The end of a long season of highs and lows finally came to end at Aggborough today when we beat a disappointing Boston Utd 2-0 with an own goal from the Utd keeper, following a superb shot from Simon Brown, and what could be the last ever goal for us from John Williams.
There were last day starts for a sprinkling of players that have fallen out of favour in recent weeks. Stuart Brock returned in place of the injured John Danby, Scott Stamps took the place of Steve Burton and Scott Rickards came back for his first start since Swansea City were our visitors in February.
It's not known yet who was playing their last game for us but I would have thought that John Williams will not be here next season. The rest would be any ones guess.
One player who will definitely be here is Wayne Hatswell. Following his blagging of all the votes in the PotY poll on this website (here
) he ended up getting three awards before todays game. Supporters Player of the Year, Junior Supporters Player of the Year and the Kidderminster Shuttle award will all be taking pride of place in his downstairs loo tonight.
Boston have improved in recent months and naturally we were expecting a tougher game than the one we got. In the end they didn't really impose any threat to us and we made extremely hard work in achieving our win.
Right from the start we were up for it and we took the game straight to Boston. John Williams was the first to get a chance to open the scoring when he could only watch as his shot from a Scott Stamps corner went just over the bar.
Sean Parrish also went close just a few minutes later when he saw his slightly weak shot saved by Bastock, in goal for Utd.
After more probing by the Harriers we finally took the lead after 22 minutes with an own goal following a superb build up and shot by the man borrowed from the Baggies, Simon Brown.
He took the ball past a couple of talentless Boston defenders and, with a jink to the right, let fly from the edge of the area. The ball screamed past Bastock, hit the post, rebounded onto the keepers body and this time went the right side of the post and into the net.
A lucky goal in the end but they all count.
Mark Yates was the next to try his luck but, after getting into a good position for the shot, he failed to make the most of his chance and put it straight into the keepers arms.
It wasn't all going the Harriers way though. David Noble saw his free kick bounce off Brockies bar after our keeper had failed to see it coming.
Then on the stroke of half time Steve Melton got free in the 6yd box only to see his chip tipped over the bar by Stuart Brock.