The Harriers collapsed to yet another defeat in Chester tonight when they went down 3 - 0 to a City side that included a former Harrier, Ben Davies, that scored the third goal.
The Reds Captain, Wayne Hatswell, was also dismissed following a dubious decision by the referee. He was judged to have bought down Michael Branch as he found himself free on goal but Wayne actually got the ball away from him before Branch fell over his outstretched leg.
He will now miss the crucial game against Shrewsbury this Saturday, also the Boston game and the FA Cup game in three weeks time.
There were a couple of changes to the starting line-up with Steve Burton surprisingly returning to left back in place of McHale and Freddy Advice replacing Ian Foster. Both those were relegated to the bench where they didn't get the chance to sit alongside Christie because he was missing yet again. This is getting to be a joke!
It was City who started the game stronger when Michael Branch missed a golden opportunity to put his side in front after he chested down a pass from Ellison but failed to control it before mis-hitting it.
It took us until the twenty first minute before we managed to muster a shot on goal. That came when James Keene hit a goal bound overhead kick that was cleared off the line by Phil Bolland.
In the twenty eighth minute Branch got the first goal for City. A flag kick was taken from the right by Ben Davies and without any challenge form the Harriers defenders Branch was given a free header to place it past a helpless Danby.
There was then a flurry of bookings for Chester as the referee, Mark Cowburn, put Edmondson, Davies and Belle into his book during the remainder of the first half. A first half that we failed to test the City keeper once.
The only time that we came close to scoring was from a shot from Abdou Sall that was blocked on the line on the stroke of half time.