HARRIERS secured more away-day joy in National League North with an incredible 5-3 success at Kettering Town.

John Pemberton’s men fired in five second half goals, coming from behind twice to seal what was a third consecutive away win.

Harriers had been forced to make a change to their starting eleven going into the game; Declan Weeks missing out with a groin injury, replaced by Alex Prosser in the team.

The visitors were decidedly second best in the first half, the hosts coping better with searing-hot conditions as they went ahead on 18 minutes with Cartwright nodding home from a corner.

Come the half-hour mark, Chambers nodded over with what was a rare first-half chance for Harriers, the hosts looking far more likely to add to their score before the break as former Harrier, Dan Nti, fired over and Carta forced Cameron into a good save.

Harriers, switching up their formation at the break, were much improved after the restart, and went close to an equaliser as Rich Peniket spurned a brace of chances.

Eleven after the break, the afternoon looked to be a daunting one when the home side got their second; Skarz left unmarked to deftly finish from a corner.

From the hour mark, though, the madness took over and the goals began to fly in. First, Chambers powered in an Austin cross to reduce the arrears, before skipper Cliff Moyo got in on the act with a bullet header to make it 2-2.

Kettering re-established their lead shortly after when Kennedy’s looping header dropped beyond Gregory and into the net, but Harriers weren’t done, and netted a third of their own through Peniket’s first of the season – a header after the goalkeeper failed to claim a cross.

With the score at 3-3, Harriers might have considered a point as one well won, but they continued to press and were awarded two minutes from time when a Butterfield drive was deflected beyond the dive of the goalkeeper and into the net.

That put the visitors ahead for the first time on the day, and they cemented what had appeared to be an unlikely win when Chambers latched on to a poor back pass, lifting the ball into the net to make it 5-3.

HARRIERS: Gregory, Austin, Davidson (White 62), Moyo, Johnson, R. Williams, Prosser (Higginson 46), Chambers, E. Williams (Freemantle 90+3), Peniket.

Subs not used: Palmer, D Lowth.

Attendance: 911