Whild: It was two points dropped

Whild: It was two points dropped

Whild: It was two points dropped

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HARRIERS manager Gary Whild was left to rue Chey Dunkley's game changing dismissal during Monday's 2-2 draw against Chester.

The hosts had been 2-0 thanks to early goals for Dunkley and Callum Gittings! when  the defender was sent off at the start of the second half for blocking a shot from Craig Hobson with his hand.

Chester, managed by former Kidderminster boss Steve Burr, then took advantage of their extra man, despite Danny Lewis saving a penalty from Hobson.

Hobson headed home in the 81st minute, before substitute Wayne Riley made it 2-2 in the 83rd.

"If I am honest it is two points lost,"lamented Whild.

"We scored two early goals and the reaction from some of our lads they thought it was going to be an easy afternoon.

"The sending off made it difficult and while I was pleased with the players' hard work  I was disappointed.

"I was disappointed with the first half, when we should have been more clinical.

"And even in the second half with ten men, I expect better from us.

"I expected better decisions from a young centre half who has aspirations to go higher. I don't expect him to handball a ball coming into our box like that.

"You're then down to ten men for 50 minutes so it is difficult."

Dunkley will now serve a one game ban for a professional foul, missing Saturday's trip to Dover Athletic.

Harriers remain unbeaten in the Vanarama Conference this season and conceded their first goals of the campaign yesterday.

Whild added: "I couldn't fault the lads for their effort in the second half but we then let in two goals in quick succession.

"We've got an experienced back four and I am disappointed we let in two goals in as many minutes.

"When you get tired bodies you get tired minds but it is two points dropped.  "The positives are we are still unbeaten but I want to see our lads pushing on.

"We had an opportunity for three points but we didn't take it."

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