The Harriers slumped to yet another defeat on the road at York today and with the team well past the opening period of the season the alarm bells must surely be ringing by now. We have gained just one win all season with only three drawn games and now sit embarrassingly at the foot of the current form table.
This has got to be our worst ever start to a season and there looks to be no way out of this dilemma with a team that are blatantly refusing to play for their manager.
The ironic part of it all is it seems to be the seasoned pros such as Christie, Kenna, Sedgemore and Whitehead that appear to be the worst culprits. Only Mark Creighton, Luke Reynolds and Russell Penn seem to want to win at all costs but they cannot expect to do that by themselves.
The team chosen to start today was the same that started the game at Cambridge on Tuesday night with the only change coming on the bench where Andy White replaced Bob Taylor. Taylor must have picked up an injury in training.
We had just the one attempt on goal in the whole of the first forty five minutes with Mark Creighton going the closest with a long range shot that was both rising and going away from the goal.
City weren't all that better than us but they were controlling the game without looking to be in any danger. Chances fell to Lewis McMahon, Craig Farrell and Clayton Donaldson but it was the latter who was to grab the decisive goal when he skipped past Whitehead and Kenna to shoot the ball past Bevan.
Earlier in the game Jamie McClen had gone off injured to be replaced by Simon Russell and Luke Reynolds had picked up his first booking of the season.