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Posted Sat 05 Oct 13 at 16:45 PM


Goalless draws proved the proverbial London bus for Harriers on Saturday as they were held to their second successive shut-out at Chester in an entertaining Skrill Premier affair.

The home side, low on confidence, began this one brightly and put on some early pressure though it was Harriers who created the first real chance on nine minutes when Marvin Johnson's instinctive first-time shot was kept out well by former Harrier John Danby.

Chester were wasteful from two valuable free-kicks in the early stages and when Harriers looked to make use of one of their own they were almost made to pay for it, however skipper Kyle Storer could only direct a header over the target with just over ten minutes to go until the break.

Former York man Jamie Reed planted a header off target for the hosts as the first half neared its end, and seconds later there was the best chance of the half for the hosts as a mix-up in the Harriers back-line saw Alex Titchiner nip in and drive at Nathan Vaughan, the reds' stopper batting it away well. 

It was Steve Burr's men who made the quicker beginning to the second half and in forcing a series of a corners they piled on some real pressure though without working out that key chance on goal.

Chester certainly managed to work out some key chances in the following minutes and might have nabbed as many as three goals from them - Titchiner twice struck off target, one effort thumping off the bar and the second flying wide whilst, in the middle, Lewis Turner's attempted drive was met by a strong save from Vaughan.

Six after the hour saw a strong chance for the visitors arrive as sub Joe Lolley drove at goal and shot firmly, forcing  Danby into a solid hold, another sub in Jack Byrne also going close on 70 minutes as his header off Jackman's cross went just over.

Inside the last quarter hour, Titchiner again forced off target as the hosts launched a long throw into the box as the two sides traded spells of pressure, Harriers having their late chances as a late Lolley drive was somehow hooked off the line.

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