HEAD coach Matt Gardiner thinks the victory over Curzon Ashton will help Kidderminster's players learn the importance of closing games out.

Harriers won 3-2 at Aggborough but had to survive a late fightback from the visitors.

They raced into a 3-0 lead thanks to James McQuilkin's double and Andre Brown's strike but never matched that level in the second period.

Curzon Ashton netted twice in the last 15 minutes to make for a nervy conclusion.

Gardiner said: "The boys have held on to get the three points and when you start out at the start of the day that is what you're after.

"Curzon are a good side and if you give them time and space they will create some chances, but saying that we have got to be better in the way we close out the game as well.

"To get the three goals up was great but then you have got to follow that up and make sure we stayed on the front foot.

"We have got consistency and we'll concentrate on our own performance, that's all we can do.

"It's pleasing getting three points today but there are obviously areas we'd like to improve on and the players would like to improve on, which is a great sign. But we are a young group and it's another learning curve and an experience today about closing out a game.

"The next game now is Chorley away and that is what we will focus on."