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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.
Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.
Attempt missed. Danny Higginbotham (Chester City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Chester City.
Corner, Chester City.

Booking

Callum Gittings (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for dissent.
Foul by Lee Fowler (Kidderminster Harriers).
Jamie Reed (Chester City) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.
Foul by Nathan Blissett (Kidderminster Harriers).
Danny Higginbotham (Chester City) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Michael Kay (Chester City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Nathan Blissett tries a through ball, but Nathan Blissett is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Nathan Blissett replaces Amari Morgan-Smith.
Foul by Alex Titchiner (Chester City).
Josh Gowling (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Callum Gittings (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Attempt missed. Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) header is too high.
Corner, Chester City.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Jack Byrne replaces Marvin Johnson.
Foul by Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers).
Danny Harrison (Chester City) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Joe Lolley (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Foul by Lewis Turner (Chester City).
Danny Jackman (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Booking

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

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Joe Lolley replaces Anthony Malbon.
Alex Titchiner (Chester City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.
Foul by Josh Gowling (Kidderminster Harriers).
Jamie Reed (Chester City) wins a free kick.
Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Marvin Johnson tries a through ball, but Marvin Johnson is caught offside.
Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.
Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.
Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.
Attempt saved. Craig Lindfield (Chester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Foul by Josh Gowling (Kidderminster Harriers).
Alex Titchiner (Chester City) wins a free kick.
Foul by Jamie Grimes (Kidderminster Harriers).
Jamie Reed (Chester City) wins a free kick.
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