JOHN Pemberton praised “magnificent” Kidderminster after they secured their first home win of the season.

Ash Chambers bagged a brace as the Reds beat Altrincham 2-0 at Aggborough.

The boss was delighted with the win, especially after illness in the camp had disrupted his pre-game preparations.

He said: “It’s good to get the monkey of the back, as they say. I thought today was an unbelievable performance to say we trained and I didn’t have a team yesterday.

“We had a few lads who were ill and one or two who were carry knocks, so to say that they have done that this afternoon is massive, massive praise to every one of them. They were magnificent.

“I think we’ve been alright in a lot of the games and I think we could have scored four or five goals today.

“I thought off the ball we were fantastic and that was the main thing that pleased me because they are a good side, Altrincham. They won 5-0 last week and moved the ball well but we’d worked on it and worked on looking at where we thought we could pinch the ball back, which is what we did.

“Then, on the ball, we’re not bad ourselves so we knew we’d cause them problems.

“I’m also pleased with the clean sheet because that says that every one of them has done their jobs and I can’t ask any more than that.

“I don’t really want to single anyone out today because I thought it was a brilliant team performance but, having said that, I thought the two strikers were magnificent.

“Peni (Rich Peniket) led the line, he was unbelievable. He won his headers, he was threat, they couldn’t quite handle him and Chambo (Ash Chambers) played off him.”