Williams 14, Chambers 22
- First away win of the season for the Reds
- Fine Williams opener set the tone
- Chambers cracker makes it 2-0 before the break
- Vaughan and co defend superbly second half
- Late red card sees home side frustrated
HARRIERS wrapped up a first away win of the season with an excellent 2-0 victory at Boston United.
First half goals from Ed Williams and Ashley Chambers left the home side rattled as a keen attacking unit set about their task.
While the Reds did have further chances to add to their lead after the break, it was a splendid defensive display in the second 45 that ultimately sealed the win as United were kept at bay, frustration boiling over as they ended the game with ten men.
Harriers were quickest to start and Williams had already tested the measure of the back-line within a few minutes while Chambers got a shot off, striking wide, with just four on the clock.
Ten minutes later Williams had the visitors in front in sensational circumstances, carrying the ball through the Boston half and into the area, dancing past challenges before firing low and accurately past the goalkeeper and into the net.
The advantage was doubled just eight minutes later as Chambers made no mistake with a fine drive from around 20 yards that proved too hot for stopper Willis to handle as it ended up in the back of the net.
Thanoj and Westcarr carried Boston's only real threat in the first half but neither found the target, while Johnson was close to adding a third for Harriers as he met a corner, only for his header to drop wide of the target.
When Williams jinxed his way past three and shot early in the second period it looked like Harriers would continue to dominate, but the hosts then began a spell of pressure that really tested the Reds defensive unit.
A Davies free-kick needed a leaping clearance on the line by Vaughan before Hall denied Thanoj with a strong parry - Westcarr then had a shot blocked before Vaughan again cleared at the death, all before the hour.
Harriers did have chances for that third - Williams saw a shot held and Chambers, after expertly rounding the goalkeeper, saw a rising shot nodded on to the bar as two home defenders back-peddled.
Boston's Johnson saw a rasping shot clawed away by Hall on 67 as the pressure continued to build, only really dissipate as Boston found themselves reduced to ten men nine minutes later, Gough given his marching orders for a second yellow after a foul on Vaughan.
12 minutes from time, sub Bradley almost made it 3-0 only for his attempted lob to be held - Hall being called upon to extend himself for the final time just four minutes later in thwarting former Harriers man Keane.
Midfielder Billy Daniels is hoping Harriers can extend their unbeaten run at Boston United on Saturday.
Harriers travel to Lincolnshire on the back of a 2-1 win against Stockport County on Bank Holiday Monday.
It was a busy weekend for Harriers, who also faced Curzon Ashton two days prior to facing The Hatters, playing out a 1-1 draw.
Those two results extended Harriers' unbeaten start to the season, having avoided defeat in their opening six league matches.
Despite the disappointment of only returning to Aggborough from Curzon with one point, Daniels was satisfied to have picked up four points from a possible six over the Bank Holiday weekend.
"We're still unbeaten and still going strong, I think the weekend just gone with the win and draw was very good for us," Daniels admitted.
"It would have been better if we had two wins, but beating Stockport County was a big result for us and I think we can kick on from that.
"We dominated throughout the game and it was only right for us to take the three points, and hopefully we can move on to Boston and take another three points".
The Pilgrims have also started the season strongly, currently sitting in sixth position in the National League North, but Daniels knows that picking up results against teams near the top of the table is vital for Harriers to push on.
"Every game we go into looking to win, and I feel like every game that we played, we should have won," said Daniels.
"If we can keep turning those draws into wins then I think we will be up there.
"We've got a very good chance this year, we've got a great group and after Mondays' win, we have been given a lot of confidence going into Saturday's match against Boston.
"Boston is a difficult place to go, I know a couple of their lads.
"It will be a tough game but fingers crossed we get the win".
Heading into Saturday, there are no injuries amongst the camp.
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