Who said the LDV was boring? This one definitely wasn't.
After waiting what seemed an eternity for the 9.00 kick off, due to power failure, it would have been easy to say 'yes it is boring, and of little importance'.
The start of the game had already been in doubt before the power loss after a crash on the M5 earlier had delayed the Swindon team coach. They eventually made it to Aggborough at about 7:15 and the match would kick off as expected. Instead at 7:35 the lights went down and we were looking at a pitch in semi-darkness with just a few lights glowing dimly on each tower.
It wasn't until 8:50 that they came back on again and by 9 the game was underway.
Right from the start we looked uneasy and played in a similar fashion as we did in the first half against Carlisle. Crap!!
Swindon had the first chance to open the scoring after only five minutes when the diminutive Young sent a through ball for striker Danny Invincible. His shot flew just wide of the goal. It was a warning of what was to come from Invincible.
Abdou was the man who had been assigned to him and after being off for so long he didn't look match fit and was being run ragged by Swindon's Australian striker.
It didn't help that the rest of the Swindon team were being given so much room to pass the ball around. We needed to get a grip.
A few minutes later Adam Willis was allowed to run un-hindered into the Harriers penalty area but he scuffed his shot weakly at Brock from 25yds out.
The Harriers first real chance of the half came from Drewe Broughton who also fired a shot from 25yds out. This one with a bit more venom but it didn't trouble Farr, in goal for the Robins.
Disaster struck for the Harriers late in the half when Scott Stamps went down clutching his leg after a nothing challenge on the touchline. While he was receiving treatment Invincible broke free and easily left Abdou Sall
floundering with his pace. His shot went past Brockie and a feeling of resignation flowed through the Harriers faithful.
Lee Ayres came on to replace Stamps on 41 minutes and Harriers re-shuffled the defence slightly to accommodate him.
Swindon continued to find holes in our back line though with Invincible, Miglioranzi, Jackson and Young making the most of the space given them. Luckily for us Brockie was in form and managed to keep anything they produced out.