Harriers March Back Into Play-Offs: Harriers 1-0 Wrexham
February 26, 2011

Harriers March Back Into Play-Offs: Harriers 1-0 Wrexham

Chris McPhee's first half penalty was enough to secure Harriers' sixth consecutive home victory and lift them back into the play-off places.

A magnificent performance by the home defence kept the visitors, one of Harriers' main rivals for a play-off place, at bay making sure that McPhee's strike, his 14th goal of the season, was all that was needed.  Harriers now find themselves eight games unbeaten as they head to another game against a close rival with next weekend's trip to Luton.

Showing just one change, enforced by Jack Byrne's suspension, from the team that drew at Darlington in midweek, Harriers started steadily in difficult conditions comfortably matching their visitiors as the game ebbed and flowed.  Matt Blair's pace caused many problems and it was from one of his runs that Chris Blackburn was forced to concede the penalty that McPhee blasted in off the crossbar on 37 minutes.

After the interval the visitors grew stronger and threw more forward but the Harriers defence stood firm in face of the onslaught leaving Danny Lewis with very little to do.  Backed by the largest Aggborough crowd of the season Harriers soaked up the pressure to see out the game and move back into the play-off places, this time with daylight between themselves and Fleetwood who were surprisingly beaten at home by bottom club Eastbourne.

The full report and stats can be found here.