UNBEATEN Kidderminster Harriers made it four wins from five National League North games with a deserved 3-1 victory over Blyth Spartans at Aggborough.

Neil MacFarlane’s charges backed up a 2-0 win at Boston United to go up to fourth in the table after eight games.

Ashley Chambers, Fraser Horsfall and Ed Williams were all on target on a relatively comfortable afternoon. Joe Ironside, Declan Weeks and Chambers went close early on for Harriers while Nathan Buddle nodded a corner on to the home bar.

After Billy Daniels was denied, Harriers netted twice in quick succession to take a 2-0 lead into the interval. Chambers curled a strike into the corner of the net after latching onto Joel Taylor’s deflected shot before on 43 minutes centre-half Fraser Horsfall pounced on a loose ball to slam home.

Sean Reid spurned a gilt-edged chance for Blyth in the second half but then Jarrett Rivers’ low cross was turned into the back of his own net by Horsfall.

Harriers were denied what looked to be a clear penalty as Chambers was pushed over in the area but on 70 minutes Williams drove home a defence-splitting ball from Lee Vaughan to seal the win in front of 1,570 fans at Aggborough.

Meanwhile, nine-man Hereford FC suffered their third Vanarama National League North defeat of the season with a 2-0 setback at Brackley Town.

The Saints had their first chance after four minutes when Luke Fairlamb played through Lee Ndlovu but his shot lacked pace and was saved.

Jennison Myrie-Williams’s header was too close to the keeper from Kieran Thomas’ cross at the other end.

Brackley scored the opener in controversial fashion after 15 minutes when Ryan Green looked to have been fouled by Ndlovu before the striker crossed for James Armson to fire into the net.

Keeper Martin Horsell came to the Bulls’ rescue after 25 minutes by saving Connor Hall’s header from close range.

A minute before half-time the visitors’ Eliot Richards was shown a red card for his reaction after Harry White was fouled.

The Bulls’ best chance came minutes after the break when Billy Murphy’s cross found Jordan Liburd whose headed effort fell just wide.

But on 52 minutes a long ball over the top was left by the defence for Horsell and Ndlovu intercepted before putting the ball into an empty net.

Hereford’s Calvin Dinsley also saw red late on for a headbutt on Ellis Myles.

They have dropped to 12th in the table after going four games without a win.

Alvechurch went through to The Emirates FA Cup second qualifying round with a 1-0 win at Southern League rivals Stratford Town.

Substitute Aaron Lloyd scored with his first touch to give Church their fifth victory in a row.

But Stourport Swifts lost 2-1 at AFC Mansfield despite going ahead through Ben Priest.

And Redditch United fell 4-2 at home to lower-ranked Rugby Town who were reduced to 10 men for the last 10 minutes.

Leam Howards and Nyeko Sinclair scored for the Reds.

Westfields went back to the top of the Total Motion Midland League Premier Division with a 2-0 home success over South Normanton Athletic.

Substitutes Mark Magee and Carlos Moriera scored the goals.

There was no game for Evesham United who return to Southern League Division One South action on Wednesday at Slimbridge.