The Harriers dropped to fourteenth place in the table, their lowest placing so far this season, after this referee influenced defeat at Stevenage's Broadhall Way ground. He handed the home side a first half penalty that was converted by Darryl Stamp, once of the Harriers, for which Wayne Hatswell was booked, and then did the same in the second half for Stamp to score from the spot again but rightfully didn't book Hats this time because it was never a penalty in the first place.
Christie got the only goal for us but at the end of the day we were just not good enough and until we get someone in to bang in the half chances then we're going to win naff all.
Stuart Watkiss did in fact get a new striker in on Thursday to do just that but for some reason known only to himself left him on the bench until four minutes from the end of a game that was beyond saving by then.
Stuart? if you're going to bring in someone with a great scoring record, even though he's young, then get him on there a bit earlier please, not when it's all over.
We started the game without Martin O'Connor, Gareth Sheldon and Simon Russell but the scares over Iyseden Christie, Darryl Burgess and Mark Jackson were un-founded and all three started the game although Christie was to go off injured later on. Boro also had their injuries but that didn't really seem to bother them because they have strength in depth.
It was the Harriers that were to make most of the early running and we saw chances wasted by Christie and Heslop, the latter side footing the ball wide in front of an empty goal, before Stevenage were awarded their first penalty.
The highly rated George Boyd took a corner and Wayne Hatswell in-explicably handled as the ball came over. He got booked and will now miss next weeks game against York City while the former Harrier Darryn Stamp placed the ball on the spot and sent Daniel Lewis the wrong way.
Two minutes later and we had gone further behind when another corner was awarded to Boro and this time Barry Laker got there first and un-hindered to head the ball home for Boro's second goal.
After that crushing blow we then turned in what was probably our best spell of the game but just couldn't get back into the game.