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ATB defense/how should we get this right?

West
KQ9532
53
Q
A986
North
A876
AJ87
65
743
East
4
K10962
102
KQ1052
South
J10
Q4
AKJ98743
J
W
N
E
S
1
1
X
P
2
2
P
P
3
P
P
P
D
3 South
NS: 0 EW: 0

 

Matchpoints, flight B NAP qualifier.

T1: K, A, 4, T

T2: 5, 2, A, Q

T3: K, discard (see below), 6, T

T4: Q, 3, 7, K

T5: K, J, 6 ...

 

-150 instead of -130 as declarer's second spade went away on a heart.  This was worth a few matchpoints (enough to cost $800, as it happens, not that there weren't plenty of other places to make up about 2 MP).

How should the defense know to untangle its tricks, apart from guessing better?  Is there a useful discard at trick 3 that West can send?

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