Colin Gordon praised the heart and spirit of goalscorer Ben Whitfield after his late goal snatched a point for Kidderminster Harriers against Altrincham.

The on-loan Bournemouth youngster ended his personal goal drought by scoring his fifth khfcgoal of the campaign to make it 1-1 in the final minute of normal time.

It capped a typically industrious performance for Whitfield, particularly as it was revealed after the game that he played despite feeling unwell both before and during the 90 minutes.

Speaking after the match, Colin Gordon said: “It was a very good finish – he’s worked his socks off and was running on empty.

“He was absolutely drained and how we got 90 minutes out of him I’ll never know, but that’s just Ben – he’s so honest.

“He’ll do everything he can for the team.

“He was ill before the game and had stomach cramps… he said ‘I’m going to keep going.’

“I was thinking of taking him off but you can’t, and he’s proved why you can’t at the end there.”


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