HEAD coach Matt Gardiner called for an immediate reaction from Harriers' players after the disappointing draw with leaders Salford City.

The Reds let a four-goal lead slip in the final 10 minutes as they drew 4-4 at Aggborough.

They were well in control after goals from Mani Sonupe, Joe Ironside, Lee Vaughan and Dan Bradley but crumbled late on as Salford hit back.

They pulled one back in the 80th minute but then netted three in final six minute to stun the hosts.

Gardiner said: "If you break it down, the lads were outstanding.

"For 75 to 80 minutes we were excellent and scored four great goals against a very good, experienced team who are top of the league.

"Everything was looking very good but it just shows you where we are at the moment with the team and the squad in terms of experience.

"We were looking comfortable and I couldn't see them scoring if I'm honest.

"We were controlling the game but when that first one went in we started to get on edge.

"To concede so late on to draw the game is soul-destroying to be honest.

"It shows you where we are in terms of experience at seeing out games and unfortunately we've got to learn very quickly. Now especially because we have nine games left and we go again Tuesday.

"We take out the positives for those 75-80 minutes and try to eradicate those part of the game that have seen us draw today."

"You've got to do it all the way to the end and we didn't do that today and that's why we have ended up drawing the game.

"It does feel like a loss but the good thing is we have the chance to put it right at Alfreton on Tuesday.

"At this time it's still a bit raw but these are lessons we've got to learn.

"We always go on about reactions and we've got to learn from it and come back on Tuesday."