The Harriers scored three goals away from home today against a lack lustre Dagenham side that are going well at second place in the table. Our previous best goal tally was at Southport in January when we won by four goals to one.
This result still doesn't see us move up the table but it does give us a bit more breathing space as we start to edge away from the clubs at the bottom. It won't be until we start putting these kind of results together on a regular basis that we start to move nearer the leading pack.
Today Mark Yates, the Harriers manager, kept with the same team that lost at Aldershot last week so it looks like he has now found his preferred line-up. The only problem is that this line-up contains too many loanees to be a long term option and with a FA Cup game next week this team may find itself decimated as clubs deny the possibility of their property getting them selves cup tied.
I would find it hard to believe that Christie and Reid will be allowed to appear against Droylsden but Nelthorpe probably will. Paul Bignot is suspended so he won't come into the equation.
Back to today and we didn't get the best of starts with another early goal going against us but we managed to contain the Daggers for the remainder of the half and go on to win it with a glorious performance in the second period. The early goal came courtesy of Craig MacKail-Smith when he managed to side step a challenge from Mark Creighton and slot the ball under the advancing Scott Bevan. Creighton couldn't do much about it really because if he had bought MacKail-Smith down then, being the last man, he would have found himself going off for an early bath.
Dagenham had another chance to add to their score a few minutes later but Sam Saunders free-kick was pushed around the post by an alert Bevan in the Harriers goal.
The remainder of the half belonged to the away side as they pushed for an equaliser that wouldn't come despite the best efforts of Iyseden Christie and Reuben Reid.