The Harriers kept a clean sheet for the first time this season - as did Cambridge - but it's a shame that we did the same up front and failed to score after having at least four good chances in the first half including a one on one miss from Nick Wright that could have seen us go into a half time lead.
In the second half we didn't press so much but again we could have sealed the game with a late chance for substitute Matty Blair that got blocked and cleared off the line when half the ground had thought the ball had gone in. Earlier a header from Michael Briscoe had crashed off the bar.
We had started the game without Dave Hankin and the winger was not even on the bench. Lee Morris took his place after coming back into the side for his first game since injury two weeks ago.
It was a slow start to the game for both sides but slowly the Harriers started to take charge of the game and kept Cambridge on the back foot for long periods. Cambridge, to be honest, looked very poor and you can see why, like us, they are struggling to get going this season.
Lee Morris, Chris McPhee and Keith Briggs had all had chances to give the Harriers the opening goal before Ollie Thorne was spoken to by the referee for a foul on James Jennings but that was only after Jennings had sent Lee Vaughan crashing to the ground and got away with it. The referee obviously realised he couldn't book Thorne and not have done anything about the foul that had lead up to it.
Just seconds after that incident came the best chance of the game. Nick Wright raced onto Lee Morris's through ball and took it past Josh Coulson to bear down on goal. With another defender chasing him he chose the wrong moment to shoot and instead of lifting the ball over the keeper he shot it straight at him.
This seemed to wake the visitors up a bit and Brian Saah responded at the other end with a shot that sailed well over the cross bar and then minutes later Michael Briscoe came to our rescue to stop Danny Wright getting into a position to shoot when the Utd forward had already got past him but the Harriers man recovered enough to rob the ex Histon man of the ball.
With a few minutes to go before the break McPhee supplied Morris with the ball and he let fly with a shot that the Cambridge keeper, Simon Brown, caught and then dropped. A host of Harriers players swarmed in to reach the ball but Brown recovered quickly to retain possession before any more damage was done.