Gavin Hurren scored our only goal in this typical end of season game at Weymouth today after coming back into the side in place of Jonny Harkness who failed to make it after going off injured at Stevenage during the week. Also back in the side was James Constable, following suspension, but he only made it as far as the bench after Mark Yates opted to stick with the 4-5-1 line-up that did so well at Broadhall way.
Today it didn't work quite so well but a point is better than none.
In lovely sunny weather it was the Harriers to have the best of the first half with Gavin Hurren opening the scoring in the twelfth minute with the first shot on goal during the game. The ball was played over the top of Ashley Vickers but with the Weymouth defender thinking that there was no danger Hurren nipped in on his blindside to put the ball past the advancing keeper.
Simon Russell had a chance to increase the scoreline two minutes later but his shot, following a Jake Sedgemore corner, went just wide of the goal.
The game then settled down to a quiet period until Weymouth suddenly found themselves back level again. A fine cross from James Coutts found Nick Crittenden unmarked on the edge of the area with all the time in the world to send the ball past Scott Bevan.
The Harriers immediately hit back with Iyseden Christie sending a shot just over the bar and then a header from another Sedgemore corner being sent just to the wrong side of the upright by Glenn Wilson.
Midway through the half and the home side slowly started to get on top with shots from Stuart Beavon going wide and Anton Robinson being safely collected by Scott Bevan. On thirty three minutes the Harriers goalscorer, Hurren, found himself in the referees notebook for a strong tackle on the livewire Danny Phillips.
The game then ran down till halftime with the only chances falling to Russell for us and Crittenden for them.