The Harriers in-consistent season continued today when they ended the game at Aldershot, destroyed by a Marcus Gayle hat-trick, as 4-2 losers despite a brace by Iyseden Christie that had dragged us back into the game after initially going a goal down.
Following the positive results against Grays and Oxford last week the Harriers fans could not be blamed for thinking that we had turned the corner and were about to march up the table. With basically an un-changed side that played on Tuesday, with the exception of the thrice suspended Paul Bignot, we started the game nervously and could have been two goals down by the time that John Grant opened the scoring for the Shots.
On eight minutes he advanced on Scott Bevans goal and our defenders stood off allowing his right footed shot slipped between the hands of Bevan and the post.
Eventually we found our feet and started to get back into the game. A few chances weren't taken for us but a glimmer of light came when Craig Nelthorpe, on loan from Doncaster, sent in a shot that was pushed over the bar by Nicky Bull, the Shots keeper. For some in-explicable reason the referee gave a goal kick.
Nelthorpe had another shot over the bar a few minutes later and Simon Russell saw his shot pushed away by Bull but then we pulled one back as we piled on the pressure. Ryan Williams had been caught offside and was too busy arguing about the referees decision to notice that the free kick had been taken. The Nelthorpe kick was sent over to Iyseden Christie who made no mistake with a header that went just beyond the finger tips of the Town keeper.
Two minutes later and Issey had doubled his total for the season and put us into a 2-1 lead after beating off two weak challenges from Shots defenders and fired in a curling shot that gave the keeper no chance of stopping. The home side went off the field to a chorus of derision from their fans.