KIDDERMINSTER Harriers secured a National League North play-off place with a 2-0 victory over Tamworth at Aggborough.

Two quick second-half goals from Joe Ironside and Elton Ngwatala, who was making his 100th appearance for the club, saw the hosts overcome a sluggish first period to beat their relegation-threatened visitors.

Aman Verma headed over before fellow former Harrier Darryl Knights dragged wide in the opening five minutes.

It took Harriers until the 23rd minute to work an effort of note as Sam Austin's right-footed shot from the edge of the box was tipped over by keeper Jack Stevens.

But Tamworth carried the greater threat in the final third approaching the break.

Another ex-Harrier Dior Angus had an effort tipped past the post by Brandon Hall before the keeper kept out Luke Jones' powerful header on 37 minutes.

Despite a flat first period, Harriers should have been ahead just two minutes into the second half when defender Jimmy O'Connor fired straight at Stevens from six yards out.

They broke the deadlock in the 63rd minute when Ironside diverted Mani Sonupe's right-wing cross beyond Stevens.

The home side added another just three minutes later when Declan Weeks' drive from range cannoned off a defender straight into Ngwatala's path and he made no mistake from eight yards.

Hall saved from Tamworth sub Akwasi Asante as a fourth straight success guaranteed a play-off spot.

Harriers: Hall, Digie, Austin, Croasdale (c), Horsfall, O'Connor, Weeks, McQuilkin, Ironside (Waring 80), Ngwatala (Truslove 85), Sonupe (Brown 75). Unused subs: Stratford, Vaughan.

Attendance: 1,821.