The Harriers upset all odds today after gaining their first win away from home and, amazingly, it was also their first away win for over a year. The three points doesn't change our position at the bottom of the table but it does get us three points nearer second from bottom Torquay Utd.
A first half goal for Ben Whitfield early on gave us the lead going into the break and then in the second half, with fans fretting that it might all go pear shaped, we were awarded a penalty after Arthur Gnahoua was bought down in the box. Elton N'Gwatala stepped up to convert the spot kick and from there on we didn't look back.
There was a start for new signing Harry White with Omari Patrick stepping down to the bench. On the bench was our other new striker, Evan Garnett, but there was no place for Gurjit Singh at all. There were no other changes from our defeat at Aldershot last weekend.
In gale force conditions the Harriers kicked off into the wind but it was Boreham that got the first chance to open the scoring when Delano Sam-Yorke, on loan from FGR, tried his luck with a volley that the Harriers keeper Dean Snedker, was equal to. We responded with a side footed effort from Gnahoua that went the flicked the wrong side of the post before Sam-Yorke came back with a chance that also went wide. Wood upped the pressure further when Jamie Lucas sent another shot wastefully wide but just when it looked as if the Harriers were going under the cosh we fashioned a goal from no where.
We had a quick break with N'Gwatala surging forward only to be up ended just outside the box. From the free kick N'Gwatala and Ben Whitfield combined in a quasi comedy routine that fooled the Wood defenders as Ben bent it around the wall and beyond the reach of the home keeper. It was also our first goal since last Christmas when Kyle Howkins scored at home to Cheltenham.
We didn't look back and took control of the remainder of the first half although Danny Woodard came close to equalising three minutes after but Snedker held onto his firm drive. It could have been two for us when a strike from Gnahoua was cleared off the line by a Boreham defenders head. A few minutes later White sent one over the bar but that was it for that half with little action following that chance.