Fans vent their fury as Rovers crash yet again
Kidderminster Harriers 4 Forest Green Rovers 1
BOSS Dave Hockaday felt the wrath of frustrated Forest Green fans as his nine-man outfit slumped to a fifth defeat in six Skrill Premier matches.
Matthew Barnes-Homer's inevitable goal against his old club gave Rovers a dream start in the sixth minute, but it was quickly cancelled out by Kyle Storer to puncture the mood of the 129-strong travelling faithful.
Jack Byrne put Kidderminster ahead before Al Bangura was sent off, setting the scene for Amari Morgan-Smith to net a cracker and a penalty to pile more misery on Hockaday and his misfiring stars.
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Midfielder Marcus Kelly replaced Magno Vieira in the only change to Hockaday's starting XI, meaning a more advanced attacking role for Yan Klukowski.
And he played an integral part in the opening goal, squaring the ball to Barnes-Homer for a routine finish after Danny Wright's 20-yard shot had taken a wild deflection and forced home keeper Nathan Vaughan into an awkward punch.
The visitors looked confident in possession, but the poor defending that blighted their weekend defeat at Alfreton reared its head once more as Storer leapt highest to meet Callum Gittings' corner and planted a header past a helpless Sam Russell.
Kelly saw an ambitious 30-yard effort go wide before Joe Lolley found himself on the end of a deep cross at the other end, although his prodded effort posed Russell no problem at the near post.
Deadlocked at the break, the game looked there for the winning for whichever side could conjure up some unpredictability in the final third.
Lolley fired into the side-netting as the hosts got on the front foot, and they eventually got their noses in front when a short corner was not properly cleared and the ball was put back into a packed penalty area for substitute Byrne to sweep home.
Rovers now needed to keep their heads, but two minutes later Bangura – already cautioned for an altercation with former team-mate Lee Fowler – lunged recklessly at Storer and was shown a second yellow card.
Hockaday's decision to bring on Andy Mangan for the impressive Danny Wright was greeted with disdain by the away supporters, who had already made it clear they have run out of patience with the manager.
Russell got down well to block a Nathan Blissett effort, but the keeper could only stand and admire in the 72nd minute when Morgan-Smith cut in from the left and produced a glorious curling shot that found the far corner of the net.
Mangan teed up Chris Stokes for a decent chance, Nathan Vaughan saving at the near post before stopping the same player's shot from the edge of the box.
But there was to be no miracle recovery, referee Kevin Johnson spotting a handball by George Pilkington and awarding a spot-kick that was smashed in by Morgan-Smith via the underside of the bar.
Kelly brought another save from Vaughan before the final unsavoury act of the night in stoppage time, as Aarran Racine and James Dance both saw red for a needless spat.