HARRIERS' inconsistent start to the season continued as they fell to a 2-1 defeat at Tamworth on Tuesday night.

Kidderminster had picked up much-needed three points when they bagged a fine 3-0 win at Southport last Saturday.

However, John Eustace's men, who have only managed back-to-back wins on one occasion so far this season, again failed to follow up that success.

Another frustrating showing saw Tamworth ahead at the break before doubling their advantage eight minutes into the second period.

Joe Ironside’s fourth goal of the season ten minutes from time sparked a late rally from the Reds but it all proved too little, too late.

Eustace said: “We’re really disappointed with the result.

“I thought we started the game really well for the first half an hour.

“We had a bad 15 minutes before half time and at the start of the second half we were under the cosh a bit.

“But I was proud of the lads efforts in the last half an hour, they stuck at it and showed a lot of character to keep going.

“In the end it could have been 2-2 but for a fantastic save from the goalkeeper.

“It’s a very tough place to come to and they’re on a great run at the moment.

“We’re obviously disappointed with the two goals but I was very pleased with the way they kept going and, as I say, we could have nicked a draw in the end.”

Harriers' attention will now turn to the FA Cup this Saturday when they travel to face United Counties League Premier Division side Deeping Rangers in the second qualifying round.

The clash will kick-off at 12.30pm after being selected by the BBC for live streaming broadcast online.