JUBILANT Harriers boss Gary Whild hailed his side’s impressive 2-0 in over high-flying Grimsby yesterday.

The Aggborough outfit stunned the Mariners, who are second in the Vanarama Conference, with goals early in each half.

Marvin Johnson grabbed a slick opener just 66 seconds after kick-off, before Jack Byrne headed home the second three minutes after the half-time break.

Victory sent the 70 strong travelling contingent of Reds supporters home deliriously happy.

Fans may have feared the worst before the game after their cash-strapped club had been forced to see Chey Dunkley join Oxford and Nathan Blissett Bristol Rovers.

"The lads did fantastically will and I am proud of them,” said Whild.

"It is great to see them get what they deserve.

"We scored two really good goals and I thought we did well at a difficult place.

"The early goal gave everyone a lift. The work rate was there but the way we kept the ball, it was as close to a complete performance as possible."

There was also an eye-catching first start for rookie hitman Reece Hales, who worked extremely hard to link up play and worry Grimsby’s defence Harriers will be hoping for more points when they entertain Wrexham at home on Tuesday night (7.45pm ko).