JIMMY O’Connor was visibily frustrated after Harriers were held to a second successive 0-0 home draw against Bromley in the National League.

The stalemate against The Ravens on Saturday was a repeat of the opening day of this campaign against Woking, with Harriers yet to score on home soil this season.

So while the two points picked up and the win at York will offer more than enough positives for the camp, there was clear frustration on show after the side were left to rue a string of missed chances.

On the back of a first defeat of the season in the midweek prior at AFC Fylde, Russ Penn opted to make two changes to his starting eleven, handing first Harriers starts to both Kieran Phillips – who netted in the Mill Farm defeat – and Jack Lambert.

There was also a place on the Harriers bench for a new face in the form of Barry Maguire, the midfielder who’d signed on loan from Scottish Premiership side Motherwell 24 hours previously.

It was Lambert and Phillips who were in the thick of things in a first half Harriers dominated.

After 25 minutes, the former Darlington man had been denied by a smart save from the goalkeeper Grant Smith. Phillips thought he’d opened the scoring with the rebound only for Smith to get a shin to that one on the goal line – and a hand to tip over the Phillips header that duly followed from the resulting passage of play.

That had all come after Bromley had been reduced to ten men after Amari Morgan-Smith looked to be pushed in the back of the head by Cole Kpekawa. He was sent for an early bath, but Harriers were unable to capitalise.

Lambert went close after the hour with a free kick but compounded the frustration of the day by getting sent off himself, a yellow card for simulation added to a caution for a shirt pull in the first half to result in the team’s first red card of the season.

Despite the set-back there was still time for the home side to have won it when Ashley Hemmings, off the bench, took aim – his effort from inside the area clipping the woodwork deep in added time.

“There’s no one else to blame apart from ourselves,” O’Connor admitted after the match.

“We’re disappointed as a group. I’m sure Bromley are delighted and will say they dug in well - and they did those things – but we should’ve done more, we’ve got to score.

“It’s a home game we’ve dominated… we can learn a hell of a lot from today, and we’ve got to.”

With no midweek clash, Harriers are back in action for the Bank Holiday weekend, a Saturday trip to Kent to face Ebbsfleet followed by a home match against Maidenhead United on Monday, 28th (3:00pm).