a fine low shot which Hurst saves. The ball falls to Nathan Blissett, who does really well to twist past one defender but as he tries to shoot, Barrow's alert keeper dives at his feet.
Goal! Danny Pilkington is free in the box and he strokes a lovely ball into the back of the net. Harriers lead 1-0!
Harriers see another goal disallowed. Anthony Malbon slid into to bundle Danny Pilkington's lovely low ball into box but it's ruled out for offside.
Barrow have started well but Callum Gittings fires in a 20-yard shot which keeper Danny Hurst has to dive down to get a hand to. A good stop and nice hit by Harriers midfielder.
Ryan Austin tracks back well and blocks Danny Rowe on left for a corner. The Barrow man takes it himself, swaps it with a teammate and drives into box and crosses but whistle blows for an offside.
Harriers have a corner to defend but it's taken short and the ball put in by Garry Hunter is not good enough and it eventually goes out of play for a GK by Vaughan.
Chey Dunkley fouls Richard Baker as Harriers concede a free-kick inside the first minute. It's pretty central and Danny Rowe's chipped effort is tipped over by Nathan Vaughan.
Here's some optimism from fans site HarriersOnline:
Kiddy need a good performance today. I feel a 2-0 win coming on. Up the #Harriers— @Robpearsall1 01 September 2012
At Holker Street, Barrow hoping to see an end to #Harriers' 100% record. Come on you reds! http://t.co/QcaJOVDB— @JingleBells 01 September 2012
Harriers boss Steve Burr has managed to offload Exodus Geohaghon, who made it clear he wanted to move to Mansfield, and brought in three others in a bid to get their season off the ground.
Barrow were hoping to bring in someone last night but did not manage to complete any business.
Can Harriers end their poor run at Holker Street? Can they end their dismal run? We'll find out when the action kicks-off at 3pm!
Barrow: Hurst, M Pearson, Skelton, Anderson, Aldred, Rutherford, Baker, Hunter, Boyes, Jackson, Rowe.
Subs: S Pearson, Hessey, Anuro, Moore, Overson.
Referee: D Handley.
Harriers: N Vaughan, L Vaughan, Demetriou, Storer, Malbon, Blissett, Pilkington, Austin, Gittings, Briggs, Dunkley.
Subs: Panther, Williams, Johnson, Guinan, Peniket.
No official team sheet yet but Harriers make one change, with Ryan Austin starting ahead of Mike Williams in central defence.
New additions Richard Peniket and Manny Panther are on the bench but there's no space for Josh Gowling.
Good afternoon Harriers fans, welcome to Shuttle Online's live blog from Holker Street.
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