The Harriers got their promotion campaign back on the right track tonight with a win over Southend but, with the game seemingly stuttering to a 0-0 bore draw, it was far from convincing for the paltry crowd of only just over 2000.
Any more games like this and it'll soon be hard to get that many at Aggborough.
We know from previous seasons that playing pretty football gets you nowhere in this division and having big defenders hoofing the ball over the top is the way to go, it doesn't mean that the whole team have to play that way. By all means clear the ball from the danger areas when under the cosh but please lets try and get something like our old passing game back into the midfield.
We hardly managed to string two passes together throughout the game yet Southend seemed to. It was only desperate defending from us that stopped them going home with a well deserved point.
The first half was just as poor as on Saturday against Scunthorpe with hardly a shot on goal from either side. The first one from us came after 21 minutes but Drewe Broughton shot weakly after being set up by Sean Flynn
Tesfaye Bramble went close for the visitors in reply but he could only watch as his 25yd shot flew over the bar.
JJ Melligan, who looked like the only one for us to be capable of scoring tonight, raced from his own half into the Southend penalty box unopposed but his shot from 15yds out was well wide. Seconds after he had another chance to score but his shot across the face of goal was no problem for Flahaven in the Southend goal and the ball ended up near the corner flag.
Drewe missed his usual sitter on 35 minutes when Adie Smiths cross landed on his head but Drewe isn't the best header of the ball and with no direction on it it bounced off the top of his head and went over the bar.
A minute later and Southend were forced to substitute Marney for Rawle who had to go off injured.
The first half dragged to it's conclusion then with neither side getting any nearer scoring.