MARCUS Dinanga struck a dramatic injury time winner to help Harriers to a 1-0 win at Darlington in National League North.

Russ Penn’s outfit are still riding high after last weekend’s incredible win over Championship side Reading in the FA Cup – a success they followed up just days later with a 2-1 victory against Farsley.

That superb winning run continued up north at Blackwell Meadows, and while Harriers were well worth their late three points, they had to wait for it – Dinanga’s header heading in the winner just a few minutes after coming off the bench as a substitute.

That ended a frantic first half that saw the visitors very much on the front foot – something assistant boss Jimmy O’Connor noted at full time.

He reflected: “The first half in particular was very cagey with two well organised sides and nobody wanting to give anything away.

“We said at half time it was a professional away performance for the first half, [but] we’d have to try and turn the screw if you want to win the game.

“In the second half I thought the effort was there from minute one to go on and win the game.”

“They were thrown on in tough circumstances when you’re in the heat of the battle and both teams are fully at it.

“That’s credit to them to have the professionalism to watch the game, take it in and then settle straight in.”