MANAGER John Pemberton has now called for positivity at Harriers after seeing his side start a new era at Aggborough with victory over Farsley Celtic.

A penalty from Correy Davidson and a goal for substitute Ed Williams made it a 2-0 winning opening game for Kidderminster’s new owners following a successful takeover.

A consortium of business people, headed up by Kidderminster-born Richard Lane, who owns technology firm EBC Group, successfully took over from former chief Colin Gordon last week.

On the field, after a break of more than three weeks without action, Harriers hit the ground running to bag a valuable victory on Tuesday night.

The win pleased Pemberton and he hopes the fans can continue to back his players now the takeover has been completed.

He said: "It's not the players really, they've just got on with it. The difference really is the frustration with the supporters and I think you could see that from the start of the season.

"It was something that was dragging on and I'm really pleased it's done. I'm pleased for everyone concerned at the club and pleased for the supporters.

"Hopefully now they will see what we are trying to do, will see the players are working hard and giving their all and that they want to take the club forward.

"It's a new start and I want it to be positive. I'm sick of the negativity and today was a big positive.

"The fans were great and I think they really got behind us and it's what we want. With that support you see the reaction from the players on the pitch."

On the win, he added: "First and foremost, I thought we played a really good team. I watched them play on Saturday and they are very effective at what they do and we knew we'd have a battle on our hands.

"I was really pleased with how we went about the job. I thought we started really well and then the goals came at a good time.

"We haven't played for three weeks, which has been hard, but quite a few were carrying knocks and it gave them chance to recover, and I think you could see that tonight.

"I think we had a snap to us that was lacking in one or two of the games towards the end."

Pemberton was also pleased to hand a debut to new attacker Ashley Hemmings.

"He's a player I tried to bring in earlier in the season but the situation at the club didn't allow it," he said.

"Another thing is that a new body coming through the door gives everyone a lift.

"It's the type of signing I want to make. I want to bring those types of players in if possible.

"The owners have been really supportive at the moment of what we are trying to do but it's going to be a bit of a process because we can't do it overnight, but we're trying."