KIDDERMINSTER Harriers boss Jan Molby wants his players to avoid paying the price for not killing sides off quickly.

In the last couple of matches Harriers have had the better of their opponents in the early stages but have been unable to turn their domination into a commanding lead.

Last Saturday they missed a number of clear-cut opportunites during the first half and allowed Nationwide League Division Three rivals Cheltenham Town to hit back for a 1-1 draw.

On Tuesday it looked like being a similar situation until two-goal hero Tony Bird came to the rescue in the dying minutes to earn his side a dramatic 2-1 victory over Kingstonian in the JC Thompson Championship Shield clash at Aggborough.

Molby now wants his team to adopt a greater killer instinct and not waste their opportunities to see off opponents as soon as possible.

He said: "Last Tuesday we had 90 to 95 per cent of the play, but it was the same story. If we had scored in the first ten minutes like we should have done then it could have been different, but then we found ourselves 1-0 down.

"There was no real urgency. It was a bit like the Carlisle game where they packed themselves at the back and it was up to us to break them down."

Molby, however, hopes that Bird will prosper from his brace against Kingstonian and go on to help Harriers in their quest to turn domination into much-needed goals.

Bird's double strike enabled him to find the net for the first time since his close-season move to Kidderminster.

Meanwhile, Harriers' new club shop will open for business for the first time next Saturday ahead of the FA Cup first round clash against Nigel Clough's Burton Albion. It is situated behind the main stand.

Until then the club's existing shot, adjacent to the North Stand, will remain open.