Date: 23rd August 2011 at 10:04pm
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17 attempts on goal wasn’t enough to give County the three points at Kidderminster tonight, as an 88th-minute leveller saw the hosts escape with a point.

Ex-Leeds Utd striker Tom Elliott gave Didi Hamann’s men a first-half lead with a deft header from a recalled Ryan McCann cross just before the half-hour mark as The Hatters’ piled forward in Aggborough without taking their chances – and really one goal was never enough to give us the win, especially away from home.

County haven’t managed to score more than one goal in a game this season, and it’s surely a worry for Hamann and Willie McStay at the helm.

Midfielder Sam Sheridan smashed a low effort against the upright as the side did try to improve on that goal lead, but it wasn’t to be and Kidderminster came out flying in the second half.

Ex-County man Jamie Vincent was in the Kiddy side, and he was pretty much the focal point, linking up with the experienced Steve Guinan in attack for the home side.

Matty Glennon was having a quiet game, but he was forced into two saves in quick succession as Guinan and then Scott Phelan tried their luck.

Hamann seemed to realise that the visitors, backed by 333 travelling fans, were coming under the kosh and brought on defender Nabil Bounab for debutant Sean McConville – the ex-Accrington man had gone close to doubling the lead for County in the first half with a curling effort which flew just over the bar.

Bounab dropped in at right-back, with McCann pushing up to midfield as County attempted to crowd out the Harriers.

It wasn’t to be as Phelan drove home in the dying minutes to salvage a point for Kidderminster, and Didi Hamann will surely be ruing his side’s lack of killer instinct.

I think most would have taken a point before the match, but having held a lead for so long, it feels like a defeat to concede so late on.

But still unbeaten and 9th in the table, things could surely be worse.

As for off-the-pitch, things are moving very slowly and we’ll have more on that soon.

 

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