COLIN Gordon hailed Harriers' bravery as they came from behind to beat Lincoln 2-1 yesterday.

James McQuilkin came off the bench to score twice as the Reds ended a six-game losing streak.

Victory still leaves Harriers bottom of the Vanarama National League and 11 points off safety, with eight games of the season remaining.

But Gordon felt his side were less fearful after the break, while introduction of McQuilkin proved to be a master stroke.

He said: "I don't know what the players fear because I believe in them absolutely.

"Why do they have this fear about them? I know that if we played Lincoln Monday, Tuesday or Thursday on the training pitch we would beat them comfortably but it is on Saturday that it counts.

"We absolutely controlled the game and showed we are a good team.

"Lincoln are near the play-offs but they play like many teams in this division but you have to be brave and play.

"We have to compete but when you are as tough and professional as the opposition you have to be brave and we were.

"We overcame fear at half-time and we've got nothing to fear.

"We are standing on the precipice, it is either going to happen or it is not, deal with it."

Gordon added: "We are in an absolute false position with this group of players, I have absolutely no doubt.

"If the season was to start again we'd not be in this position but we are where we are."