Ten-Man Harriers Hold Out For Point: Kettering Town 1-1 Harriers
Despite playing for most of the second half with only ten men Harriers battled back from a goal down to take a point at Rockingham Road.
Aaron Griffiths, making his first start in a Harriers shirt, was sent off three minutes after the break for a two-footed challenge on Jean-Paul Marna. Referee Steve Cook was the centre of controversy throughout, as well as sending-off Griffiths he showed yellow cards to no less than five other Harriers players giving a lie to their position at the top of the Fair Play League. The last time he refereed a Harriers match he showed eight yellow cards to Harreirs players.
Sloppy defending gave Harriers an uphill task, gifiting the opening goal of the game to Brett Solkhon after just four minutes. In the opening half Harriers offered little threat to Kelvin Jack in the home goal but after the break, and after Griffiths' dismissal, they looked the stronger side and deservedly drew level six minutes from the end with Chris McPhee's fifth goal of the season.