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  • HARRIERS take on Stourbridge in a pre-season friendly at the War Memorial Ground tonight (7.45pm ko). Follow The Shuttle's live updates to keep abreast of all the action.


That's the end of the game. Probably a fair result from a decent game that proved a good workout for both sides.


Billingham's effort was pushed away by Lewis in the Harriers goal.

The resulting corner was taken quickly and saw Billingham again turn his man, drive into the area and put the ball across to Dallison. He bundled the ball home from close range.


85 - Dallison finds the net for the Glassboys.


81 - Both teams finding a lot of space now as the game gets stretched as we enter the last ten minutes. There could be another goal in this one yet.


78 - A ball over the top nearly gets Hales in but Coleman comes out to sweep up the danger.


75- better play from Harriers. They kept the ball well but an attempted link up between O'Keefe and Hales on the edge of the Stour box doesnt come off.


Goal scorer Verma is replaced by Reece Hales for Harriers.


70 - Morgan-Parker makes an immediate impact with a good run down the right flank to win a Stour corner.

However, the danger is averted when keeper Lewis is fouled as he came to collect.


Wil Richards and Kayelden Brown are replaced by Sam Rock and Josh Morgan-Parker.


67: As To be expected the game has gone a little disjointed with all the substitutions and both teams are finding it hard to put much together.


More Kidderminster changes as keeper Singh is replaced by Lewis and Storer comes on for Gowling.


61- Stour work a half chance as Brown and Washbourne link up well. however, Wasbourne's chance is blazed over from the corner of the box.


60 -

Glassboys subs: 

Canavan and Francis replace Haynes and Harris.


More subs for Harriers.

Styche, Green and Gash are replaced by Blissett, O'Keefe and Obeng.


55 - Chance to Stourbridge! Dallison heads wide from a corner with keeper Singh flapping.


The games is quite stretched now as both teams look to break quickly.


52 - A goalmouth scramble is finally cleared by the Harriers defence as Stour look to hit back straight away. The ball just wouldn't fall for the home side.


49- He picks up the loose ball and hits a fantastic drive from the edge of the box into the far corner.


Verma finds the back of the net for Harriers!


Early change for the visitors.

Styche finds substitute Reid but hismeffortmis hit straight at Coleman.


Half time substitutions:

Stour: Ben Billingham replaces Fitzpatrick.

Harriers: Craig Reid comes on for Grimes.


Harriers get the game back underway.


The ref brings an end to the first half. Kidderminster started well but the Glassboys grew into the game as the half went on.


43 - Styche picks up a loose ball for Harriers but his tame effort goes wide.


Substitution for Glassboys. Wood has taken a knock and is replaced by Wasbourne.


38 - Geddes robs Byrne of the ball and drives to the edge of the box. His shot is well blocked.

Geddes has been impressive in the middle so far


Kyle Haynes now has an effort for the Glassboys but hits effort goes wide. There has been plenty of space out there but no one has been able to take advantage as yet.


The cross into the Stour box is defended and Coleman collects the loose ball.


33- Good trickery on the right flank sees Styche get away from his marker. He is brought down and Harriers have a free kick.


28 - A mix up between Wood and Coleman nearly costs Stour then. Coleman came wandering out but the advanced Jake Green got to the ball first. His cross couldn't find a team mate though.


25 - Now Stour have a chance of their own.

Good work by Geddes on the edge of the box sees him find new boy Matt Wood, who had pushed up from left back, but his shot was blazed wide of the near post.


Reece Styche has been lively for Harriers so far and is finding space in front of the home defence.


23- Chance to Kidderminster. Jake Green's ball into the box finds Styche but he couldn't take it cleanly and Coleman got down to save.


A Geddes free kick is pushed round the post by keeper Singh. Richards was stretching for it but couldn't connect.


17: Better from the Glassboys. They have a decent spell of possession but are halted by the linesman's flag. They will want more of that.


Harriers have kept the ball the better in the opening exchanges and created the only real chances so far.


10- Another half chance for the visitors. Margin Johnson's cross is met by Gash but his side-footed volley is over the bar.


Gittings' corner is defended.

It has been a lively start at the Memorial ground.


That too is headed away and Harriers break fast and win a corner of their own.


5 - Brown is strong and wins a free kick just outside Kidderminster's box.

The cross is cleared for Stourbridge's first corner.


3 - The Harriers threaten first. Aman Verman put a ball through to Styche but his effort is dragged wide.


Stourbridge get the game underway.


Glassboys: Coleman, Ramsey-Dickson, Dallison, Richards, Geddes, Harris, Haynes, Broadhurst, Brown, Fitzpatrick, Wood.

Subs: Billingham, Canavan, Washbourne, Francis, Morgan-Parker, Rock, Hill.


Harriers: Singh, Green, Grimes, Dunkley, Byrne, Johnson, Gash, Styche, Verma, Gowling, Gittings.

Subs: O'Keefe, Reid, Blissett, Williams, Hales, Obeng, Lewis, Storer.


No idea on Harriers substitutes at the moment, or Stourbridge's line-up but as soon as we find out, we will let you know.


Good evening folks! No official team news but here is a guess on Harriers' starting XI:

Singh, Dunkley, Gowling, Grimes, Byrne, Green, Verma, Gittings, Johnson, Gash, Styche.


Good evening folks. Myself and my colleague from the Stourbridge News, Chris Flavell, will be back a bit later with team news ahead of tonight's friendly game.


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