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  Lindegaard 38
  Stolcers 83
Harriers go down to late winner.
Watkiss has a fair bit of work to do in time for Saturdays game.
  Stamp 33
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Tuesday 7th December 2004 
Hard luck at Yeovil

The Harriers came away from Huish Park, Yeovil, without a point when the home team spoilt Stuart Watkiss' debut as the Harriers new manager.  A goal from Darryn Stamp, playing what could be his last game for us on loan, came from a header but Yeovil scored the equaliser within minutes.

A late goal from substitute Stolcers grabbed all three points and put the Glovers into second place in the table but left us rooted in bottom spot.

The status quo at the bottom remains un-changed because both Shrewsbury and Cambridge lost.  Cambridge must have been the most disappointed when, after leading for most of the game, Scunthorpe scored twice in two minutes at the end of the game.

For us, with our now even more depleted squad now that Micky Mellon has left, Chris McHale slotted in at right back in place of the also departed Shaun Cooper.  There was also a return to the bench for Ian Foster following his lay off through injury.

The Reds kicked off as if they meant business with two bookings in the first five minutes.  Tom Bennett was the first one carded when he found himself booked for dissent followed by Darryn Stamp a minute later for the same offence.  Once we got the high spirits out of the way we gave Yeovil a tough game.

Michael Rose was the first to try for a shot on goal in the 26th minute but it went well wide of Ryan Clarkes post.  Kevin Gall was the next one to try his luck for Yeovil but the keeper had it covered.

Just after Darryn Stamp got what was probably his first and only goal for us.  A cross from Jon Beswetherick came in and Stamp managed to get his head to it and put us into the lead.

The feeling of exaltion didn't last long though because the Glovers got themselves level within minutes with a fine goal from Andy Lindegaard.  A cross from Miles found him lurking on the right and as he ran for goal he let fly with a shot that went in off the post.

That was about it for that half with just Pedro Matias also getting himself booked for dissent just before the whistle blew.

HT. 1 - 1

Yeovil started the brighter in the second half and with only three minutes gone could have gone into the lead.  Darren Way could only look on in disbelief as his shot hit Ryan Clarkes foot and bounce behind the goal for a corner.  A former target of Jan Molby's, Phil Jevons, was having a quiet game but he did have one chance to score but his header was easily saved by Clarke.

Watkiss made the first change to the side after 55 minutes when Jamie Gleeson came on for Matias.  Again, for the second game running, Matias didn't take too kindly to that and again he stormed off down the tunnel.  He doesn't want to be doing that too often.

The game was progressing nicely for us now and a draw looked to be a fair result but as usual for us Lady Luck wasn't on our side.

First Jamie Gleeson saw his shot blocked on the line by Skiverton and then Yeovil bought on Andrejs Stolcers for Michael Rose in the 80th minute and straight away he scored with his first touch of the ball when he got to the far post to head in a right-wing cross from Lee Johnson.

With time running out there was no chance to get back into the game even though Watkiss threw on Ian Foster in an effort to create a spark.  Yeovil had got the upperhand now and were going all out for the third goal.  Shots came in from all angles but Clarke managed to keep them out and the score respectable.

Stuart Watkiss is certainly going to have to get some new faces in for the Rochdale game on Saturday.  Our squad gets smaller by the minute and with no front man on our books anymore it'll be interesting to see if Drewe Broughton is on his way back here.

FT. 2 - 1

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Yeovil Town  subs   cards      Harriers  subs   cards 
Weale     Clarke  
Skiverton     McHale  
Rose     Beswetherick  
Guyett     Sall  
Miles     Hatswell  
Way     Bennett
Johnson     Russell  
Lindegaard     Keates  
Jevons     Stamp
Gall     Jenkins  
Tarachulski     Matias
SUBS:       SUBS:    
Collis     Lewis  
Lockwood     Foster  
Caceres     Gleeson  
Odubade     Burton  
Stolcers     Advice  

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