Torquay 2, Harriers 1

HARRIERS saw their winless streak stretched to nine games despite a much-improved second half display at Plainmoor.

A brace for hitman Ryan Bowman cancelled out Lee Hughes' equaliser.

Kidderminster had been second best in the first half but had taken the game to their opponents after the break.

Manager Gary Whild made two changes to the side which lost to Dover, he restored Lee Hughes to the team and called on Callum Gittings, who replaced the injured Jack Byrne.

Torquay had made three changes after their biggest home loss in 20-years, last Tuesday's 5-1 loss to Braintree.

Courtney Cameron, Louis Briscoe and James McQuilkin replaced Krystian Pearce, Bowman and Courtney Richards.

Kidderminster skipper Josh Gowling was shown a yellow after two minutes for a heavy challenge on John Campbell.

The home side looked determined to make up for their mid week loss and were the more aggressive side.

United were forced to make a change in the 15th minute when Bowman came on for Campbell.

Toothless Harriers were forced into their own half but it was the visitors who had the first effort on target in the 18th minute.

Jared Hodgkiss crossed from the right and Ahmed Obeng's looping header was easily taken by keeper Martin Rice.

The out of sorts Danny Wright directed a header from a corner just wide but it was the hosts who opened the scoring in the 23rd minute.

Bowman slotted a low shot into the bottom left corner after the visitors had failed to clear the ball.

Luke Young nearly added a second for the hosts on the half hour mark with a well-struck curling free-kick, which flew just wide of the post.

Kidderminster centre back Jamie Grimes was booked after an odd moment in the 40th minute.

He had accidentally knocked over keeper Danny Lewis while tracking back and then squared up to Bowman. Both players were shown yellow cards.

Briscoe looked dangerous for Torquay and shot wildly off target on the edge of the box.

Grimes also needed treatment after a clash of heads.

Harriers worked their way back into the game and scored their first goal since January 20 in the 61st minute.

Nicholson delivered a well-struck free-kick and Grimes headed on powerfully before Hughes added the finishing touch.

But Kidderminster's jubilations were cut short in the 65th minute when Bowman hit the back of the net with a left-footed effort after being teed up by Toby Ajala.

Despite conceding, Harriers were on top and they piled pressure on the home defence with a succession of corners and free-kicks.

Gowling an effort over the bar and Spencer saw an ambitious over head kick blocked.

It needed a good challenge by Jared Hodgkiss to win the ball off Bowman as he raced into the box in injury time.

Despite their best efforts, Harriers' wait for a win goes on, while Torquay ended their own seven match run without a victory.

Harriers: Lewis, Hodgkiss, Green, Wright (Spencer, 56), Obeng (Asante, 60), Grimes, Verma, Gittings, Nicholson (Maxwell, 85), Gowling, Hughes.

Subs not used: Singh, Reffell.

Torquay: Rice, Downes, Briscoe (Yeoman, 80), Young, Ajala (Richards,95), Cameron,McQuilkin, Ives, Gueguen, Dawson, Campbell (Bowman, 23).

Subs not used: Pearce, Prynn.

Referee: Brett Huxtable Attendance: 1607 (216)