The Harriers got back to winning ways at a rain soaked Aggborough with a much improved performance than in previous weeks and at last the fans got to see the passing game that we had been yearning for. There were few signs of long ball being played by us and with a bit more pace up front and better positioning we could have ended the game with more than the single goal from Gareth Sheldon on the stroke of half time.
There were returns to the side for Martin O'Connor after his recent injury and Terry Fleming following a missed game due to a dismissal at Crawley. Wayne Evans came back into the side in place of Steve Burton and Taiwo Atieno dropped to the bench.
With the rain just drifting down in a fine mist the game kicked off and almost immediately we should have had a penalty awarded to us when Bentley handled the ball in the area but the Devon based referee waved away all calls for a spot kick. We were putting some nice moves together but even though we looked as if we were playing in a 4-4-2 formation Christie was isolated up front by himself on many occasions and no one seemed to be willing to help him out.
Morecambe were the first to get a shot in on goal when Bentley got above Christie, not a defender, at the far post but he could only send his header into the side netting.
Chances for both sides were now few and far between as the rain came down stronger towards the end of the half and we had to wait until forty minutes to get our first shot on goal when Gareth Sheldon sent in a dipping shot that was only just tipped over by the Shrimps keeper.
Five minutes later and it was Sheldon that got the goal for us.
The fourth official had just signalled for two minutes of extra time when Christie was fouled on the edge of the area but the ref let play carry on. Up popped Sheldon to slip the ball past Robinson.