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Harriers v Walsall
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- Harriers take on a strong Walsall squad from 7.30pm at Aggborough
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- Ryan Austin wonder goal fires Harriers 1-0 up in 22nd
- Marvin Johnson makes it 2-0 after mazy run in 31st
- HT: Harriers 2, Walsall 0
- Nathan Vaughan replaces Danny Lewis in goal
- James Paterson pulls goal back for Saddlers
- Paterson grabs a second in 61st to make it 2-2
- Will Grigg goal fires Walsall 3-2 up
- FT: Harriers 2, Walsall 3
Full-time! Harriers lose but there is an awful lot to be excited about from the first half. Harriers were really good in the first period and it was only a series of substitutions after break which allowed Walsall to get back into game.
Even more damned changes. This time Connor Taylor replaces Will Grigg for Walsall in 87th.
More changes for Harriers in 82nd minute, with Paul McCone and Justin Nisbett looking to come on. Geohaghon and Johnson come off.
Walsall make another change, with James Baxendale on for Florent Cuvelier.
Well, after all those changes, Harriers have lost their flow. It's gone very flat.
Walsall make a change in 70th, with Jakes Jones on for Ashley Hemmings.
GOAL! Will Grigg takes advantage of Harriers mass change by rifling home from 12 yards out with a fine effort. Harriers 2, Walsall 3.
Right, Guinan, Byrne, Lee Vaughan, Storer, Demetriou and Gittings come on. Rowe, Briggs, Austin, Dunkley, Shakes and Vincent have gone off.
Paterson comes close again, driving forward and unleashing a left footed shot which flies just wide,
GOAL! James Paterson speeds into box and after weaving past two defender he fires a low shot into far corner. Harriers 2, Walsall 2
After the shock of conceding, Harriers are back in control. From. Johnson corner, Keith Briggs heads wide at near post.
Harriers make one change at HT with keeper Nathan Vaughan replacing Danny Lewis. He's immediately beaten by James Paterson's angled shot as Walsall pull a goal back. Harriers 2, Walsall 1
That's the break. Harriers fully deserve their lead and it could have been more as Ryan Rowe was denied late on by Walker.
Steve Burrs Barmy Army!— @Jonners_86 31 July 2012
Harriers survived a scare when striker Will Grigg fires over from close range.
Walsall haven't given up hope of a fight back and Cuvelier fires in another testing effort which Lewis does well to save. Mike Williams makes sure the Saddlers player coming in can't hit rebound.
GOAL! Marvin Johnson dribbles past two defenders and as he races into the box, he slots a shot underneath a spreadeagled Jimmy Walker, which hits keeper and flies into roof of net. Harriers 2, Walsall 0
Marvin Johnson runs at Malvind Benning and as he races past is brought down by the desperate defender. The wideman's FK is easily taken by keeper though.
Walsall come very close to scoring when Florent Cuvelier sees a lovely low shot curl towards bottom right post and beat a diving Lewis but cannon off post for a GK.
A change for Harriers Anthony Malbon is replaced by Marvin Johnson.
Goal! Walsall fail to clear a Pilkington corner and after Chey Dunkley causes some chaos, RYAN AUSTIN volleys a fine effort into top corner. Harriers 1, Walsall 0
Danny Lewis is called into action in the 14th. The keeper dives to his right to get a hand to Adam Chambers driven effort from edge of box.
Harriers create their first chance in the 11th. Danny Pilkington finds Ricky Shakes on the right and he delivers a cross which Keith Briggs hooks wide. Not an easy chance for home side.
Walsall doing the pressing in the early stages. They are looking neat and tidy.
A good sight for Harriers as Danny Lewis comfortably takes a cross from Malvind Benning. Looks as though he's fully recovered from his finger injury.
harriers v Walsall. Come on you harriers!— @mrslaurabale 31 July 2012
@PeteMc78 I fancy Kidderminster to win tonight 2-1— @AndrewDHipkins 31 July 2012
Walsall have fielded a strong team, which features former WBA midfielder Adam Chambers.
Walsall: Walker, Purkiss, Benning, Butler, Holden, Featherstone, Chambers, Cuvelier, Grigg, Patterson, Hemmings.
Subs: Downing, Taylor, Jones, Baxendale, Grof.
Harriers start with a very strong line-up and a lot of trialists on the bench.
One piece of good news is Danny Lewis has recovered from his finger injury to start.
Keeper Nathan Vaughan, who played for Harrieds in FA Trophy last season, is also on the bench.
Harriers: Lewis, Dunkley, Geohaghon, Austin, Williams, Shakes, Vincent, Briggs, Pilkington, Rowe, Malbon.
Subs: Vaughan, Gittings, Byrne, Storer, Demetriou, Thompson-Brown, Johnson, Guinan, Nathan Vaughan, Nisbett, Wint, McCone.
Hi folks, we'll have team news and live match updates from tonight's friendly clash against Dean Smith's Walsall a bit later on.