BOSS Mark Yates said the defeat to Leamington summed up Kidderminster’s disappointing season.

Harriers’ play-off bid was all but ended with a 2-1 loss at Aggborough.

The Reds took the lead thanks to Joe Ironside’s fourth-minute strike but Leamington hit back to take the points.

Yates said: “It was a strange game. We started for 10 minutes like a house on fire, scored, opened them up three or four times but then there were two goals out of nothing.

“Looking from the weeks I’ve been here and the season as a whole, it probably just sums up our season.

“The second period of the first half, we just stopped playing, stopped playing with any tempo, stopped moving the ball quickly and just offered them the chance to score a couple of goals.

“Second half we had to change it and I thought we were great but it was too little, too late and it’s a disappointing end to the game today.

“We’ve now got to win and are hoping for something that probably isn’t going to happen.

“That’s not what we wanted, obviously, we wanted it to go right to wire but that’s just the way the season has gone and the way the game has gone today.

“We just have to take it on the chin, be professional and go to Southport looking to win again.

“I can’t fault the effort of the players, they’ve given everything second half. We caused our own downfall.”

On his future at the club, he added: “I’ve enjoyed it. We’ll sit down and see where we are next week. I’ll have a chat to the chairman and see what his initial thoughts are.

“I’ve loved it. It’s a club close to my heart and we’ve got some good players.

“The squad doesn’t need an overhaul it just needs tweaking and making sure everything is in place. Whoever does that has a good base to build on.

Harriers now head to Southport on Monday.

Yates added: “Harry Flowers wants to go back to Solihull after coming off at half time, so that’s a body down already. Joel (Taylor) is sore and there are a few knocks and bruises so we’ll just have to see where we are.

“We go up there and we have to be professional and make sure we win two games of football.”