After weeks of playing poorly the Harriers did the un-believable tonight when they went to Boston for a LDV Trophy Rd 2 game and came back victorious with a 3 - 0 scoreline thanks to a double from the under fire Iyseden Christie and a first goal of the season for Michael Blackwood.
There was an un-expected start for Taiwo Atieno after Walsall finally gave permission for him to play in cup games for us and there was also another start for Russell Penn after his promising debut against York City five days ago. Wayne Hatswell came back into the side and Michael Blackwood re-claimed his place out wide.
There was a slow start to the game with both sides testing each other out on a cold Eastern Seaboard night. Noel Whelan took a shot that went just wide for Boston and in reply Tai sent one just over the bar but the game soon burst into life, for us, when the Boston keeper, Nathan Abbey, dropped the ball for reasons known only to himself for Christie, who doesn't scorn such chances, to knock the ball past him in the 26th minute.
Two minutes later and Christie had grabbed another to put us into a 2 - 0 lead when he sent in a low shot from the right hand side of the penalty area.
It took until ten minutes from the end of the first half for Boston to get their next sight of goal when Lawrie Dudfield sent one in from 25yds out but Daniel Lewis in the Harriers goal saved it easily enough.
Five minutes later and the game was up for Boston when Michael Blackwood got our third and final goal of the night. It was no more than he deserved as he came in from the right hand side of the Boston goal, took aim, and sent the ball into the net via a deflection.