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  Boyd 62, 69
Harriers throw away a 2 goal lead to come home from Lincolnshire with just the one point.
  Hinton (pen) 35
  White 54
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Saturday 29th November 2003 
Reds throw away lead

Against all expectations the Harriers surged into a 2-0 lead at Boston only to then do the expected by giving it away.  In doing so they dropped back down to near the one remaining relegation spot.  Only the dire form of Darlington and Southend are doing them a favour.

We started the game with a reversion back to Jan's preferred away line-up of 4-5-1.  Bo Henriksen dropped to the bench with Matt Gadsby taking his place in midfield.

It was the Harriers who were to see the first bit of goalmouth action when Andy White, once on loan at Boston, just failed to connect with a low cross put in by John Williams.  Then a low centre by Dean Bennett was well held by keeper Paul Bastock.

This was the story through most of the first half until the 35th minute when we were awarded a penalty.  Andy White was bought down by Mark Greaves and, surprisingly, up stepped Craig Hinton to slot the ball past the Pilgrims keeper, Bastock.

That was our first goal from a penalty since the first game of the season against Mansfield in August when Bo got one.

We could have increased the lead just prior to half-time but Sean Parrish wasted his chance when his shot sailed aimlessly over the bar from 20yds out.

HT. 0 - 1

At the re-start Boston came out with just one aim in mind and that was to get back into the game.  The veteran Neil Redfearn put a free kick, after Paul Ellender had been fouled by Wayne Hatswell, a few inches wide but within minutes we had gone further ahead.

Andy White pounced on a Boston defenders hesitance and took the ball on to fire it past the Boston keeper.

Now we had gotten a two goal lead and with the team hovering near the bottom of the league the idea should be that you defend with your life.  That's not the way the Harriers do things though and within minutes Boston had not only pulled a goal back they had also drawn level.

It was the lad that Boston had bought in on loan from Hartlepool earlier this month that scored both goals.  First Adam Boyd capitalised on a lapse in defence between Craig Hinton and Wayne Hatswell to slot the ball past Stuart Brock and then just five minutes later he saw his shot take a deflection off Craig to loop over the top of Brockies head.

Boston then went all out for the winner but luckily for us we managed to hold out for the remainder of the game although Matt Gadsby and Andy White both saw chances of regaining the lead go begging.

FT. 2 - 2

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Boston Utd  subs   cards      Harriers  subs   cards 
Bastock     Brock
Beavers     Smith  
Greaves     Burton  
Balmer     D Williams  
Sutch   Hinton  
Redfearn     Hatswell  
Ellender   D Bennett  
Angel     Gadsby  
L Thompson     J Williams  
Jones     White  
Boyd     Parrish  
SUBS:       SUBS:    
Hocking     Danby  
Douglas     Stamps  
Croudson     Henriksen  
Duffield     Shilton  
Rusk     Lewis  

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