The Harriers cruised to another win in the second of this series of friendlies at Bromsgrove tonight and this time it was with an almost full compliment of first choice players. Wayne Evans, Darryl Burgess, Laurie Wilson, Terry Fleming and Michael Blackwood turned out along with Martin O'Connor starting the game against the club that he started his career at. There was also the surprising appearance of Iyseden Christie in the forward line.
Right from the onset the difference in class and status in the footballing world was apparent to everyone there. We passed the ball around easily and tested Bromsgroves Billy Turley look-a-like keeper on a few occasions before the first goal was struck home by Laurie Wilson.
Further goals came from Christie and Wilson again and then in the final seconds of the half Blackwood beat the defence yet again to score the fourth.
After the break Stuart Watkiss made a few changes to the look of the side with new signing Gareth Sheldon coming on in place of the hard working Simon Russell and a couple of triallists coming on in place of Christie and Blackwood.
This half was not as good as the first forty five minutes and made even worse by Bromsgrove scoring, let it be said, two fairly decent goals. One a beautiful lob over the head of Daniel Lewis.
By the end of the game I'd lost interest because it was getting hard to see anything in the half light of the Rovers floodlights. If it was cricket it would have been a case of 'bad light stopped play'.
Final score: Bromsgrove Rovers 2 Harriers 4 (Wilson 2, Christie, Blackwood).