At the start of the half Rushden replaced Duane Darby with Paul Hall.
The first goal attempt of the half came from Setchell when he pushed the ball past Brockie but luckily Hinton was on hand to clear it off the line and away to safety.
Setchell did get his name on the score sheet minutes later, but for the wrong side. Shilton's cross from the left was going no where with out a Harriers player nearby but then Setchell inexplicably passed the ball back towards his own goal and into the bottom corner past his stranded keeper.
The Harriers should have had a penalty minutes later but, after Henriksen was pulled back by Barry Hunter, the ref gave the Reds the advantage and allowed play to go on. Bo, still with the ball at his feet, crossed it low for Broughton but he failed to connect cleanly and the ball was cleared by the Diamonds defence. Hunter went into the refs book for the foul after but it should have been a penalty.
Dean Bennett was bought on to replace a disappointing Ian Foster after that and the Harriers raised their game accordingly.
Our passing became slicker and it looked to be doing the trick until Rushden suddenly re-took the lead again. Again it was a defensive mistake that led to the goal.
was caught in possession by Paul Underwood who then quickly crossed the ball to the unmarked Duffy inside the penalty area. His diving header went flying past the helpless Stuart Brock.
Two minutes later the Harriers should have scored again. The ball was played into the area and fell to Drewe Broughton whose header hit Turley and bounced back towards Bo Henriksen. He surged over a floored defender to try and head the ball again, and again Turley pushed it away. Sean Parrish was next to try and force it home but, with what looked like handball, it was eventually cleared by the Rushden defenders.
Five minutes later the equaliser did arrive and it was Drewe Broughton who, deservedly, grabbed his third goal of the season and the second in a week.
We were awarded a free kick for a foul on Sean Parrish and from it Shilton put an accurate cross in for Broughton to soar above the Rushden defence send his header into the corner out of the reach of Turley.
Broughton had another chance on 80 minutes but his header from Henriksen's cross was just wide.
In injury time Rushden almost got the winner but a superb save by Brockie from Gray's thunderbolt shot pushed the ball just outside his left hand post. And then in the dying seconds Drewe headed just wide from Lee Ayres cross.
Overall it was a slightly disappointing game. One that I kept thinking "if only Mells was playing would it have finished any different".