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Posted Tue 10 Dec 13 at 21:30 PM


Harriers endured a miserable return to league action on Tuesday night as they were beaten 1-0 at Woking.

In freezing conditions Harriers were a little slow to start and might well have found themselves behind the opening dozen or so minutes as in-form striker Jack Marriott was left free in the area to meet a cross, though he could only power his header straight at goalkeeper Danny Lewis, before his teammate, Kevin Betsy, drilled a volley off target a few moments further on.

Lee Vaughan's half-volley on the half hour mark was amongst the few chances the visitors had in the opening half an hour and Sam Beasant was happy enough to gather that one up before, back up at the other end, Betsy fired another attempt high over Lewis' bar from distance.

On 38 minutes Lewis had to be sure Josh Payne's effort was flying wide as the Woking man took aim from some 20 yards and thankfully it did, as did defender Joe McNerney's headed effort two minutes later.

Six minutes after the break it was Payne again trying his luck with a 30-yard free-kick but the effort, dead central to goal, was lofted straight down the throat of Lewis though the custodian showed good hands to keep hold of it.

Woking took the lead on 64 minutes and it came from the boot of Scott Rendell and his close-range finish though, in truth, it was much to the work of Betsy as he stole past Demetriou at the by-line and crossed with a ball that was just begging to be hit.

Harriers tried to respond and eight minutes later Callum Gittings whipped in a free-kick delivery that  fell to the feet of Josh Gowling who tried to scoop it home only for Beasant to stand firm.

Steve Burr made a double change inside the final 15 minutes to try and liven up his team as Gash and Anthony Malbon were withdrawn in favour of Nathan Blissett and Marvin Johnson but Woking, in the end, held on.

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