Gloucester City manager Tim Harris was full of praise on Tuesday night for the opposition following their 3-0 loss to Kidderminster Harriers.

The Tigers boss saw three goals put past his side in a manner he described as “comprehensively beaten”.

“We’ve got to be honest with ourselves and say that we were lucky to come away losing 3-0, I thought it was a difficult game for ourselves at this stage you know, we’re looking very leggy. But I don’t want to stand here and make excuses but we’re carrying a few knocks” said Harris.

“I don’t want to make excuses because they were fantastic today, they played some great football, they cut us apart and we’ve done well to stay in the game you know, 1-0 at half-time and once the second went in it was a case of trying to salvage some sort of pride out of it”.

City went a goal down just after the half-hour mark when Sam Avery put the ball into his own net before two second half goals from an Arthur Gnahoua brace. One of the best sides City have come up against it now leaves the Tigers in 9th with three losses on the bounce.

“You can’t be happy coming away and losing 3-0 in any standard of football but I think that they were a cut above us, they’re full time, they looked stronger, they looked fitter than us and at the moment we know it’s a difficult league and we can’t take anything for granted.

“We’ve just got to pick ourselves up and dust ourselves down, we’ve had some great results this season and if anybody expects us to just continue without having some blips on the scorecard then you know as we’ve said before we’re going to be misleading because there’s some good teams in this league”.

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