HARRIERS boss John Eustace praised his side's "electric" first half showing against North Ferriby.

The Reds pushed themselves to the edge of the play-off places thanks to Tuesday night's dominant display.

A brace from captain Ryan Croasdale and goals from Elton Ngwatala and Joe Ironside saw them record their first win in three games to move up to eighth in the league.

It was a victory forged mainly thanks to a ruthless first half showing that brought all four of their goals.

It also backed up last Saturday's point at York when Croasdale again found the net in a 1-1 draw.

Eustace said: "I'm delighted. In the first half I thought we were very, very good.

"The first half we were really at it and we won the game in that first half.

"With the effort they put in at York, they were magnificent there, I was a little worried coming into tonight's game but that first half they were electric. We scored four great goals and it could have been more."

It was the Harriers skipper that found the back of the net but it was Elton Ngwatala that was pulling the strings in that impressive first period.

Eustace added: "He's getting fitter and fitter. He missed a lot of pre-season and the end of last season as well with his shoulder, so it's taken a long time to get him fit but you can see he's a top, top player at this level and he was magnificent in this first half today."

Another pleasing aspect of the win was a first Kidderminster clean sheet since early September.

The manager said: "In that second half it was a completely different game and they made it very difficult for us and could have easily got one on the break. But the back four were magnificent today as they were Saturday and they deserved their clean sheet."

Attention now turns to this Saturday's FA Trophy test at Boston.

Eustace is preparing for another difficult away challenge for his players.

"We're on quite a good run at the moment so hopefully we can keep it going," he added. "We have a really tough game away at Boston and the lads need to recover in the next couple of days and hopefully we can go hard again there.

"Every game is a tough game, you can see that tonight. The first half was good but in the second they made it really difficult for us.

"We're looking forward to it. We just had a good run in the FA Cup and it'd be nice to have a run in the Trophy. But we'll wait and see, it's a tough game on Saturday so we'll go there and be competitive and see where that takes us."