The Harriers ended the League campaign with yet another disappointing draw against yet another struggling side. This time Crawley should have been the victims of our possible Trophy winning form but once again we failed to muster a single shot on goal - the second game in a row.
Mark Yates elected to start the game with a smattering of fringe players with the hope of seeing them fight to gain a place in the team that travels to Wembley in two weeks time. That never happened and Scott Eaton, given his first real chance to shine, failed and was subbed midway through the second half.
There was also a bit of a setback when Michael Blackwood, standing in at full back for the suspended Jonny Harkness, was booked after just thirty minutes and replaced by Gavin Hurren. Mark Yates didn't want him to get another silly booking later on so to ensure that he'll be playing at Wembley he got taken off.
Also getting starts were Michael McGrath, Luke Reynolds and Gary Hay and yet again the Reynolds/Hay pairing failed to ignite any enthusiasm, both on paper and on the pitch. Scott Bevan, Iyseden Christie and Simon Russell had to be content with sitting on the bench with James Constable given the day off.
It took the home side ten minutes to test Steve Taylor with a shot from Tony Scully that our keeper saved easily enough and then another ten minutes before their second shot on goal. This time the shot came via the boot of Ronnie Bull and again it was picked up easily enough by Taylor.
Forty one minutes had passed before the Harriers fans got their first glimpse of excitement when Gary Hay unleashed an insipid shot that went well wide of the target. Crawley had a couple more shots at the visitors goal and then in the dying seconds of the half Luke Reynolds sent a long range effort over the bar.