The Harriers saw their deserved victory ripped from their grasp today as Hartlepool, with the help of pathetic refereeing, grabbed a goal in the fifth minute of the four minutes of added time.
Brit opted to give Bo a start after saying all week that he wasn't fit enough and kept new signing Hugh McAuley on the bench again. Scott Stamps failed to make the starting line-up too.
The game started at pace with the Reds having so high a percentage of the play it made one wonder what Hartlepool were doing at the top of the table. A position they have held for most of the season.
Right from the off the Harriers almost took the lead when Bo Henriksen
chipped a perfect ball from the byline to Andy Bishop. His first time shot came crashing down off the crossbar and onto the line. I couldn't see if it was a goal or not but judging from the lack of a crowd reaction I don't think it did.
Seven minutes later came the first of referee Boyesons' weird decisions when Bo Henriksen was sent sprawling in the box by a Pool defender. The ref had obviously been talking to others in the fraternity about our players and immediately booked Bo for diving. I'm surprised he didn't try and book Broughton for elbows when he came on later.
Bo got his revenge soon after when he pushed home the ball from a goalmouth scramble.
A great cross from the back from Sam Shilton gave Bish the chance to score but his first time shot was charged down and as the ball squirmed past Anthony Williams in goal for Hartlepool it fell just right for Bo to push it home.
Five minutes later and the Harriers turned the screw on the league leaders further when Andy Bishop finally got his chance. With Bish on the edge of the area a long ball came in and as Westwood mis-timed his jump to head it away Bishop was there to turn and sweep past him and hit a shot of Premiership quality past the Pools keeper.
Then came another of those decisions from the poor referee that defied belief. Bo was in the middle of the park harmlessly watching play when a thug in Blue stripes clearly elbowed him in the face. Bo dropped to the floor in agony and that crap ref didn't even go and talk to his assistant about it. Then again the lino would have bottled it and made some pathetic excuse for not seeing it.
For the rest of the half the traffic was continually one way in our favour. It was amazing that we didn't go into the break four goals to the good. First Sean Flynn went close with a volley of such force he could've broken someone's leg with the ball then Bo missed a chance when he fired straight at the keeper's legs.