The Harriers finally failed in their attempt to overhaul AFC Fylde to the title today but this drawn game wasn't the reason after Fylde won 3-0 at Boston Utd. It was lost due to our season long poor away form that has seen us drop too many points in games that we should have been expected to win. Telford, Worcester, Salford, Brackley and Stalybridge away are all games that we could have got a point or three from and at the end of the day it's those missing points that have gone a long way to us losing out in the title race.
Today was no different and with Gainsborough struggling at the wrong end of the table a team with an eye on promotion failed to up their game enough to beat them.
We started the game with the same starting eleven that had soundly trounced Altrincham last Monday with a storming first twenty minutes and a solid second half and today we were the first out of the blocks with a couple of chances that we should have scored from. Elton N'Gwatala fired an effort wide and then the Trinity keeper almost gifted us a goal from James McQuilkins shot as he almost let it slip through his fingers and into the net.
After that our usual composed game plan was out of the window as the home side woke up to their relegation worries and began to come into the game. Almost against the run of the play they took the lead when the former Grimsby striker Nathan Jarman put them into the lead when a long ball through fell perfectly into his path and all he had to do was finish the move off by rolling it into the goal.
They controlled the remainder of the half on their own terms and the Harriers were reduced to feeding off the scraps.
They almost added a second goal when Jordan Thewlis' lob over Sam Hornby bounced off the bar for a goal kick.
With seconds to go until the break we finally had another chance on goal when a corner gave Tyrone Williams the opportunity to score but his shot was blocked on the line by a Trinity defender.