HARRIERS got their first win of the season at the third attempt as they came from behind to claim victory at FC United of Manchester.

After a low start the team dominated on the whole and, among a truck full of chances, netted in each half to pick up three points.

A ruthless boss John Eustace certainly rang the changes for this visit to Broadhurst Park, with Kennedy Digie and Joel Taylor among the fresh faces in the starting line-up.

In fact they were just two of five changes; Manny Sonupe, Dan Bradley and Elton Ngwatala also both started, with the likes of Declan Weeks and Cieron Keane among those axed from the disappointing midweek defeat to Nuneaton Town.

Any initial boost of momentum or impetus Eustace would have been hoping for failed to materialise; within seven minutes the team were behind. After Baker had forced Hall into a good save with a low drive, the resultant corner was forced home by Wisdom.

That at least acted as the wake-up call that the reds’ manager had been speaking about before the game, as Harriers did them respond – after Bradley had kept goalkeeper Allinson alert with a rising shot, the former Alfreton man provided the ammunition for Manny Sonupe to level the scores with a cool header from ten yards.

From there the visitors took control of the game and, by the interval, should well have been in front. The biggest of their raft of chance saw Sonupe go close to a second with a header on to the bar, and Ironside go within inches to his first of the campaign as he stabbed wide after Ryan Croasdale had seen a shot well saved by Allinson.

Hall produced a great save three minutes after the break to block a Gilchrist follow-up after he’d spilled an initial McCarthy shot, just after Ngwatala had teased his way through the home defence before firing over the bar.

Five after the hour only a superb stop from Allinson kept out a diving header from McQuilkin off Williams’ cross that looked like it would put the visiting team ahead, sub Andre Brown then shooting over the bar from close range as the chances continued to mount.

Sonupe would be the man to finally take one of those chances and in all honesty it was a poachers finish, the former Northampton man stabbing the ball through a crowd of bodies at a corner.

HARRIERS: Hall, Williams, Taylor, Daly, Digie, Croasdale, McQuilkin, Ngwatala (Truslove 76), Ironside (Brown 65), Sonupe, Bradley.

Subs not used: Weeks, Austin, Joachim Attendance: 1,946 Referee: Benjamin Speedie