HARRIERS will look to keep tabs on league leaders AFC Fylde when they take on the challenge of a festive derby double against Worcester City.

Kidderminster will be supported by more than 1,000 fans for the first instalment at the Victoria Ground, Bromsgrove, on Boxing Day.

That will be quickly followed by the reverse fixture at Aggborough on New Year’s Day.

Manager John Eustace’s men sit in second place in National League North and seven points adrift of Fylde, who remain unbeaten so far this campaign.

Harriers go into the double-header with mid-table Worcester on the back of last Saturday’s battling success over Darlington.

Keith Lowe’s second half header helped Kidderminster to a 2-1 victory after Tyrell Waite had cancelled out Dave Syers’ early opener.

The Reds were made to fight for the points as their visitors worked hard throughout to disrupt their usual flowing football.

Eustace said he was proud of the way Harriers overcame determined Darlington.

“We know what they are all about and I’m delighted with three points,” he said.

“Another day maybe it could have been a draw but we were different class.

“I’m really proud of the lads.

“Every game is difficult. Darlington are very good at the way they play and every game is very tough.

“We have a young squad and I couldn’t be prouder with the way they stood up to the fight and nicking the goal at the end was great.”

Reflecting on the season so far, he added: “It’s been okay.

“There have been ups and downs, which I said there would be at the start.

“I think we’re progressing well as a group and we are looking forward to the second half of the season.”