KIDDERMINSTER manager John Eustace was quick to highlight his side's high standards following their important success over FC United of Manchester.

Harriers showed their ruthless streak to ease to a 4-0 win at Aggborough on Tuesday night thanks to goals from Ryan Croasdale, Joe Ironside, substitute George Waring and Elton Ngwatala, who netted his first in 11 games.

They recovered from a frustrating first half and were later helped by Zac Corbett's red card mid-way into the second period.

The win also sees them take another step in their quest to secure a National League play-off place (full report inside).

Eustace said: "I thought we were excellent tonight. The performance was good against a really good team.

"I was very happy with the first half, I thought we controlled the first half, played some good stuff and had some half chances. Obviously, in the second we've managed to get a few good chances and take then, which is pleasing.

"Everyone knows that at the start of the season we had to rebuild the group. It took a while to get the players in and we just want to continue playing some good football, getting results and we'll see how it goes. But all I'm interested in is ourselves.

"I think in the 18 months since I came in the football here has been good. The standards haven't dropped. Even early on, when we weren't picking up results, the football was still good.

"We had a new group and they have to learn how to play how we want to play and slowly it's getting there. We've won a big game today but now have another tough one on Saturday. If we can play good football then great, if not then we have to do the other side which I think we're doing more of this season."

Harriers will now welcome Southport to Aggborough this Saturday (3pm kick-off).

Eustace added: "We take every game as it comes. We're doing well at the moment at home and we're doing well away but we just haven't been able to take our chances.

"Every game is difficult no matter where you play, home or away. What I will say is that the fans were fantastic tonight and they make a difference when we're playing at home and I really appreciate their support and hopefully that can continue to the end of the season."

The boss was also pleased for attack-minded full-back Lee Vaughan after he was voted man-of-the-match for his showing on Tuesday night.

"He was excellent and it was another 90 minutes for him," he said. "Obviously he's been out for eight months and that is maybe his third or fourth appearance so hopefully he can get fitter and better because we all know that he's a top player."

Meanwhile, Harriers are rewarding season ticket holders with a family fun day this Saturday.

All season ticket holders will be entitled to two free match tickets for the Southport clash; one adult and one under-16. Aggborough will also host a range of fun, family-themed attractions in the stadium’s main car park.

Each season ticket holder will be able to redeem one adult and one under-16 ticket by presenting voucher A from their ticket booklets at the ticket office either during office hours.