Blues Held In Lively Draw: Harriers 1-1 Birmingham City
Harriers faced another strong line-up in their latest high-profile friendly and gave another good account of themselves.
The home side got off to a flying start when they took the lead after just nine minutes; newly signed Declan Weeks split the City defence wide open with a pass for James McQuilkin but it was the boot of defender Paul Robinson, trying to keep McQuilkin at bay, that steered the ball past Adam Legzdins.
Manny Sonupe and Weeks forced saves from Legzdins as they sought to press home the advantage while at the other end Brandon Hall was called upon to keep out David Cotterill and Clayton Donaldson. Just past the half-hour the visitors drew level when Donaldson lost his marker to meet a low cross from the left and convert with a simple tap in.
Early in the second half City could have taken the lead when Cotterill's free-kick from a central position 20 yards or more out from goal beat the wall but was saved down low to his right by keeper Hall. There were fewer chances all round in the second half, the visitors looked the most likely to grab a winner while Legzdins was not troubled at all by Harriers.