How they rated: Harriers 2, Hereford 1.

Hall: Picked up Vaughan’s first half back pass that led to the goal but didn’t have a great deal to do in the second half as Harriers kept the ball well. Came and collected really well late on though. 7.

Vaughan: Defended well, especially in the second half, but still found time to offer a good outlet down the right. 7.

Austin: Good energy from the left wing-back. Defended well late on with one important header clear. 7.

O’Connor: Towering performance from the centre back who came back into the side and did brilliantly. A threat in both boxes but his key contributions saw him battle superbly to keep Hereford out. Dealt well with the physical presence of Symons. 8.

Horsfall: Another who adapted well as his side were forced to revert to a back four following Johnson’s dismissal. Won is battles and read the game well too. 7.5.

Johnson: Had been solid and neat on the ball until his dismissal. It looked more of a clumsy challenge rather than anything malicious but his momentum saw him clatter heavily into Owen-Evans. 4.

Weeks: What a strike! His well-controlled half volley into the top corner was worthy of winning any game. However, his general play and passing to move the ball across the pitch was key to his side’s dominance of the ball, especially after going ahead. 7.5.

Penn: Solid throughout and played a key role to protect his backline as Reds took the points. Won the ball back in good areas as well. 7.

Waring: Led the line really well all afternoon. Held the ball up neatly and cause the Hereford defence problems. Defended well from the front late on too. 7.

Chambers: Full of running all afternoon. Selfless running of the channels and dropped back to disrupt visiting attacks. Key to getting Harriers on the front foot and looked to relish playing off Waring. 7.

Richards: His pace is always a treat and he was on hand to slide in at the far post as Harriers found a first half equaliser within minutes of Hereford’s opener. 7.

Subs: Phillips: Slotted in on the right of midfield and added fresh legs as the hosts saw out the closing stages. 6.

Unused subs: Taylor, Butterfield, Baxendale, White.