The Kidderminster Harriers matchday programme editor was clearly expecting at least one change to Darlington's line-up as a certain Columbian forward was named amongst the team line-ups in Saturday's edition for the game at Aggborough.

Because of that faux pas the programme is now a collector's item. Indeed, Harriers sold out of programmes, leaving some Darlington fans disappointed to have missed out on seeing Faustino Asprilla officially named as a Quaker for the first - and only - time.

Of course, printing deadlines had clearly tripped up the unfortunate Steve Thomas, but Quakers' undoing on Saturday was also an error in the line-ups.

Nothing to do with Kidderminster's programme this time though, and everything to do with Tommy Taylor's tinkering with team selection.

He readily admitted a new system, employed during the first hour on Saturday for the first time, didn't have the desired effect; in the opening 60 minutes Darlington were a shadow of the side who drew at Rochdale and then won against Carlisle.

Taylor conceded Darlington were not up to scratch in the first half, but explained his reasoning for reverting two-goal Ian Clark to left-midfield and putting Jon Cullen and Glenn Naylor in the team while Phil Hadland and Ashley Nicholls were dropped to the bench.

"I thought we were very poor in the first half, it was the poorest we've been all season," he admitted.

"I just wanted to try something away from home, but it didn't work so we'll just stick with the 4-4-2 that we're used to. Our usual 4-4-2 is a bit more attacking and we just might have to stick with that in future.

"I knew Kidderminster were going to play a diamond formation and Wainwright and Hadland are out-and-out wingers who hug the line and that would have given them space to play with.

"They would have had four in midfield against our two and overran us.

"So Cullen and Clark tucked in a bit more, and the boy Smith on Clark's side didn't get forward, but Stamps on the other side did come forward so we could say it half-worked."

The most entertaining people in Darlington shirts during the first half were in the stands as the travelling supporters demonstrated their stance on Asprilla's snub with a series of none too-complimentary chants about the wayward Colombian.

It's fair to say, if this travelling band of fans have provided anything like an accurate litmus test, then Quakers' fans "don't need no **** Colombian."

The controversial striker said at the weekend he would still like to play for the club in the future and it would seem he has at least one supporter at Feethams as a Colombian flag was displayed throughout the 90 minutes in the away end.

Played out against a backdrop of supporters voicing their opinions on Asprilla, the hosts forced the pace in the opening exchanges and they found Quakers' right-flank particularly enticing. But with Matt Clarke commanding at the back, Andy Collett was rarely stretched.

Darlington struggled to make an impact and only got the kick-start they needed when they fell behind - for the fifth occasion in six games this season - as Harriers' Ian Foster converted a penalty, conceded by Simon Betts for a push on Andy Ducros.

Betts did give Ducros a shove, but the Harriers' forward did not show much resistance and his fall was enough to convince referee Paul Walton.

An annoyed Taylor said: "If you're going to give a penalty for that, you're going to see 20 penalties every game. Betts was just shielding and guiding him away."

The goal triggered Darlington into sending on three substitutes - Neil Wainwright, Phil Hadland and debutant striker, 16-year-old John Alexander.

Taylor explained: "We picked the tempo up in the second half. I said to them at half-time that if we don't pick up the tempo I'd be making changes so it was up to them.

"They didn't pick the tempo up so we put the substitutes on who were fresh, and they made it hard for Kidderminster by closing them down which meant they started trying long balls in which we defended."

Four minutes later the scores were level as the improving Ryan Valentine fired in a pin-point corner to the far post where Barry Conlon powered in his first of the season.

For the remainder of the game Darlington pushed forward and, albeit for a late, late burst by the hosts, Quakers looked more likely to score again with Hadland a menace on the right wing.

On Saturday's showing, it would be a surprise if Kidderminster were to finish the season in the play-offs because they were nothing special.

But if Darlington are to achieve anything this season they should be dispatching teams like Harriers at a canter - and not having to rely on equalisers to salvage a point.

At least Darlington demonstrated they are capable of switching tactics when required to step up the pace - and Taylor's triple substitution did the trick.

There is no need to panic yet, but Quakers must stamp out disappointing results, and performances, like Saturday's as soon as possible, otherwise, before they know it, mid-table obscurity will be here all too quickly.

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