The Harriers went through the motions today when they faced one of their less popular opponents from our Football League days. A goalless draw against Bristol Rovers did very little to inspire the 450 spectators, give or take a few.
Apart from a chance in the opening minute that Simon Russell failed to connect with there was very little goal mouth action from the Harriers. Rovers had chances wasted by Forrester and Louis before the fans latest scapegoat, Steve Burton, let fly with a shot from 35yds out that was only stopped from going in by a good save from Marshall in goal for the Bristolians.
Another good chance for us fell to Lee Thompson but again Marshall saved well.
At half time a triallist, Gary McPhee, was bought on in place of Thompson and he must have done well because he's been asked to come back next week so that Mr Watkiss can take another look at him. Another scapegoat, Wayne Hatswell, came on for Burton and Gareth Sheldon replaced our lone striker, Iyseden Christie.
Again Simon Russell came close to scoring early on when his shot went just over the crossbar and then Sheldon saw Shaun Marshall again pull off a fine save from his well taken free kick.
In the dying minutes of the game Rovers could have won it with a goal from Ali Gibb but Danby got down well to block the chance with his body.
After the game the club announced that we would be signing yet another Scunthorpe old boy with Wayne Graves due to sign for us on Monday
Final score: Harriers 0 Bristol Rovers 0
Danby, Evans, Burton (Hatswell 45), Jackson, Burgess, Wilson, Fleming, Thompson (McPhee 45), Russell, Christie (Sheldon 45), Blackwood.
Bristol Rovers: Marshall (Shearer 68), Alli Gibb (Vieira 85), Hinton, Anderson (Bass 60), Ryan (Carruthers 45), Elliot, Disley (Williams 45), Sommer (Lescott 45), Campbell, Louis (Agogo 45), Forrester (Walker 45).
Attendance: approx 450.