The Harriers came away from a fog bound Woking this evening after losing out 1-0 in an un-inspiring game that saw Lee Vaughan pick up his fifth yellow card of the season and now he'll miss out on Saturday at home to Alfreton. Who takes his place will be interesting with, off the top of my head, the only possible deputees being Danny Jackman or Jamie Grimes.
It was also un-inspiring fare due to the lack of any kind of sustained attack on the Woking goal throughout the game but then again even the home side seemed to be goal shy too.
Two important players were missing for us tonight. Both Kyle Storer and Lee Fowler were suspended for one game following their bookings against Newport last Saturday so Danny Jackman and Anthony Malbon replaced them with Mickey Demetriou also returning to the side at left back. With Jackman being the only creative player on the field then we were doomed from the start.
It took a while for the game to get into it's stride and it was the home side that were to have most of the play. Their high scoring striker, Jack Marriott, should have done better with a header that was directed straight at Danny Lewis in the Harriers goal and then Kevin Betsy had a shot that went wide a few minutes later.
Our only chance during the first half came from Lee Vaughan but his half-volley was easily collected by Sam Beasant in the Woking goal. Beasant is the son of the former Wimbledon, Chelsea and Nottm Forest goal keeper.
Woking had further chances to score through Betsy, again, Josh Payne and Joe McNerney but none of them were on target.