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Date: 06-10-15 gif Venue: Aggborough gif att: 1294 gif away fans: 34
We don't have any intention of winning do we?

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Yet another win, and three points, went begging tonight when the Harriers stumbled and fumbled their way to a 1-1 draw.  An early goal from new signing Zaine Francis-Angol had set us on our way with the Reds scoring first in a home game at last but then it all went wrong, yet again, after Tahvon Campbell missed a one on one with the Boreham Wood keeper and the jitters set in.

By the time the second half came we had lost our way completely and ending up giving the visitors far too much room to stoke the ball around simply and just take it easy.  It was only a matter of time before they pulled the goal back and consign us to another week at the foot of the table.

We started the game with a change around up front as Campbell paired up with Reece Styche as our twin spearhead and ZFA sat just behind them and at the back Lathaniel Rowe-Turner replaced the suspended Jordan Tunnicliffe.  Newly promoted Boreham Wood had former Harrier Ricky Shakes starting for them alongside Iyseden Christie lookalike Junior Morais.  It was Morais who was the first to venture forward sending in a shot that went just wide of Alex Palmers upright.

Soon after that we took the lead through Francis-Angol when he got on the end of a rare decent corner from Joe Clarke and glanced the ball home with his head.  We just knew it was going to be a lead that we could never keep or hope to build on convincingly with many fans in the sparse crowd convinced we would sit back and hold on to what we had.  How right they were.

At times we looked good as when Campbell beat the offside trap to surge through on goal but his thought process let him down as he delayed in shooting and the ball was blocked then collected at his feet by the keeper.  That seemed to knock us back slightly and Wood took charge for a while with their best effort being a shot from distance that went wide.

Just before the break Campbell had a chance to redeem himself but his shot on the turn was well saved by James Russell.
  HT: 1 - 0
The second half was typical of so many this season as we again stayed in the dressing room mentally and allowed the visitors all the time and space they wanted.  They played the ball around easily as we made mistake after mistake in losing the ball through poor passing, poor control and an un-willingness to run anywhere.  Reece Styche literally gave up when Campbell was taken off injured to be replaced by the ineffective Calvin Dinsley and ten minutes later was substituted himself after standing on the halfway line for an age just watching the game pass him by.  Memories of Craig Reid.

The Wood had a few chances to draw level but failed to take them and then in the seventy seventh minute Dinsley and Palmer handed them the chance to get the killer goal.  A goal that would deny us three points for the first time this season.

A poor back pass by Dinsley (he wasn't alone in the poor passing stakes, especially those going going back to the keeper) allowed Connor Clifford to surge forward only to be needlessly fouled by Joe Clarke.  The wall moved to one side to let Cliffords free kick past and Palmer reacted slowly in attempting to stop it.  The Harriers fans didn't even groan in dismay.  It was that inevitable.

They should have scored a second goal minutes later when Christie Morais burst through some weak defending and crashed a shot against the foot of the post.

Incredibly we almost scored a winning goal a few minutes from time when Luke Maxwell took it on himself to do something about the situation and sidestepped a Wood defender to lash in a shot from range that was deflected just wide of the post.

With five minutes of time added on we thought the Reds would go all out get that yearned for winning goal.  We didn't!  We don't really want to win a game.  We stay bottom.
  FT: 1 - 1

 Goal for Harriers: Francis-Angol 9
 Goal for Boreham Wood: C Clifford 77

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Harriers  goals   subs   cards      Boreham Wood  goals   subs   cards 
Palmer     Russell  
Hodgkiss     Devera
Toner     Woodards  
Maxwell     Cox gif  
Langmead     Doe  
Clarke   C Clifford gif gif  
Rowe-Turner     Kamdjo  
Francis-Angol gif gif     Shakes  
Styche gif     B Clifford  
Campbell gif     Morais  
Jones     Lucas gif  
SUBS:         SUBS:      
Snedker     Reynolds gif - 94  
Verma     Howell  
Dinsley gif - 61     MacDonald gif - 62  
Green gif - 78     Banton  
Wright gif - 66     Jeffrey gif - 75  

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