After two drubbings at home in recent weeks Kidderminster Harriers had to buckle down, graft hard and tighten that leaking defence up and, if at all possible, score a goal or two. Well the defence was looking better, keeping a strong looking Stevenage forward line quiet but again our attack is totally clueless.
To be fair Luke Reynolds was carrying an injury and shouldn't really have started but the tactic of playing Jon Newby as a lone striker at home with Reynolds sitting slightly deeper behind him is never going to work. Especially when we're playing at home.
Jake Sedgemore came back into the side at the expense of Jonny Harkness who dropped onto the bench as did Gareth Sheldon, displaced by the aforementioned Reynolds. The biggest change was between the sticks though where Danny Lewis regained his place from John Danby after his recent nightmare games
Stevenage had a former Harriers loan player upfront for them in Darryn Stamp and on the bench was Robert Duffy, the ex Rushden striker, who had joined Stevenage at the last minute despite the transfer deadline having passed two weeks ago and only emergency players being allowed to be signed.
That rule didn't take long to be made a mockery of then?
A swirling wind made the game hard to play for both sides and it seems that Stevenage had won the toss because they elected to play with the wind for the second half. It was Boro who had the first chance of the game when the Peter Crouch look-a-like Luke Oliver got his head below cloud level to get on the end of free kick but Lewis saved well enough to stop an early goal going in.
Gareth Sheldon came on for Reynolds soon after following a re-occurrence of his recent injury.
It was our turn to come close to scoring, just before half time, when a header from defender Simon Rea was cleared off the line by a Stevenage player but it had been a boring half, spoilt by the wind, along with an end of season feel to it. All the more surprising seeing that Boro are supposed to be going all out for a play off place.