Harriers must use Woking win as catalyst says Thorn

Harriers must use Woking win as catalyst says Thorn

Harriers must use Woking win as catalyst says Thorn

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MANAGER Andy Thorn wants Kidderminster Harriers to use the victory over Woking as a springboard for the rest of the season.

Harriers ended a run of five Skrill Premier matches without a win with a 2-0 triumph against the Cards at Aggborough on Tuesday.

It saw them climb to eighth in the table and just three points adrift of the play-off places heading into tomorrow's match at second-placed Cambridge United.

Thorn has been impressed with the efforts of his players and wants them to continue in the same vein at the Abbey Stadium.

He said: "They are going well but we are going to go there and have a really good go because we feel we might be able to get on a little run. We won't fear them and we will play our game."

"It was a good result for us (against Woking), we started really well and were full of energy. A lot of our hard work came to fruition and the boys carried it out well.

"We had to be patient but it was a continuation from the second-half against Braintree last Saturday.

"It's a boost and we need to keep going and build on it.

"It was a win that keeps us in and among things but we always thought we were going to be any way."

Harriers have no fresh injury concerns following the Woking clash but striker Michael Gash is still only rated as 50-50.

The former Cambridge striker has been struggling with a hamstring injury since the Lincoln City defeat and missed the matches against Braintree and Woking.

Gash's absence has seen a resurgence from Amari Morgan-Smith, who replaced his team-mate at Lincoln and has gone on to bag three goals in the last two games, and Anthony Malbon.

Thorn has also been impressed with the performance from transfer window recruit Adrian Cieslewicz.

"I thought Ciss was fantastic (against Woking), he gave us a real outlet," the Harriers boss said. "He was really direct and used his pace and, speaking to him after the game, he said he's never had a crowd get behind him to go forward like he did on Tuesday.

"You can see the difference in Malbon and Morgan-Smith is flying, so it couldn't have gone better."

Cambridge may have reached the FA Trophy final but they are without a win in five league matches.

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