That must have been one of the worst ever games that I have witnessed from any Harriers side for a long, long time. Believe me I've had plenty of punishment but that performance today was inept and embarrassing.
It didn't start too badly and things looked promising at first when Wayne Hatswell stretched his foot out to hammer a shot against the crossbar. Then we came close on a couple more occasions with some half chances going the way of Christie, Graves and Tai but we were never expecting the sucker punch from a very ordinary Forest Green side after a little under twenty minutes.
Wayne Evans was beaten for pace, not for the first time, and Paul Wanless put a cross out to the edge of the area where Alex Meechan was bought down. Wanless and Abdou Sall stood around the ball vying to take the kick and, with the Harriers crowd expecting Sall to blast one in, he moved to one side for Wanless to shoot against the wall from where it took a deflection to deceive Danby and trickle into the net just inside the post.
You'd expect us to try and get back into the game after that, but, although we tried we just didn't look good enough. High balls were continually being pumped up for our front men to run onto but these were being mopped up with ease by the FGR defenders. When we had got the ball at our feet we just didn't seem to want to apply any pressure on them and we all know what an Abdou Sall under pressure can do. Make mistakes!
Half an hour in and they go and get a second and this time it was all down to a mistake from a 'keeper in a crisis'. Meechan, again let in by Evans, sent in a fine cross that Danby came out for but then, for the second game in a row, dropped the damn thing. It didn't take a lot of thought from Zema Abbey to knock the ball into an empty net.
There had to be some changes made for the second half because we were looking absolutely dreadful.