Harriers fight back as Iron have to be happy with a point

Matt Paine scored Braintree's opening goal at Kidderminster.

Matt Paine scored Braintree's opening goal at Kidderminster.

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Braintree Town had to be content with just a point as they finally saw some Skrill Premier action at Kidderminster Harriers.

It was the Iron’s first league action since a 1-0 defeat at Woking on January 11 after a run of postponements due to waterlogged pitches.

So they may have expected an element of rustiness and would have settled for a draw before their trip to the Aggborough Stadium.

However, having taken a 2-0 lead with goals by Matt Paine and Dan Holman, there was a bit of disappointment at the end as they found themselves pegged back in the final 15 minutes.

Harriers substitute Amari Morgan-Smith scored both of the hosts’ goals in a four-minute spell and the game ended in a 2-2 draw.

Iron boss Alan Devonshire said: “Before the game we would have taken a point, but disappointed that we didn’t take the three after it.”

The point moved Braintree up a place to 17th in the Skrill Premier table and their next game is now a home fixture against Cambridge United on Tuesday (kick-off 7.45pm).

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