Harriers put together a complete performance to dismiss York City on their own patch with a fine 3-0 win.

A superb Ed Williams brace had the visitors in firm control at the break with Joe Ironside adding a third in the second half to down a City side who rarely threatened, forcing Brandon Hall into just one serious save.

Boss Neil MacFarlane opted to stick with the same starting eleven that had defeated Blyth Spartans seven days beforehand; that meant that although Ryan Johnson returned to the fold after missing that fixture through his exploits with the Northern Ireland U21s, he had to make do with a space among the day's substitutes.

Harriers began well and although it was the hosts with the first shot of the day – a distance effort from Griffiths that drove wide – MacFarlane’s men took the lead in sublime style with a little over a dozen minutes played; Williams latching on to a ball outside the area and driving a rising finish beyond Bartlett and into his top corner.

On the half-hour, it could have been 2-0 when Vaughan advanced down the line. His cross, though, found Taylor who could only manage to drive a shot wide of the far post on the angle.

Nine before the break, a rising shot from Heslop sailed over Hall’s target before, up at the other end, Harriers wrapped up an ideal half with another goal from Williams as his jinxing run ended with a shot across the face of goal that found the far bottom corner.

With Jon Parkin on at the break, York had a little more forward impetus but even his drive soon after arriving was a comfortable enough save down low for Hall. Six after the restart Griffiths should have reduced their deficit when he slammed a shot off the post, before Bartlett’s fine reflexes kept out a volley from Horsfall up at the other end.

On 55 minutes it was 3-0; coolness personified from both Weeks and Ironside as the former played in the later who edged past his man before turning an accurate finish past the palm of Bartlett and into his bottom corner.

Around the hour, Williams, Ironside and Taylor all went close to a fourth goal, Richards coming off the bench for the last 20 minutes or so and almost adding to his tally for the term with a low shot that fizzed just past the post.

York’s best chance of the day came with just three minutes left as Heslop took aim with an arrowed attempt – it looked destined for the net before Hall threw himself at it to turn it over.

HARRIERS: Hall, Taylor, Vaughan, Horsfall, Digie, O’Connor, Weeks, Williams (Baxendale 80), Daniels, Chambers (Bradley 73), Ironside (Richards 73).

Subs not used: Austin, Johnson

Attendance: 2,404