MATT Gardiner believes four points over the Bank Holiday weekend was a decent points haul in the National League North.

The Reds moved up to fifth following today’s 1-0 win over Altrincham.

It was the ideal response to a frustrating draw at Boston United on Saturday, where a late Joe Maguire header denied them maximum points.

“With the result against Boston, it was important that we won today,” said the head of coaching.

“We knew it wasn’t going to be easy and we’re a work in progress, so we’re happy with four points over the weekend.

“It has been a nice steady start for us and we’re happy with the way we’re going but we always want more.

“The players are buying into what we’re trying to do and we’ve just got to keep going.

“After everything that happened last season it’s about getting the momentum, especially at home, so we’re happy with four point over the weekend.

“I thought the fans were fantastic as well. I am sure they would have like the game put to bed earlier but it was nice to get over the line.”

Harriers have 14 points from seven matches and are undefeated in the last five games.

The only setback was James McQuilkin’s fifth yellow card of the season, which means he is set to miss next Tuesday’s trip to Telford.