MANAGER John Pemberton says Harriers should have won their opening day clash against ten-man Leamington.

Kidderminster came from behind to lead through Ash Chambers and Ed Williams but let the points slip as they conceded in the closing stages to draw 2-2 at Aggborough.

Pemberton said: “It’s a game we should have won, definitely. There are a lot of positives to come out of it but it’s just a bit of game management at the end.

“I thought we were in control of the game. I think sometimes teams will come here and think a draw is a good result and you can see that.

“They were set up not to get beat which makes it difficult and obviously we are trying to win the game. We just got done with a sucker punch at the end but that’s the way it goes.

“It’s a game we should have got the victory. We played better in the second half, we had a little bit more purpose in the second half, a little bit more tempo in the second half.

“The first half I thought we were alright. We huffed and puffed a little bit. We certainly didn’t look in any danger and the only problem we would have had was from the big, long ball. Once we dealt with that we were alright.

“There are massive positives. Obviously they (the players) are disappointed because they haven’t won the game and it’s a game we should have won, but we haven’t lost the game and it’s a game we’ve come back from behind. They showed a lot of character, we played some good football, we are creating chances.”