An unlucky performance from Kidderminster Harriers saw them fall to their third defeat in four games at the hands of York City. On a drizzly evening at Aggborough under 1000 home fans witnessed a host of missed chances with flashes of brilliance and an abundance of individual errors.
The only goal of the game came half way through the second half when Neil Barrett fired across goal from Jamie Clarke's cross in front of the 135 visiting fans.
A pedestrian first half started with much early pressure from York which provided a limited end product. A series of corners were cleared away as Harriers tried to catch the Minstermen on the break and the first clear chance of the match fell to York when Richard Brodie broke into the box but he dallied on the ball and was tackled by Lee Baker who hoofed the ball forwards.
On the half hour Kidderminster had a chance of their own when Brian Smikle rounded Ben Purkiss but got stuck in the corner and rolled the ball back to Baker who whipped in a teasing cross which was headed wide from a weak effort from James Lawrie.
Moments later Baker was wreaking havoc again and this time his curling cross found Robbie Matthews who hit a half volley just wide. This was the last real action in a boring opening period.