Jake Beecroft, Dean McDonald and Justyn Roberts make their first starts of the season.
With a shook-up line-up, Rushden made the brighter start, with Osano forcing the Harrier’s ‘keeper into an early save, and McD shooting wide.
Rushden scored just after the ten-minute mark. Dean McDonald, only in the starting line-up because of Lee Tomlin’s suspension, scored from 20 yards. The Diamonds are “much the better side”.
However, Rushden’s lead lasted just 2 minutes, with Russell Penn scoring for the home side.
In other games, Barrow and Stevenage continue their individually surprising starts to the season, with Barrow taking the lead. Burton Albion lead Lewes 1-0, and Salisbury are currently beating Wrexham 1-0.
As half-time approaches, RDFC fans will largely have been left in the dark as to how their side are doing at Aggborough, with Radio Diamonds only providing irregular match updates. However, we do have a near encyclopedic knowledge of Shirley Basset, though. An even trade, I think.
Just before HT Dean McDonald has left the pitch injured, to be replaced by Sagi Burton.
Half-time sees the score remain at 1-1. Other scores:
Kidderminster took the lead through Russell Penn’s second goal of the game.
Despite going ahead early in the game, Rushden end the day in 15th place with – horror of horrors – Kettering sitting in 9th place. The divisions new leader is FGR, with Mansfield and CU tied for first on goal difference. Woking, Lewes and Northwich remain in the relegation places, with Stevenage Borough getting their first win of the season and rising to 20th. Barrow, Rushden’s next opponents lost their first home match today; Rushden will have to take advantage of this when they visit on Tuesday, to keep the moaners at bay if anything.
Man of the match, according to the radio man, is Andy Burgess.