First Home Win At Last: Harriers 3-1 Hayes & Yeading United
At the fourth time of asking Harriers recorded a victory on home soil, and stretched their unbeaten run to three games.
Steve Burr made changes to the team, but the returning Marc Williams and Mark Albrighton had to be content with places on the bench; Callum Gittings and Dave Hankin returned to the starting line-up.
Gittings was the provider as Harriers took the lead after 14 minutes, setting up Nick Wright for his fourth goal of the season. Harriers managed to hold on to the lead for just 13 minutes before Adrian Patulea drew Hayes level. Again Harriers enjoyed a lot of possession but failed to capitalise on it.
After the break the game continued in similar vein, Harriers on top but not making the most of their domination. They suffered a setback on 53 minutes as Jack Byrne was lost to injury, leaving the field on a stretcher. Hayes were reduced to ten-men with the dismissal of Patulea following a tangle with Michael Briscoe. It took until the 70th minute for Harriers to make the extra-man advantage pay, Chris McPhee scoring for the second game in a row. Late on Briscoe was stretchered off also and in stoppage time Gittings wrapped up the scoring with his thrid of the season.