HARRIERS picked up a deserved first win of the season with a 3-0 victory at Bradford (Park Avenue) .

John Pemberton had opted to give Richard Peniket his first start since he re-signed for the club in the summer.

The forward came into the starting eleven for the first time this season, replacing Alex Prosser who had dropped to the bench.

Harriers dominated the opening stages and, after efforts from Weeks and Butterfield, stole ahead on 14 minutes as Chambers supplied Davidson, before the wing-back charged forward and drove a finish into the bottom corner.

Four minutes later, Cameron Gregory up at the other end had to be on alert to tip wide a Hedley free-kick, but Harriers might just as swiftly as had a second, when a well-worked corner saw Johnson move into space and direct a header across goal and just wide.

The visitors remained in almost complete control, but had to wait until six minutes from the break before they got their second; Peniket hurling himself at a ball into the area, looping it up for Rhys Williams to rise and nod into the top corner.

Peniket headed over and Ed Williams saw a shot blocked in the closing stages of the half, Chambers then suffering the same fate eight after the restart, with Peniket firing his rebound over the bar.

Harriers continued to have all of the clear-cut chances; Peniket saw one finish chalked off for offside, before Weeks played through Chambers not long after the hour, the striker only denied his second goal of the season by a good save from Andrew between the sticks.

Peniket fired into the side netting from close range on 67 minutes, before Hurst, with a rare Avenue chance, drove wide of the far post on the angle.

With the game into its final 15 minutes, Austin looked an unlikely candidate to add a third for John Pemberton’s men; through on goal, he shot low but found Andrew in good form once again as he saved with his legs.

Harriers did deserve their third, and it came with three minutes of normal time remaining as Chambers, played though by a well-timed Ed Williams ball, finished past Andrew and into the net.

HARRIERS: Gregory, Austin, Davidson (Higginson 62), Johnson, Moyo, R Williams, Butterfield (Prosser 88), Weeks, E Williams, Peniket, Chambers (Scott 90+1) Subs not used: Mountjoy, Lowth Referee: Richard Aspinall Attendance: 379