This will be an All Fools Day to remember for the Harriers fans with this emphatic win at Woking. A win that takes us back into the play-offs after temporarily dropping down to sixth place last night when Stevenage beat York City 2-0 away. On Saturday these two sides will clash at Aggborough and we look to have the psychological upper hand with this amazing win.
The impressive 5-1 scoreline came without the services of Martin Riley who was out with a hamstring injury. Luke Jones stepped in for him and Lee Baker returned at the expense of Craig Armstrong after he had missed the York game.
We had already beaten our hosts 3-0 at Aggborough earlier last month and with them now in desperate trouble near the foot of the League it was, on paper, going to be a tough game. No worries in that department though after we took the lead through Keith Lowe's stunning free kick in the eighteenth minute of the game after Chris McPhee was brought down by Paul Lorraine on the edge of the box. The big defender curled his free kick around the wall and also around Danny Knowles in the Woking goal.
Ten minutes later and the second goal arrived thanks to some sweet finishing by Matt Barnes-Homer. A cross from Lowe was poorly cleared by the Woking defence and MBH didn't need asking twice to rifle the ball into the back of the net.
The Harriers were now fully in control of the game and making the home side look even poorer than they were first thought to be. Darryl Knights and Chris McPhee were both carving them open like a knife through butter and Woking had no answer apart from using rough house tactics on us. Earlier Daniel Sintim had been booked for a monstrous tackle from behind on Justin Richards and now they were resorting to more lunging tackles to try and stop us.
I don't know what was going on but all our goals seemed to be coming at ten minute intervals and that's just what happened when MBH grabbed his brace and took the scoreline up to three. He was given the ball by Darryl Knights and Bradley Quamina tried his best to bring him down but he managed to get away and slid the ball home from close range.
The goals weren't about to dry up and we weren't about to sit back on our lead either. First Keith Lowe directed a header straight at Danny Knowles then MBH almost completed his hat trick when he fired in a shot that Knowles had to punch away and then Chris McPhee decided it was high time he got in on the act and on the stroke of half time he headed in our fourth goal from Lee Bakers cross.
Woking were so bad they fully deserved the round of booing they got from their fans, the one's that had bothered to turn up that is.