Somehow we all knew it was going to happen. We start the game with a well worked opener from Adam Murray and then we sit back and let them come at us.
A minute from the end and the lad say's "Come on Dad, lets go and stand on the corner". "Hold on let's see this goal first!!"
say's me. Idiot!!
You see. We all knew it was going to happen and it did. How many times this season have we thrown away the points at the end of the game when, with those lost points we could be well clear of the relegation zone and looking forward to possible promotion.
Well, according to Soccer-Stats.com
we have conceded 11 goals in the last 15 minutes of a game so far this season. I'm not sure how many of those robbed us of all three points but I'll bet it was at least half of them.
As I said, it all started so well. We looked a little suspect at the back due to the absence of Scott Stamps. Matt Gadsby was taking his place but most of the mistakes seemed to being made by a lack of communication between all the defenders.
Darlo's best player, Neil Wainwright, exposed this time and time again throughout the first half but luckily for us the rest of the Darlo strike force didn't seem up for it as much as he was.
After seven minutes the Harriers fans hearts were given a rest when Adam Murray, back for his second spell at Aggborough, collected a lay off from fellow new signing, Jesper Christiansen, and stabbed the ball into the net via the post.
After that we looked as if we were on our way to rattling up a cricket score but again the old failings came to the fore with players frightened to shoot, opting to pass the ball to someone else instead.
Only Murray was interested in shooting on sight and that's just what he did five minutes after his goal. His thirty yard strike took the Darlington keeper, Price, by surprise and he spilled the ball. Luckily for him there was no Harriers striker in the immediate vicinity and it was cleared over the bar by the Quakers defender, Craig Liddle.
Before the half was up Adam had come close to scoring again on three more occasions but never quite got the beating of the keeper.
The only other Harriers man who came anywhere near to scoring was Jesper who saw his goal bound volley superbly saved by Price.