Another Ed Williams stunner helped Harriers on their way to a richly-deserved 2-0 win at Boston United – their first National League North away win of the term.

Boss Neil MacFarlane opted to keep faith with the same starting eleven that defeated Stockport County so impressively in the previous game, resisting the temptation to draft back in the influential Dan Bradley after he returned from suspension. Instead, Williams kept his place in the starting eleven, with Bradley on the bench.

Harriers set the tone for the game from the off with a forward-thinking approach, Chambers striking wide and Williams going close inside the first ten minutes, before a good stop from Hall thwarted Westcarr at close range.

Williams’ fine opener came on 14 minutes and it was a tremendous solo effort; the former Gloucester man driving through midfield and nipping through two challenges inside the area before drilling the ball into the bottom corner of the net with George Willis rooted.

It was two just eight minutes later as Chambers, lively and alert to a knock-down from a set-piece delivery – his distance effort clearly catching Willis off guard as it stung his palm before nestling into his opposite corner.

Thanoj fired wide for the hosts almost out of frustration after the half hour before Westcarr was denied by an O’Connor block, but the home side really found their way out of first gear in the opening stages of the second period.

Within a little over ten minutes of the restart, Lee Vaughan had twice had cause to head off the line to thwart the Pilgrims as they threatened through the set-piece distribution from Davies – Hall also called upon to throw himself in the way of another Thanoj attempt.

It was a half that was all one-way traffic – with the exception of two gilt-edged chances Harriers had to make it 3-0; first, on 65, Chambers left Willis on the floor and rounded him before seeing his finish nodded on to the bar by a defender, before later Bradley could only fire into the stopper’s hands when well placed.

That aside, the win was seen out by some crucial defending and some excellent goalkeeping from Hall – Harris denied and Johnson kept at bay by a fine, flying parry from the keeper, sporting his new close-cut hairstyle.

Boston did their chances of a further late rally no good in going down to ten men – Gough forced to switch the showers on early after going in late on Vaughan.

Harriers held on to secure back-to-back league wins for the first time this campaign.

Harriers: Hall, Taylor, (Austin 55) Vaughan, Horsfall, O’Connor, Johnson, Williams, Daniels, Weeks, Ironside (Bradley 71), Chambers (Richards 71).

Unused subs: Digie, Baxendale Attendance: 1,129 Referee: David McNamara