COLIN Gordon believes Harriers' players must learn from their defeat to Cheltenham Town.

Second half goals for Danny Wright and Dan Holman settled a close game at the World of Smile Stadium.

Cheltenham proved to be more muscular and used their experience to contain Kidderminster to end their three-match losing streak.

"Cheltenham are very well organised, they press very well, work very hard and are very professional.

"We are a young group and we weren't able to compete with that," said Harrier' caretaker manager and chief executive.

"I think it was a shock to the system because Cheltenham had an intensity that we hadn't really come across all season.

"It's a great learning curve and I was very proud of them."

However, Harriers were caught out in the 50th minute when Tyrone Williams handled the ball and Wright scored from the spot.

Holman then finished from close range seven minutes later.

"They hit us with a sucker punch just after half-time with a penalty," added Gordon.

There was a push on Tyrone in the back and he's inexperienced and put his hands up.

"We then got caught with the second goal but we changed the shape and system and I thought we passed the ball very well.

"Cheltenham are very good at what they do but I won't play that way. Will it be a good addition to the Football League? No.

"We need to be able to compete with their intensity and be a professional as they are.

"It has been a fantastic learning experience for the players but also myself and Kevin Phillips."