The Harriers paid their first ever visit (as a team) to Bournemouth tonight and came away with a creditable goal less draw. Although Ian Britton had said in last Saturdays programme that we would always go out to win a game he seemed to have forgotten that for this game.
It's no bad thing though, to go for a draw, because it puts the pressure on the other team and there's always the chance of a lapse by the opposing defence near the end for us to capitalise on. That materialised when just two minutes from time Drewe Broughton found himself on goal after leaving his marker in his wake but he unluckily put his shot just wide.
If that had gone in it would have been a well earned three points. In the end we were happy to take shares.
The first half was a dull affair with the Harriers swamping midfield and Bournemouth incapable of progress. Only Warren Feeney seemed capable of breaking through for Bournemouth but he was ploughing a lone furrow upfront and when he did manage to get through he came up against an inspired Stuart Brock.
HT. 0 - 0
The second half was to be more of the same and it wasn't until the 58th minute that Bournemouth decided to change their tactics after making some substitutions. First they bought on Browning in place of Stock and then 4 minutes later swapped Elliot for Holmes.
With the added height of Holmes they went for a longball style of play. Still they could make no headway. It's just meat and drink to Adie, Abdou and Scott.
Brockie made a couple more excellent saves but with the game heading for a draw up popped Drewe to almost win it for us. After his missed penalty on Saturday he could have done with that going in, and so could we.