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A stalemate in Scunthorpe

The Harriers ended up with yet another draw today when they came away with one point from Scunthorpe.  This was their sixth draw out of eight games this season and as a result they drop down to 17th place in the table.

The start of the game saw debuts for our new loan signings from Wolves, Clyde and Melligan.  Clyde slotting into the right back spot and Melligan taking the place of the injured Sean Parrish.

The Harriers had most of the possession in the first half but it was Scunthorpe who were to get the first shot in the 8th minute when Scott Brough waltzed past Scott Stamps but his shot was well off target.  The next chance fell to us when Sam Shilton blazed wide from 15yds out.

It was a lively game so far with both sides looking capable of scoring and it was Calvo-Garcia who came close next when his 20yd drive was well saved by Stuart Brock at the foot of the post.

Torpey was next to try his luck against us when he rose to meet Wright's free kick but his weak header was easily saved by Brockie.  Calvo-Garcia was on target again when his volley from a corner went straight at Brock.

It was the Harriers though who had the best chance of a goal so far but Hinton's shot, after being set up by Bo Henriksen, clipped the post to go out for a goal kick.

Then on the stroke of half-time we went into the lead with our first ever goal at Glanford Park.  Craig Hinton crossed the ball from the right and it was Shilton who popped up to roll it under the Scunthorpe keeper, Evans, from close range.

HT. 0 - 1

After getting a half-time rollicking Scunthorpe came out with more purpose and looking to claw back the deficit.

They appeared to be more menacing but were still failing to worry the Reds defence too much.  It was our new man Clyde who next came close with a power drive that was heading for the top corner only for Evans to pull off an amazing save.

Scunthorpes Carruthers went close twice in as many minutes.  First his half volley went wide and then he shot wildly over when it would have been easier to score.

On 70 minutes our chance of a first away win evaporated when the Iron grabbed an equaliser.  Scott Brough hit it from 25yds out and gave Brock no chance with a goal that thudded into the back of the net.

It was that man Calvo-Garcia who again looked to increase the lead for his side when his fierce volley went over Brocks head from 15yds out.  Ian Britton responded by bringing on Ian Foster for Bo just after in attempt to regain the initiative.

It was Foster who almost grabbed the points for us in the dying seconds but his curler just skimmed the bar to the relief of the home fans.

It was good to get back to normal after the defeat against Forest in mid week but the problem is that normal for us means another draw.

We know we can score goals, as we did against Exeter, so hopefully they won't be long in coming.

FT. 1 - 1

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Scunthorpe  subs   cards      Harriers  subs   cards 
Evans     Brock  
Wright     Clyde  
Dawson     Stamps  
Jackson     Williams
McCombe   Hinton
Brough     Melligan  
Graves     Shilton  
Carruthers     Ayres  
Torpey     Broughton  
Calvo-Garcia     Henriksen  
Beagrie     Flynn  
SUBS:       SUBS:    
Barwick     Danby  
Collins     Joy  
Parton     Doyle  
Ridley     Ducros  
Ryan     Foster  

Mr L.S Mason

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