harriers-online match report
Vs luton town 
This was like Hull, but in reverse.

Now we know how Hull City felt when we hammered them 3-0 at the end of December.

In that game we ripped them to pieces, smashed 3 goals past them and they collapsed in a heap as we made them look like a bunch of amateurs.

Tonight Matthew, we were Hull City.

It all looked quite promising in the first half, we matched Luton as best we could, although at times our defence seemed loath to close them down.
The amount of space we were giving their forwards was astonishing, luckily they couldn't take advantage of it.

We could have taken the lead after just 2 minutes when Stampers shot cannoned off the bar and was cleared off the line by a Luton defender.

If that had gone in there may have been a different scoreline at the end of the game.

The rest of the half was end to end with neither side managing to get in a clear view of goal.

We seemed to be missing the pace of Colin Larkin at times, our usual fluent passing game wasn't there and it didn't help when Richie Appleby was substituted early on with Ian Foster replacing him.

Although Foster has pace he is not as direct as Larkin and that was what we needed tonight.
Dean Bennett wasn't getting much change from the Luton defence either.

At the end of the half it looked as if this would be a game that would be settled by a single goal.


HT. 0-0

Luton made a change at half time when the Ginola wannnabe, Jean Michelle Gaulois, was tactically substituted for being no good.

That single goal came after 5 minutes though when, from a rebound off his free kick, Danny Williams notched his first goal for the club.

You just knew though that this was the point when we always give a silly goal away.

Not three!!

Within minutes of the restart Luton had drawn level when Matthew Taylors cross shot went straight through Brockies legs.

Two minutes later it was over as a contest when an appalling mistake from Stuart let in Matthew Spring for the Hatters second.

For some reason, with Spring 25yds out, Brockie came out towards him and then stood rooted to the spot as Spring picked his.

We had completely capitulated by the 58th minute when Brockie fumbled a shot from Nicholls and Steve Howard pounced on the loose ball to knock it in from close range.

After that it was like watching Hull City play, we crumbled.

It wasn't till after the fourth goal, another from Spring, had gone in that we we started to play again.
It was all too late by then and even if Luton had backed off a bit we never looked like scoring again.

FT. 1-4

Harriers-Online Man of the Match is :

Bo Henriksen

He took some rough treatment out there including from one prat who yanked his pony tail to pull him to the floor.

But he never gave up even though he was missing the supply from Larkin.


Brock, Stamps, Hinton, Williams, Broughton, Clarkson, Ayres, Bennett, Blake, Appleby, Henriksen.
Subs;  Murphy, Joy, Shilton, Ducros, Foster.

Luton Town.
Ovendale, Boyce, Perrett, Bayliss, Taylor, Brkovic, Spring, Nicholls, Valois, Howard, Crowe.
Subs;  Emberson, Hughes, Johnson, Hillier, Forbes.

Yellow. Harriers 1. Hinton
Yellow. Luton 1. Taylor

Red. Harriers 0.
Red. Luton 0.

Referee;J.Ross (London).

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