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Posted Sat 19 Sep 15 at 16:45 PM

Report: Harriers 0-2 Lincoln City

Harriers remain rooted to the bottom of the Vanarama National League table after a 2-0 defeat to Lincoln City at Aggborough on Saturday. 

The opening quarter-hour was as keenly contested as you would expect with both teams dishing out some direct stuff for the other to deal with - both managed it to an extent, though Lincoln perhaps had the best of the early chances.

First, Jack Muldoon headed wide at the far post and, soon after, Craig Stanley raced in to the area and picked up a ball before shooting wide. Both of those chances came within the first ten minutes, soon after which Harriers had their first opening as a Gurj Singh shot was blocked inside the area.

Some fantastic, quick feet from Wright saw him dance into the area and past his man on 18 minutes, his eventual shot beating the goalkeeper but, also, his far post - Harriers made to pay for missing the chance two later, when Alan Power turned the ball home from close range after Muldoon worked it into the area from a short throw.

It got worse five minutes later as that lead was doubled - more hesitancy at the back as a ball lofted towards the far post was nodded down to cue a scramble, nobody in red on hand to truly deal with the lose one, before Muldoon did the honours by smashing it in to the net.

Six before the break, Palmer's save kept out the rampaging Muldoon as he looked to stroke home his second, Power then taking aim from 12 yards and finding Palmer equal to it.

The second half started at a comparatively pedestrian pace as Lincoln stayed happy with their lot and Harriers were utterly frustrated in their attempts to claw something back.

On the hour, the industrious Singh showed a trademark turn and shot that fizzed narrowly wide of the target, by which point Harriers had gone for it in throwing on Jamie Spencer and Tahv Campbell.

 On 74 minutes it should have been 3-0; Lincoln working a ball to the by-line and crossing where the league's top marksman Rhead awaited - somehow he conspired to nod the ball over the line when it looked far easier to score.

Harriers best chance of halving the deficit came with eight minutes to go when a terrific Langmead header from a corner was somehow hooked off the line. 

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