In a week that saw the Harriers scrape into the FA Cup first round with a very questionable pair of performances against Bradford Park Avenue, and also featured a Friday evening bombshell regarding manager Steve Burr, the Carpetmen travelled down to Barnet to overcome adversity in the best possible way - by racking up another three points.
The assistant manager, Gary Whild, named a slightly changed team from Tuesday's match, with Marvin Johnson, Michael Gash, James Dance and Mickey Demetriou coming in to the team and, with conditions wet and windy at kick off, things looked bleak early on for the Harriers as Keanu Marsh-Brown proved why he's highly rated, skipping through the defence and expertly avoiding a Jamie Grimes challenge before blazing his shot off target with only the 'keeper to beat.
Barnet kept up their dominance controlling the possession, putting the red men under pressure and allowing us few chances. Indeed when we did get a rare breakaway Lee Vaughan signalled what was to come for him, on a poor day where his crosses were wayward, with his first ending up with the Barnet fans behind the goal.
Marsh-Brown then caused outrage amongst the Harriers fans. Following the Harriers kicking the ball away to allow a Barnet player to receive treatment he shot the subsequent free kick at our goal and forced Danny Lewis into a splendid save when everybody had expected him to pass it back. He then saw sense and kicked the resulting corner out for a goal kick.
It was another corner that rewarded Barnets' dominance though. Danny Jackman, being the 'first man', should have done better to stop the ball going past him but the loose ball avoided Josh Gowlings heroic effort and was turned in by Spaniard Luisma Villa in the twenty fifth minute.
This goal woke up the boys in red and the first half then became more competitive. Kyle Storers twenty five yard strike was parried away from the bottom corner and a Marvin Johnson shot also called 'keeper Graham Stack into action.
Harriers were putting their fair share of crosses into the box and one of them bought about the best chance of the match when Michael Gash found himself clear at the near post but headed up and over, when anything downwards would surely have been a goal.