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Chester 0-0 Kidderminster Harriers

Promotion-chasing Kidderminster Harriers were held to their second consecutive goalless draw in nine days by struggling Chester.

Jamie Reed shot wide for Chester before the break, while Harriers old boy John Danby saved from midfielder Lee Fowler.

Jack Byrne went close for Kidderminster in the second half, heading over Danny Jackman's cross from close range.

Joe Lolley then had a shot blocked on the line before Lee Vaughan's follow-up effort was ruled out for offside.

The injury-hit Harriers, who remain third in the Conference Premier despite failing to find the net for the third time in four games, were without top scorer Michael Gash (groin), as well as defenders Chey Dunkley (knee), Mickey Demetriou (broken wrist) and midfielder Jamie Tolley (Achilles).

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Kidderminster Harriers manager Steve Burr told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"The injury situation doesn't help. We're putting a few square pegs in round holes at the minute, but we can't do anything about injured players sat in the stand.

"We've got to go with what we've got and have to try and get the best out them. The one positive I suppose I can take is that we didn't lose. The defence held firm again but I'd sooner concede and us score goals than see any more 0-0s.

"Joe Lolley gave us a spark. He had more efforts when he came on than we've seen from the whole team in the 90 minutes. But he's still a young lad. I want to be putting him on when the side are flowing, not to try and win us games."

Line-ups

Chester

  • 1Danby
  • 2KayBooked at 43mins
  • 5Linwood
  • 17Higginbotham
  • 20PughSubstituted forHeathat 83'minutes
  • 12Turner
  • 14McIntyre
  • 6Harrison
  • 22TitchinerBooked at 84mins
  • 7ReedSubstituted forMillsat 85'minutes
  • 11Lindfield

Substitutes

  • 15Turner
  • 9Mills
  • 3Heath
  • 26Atkinson
  • 18McDonald

Kidderminster

  • 23Vaughan
  • 15Grimes
  • 30GowlingBooked at 38mins
  • 2VaughanBooked at 60mins
  • 16Jackman
  • 4Storer
  • 18GittingsBooked at 79mins
  • 8Fowler
  • 22Morgan-SmithSubstituted forBlissettat 73'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10MalbonSubstituted forLolleyat 59'minutes
  • 11JohnsonSubstituted forByrneat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 17Dance
  • 21Lolley
  • 1Lewis
  • 14Blissett
  • 7Byrne
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
2,223

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamKidderminster
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home13
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Chester City 0, Kidderminster Harriers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chester City 0, Kidderminster Harriers 0.
Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.
Corner, Chester City.
Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Booking

Nathan Blissett (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Nathan Blissett (Kidderminster Harriers).
Paul Linwood (Chester City) wins a free kick.
Foul by Nathan Blissett (Kidderminster Harriers).
Lewis Turner (Chester City) wins a free kick.
Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Kyle Storer tries a through ball, but Kyle Storer is caught offside.
Attempt saved. Joe Lolley (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved. Assisted by Callum Gittings.
Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester City. Ben Mills replaces Jamie Reed.

Booking

Alex Titchiner (Chester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Jamie Reed (Chester City).
Lee Vaughan (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester City. Joe Heath replaces Lee Pugh.
Foul by Jamie Grimes (Kidderminster Harriers).
Danny Higginbotham (Chester City) wins a free kick.
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