A hat trick from the Harriers pony tailed hot shot Bo Henriksen helped us on to our best ever result in the Football League when we beat a hapless Exeter City 5-2 at St James Park. Add this to the two goals he scored against them back in August, when we came back from two goals down to win 4-3, and he appears to have a jinx over them.
With this result we move up from 11th to 4th place in the league.
With the line up being the same one that started against Torquay on Saturday we got off to the worst possible start when, within three minutes of the kick off, we went down to an early goal from the ex Wycombe and Barnet striker Sean Devine. A long throw in from Roscoe found Devine who turned and buried the ball from five yards out. He could easily have increased the Exeter lead just minutes later after trying to lob the Harriers keeper but Digby was equal to it and saved from under the bar.
The Harriers soon started to claw their way back into the game and saw efforts from Bo and Drewe Broughton go close. Drewe especially could have scored had his shot from just outside the area not have gone high over the bar.
The goal finally came on 25 minutes when a long pass from Adie Smith found Melligan out on the right wing. His run and final pass into the area found Bo Henriksen
who tapped the ball home past the City keeper Kevin Miller from six yards out. Bo should have increased his tally soon after when he latched onto a perfect cross from JJ but his header went well over the bar.
New signing Dion Scott almost got his second goal of the season and Sean Flynn forced Miller into a low save just before disaster struck for the City.
Their defender, Adrian Whitbread, could easily have cleared Dean Bennett's cross but instead deflected the ball past his own keeper from 18yds out.
With the seconds ticking away to halftime the Harriers were awarded a rare penalty after Andy Roscoe brought down Bennett inside the box and Henriksen sent Miller the wrong way to give us a comfortable 3-1 lead.