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  • All the minute-by-minute action from between Harriers v Stourbridge in the Worcestershire Senior Cup final today (3pm kick-off).
  • Fans can interact by following Peter McKinney on Twitter - @PeteMc78
  • Jamille Matt trains with teammates but is not in squad for Harriers.
  • Right back Paul McCone, who has played for both teams in pre-season, starts for Glassboys.
  • Sam Rock fired Stourbridge 1-0 up in eighth minute.
  • HT: Kidderminster Harriers 0, Stourbridge 1


Cheers from the away fans as the Stourbridge players collect the cup. They've enjoyed their side's performance today.


A Demetriuo corner is headed away and the whistle goes for full-time. Stourbridge retain the Worcestershire Senior Cup. It was a good first half by the Southern League Premier outfit but they were put under massive pressure by their Conference opponents.

Lewis Solly was in inspired form for Stour but Harriers boss Steve Burr will rue bad luck and poor finishing in front of goal.


Ricky Shakes tees up Kyle Storer for a shot from the edge of the area and the midfielder blazes over. It's been all Harriers in the second half.


Five minutes of time added on here.


Attendance: 1,021


Good move by hosts. Shakes and Demetriou combine to set-up Guinan, who drives forward and unleashes a shot which Solly was equal to.


Stour change 85: Sam Rock replaced by James Dyson.


More chances for home side as Stour wobble. Ricky Shakes blazes over from edge of the box.


Harriers go close again. Ryan Rowe races free but is expertly blocked by Solly. From the corner, Micket Demetriou heads the ball across the box and a sliding James Vincent stabs it wide.


Glassboys change 80: Adam Ward on for Stu Hendrie.


Lindon Dovey is offside but the flag doesn't go up and he's free for a one-on-one but shoots over the bar with just Lewis to beat!


It's worth noting that since the reshuffle at the break, the home side have been more effective at the back.


Harriers come close again. Paul McCone clears a Geohaghon far post header off the line after Williams crosses from the left.


Harriers probably deserve a goal for their pressure in second half but Stourbridge are doggedly hanging on here.


Harriers make a change in 71st, with Kyle Storer on for Keith Briggs.


Stourbridge make a change in the 69th, with Lindon Dovey replacing Tom Turton, who just shot over from a good position.


Mickey Demetriou almost levels scores. He races onto James Vincent's pass and lifts a ball from edge of the box which hits the underside of the bar and crashes off the post before much to Stour's relief.


Paul McCone comes close to scoring at the wrong end, back heading ball onto his own bar.


Steve Guina gets free on the left and hits a shot which Lewis Solly gets a hand to. Home side testing Stour's resilience now.


The home side are starting to dominate and Geohaghon drives forward but shoots tamely wide.


Ryan Rowe is doing his best to score against his old club. He sees a good effort saved by Solly, while Steve Guinan fires the rebound over.


Ryan Rowe goes very close to opening the scoring. From a Mike Williams centre, the striker heads wide of the near post to squander a good chance for Harriers.


There are no changes for Stourbridge.


Harriers make two changes. Mickey Demetriou replaces Chey Dunkley, so Mike Williams switches from to CB and Ryan Austin to RB. Steve Guinan is on for Danny Pilkington.


Half-time here and Stourbridge are edging it. They've got one hand on the Worcesteshire Senior Cup.


Stourbridge might have been put under pressure but they have coped well with what has been thrown at them. Three minutes of time added on here.


Harriers open up away side for first time. Danny Pilkington races down left, swops passes with Johnson, and delivers a cross which a defender puts behind under pressure from Shakes. Unfortunately, the corner is taken comfortably by Solly.


Worryingly for Harriers, Stourbridge have been able to put pressure on a nervous looking Geohaghon, who has struggled in possession.

At the other end, Ryan Rowe sees a shot saved by Lewis Solly.


The Glassboys are not giving the home side any space to play in and they are lumping balls forward. Keith Briggs starts an attack and allows Ricky Shakes to drive forward and see a shot blocked by a defender. The wideman then tenaciously wins the ball back and tries to play in a teammate on right.


Harriers are seeing more of the ball now but their opponents look determined at the back. Marvin Johnson tests the pace of Paul McCone as he chases down a Keith Briggs pass but the defender is keeps up with him and flag goes up for a shirt pull by the Harriers attacker.


Chey Dunkley fluffs a back header to Danny Lewis and quick as a flash Sam Rock tries to get on the end of it but Harriers' keeper rushes out to take the ball.


Well, Harriers are not at the races. Ryan Austin, who was superb against Walsall in mid-week, puts a simple pass out of play. He's not the only Harriers player who is under par, it's almost all.


Well, Gary Hackett's boys thoroughly deserve the lead. Harrers look tentative and it could be a case with the season starting next season they don't want to pick up injuries.

Stourbridge though have been more alert and first to the ball.


GOAL! Stourbridge take the lead. Stuart Hendrie's thumping effort rebounded off the post and as Harriers stood still Sam Rock bundled home the follow-up in the 8th minute. Harriers 0, Stour 1


Harriers have their first real attack when Danny Pilkington plays in former Stour striker Ryan Rowe, but his left-footed shot is blocked by Lewis Solly.


Harriers are under pressure as Stourbridge have started more aggressively.


Sean Geddes' pass sets-up Sam Rock on the left, who catches out Harriers skipper Exodus Geohaghon but  keeper Danny Lewis makes a block.

Moments later, James Vincent heads a looping headed effort from Paul McCone off the line.


If it's all level at full-time the cup final, postponed from the end of last season, will go to extra-time and penalties.



Harriers have started what is very close to their strongest line-up. The only absence is striker Anthony Malbon, who has a bout of the flu. Jamille Matt does not feature at all but it's good to see him out there.

Right back Paul McCone starts for Stourbridge. The defender has played for both teams in pre-season but it looks as though the decision has been made.

New Glassboys signing Stuart Hendrie also starts, he's the brother of ex-Harrier Lee.


Here's the line-ups:

Harriers: Lewis; Dunkley; Geohagon; Austin; Williams; Shakes; Vincent; Briggs; Pilkington; Rowe; Johnson.
Subs: N Vaughan; Demetriou; Storer; Guinan; Gittings.

Stourbridge: Solly; Lloyd; Griffiths; Rock; McCone; Bennett; Hendrie; Geddes; Turton; Billingham; Canavan.
Subs: Dovey, Dyson, Ward, Knight, Slater.
Referee: Wayne Barratt.


Good news for Harriers fans as Jamille Matt warms-up for his teammates at Aggborough.

Here's a picture I've taken on my smartphone of the bigman training with teammates, he's in the red shorts.


Good afternoon Glassboys and Harriers fans! Welcome to the live blog brought to you by the Stourbridge News and Kidderminster Shuttle.

I am sitting in a quiet Aggborough at the moment and will bring you team news as soon as it emerges.




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