Harriers picked up a first win of the season thanks to a 3-1 success at Darlington.

The visitors had been behind - as they had been in each of their matches so far this season - but showed tremendous character to battle back through goals from Omari Sterling, Ashley Hemmings and Sam Austin.

It was definitely Darlington who started the brighter of the two sides and with just over ten minutes gone they were in front when Donawa's dangerous cross was turned past his own goalkeeper by Alex Penny.

The hosts kept up the pressure and should have added to their score as Storey had a brace of efforts and McMahon forced a good save from Simpson.

As it was, Harriers grabbed an equaliser at a crucial time. Against the run of play on the half-hour mark, Sterling looked up and confidently chipped the ball beyond Jonny Saltmer and into his top corner.

The visitors ended the half on top and scored again, a wonderful team move capped with a late run into the box by Hemmings who side-footed Austin's cross into the net.

Harriers needed to ensure they kept things tight at the restart and they did so effectively at Blackwell Meadows, snuffing out the threat of the Quakers as well as remaining a threat, despite the loss of Hemmings through injury.

On 66 minutes Austin's quick feet were causing Darlington problems and only a good save from Saltmer kept his rising shot at bay, before the shot-stopper was extended again to thwart Sterling, his stinging drive heading goalwards before a strong parry diverted it away.

Morgan-Smith shot low into the goalkeeper's hands with eight level to go but just after, the game was put beyond doubt as Austin's sensational first-time effort flew into the top corner - his second of the season and a deserved third for Harriers.

Penn's charges will look to take the confidence from this result into their home clash against Alfreton Town which takes place at Aggborough on Saturday, 3pm.

Harriers: Simpson, Penny, Richards, Lowe, Montrose, Austin, Morgan-Smith (Freemantle 90), Hemmings (White 61), Sterling (Moyo 71), Taylor, Prosser.

Subs not used: Palmer, Martin

Referee: John Mulligan