JOHN Eustace spoke of his pride after Harriers overcame Harrogate Town despite feeling the effects of a tough week on the road.

Kidderminster drew with leaders AFC Fylde last weekend before a mid-week win at Tamworth.

Eustace says he thought his players looked tired after their away exertions but praised the way they then found a way to beat Harrogate 1-0 at Aggborough today.

He said: "We've had a very tough week with two very tough away games. The lads looked a little bit leggy today and the effort they have put in during the last couple of away games did show today.

"I couldn't have been any prouder the way they stuck in and didn't concede and you always have a chance when you have good quality going forward like we have.

"I think the goal flattered us, I don't think we deserved to win the game but I think that is probably the first game this season where we have done that so it's brilliant.

"They stopped us playing and we couldn't get our passing going like we usually do, but that's because we've had a tough week."

The boss also praised match-winner Andre Brown after he came off he bench to fire home the winner. The young striker has had to settle for a place on the bench in the last two games following the acquisition of new forward Joe Ironside but reacted in perfect fashion.

Eustace said: "Andre's a 20-year-old lad and he's been magnificent. It's very tough to be playing week in, week out but he's a top player and someone we want to keep for as long as we can.

"We brought Joe (Ironside) in to help Andre and the other players around him and I couldn't be more pleased with Andre and he's took his chance again today and that's what it's all about."

The win also saw Harriers cut the gap to table-toppers AFC Fylde to six points with a game in hand.

However, Eustace is still determined not to get carried away as the promotion race hots up, adding: "We have said from day one, we take each game as it comes. There is still a long way to go and lots of points to play for. We'll enjoy today's victory and we'll give the lads a few days rest and then go again."