Matt Gardiner hailed a professional and hard-working performance on Saturday as Kidderminster Harriers won 2-1 at Gloucester City.

Joe Ironside struck his 22nd goal of the season to give Harriers the lead but the hosts hit back to keep things level at the break.

The second half proved to be a battle, but Dan Nti’s winning goal and a superb defensive showing ensured it was the visitors that took the three points.

Gardiner spoke soon after the final whistle and was pleased with the contributions of everyone who’d featured.

“We said about this stage of the season and making sure we got the result and it was a positive one,” he said.

“Everyone has worked incredibly hard today; the substitutes coming on and the starters as well.

“I’m really pleased for the players – they stuck to their task and we got the positive result, so we’re happy.

“It was a professional performance.”

As is the case after almost any win, Ironside and Nti will take a deserved share of the spoils though.

Gardiner went on to add, however, that players and management alike are very keen to keep the collective goal of the team in mind at all times.

He went on to say: “I’m pleased for them – and as long as we’re scoring goals, for this group of players it really doesn’t matter.

“They just want positive results and to make sure that whoever is getting on the score sheet is contributing to the team as well.

“You can see that in training. We’re pleased for Joe and Dan but it’s more important that we get results.”


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