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Burr: It was backs-to-the-wall
1:24am Wednesday 20th March 2013 in News
HARRIERS boss Steve Burr hailed his team's heroics after victory over Newport lifted them to the top of the Blue Square Bet Premier.
The Aggborough outfit had to weather the storm as County dominated the game.
But Chey Dunkley pounced to score in the 93rd minute to leave the Welsh side stunned.
Harriers are now level on points with Mansfield but are top because of their superior goal-difference.
It is the first time since the 1999-00 season they have led the Conference Premier.
Burr said: "It is first time I have been top with Kidderminster in three years and we've just given ourselves an opportunity to achieve something.
"We're not getting carried away by this result.
"It was a tremendous result, the performance was a difficult one for us and I am pleased with Wrexham and Mansfield did not play."
Harriers produced a backs-to-the-wall display, with keeper Danny Lewis producing a string of saves.
Michael Gash had fired them ahead against the run of play but Andy Sandell bagged a swift leveller.
Harriers rode their luck in the second half, with Christian Jolley hitting the bar.
Before kick-off, the match looked in serious doubt of going ahead after a burst of rain reduced the Rodney Parade playing surface to a bog but the game went ahead.
With Mansfield's top of the table clash at Wrexham rained off, the Reds held their nerve to take full advantage.
"It was a massive three points," added Harriers' manager.
"We've had to sustain a lot of pressure against a good Newport side.
"There are more ways of winning the game which we spoke about before, dealing with the passion of the Newport fans.
"Danny Lewis, the back four and right through the team, right up to the front men, it was backs to the wall and we did a tremendous job to come away with a win."