KIDDERMINSTER Harriers continued their unbeaten run in the National League North after an entertaining 2-2 draw at Farsley Celtic on Saturday afternoon.

The point sees Harriers move up a place in the table to third and extends the run without a league defeat to six games.

HARRIERS' went behind early before a quick-fire double inside 5 first-half minutes saw them hold a lead until a minute after the break when they were pegged back.

Kidderminster started the game as favourites given their hosts Farsley sat 18th in the table and had won just the one game this season.

But it was the home side who opened the scoring just 17 minutes in when Celtic's Tom Allan fired into the roof of the net after a corner was poorly dealt with.

Despite the sloppy start, the response to going a goal behind was good from Kidderminster, who managed to turn the deficit into a lead inside just five minutes.

First, the ever-impressive Sam Austin continued his scoring run by turning his man and firing into the net from 20 yards.

Then, with home heads spinning, Ashley Hemmings was played in and crossed low to the onrushing Omari Sterling who timed his run to perfection to turn the ball home.

Heading into first-half stoppage time the hosts were awarded a penalty after Reds' defender Luke Maxwell was adjudged to have fouled his man on the edge of the area. Jordan Richards stepped up to take the kick from 12 yards but struck it too high, finding only the bar.

Harriers were uncharacteristically slow to start the second half and, barley a minute past the restart, the scores were level again – Carl Johnston finding the net from six yards after Simpson could only parry an initial effort on goal.

The remainder of the half saw defences on top and the spoils were shared.

Assistant boss Jimmy O'Connor admitted there was a feeling of dropped points but was keen to look at the positives.

"It was a real scrap of a game," he said.

"But at the end of the day the boys have shown a level of character today that we might not have seen in the past.

"Be disappointed but if we can back it up on Tuesday at home to Alfreton with a performance and result then we will look back at this as a good point."