HARRIERS handed new manager Jimmy Shan his first win by coming from behind to secure a 2-1 victory at Guiseley.

Shan was handed the Aggborough post just days prior and, after overseeing defeat in his first match last Saturday, guided his side to the perfect away success against The Lions.

They did it the hard way, too, gifting Guiseley the opening goal before half-time after a defensive mix-up.

But two goals in eight minutes turned the tie on its head; Ashley Chambers tucking away a Sam Austin cross for his tenth goal of the campaign, before Austin himself curled home a stunning equaliser with a rare goal of his own.

It was no less than Harriers deserved, and it was a win achieved against the odds, Ashley Hemmings added to the list of injured players at Aggborough before the game, Ollie Shenton drafted into the starting eleven to replace him.

Though Guiseley had worked the first chance of the night when Rhys Williams headed an effort off the line, the visitors looked the most threatening of the two sides in the first period. With 20 gone, Prosser saw a drive blocked from a Chambers cross as Harriers attacked, the two combining eleven minutes later as the youngster was again denied thanks to a fine block.

Chambers then twice had opportunities to open the scoring, only to fire wide on each occasion. Harriers’ one real lapse of the half cost them the opener soon after, with Felix firing low and hard past Mannion after a ball slipped through both Johnson and Williams.

Harriers responded well and came out after the break with renewed vigor; Shenton and Chambers both going close before the equaliser arrived on 55 minutes; Austin sliding a low cross into the area that invited Chambers, the striker finishing it off with a low finish past Dewhurst.

It was 2-1 eight minutes later as, with tails up, Harriers completed the turnaround. Austin, not known for his scoring, struck one to remember as a rising, curling effort nestled into the top corner from 20 yards, the goalkeeper left with no chance.

Harriers had to dig in and do their share of defending to see out the win but, thanks to some crucial blocks and interceptions, goalkeeper Will Mannion had precious little to do. It might have been put to bed a little e earlier, but a superb last-ditch challenge from Garner denied him.

Harriers are without a game this weekend after their early exit from the FA Trophy. They’re next in action when they travel to Altrincham in National League North on December 21.

HARRIERS: Mannion, Austin, Davidson, R Williams, Johnson, Weeks (Digie 84), Moyo, Prosser, Butterfield, Shenton Chambers (Diau 90+2)

Subs not used: Palmer, Neligwa, Taylor-Randle

Attendance: 267

Referee: James Westgate