KIDDERMINSTER boss John Pemberton has hailed his side's attitude after their third win of the new National League North season.

Harriers lost 1-0 to Chester on Saturday but hit back quickly to come out on top after a 5-3 thriller at Kettering on Bank Holiday Monday.

Ash Chambers hit a brace to add to goals from Richard Peniket, Cliff Moyo and Milan Butterfield as Reds moved onto 10 points from their opening seven games.

Pemberton said: "After getting beaten sometimes it's nice to have a game so soon after to put it right.

"It was a really good win and I can't ask any more from the lads. They have shown a great spirit.

"The situation with the squad and the amount of games we've had in the first month of the season is well documented now so I won't harp on about that. The important thing is that they are fit, have worked hard during pre-season and are giving their all."

The boss also praised striker Chambers after his much-deserved double.

"His first goal on Monday was a really good header after a good run and cross, which is something we've been working on in training on the Friday's before the game," he said.

"The second he has anticipated well and then shown calmness to finish.

"I'm really pleased for him and even though we could have done with him scoring his late chance against Chester he has come back well and got his goals."

Harriers now welcome fourth-placed Alfreton Town to Aggborough this Saturday (3pm kick-off).

Pemberton said: "Alfreton are a good side and are well organised, strong, quick and will be a big test for us.

"We have done our homework and will make sure we prepare properly."

Declan Weeks will miss the clash and is facing two weeks on the side lines after missing Monday's win with a groin strain.