An overcast evening in Somerset saw Bath City overcome Kidderminster Harriers 2-0 in a quiet game at Twerton Park.
Following a series of strong performances which had resulted in a six game unbeaten run the Kidderminster manager Steve Burr named an unchanged side. Bath handed a debut to the former Harriers target, Alex Russell.
Harriers were undoubtedly confident travelling to the relegation favourites but first half goals from a Mohamad Kaid penalty and debutant Russell ensured victory for the home side. The Harriers had a hatful of chances which were all squandered, with Dave Hankin and Keith Briggs both hitting the bar.
The game started as it meant to go on once City had had a first minute goal struck off when Russell couldn't wait for the referee's whistle and put the ball past Danny Lewis in the Harriers goal. It went very slowly!
A solid first fifteen minutes were thrown away by Harriers when Jack Byrne needlessly brought Mohamad Kaid on the edge of the area. Kaid stepped up and was fortunate to see his 16th minute spot-kick fly just inches over Danny Lewis' out-stretched arm.
The Harriers were suddenly on the back foot but tried to catch Bath on the break. Callum Gittings worked wonders on the wing and put the ball across for Lee Morris, who saw his shot cleared off the line.
With 35 minutes on the clock we had another golden opportunity - Gittings again was the provider but Chris McPhee's header was blocked. It fell at the feet of Dave Hankin who blasted the ball goalwards only to be foiled by the under-side of the crossbar.
Moments before half time it was 2-0. Bath won a corner but the poor cross fell neatly for Ollie Thorne to hoof clear. Unfortunately Jack Byrne was stood in the path of the ball and it bounced back off the youngster to tee up perfectly for Alex Russell to power past Lewis.