Darlo 2-1 Kidderminster analysis – Thommo saves the day again

The last month has been a fantastic one on the pitch for the club and yesterday just capped it off in dramatic style. Yesterday was a tough game against one of the most in-form teams in the division and prior to the game, I would have been happy with a point.

If we haven’t scored the last minute it wouldn’t have been a disaster, but it is hard to argue that we didn’t deserve the three points.

You can see why Kidderminster are near the top of the league they try and play football and stick to it. It would give me a heart attack every five minutes if I was one of their fans, but they can clearly play and that’s why they are in a playoff spot.

The first 20 minutes even after our goal Harriers looked the better team and had two or three chances that it is hard to believe they didn’t convert.

However, after that, we controlled them very well. Youngsters Jack Vaulks and Josh Heaton along with Aynsley Pears had great games to keep out a very experienced Harriers side.

Their goal was down to a miss judgement and lack of communication that they will learn from and thankfully it didn’t prove crucial in the result. That aside, they held it together well. Vaulks didn’t look out of place despite coming straight into the team and as for Heaton, he will go much higher than this level of football. He won so many headers and dominated at the back, hopefully he can continue to do this for us for a bit longer at least.

While we didn’t create a huge amount in the first half when the big chance came we took it.

The second half we played fantastically, controlled the game and should have been out of sight with the chances we had.

Turnbull looked back to his best controlling the match from the centre while Syers has been fantastic recently and again was getting past the strikers a lot yesterday.

However, it was Thompson yet again who was the match winner. Since Tommy took over he has been out best player consistently and yesterday he delivered when we most needed it.

We could have easily whimpered after the equaliser and even gone on to lose the game. Yet, we kept going and got a deserved winner.

As I said above, before yesterday I would have taken a point, but had the game finished 1-1 our position would have looked precarious.

We still have a job to do and despite our recent form, we are only five points off the bottom three, if we had just picked up four/five points this month which on paper would have been a good return we would have been in trouble.

Thankfully though we have got ourselves into a position where we control our own destiny and have the confidence knowing that we can beat anyone in our division.

March looks easier on paper then February, but we all know it isn’t that simple.


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