This game was going to be a lose lose situation for the ex Harriers manager, Ian Britton, right from the start. Even before the team had left for Swansea the ball had started rolling.
Apart from the continual calls for his dismissal on the message boards came the news that the board had blocked the other two signings that Brit intended to make during last week. Todays Man of the Match, Wayne Hatswell, had already arrived from Chester City, probably paid for with money from the clubs majority shareholder.
Then came the press release in the Express & Star at lunch time that Jan Molby was on his way back. Yes, it was a press release because it contained quotes from Colin Youngjohns. Was CY pushed into it by person or persons unknown. Yes, undoubtedly.
If we had lost this one by the score that had been expected then it would have been an easy task for CY to tell Brit that his time was up. As it was we managed to gain a point but it still wasn't enough. Would a 6-1 win in our favour have been enough?
To make way for Hatswell Adam Willis found himself on the bench again and surprisingly a recall for Dean Bennett and Sean Parrish. John Williams played a lone striking? role upfront and there was no place for Matt Lewis who didn't even make it to the bench!!
In what was an uneventful first half there was an early adjustment to the line up when Scott Stamps limped off to be replaced by Craig Hinton. Stamps had been taken out by Jenkins with a bone jarring tackle but referee Danson didn't see that as a bookable offence.
Shortly after Hatswell, thinking what's good for one is good for the other, set his store out with a similar type of challenge on Maylett. Danson didn't like that one and stuck him in the book.
With the Harriers defence looking tight and Swansea without the strangely named Magic Daps, whatever that means, JJ Melligan went close to opening the scoring but his shot just curled wide.
The closest Swansea came to scoring was when a header from John Rose missed the target completely.