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Vs plymouth 
Reds go down to power cut & penalty.

Harriers almost snatched all the points in this power failure delayed game but in the end it took a controversial decision by ref Beeby to hand the match to Plymouth.

The game didn't get underway until 4:30 after a mains cable was severed near the ground causing thousands of fans to be locked out and a similar number to remain locked in.

Once it did get underway it was the Harriers who were on the back foot as Argyle forced four corners in the first five minutes and were almost awarded a penalty when Mickey Evans appeared to be fouled by Abdou Sall but the ref waved the calls away.

It was the Reds who took the lead against the run of play though when Drewe Broughton met a cross from Ian Foster and sent it over the groping hands of Larrieu and into the net for his first goal since the start of November.

Argyle went on the offensive again in an effort to get back level with a Wotton effort clipping the crossbar and Brockie giong down well to save an almost certain goal from Adams in the last few minutes of the half.

1-0 up at the league leaders, it couldn't last.

HT. 0-1

It didn't.

Plymouth were still struggling to get any change from the solid Harriers defence and it wasn't until their manager, Paul Sturrock, made a triple substitution that they started to gain the upperhand.

Within two minutes they were level when poor defending from a corner allowed Coughlan a free header to power past Brock into the back of the net.

Plymouth piled on the pressure again but the winner came amidst controversy when a header from Blair Sturrock cannoned off Scott Stamps arm from point blank range.

The ref gave a penalty with protests from the Harriers players ringing in his ears.

Up stepped Paul Wotton to take his fifth penalty of the season and he made no mistake with a thunderbolt that flew past Brock to leave us with nothing to show for our efforts.

The Harriers had come back well from their shaming against Macclesfield midweek and a bit of common sense from the ref may have sent us home with a share of the points.
It wasn't to be though but the signs look brighter for the visit of Shrewsbury on Tuesday.

FT. 2-1

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Brock, Clarkson, Sall, Hinton, Stamps, Bird, Bennett, Smith, Davies, Foster, Broughton.

Subs;   Danby, Shilton, Ayres, Joy, Larkin.

Larrieu, Worrell, Wotton, Coughlan, Beswetherick, Phillips, Adams, Friio, Hodges, Stonebridge, Evans.

Subs;   McCormick, Sturrock, Keith, Broad, Heaney.

Yellow. Harriers 1. Stamps.
Yellow. Plymouth 0.

Red. Harriers 0.
Red. Plymouth 0.

Mr R J Beeby (Northampton).

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