The Harriers gained their first win of the season at a very wet Northwich with a first half goal from Luke Reynolds. So far we have scored in every game this season, so putting the doubters that say we won't be scoring goals this season in their place.
The team was basically the one that started during mid week at Burton with Luke Reynolds up front as a lone striker with Russ Penn supporting him from midfield. The only change was Gavin Hurren coming in at right back for Jeff Kenna, out with a slight hamstring pull.
With memories of the Worcester friendly still clear in our minds it was another early injury that was to shape the game. The Northwich striker, Chris Williams, fell badly following a fair challenge by Mark Creighton and had to be taken from the playing field on a stretcher with later reports saying that he had received a broken fibula in the incident.
Our first shot on goal had come six minutes earlier when Russ Penn took a swipe at the ball from twenty five yards out but it never troubled the Vics keeper and went out for a corner after taking a slight deflection. The next real shot from us came thirty minutes later and that was the one that Lukie Boy scored from.
A pass from Michael Blackwood was slid across the face of the goal to give him the easiest of goals with a simple tap in.
Our only other sight of goal in this half came via a Jake Sedgemore free kick that was easily collected by Phil Senior. Northwich had their first shot on goal on the stroke of half time when the former Rochdale striker, Kevin Townson, sent a speculative shot over the bar.