The Harriers returned from their first ever game against AFC Wimbledon with all three points after another patient and consummate display. A super strike from Matt Barnes-Homer two minutes into the second period was enough to win the game but it was the other eighty nine minutes that showed why we are now up to sixth place in the table.
We controlled the game from start to finish and stopped Wimbledon from playing their usually fluid, passing football. That, along with another imperious display from the adaptable Chris McPhee in the centre of the park, is just what we are, and should, be about. Not this meaningless hoofball that some teams churn out.
In front of a healthy crowd of over 3,600 it was the home team that made the early running without really producing anything of value. A couple of corners were easily dealt with by Dean Coleman and then came the first real chance of the game. MBH saw his chance from the edge of the area and sent in a shot that bought out the best of the Dons keeper, James Pullen.
Soon after the number nine turned provider and supplied midfielder John Finnigan with the ball to go on a run towards goal. Sadly Finners could only manage to shoot straight at the keeper and the chance was gone.
It wasn't all going the Harriers way though and a shot from the Dons Chris Hussey bought out a top drawer, fingertip save from Coleman followed up soon after by a header from Sam Hatton that went just over the bar.
With halftime drawing close we had a chance from Chris McPhee that Pullen, again, did well to stop from going in.