JJ Melligan came back from his outing in Scotland, with the Republic of Ireland under 21's, and promptly opened the scoring for us with a stunning goal that set us up for a well deserved victory against a poor Torquay Utd.
He started the game for us after being on the bench in recent weeks. Also on the bench was Andy Bishop. After being named in the starting eleven he appeared to have been subbed before the game had even started because after a centre circle meeting between the officials and the managers of both teams Drewe Broughton took his place.
The game set off at a furious pace with Torquay going on the back foot immediately.
There was nearly an embarrassing moment for the overweight Torquay keeper Dearden after 10 minutes when he misjudged a looping Danny Williams effort from a Melligan cross and the ball rebounded off the crossbar for their defence to clear to safety.
Bo Henriksen was the next to go close but instead of heading the ball goalwards he opted to head it back to Drewe Broughton
but he was in the wrong place and could only direct it wide.
However ten minutes later the Harriers took the lead through JJ. Bo Henriksen's perfect ball found Sam Shilton who in turn set up Melligan to fire a dipping shot into the top corner of the net from 25 yards out.
Torquay made a surprising early substitution minutes later when they bought on Kuffour for Bedeau in an effort to put more pace upfront. They showed no real improvement.
The Harriers kept grafting away and JJ went close to scoring soon after when he fired a low shot which was parried away by Dearden. Broughton was next to have a go but his looping shot was saved from under the crossbar by the Torquay keeper.
Torquay almost snatched an equaliser just before halftime when a poor clearance from Dion Scott landed nicely for David Graham but just as he set himself to shoot Scott tracked back and made a last second tackle.